Cafes and Delis in Guildford
You will find cafes, coffee shops and teashops on most streets in Guildford town centre and the surrounding villages boast many delightful places to stop for a cuppa. In Guildford Town Centre, stopping for coffee or tea is essential fuel for a day shopping - especially when you add cake, or a cream tea, or even a full afternoon tea to spoil yourself!
The award winning Coffee Culture in quaint and picturesque Angel Gate is perfect to meet friends for a catch up and ideal for lunch too! A good cup of coffee, with a yummy slice of cake can be found at Kalm Kitchen in Tunsgate - or head to Caricoli where you will get a fantastic view of the High Street to accompany your cuppa.
When you want to get your daily caffeine fix with a touch of luxury head for the Harbour Cafe in the Harbour Hotel at the top of town - they do an excellent afternoon tea too!
For a unique independent café with a welcoming service and home cooked cakes and food - then find Guildford's hidden secret - the Gallery Café which is downstairs from the Tourist Information Centre and the Guildford House Gallery - a quiet oasis in the centre of the bustling town. Throughout January 2017 - if you buy one delicious afternoon tea, you get the second at half price!
The Tea Terrace at House of Fraser - when it is time for tea enjoy the ultimate tea time experience reminiscent of old fashioned tea houses but in a light and airy environment with views across Guildford and a peep onto the Jellico Roof Garden - a unique experience famous for its afternoon teas.
Maison Blanc in North Street, Guildford, is a wonderful continental patisseries. The range of exquisite pastries are simply mouth-watering that you will have to have another!
Coffee and cake is not the only reason to visit the Riverbank Café in the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre - a view of the river and the exciting hustle and bustle of a lively theatre adds to the experience.
Head to Fresco Delikafessen in Friary Street - winners of an Experience Guildford Customer Service Award. The Wisteria Tea Room - Loseley Park gardens are magical to visit at any time of year, and when you can top your visit off with a time in the delightful Wisteria Tea Room it makes for the perfect day.
Caracoli is both a Coffee Shop and Food Store. The Coffee Shop serves excellent coffee and tea, handmade cakes, savoury bakes, all day brunch and seasonal lunches. The Food Store sells specialist foods, local cheese, wine, cooking accessories and food related gifts. Excellent coffee and tea, handmade cakes, savoury bakes, all day brunch, seasonal lunches, specialist foods, local cheeses, wine and imaginative food related gifts.
Partisan Cheesemonger & Deli is the product of their long friendship, a shared obsession with cheese and a love of small, independent and locally focused shops. Partisan is Guildford’s independent cheesemonger & delicatessen. They provide uncompromising quality produce, as locally sourced as is necessary to secure the very best.
If you ask any local where the best place is in Guildford to experience the classic British tradition of afternoon tea, their response will almost certainly be, “The Tea Terrace”. Few cafés manage to combine high-quality baking, stylish décor and inspiring views quite as delightfully as this one. The five-floor climb to the top of the House of Fraser department store is well worth it to discover this pale-pink haven with its cupcakes, sponges, sandwiches and scones, the latter having been named ‘the best scones in Britain’.