The coffee house is the one of the best I have ever been to. It really is a one of a kind and it has such a welcoming feel that it almost feels like a home away from home.
Being a coffee house, their coffee is of the utmost importance and the standard does not disappoint. As soon as you walk through the door you can smell the tantalising aroma of their coffee, and you can see their on demand grinder ready and waiting to make you a fresh cup. Has Bean is the name of their supplier and it really is a superior brand of coffee. Each cup, in my eyes at least, is perfection. As well as coffee they also offer a range of teas, and as I am a bit of a peppermint tea fanatic, I had to try theirs. I don't think I've ever had a better cup of loose leaf peppermint tea before.
Of course, their food also helps their reputation. The Shrewsbury Bakehouse supplies The Shrewsbury Coffeehouse with the wonderful range of foods that they offer each day. A personal favourite of mine is their brownies; they're rather addicting and I've yet to find a replacement for them in Leeds unfortunately.
I have fond memories of spending afternoons drinking cappuccinos and paying Scrabble. However, if Scrabble isn't your thing then they have a range of books, and even a few other games if you've got some time to spare before a train or a lesson. They even have plug sockets and free WiFi if you decide to set up camp and do some work.
Each month there are a host of events on offer, which include the RPM Open Vinyl Café, Jazz nights, poetry nights and even tasting events. Their most recent event was a talk from Julia Wenlock of Toot Sweets Confectionery Emporium Ltd, and if the talk of chocolate wasn't enough of a temptation the night also included free samples. Over the next few months they have other tasting events on ranging from a coffee tasting, on Friday 2nd August, with a talk from the owner of their supplier Has Bean coffee to champagne, on Friday 30th August. They also have a cheese tasting evening, with the date to be confirmed.
Situated just across the road from Shrewsbury's train station, it's great if you need a morning pick me up before work, or one after college. Though the walk is a little steep if you wonder through the town and walk up Shrewsbury's Pride Hill, the coffee, tea, food and their service is well worth it.
If you live in Shrewsbury, or are visiting Shrewsbury any time soon you had better make sure you visit the quaint and utterly charming Shrewsbury Coffeehouse.