There’s no denying an October chill is in the air, and whilst a mug of coffee with your breakfast (a Merchant Montgomery, of course) is a sure-fire way to warm those cockles and get you going, sometimes a few minutes out of a hectic day and an espresso can be just the ticket to recharge and get you back on track.
We’ve chosen some of the best coffee houses in Truro to aid your search for the perfect rocket fuel:
Serving Monmouth coffee, homemade cakes and some of the best bites in Truro, independent foodies Grounded well and truly have their feet on the firm stuff when it comes to pleasing caffeine connoisseurs and filling tums with quality grub. Latte art, lauded flat whites, hot chocolates and teas are just a scent of what this intimate eatery has to offer, not to mention the salad plates and sandwiches; roast chicken, mozzarella and pesto focaccia anyone?
As you will be well aware, we love our sweets at Merchant House, so when we saw chocolate and marshmallow tiffin in their ever-changing cakes selection, we could hardly contain ourselves – even our hotel pooch Murphy got excited!
108 Coffee claim to serve “the best coffee in Truro”; so whatever time of day you’ve a craving, head on down to the good people at 108 for 100% satisfaction, and with two shops in the city (Kenwyn Street and Malpas Road), you’re never far away from the smell of roasted beans!
There are plenty of treats to be had alongside your beverage (we’ve heard gleaming reviews of their Guinness cake and banana and pecan flapjack), and the establishment is known throughout the city for the staff’s passion for their product.
Also, according to their Twitter profile, they’re a bunch who like their cycling – and anyone who favours two wheels and handlebars is certainly a friend of ours!
Sometimes a coffee may be a little overpowering after a long conference, so if you suffer from a post-discussion slump, B Juicy juice bar can sort you out with a glass of those all-important vitamins to get you back to your perky self. You can sip your juice, smoothie or milkshake from their comfy wooden chairs and tables, and if you’re still after a little caffeine to put you back into gear, a B Juicy frappé goes down a treat!
OK, so this isn’t strictly coffee, but we feel they deserve a mention due to their Italian roots and newly introduced panna cotta and coffee flavour gelato!
Angelato Truro is the #1 destination in the city for everyone with a sweet tooth, and because of the quick energy boost (not to mention the 50-60% less fat than ice cream), it’s a wonderful substitute for those cutting back on caffeine.
Made exclusively in store – including cream and milk from Rodda’s dairy – their artisan sorbets, ice cream cakes and gelatos showcase both a delicious skill and an Italian tradition at work, and with Italy known for its coffee supremacy, a cheeky affogato al caffè is always on the cards!
There we have it, a single-shot roundup of the best places in Truro to boost your mind and body. We like to think we know our beans at Merchant House, and now you do too!