No.5 Bell Street in Romsey is serving up coffee and a counter laden full of baked goods.
Discover a cosy little spot in this quaint Hampshire market town…
📍5 Bell Street, Romsey SO51 8GY
Just off the main square, down Bell street, you’ll find a small coffee spot decorated in black with beautiful gold painted lettering.
It’s not far from any of Romsey’s main car parks either making it a brilliant little place to pop in for a drink.
Coffee, Pastries & Bakes
My favourite time to visit is first thing in the morning. Opening the door you’re greeted by an influx of warmth, the cosy interior, a lovely welcome and the smell of freshly ground coffee muddled with baked goods.
Inside there’s soft lighting with lots of wooden furniture, roughly 15 seats and a big counter lining one side.
I like to sit in the window, where you can start to see Romsey come alive with people busying about the market and shops while sitting with a coffee.
Top Tip: Get in early to bag the best selection of cakes and fresh pastries. It is very popular and can get very busy.
Food Recommendations: The sausage rolls and cakes are superb and I always purchase treats to take home with me.
After Five Wine Bar
By day it’s a cafe but at night it’s After Five Wine Bar. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings coffee is swapped for wine and charcuterie from 5-10pm. I’ve not been yet but one I’ve got on my list as I’ve heard good things.
It would be wise to book because, I’ve heard from my friends who live here that, it’s a very popular after work, date night and catch up spot. It’s also a bit different compared to the other offerings in Romsey so make sure you secure a night here with a reservation.
No.5 Bell Street
This is my go to spot for coffee and snacks in Romsey. It’s the sort of place that fits the aesthetic well.
You don’t really want to sit in a commercial venture when in such a beautiful little market town. It just doesn’t fit. While I think the Starbucks of the world have their place, I really do believe in the important of supporting great local independents. And this one is a real gem!
I’ve spent many slow weekend mornings, with a coffee, breakfast and a book before pottering around the market.
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