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Redber Coffee

Redber Coffee

Merrow Depot, Merrow Lane, Guildford, GU4 7BQ The upside: Expertly sourced green coffee beans roasted to order in Surrey to buy direct or online The downside: The on-site cafe is very small The flipside: Buy an online coffee subscription for a gift that keeps giving (you choose how long for) I often rave about delightful journeys … Continue reading

Natter Cafe

Natter Cafe

67 St. Johns Street. Farncombe, GU7 3EH  An award winning cafe where owner Kay has created a wonderful eating and meeting space, for the local community. The Upside: Gorgeous coffee, freshly prepared traditional all day breakfasts, contemporary salads, savouries and freshly baked cakes. The downside: This café is so busy you need to book in … Continue reading

Little Barn Café

Little Barn Café

Stacey’s Farm, Thursley Road, Elstead, Godalming, Surrey GU8 6DG The upside: Creative cooking using some lovely local produce too! The downside: The café is shut on Mondays and just from 10.00am-2.30pm on Sundays. The flipside: One of the most delicious and unusual menus for a small café in the county! If you want a gorgeous … Continue reading

Simply Scones Tea Room & Walled Garden Shop

Simply Scones Tea Room & Walled Garden Shop

The Grange Centre, Rectory Lane, Great Bookham, Leatherhead, Surrey KT23 4DZ Cream teas, yummy fudge and home grown produce for sale! The upside: A changing menu of innovative scones and proper pots of tea! The downside: The tea-room is only open on Tuesdays. The flipside: Having tea here is a real treat with the added bonus of … Continue reading

Cookie Bar

Cookie Bar

1 Royal Parade, Tilford Road, Hindhead, Surrey, GU26 6TD A brilliant local café & gift shop providing valuable work experience for pupils from Stepping Stones School. The upside: Delicious fresh home made food which helps fund valuable social projects The downside: Lunch is only served from 12-2.30pm but gorgeous cakes and cookies am and pm! The flipside: … Continue reading

Treacles Tea Shop

Treacles Tea Shop

The Green, Chiddingfold, GU8 4TU An elegant tea-shop serving homemade classics with provenance Go there for: Overfilled sandwiches, gorgeous cakes and afternoon tea. Avoid: Not ordering afternoon tea in advance if you want the full monty. Is it worth the calories?: Go for a walk first and earn a guilt-free treat. Tips: Check out the … Continue reading

Secretts Farm Shop

Secretts Farm Shop

Hurst Farm, Chapel Lane, Milford, GU8 5HU Upside: Fabulous seasonal produce complimented by a staggering array of culinary ingredients, top notch meat and the best stocked cheese counter for miles Downside: There is only one Secretts in Surrey but even if it’s a hike its worth a visit! Flipside: The farm shop is also home to Black Barn … Continue reading

Butter and Cream Cakes

Butter and Cream Cakes

Butter and Cream Cakes, 22 Church Road, Milford, Godalming,
GU8 5JD  A bespoke bakery and cafe offering pretty wedding, birthday and everyday cup cakes. Go there for: Glitzy cup cakes with a sumptuous cream-cheese topping, rocky road and squidgy brownies. Avoid: Missing out: pick these up in North St Market, Guildford, or at the Milford shop. … Continue reading

The Tea Shop at Watts Gallery

The Tea Shop at Watts Gallery

Down Lane, Compton, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1DQ A delightful café in the old pottery on the North Down’s Way with a changing seasonal menu. Go there for: Scrumptious English nursery classics like Welsh rarebit and generous slices of home-baked cakes. Avoid: Mondays – they’re shut (and on Tuesdays after a bank holiday weekend). Is it … Continue reading

Tanhouse Farm Shop

Tanhouse Farm Shop

Tanhouse Farm Shop, Rusper Road, Newdigate, Surrey, RH5 5BX  A stylish little farm shop and café selling their own cakes and pies alongside select groceries.  Go there for: Lovely savoury pies, cakes and soups made with local produce and their own free-range meat. Avoid: Ignoring this venue: even if it’s off your beaten track this … Continue reading