International Coffee Day: Try speciality coffee in Salisbury

The 1st of October 2022, is International Coffee Day, and to celebrate we thought we’d delve into Salisbury’s speciality coffee scene.

Whether you’re a new coffee drinker, a seasoned connoisseur or you like to experiment with your syrups, there’s a coffee shop to everyone’s taste here.

From traditional coffee houses to quirky cafés and stunning eateries, there’s always time for coffee in Salisbury.

Here are some speciality coffee shops in Salisbury that you can try:

Arman’s Wine and Coffee House 

The Maltings is where you will find the magical Arman's Turkish Handcrafted Shop, Wine & Coffee House. 

The colourful store offers Turkish handcrafted gifts and accessories alongside a wine and coffee house. 

After a spot of shopping, take a break and try some traditional Turkish coffee with baklava or Turkish delight!

Turkish coffee has a unique taste, froth, aroma and brewing technique. The blend used at Arman’s is made from 100% arabica coffee beans from Central and South America. These beans are blended, roasted and then finely ground.

To make the coffee, it is mixed with water and your desired amount of sugar and cooked in a “cezve”, or Turkish coffeepot.

The finely ground coffee is brought to a boil over low heat. Thanks to its strong flavours and lasting aroma, a cup of hot Turkish coffee, served in s small traditional cups, is a guaranteed favourite for coffee connoisseurs!

Sonder Coffee

Sonder Coffee is an independently run café with a quirky design and homely feel. Located on Salisbury High Street, this is the perfect pit stop after a spot of shopping in the Old George Mall.

Here, the friendly baristas use an arabica bean from Extract Coffee Roasters. The blend is called Rocket Espresso and it is ethically sourced from Colombia and Peru. 

This coffee blend has flavours of caramel, coca, black cherry and liquorice and the team says this sweet blend is great for those who are new to drinking coffee or those who prefer a sweeter cup.

Pair your coffee with one of Sonder’s delicious treats - there are plenty of vegan and gluten-free options too. Fancy something savoury? Dig into a tasty toastie.

Here you can watch the city of Salisbury go by with a lovely mug of coffee. They are dog friendly too!

The Old Ale and Coffee House

If you are looking for a quirky coffee spot, The Old Ale and Coffee House is the place to go.

Serving up Mozzo Coffee from Southampton, the Signature blend is fruity and light with flavours of vanilla, caramelised apple and hazelnut.

Enjoy this speciality grade combination as a sweet milky coffee, or a light and bright espresso.

If you love coffee but dislike the caffeine, why not try the decaf blend? This 100% Brazilian coffee is smooth and mellow with hints of chocolate, peanut and raisin.

Sip your coffee in a cosy beach hut under a sheep skin rug, or over a board game or two. 

This traditional pub and coffee house is perfectly located for a cup of coffee - or something stronger - after a stroll in the Cathedral Close.

The Salisbury Orangery 

The Salisbury Orangery on Crane Street may be housed in a beautifully renovated old Tudor building, but the café is classically original with stunning foliage décor. As well as cosy seating inside, you can sit out and enjoy a coffee by one of Salisbury’s five rivers.

Here, you can try a cup of locally sourced River Coffee (Winchester, Hampshire). The Salisbury Orangery has its own bespoke ‘Blossom’ blend, which its baristas use to create coffees which look like works of art.

The blend of Brazil, Ethiopia and Peru coffee has flavours of nougat, caramel and yellow plum. Order a flat white for a really tasty coffee full of flavour. If you are vegan or drink alternative milk, ask for the Oatly oat milk which pairs perfectly with this blend.

For those with a sweet tooth, The Salisbury Orangery’s salted caramel waffle hot chocolates are an amazing autumn treat. Loaded with whipped cream, marshmallows and mini Stroop Waffles it is truly delicious.

The Yard

The Yard is a speciality coffee and homeware shop and is a Salisbury hidden gem.

Located on Dews Road, near Salisbury Train Station, the unique coffee shop explores speciality coffees from around the world.

At The Yard, you can always have a hot cup of their House Brazilian espresso from Triple Co Roast. The team call this roast “a real crowd pleaser”, especially when made with local Nunton Farm milk.

If you are looking to try something new, why not ask to try their monthly guest roaster? This allows guests to sample a variety of roasteries across the UK.

This month, visitors to The Yard can try New Ground Coffee from Oxford. They will be serving Zukuka Bora, Ugandan coffee, which is available in four different processes - ‘natural’ tastes like Strawberries and Cream!

For committed coffee lovers, The Yard will be hosting evening coffee classes this October exploring the skill of latte art and home espresso. Find out more here.


After exploring Salisbury's independent coffee houses, why not browse the range of independent and boutique shops in our modern medieval city? Find out more here.

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