Alnwick cafe named among the top 20 coffee shops in the UK

An Alnwick cafe has been named among the top 20 coffee shops in the UK, according to research from retailer Coffee Friend.

Tuesday, 15th June 2021, 11:38 am
Updated Tuesday, 15th June 2021, 12:02 pm
Judy Wong of The Origami Cafe in Alnwick.
Judy Wong of The Origami Cafe in Alnwick.

The Origami Cafe on Narrowgate, just a few minutes walk from Alnwick Castle, has made the list of favourite joints for caffeine-craving Brits to get their coffee fix.

Based on the reviews from TripAdvisor, customers give the cafe a rating of 5/5, receiving 136 excellent ratings of its 147 overall reviews.

Judy Wong, owner of The Origami Cafe, said: “It’s great news – it’s a tiny little cafe with just four tables so to get that recognition is fantastic.

"I’d like to thank all my very supportive loyal customer base.

"It’s been a very hard year running a business on my own and not knowing what is going to happen with the restrictions so to hear something like this has really put a smile on my face.”

Elsewhere, the Rough Hand Made on Liverpool’s Albert Docks has received a 5/5 alongside Cardiff’s Big Moose Coffee Company that boasts one of the highest Excellent percentage rates receiving 287 of its 295 reviews.

The research conducted by coffee retailer Coffee Friend has looked at the highest rated coffee shops across the UK with more than 100 reviews based on Trip Advisor reviews - taking Excellent, Terrible and overall ratings into account.

Aurimas Vainauskas, CEO of Coffee Friend, said: “The UK is now a nation of coffee lovers and with the country returning to more normal times, we’re helping the people of Britain find the best cafes in the best places.

“Our research has looked at the highest rated cafes across the country and found some of the better known, and lesser known, joints to grab a favourite drink and a bite to eat.”

The top 20:

Big Moose Coffee Company, Cardiff

The Origami Cafe, Alnwick,

Manvell Farm Tea Room, Northampton

Love, Peace And Cupcakes, Cardiff

Wheldrakes, York

Rough Hand Made, Liverpool

Baffled Coffee, Portsmouth

Espresso Lounge, Tring

The Dock, Belfast

Drury 188-189, Covent Garden, London

Espresso Yourself, Scarborough

Lovelock's, Liverpool

Crepe and Coffee Cabin, Bristol

Fortuna Coffee Bar, Edinburgh

Clifton Coffee Shop, South Shields

Bogota Coffee Company, Milton Keynes

Prince Street Cafe, Lancaster

Urban Ground, Eastbourne

Coffee With Art, Bedford

Betty’s Tea Room, Harrogate