Take time out for a coffee in Banbury

Rustic Bean, Banbury

Looking to relax and unwind, catch up with friends or somewhere to work from your laptop? A local coffee shop could provide that flexible, social space you are looking for.

Coffee remains a hot topic, and Banbury town centre is fortunate to have a variety of the best coffee shops to choose from.

For instance, coffee house, Coffee#1 recently chose Banbury as the location for its 100th store, opening a large unit in the Castle Quay Shopping Centre, with room for more than 100 customers.

Another option is a specialist coffee house called The Rustic Bean, situated on Parsons Street in the Old Town. It prides itself on excellent smooth coffee and customer service, getting to know customer names and their favourite coffee.

Furthermore, it’s trendy interior and seasonal decor is totally Instagram-worthy. Follow @therusticbean to see what we mean.

Stacy Parsons, the owner of The Rustic Bean, tells us that a good cup of coffee takes time to make and an almost scientific process. Read his top tips for the perfect coffee below.

4 Steps to coffee heaven
  1. Coffee beans are ground and weighed (19.0g), to ensure every shot is consistent;
  2. Grounds are then ‘tampered’ or packed evenly for a quality shot using a state of the art coffee machine;
  3. The coffee is extracted to the desired weight and time of extraction, giving the perfect blend;
  4. Full fat milk is foamed to the perfect temperature before serving with beautiful latte art.
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Banbury Coffee Shops

Visit Banbury to enjoy a coffee in one of your favourite well-known stores or try a specialist independent listed below.

Beau Tea, 15 Calthorpe Street
Blend Juice and Coffee Bar, 36a Church Lane
Bica Cafe and Deli, 36 Calthorpe Street
Caffe Nero, 95 High Street
Caffe Veneto, 17a High Street
Cafe Mocha, 11 High Street
Coffee Bank, 25 High Street
Coffee #1, Castle Quay
Costa Coffee, Castle Quay
Debenhams, Castle Quay
Elly’s Cake and Coffee Shop, 8 White Lion Walk
The Granary, 6 Butchers Row
Little Amsterdam, 13-14 North Bar, Street
M&S, Castle Quay
Muffin Break, Castle Quay
Old Town Cafe & Gallery, 21 Parsons Street
The Rustic Bean, 61 Parsons Street
Tom’s Diner, Banbury Museum, Castle Quay

*The Rustic Bean’s top tips originally featured in an article for The Banbury BID Winter Guide 2019. View the Guide online.