So yes, you could probably call us a bunch of coffee nerds and we wouldn’t argue. In fact, we would agree and urge you to read this guide to some of the best coffee shops on the Isle of Wight…
Can you even call yourself a coffee drinker if you haven’t visited Caffé Isola yet? This artisan café and roastery serves speciality coffee and freshly prepared food, plus they sell a wide range of coffee and tea equipment. Home to Island Roasted coffee this family business has been running for over 20 years. The staff are happy to share their expert knowledge and you can even sign up for some of their in-house training courses including home brew and barista training.
PO41 is a small but perfectly formed café in the former post office building in the heart of Yarmouth. Serving Union Hand-Roasted Coffee, the team behind the café get as hands-on as possible, flying out to meet farmers and growers to ensure a high standard of ethical trading and quality taste. The team are also proud to be completely palm oil free and still offer some of the tastiest cakes around!
Over at Cantina in Ventnor, they serve Square Mile Coffee, which is mindfully sourced and skillfully roasted in London and keeps the locals happy. The owner is a true coffee aficionado and has his finger in many pies (or is that coffee cups?) and is the director of Prufrock Coffee in London – a café and coffee school in Clerkenwell.
Combine your cuppa with a comic book hero at ComiCoffee in Newport. A hybrid coffee house/comic store with a warm, inviting space to hang out, drink speciality beverages and read some of your favourite comics or novels. This independent coffee house serves great coffee made by talented baristas. Try some of the house speciality waffles whilst you’re there too!