Five great coffee and bike cafes in the UK
One thing that all cyclists usually agree on is the joy that can be found enjoying a lovely cake and cuppa after (or during) a challenging bike ride. The combination of sugar and caffeine is a super fuel for the cyclist! With this in mind, we thought we’d share some of our favourite cake-serving spots that cater for cyclists.
1. One of the highlights of Manchester’s cycling community is Popup Bikes – a coffee shop and bike repair shop in one, with indoor parking for up to 100 bikes. The toastie menu looks very appealing, or you might want to try a danish pastry or pain au chocolat.
2. Velocity in Inverness is so much more than just a coffee shop and bike workshop. The team also teach bike repair and work hard to inspire others to get into cycling. The cake selection includes chocolate, lemon and carrot – and they also serve lighter options such as salad and home-made soup.
3. Newcastle’s The Cycle Hub boasts river views and has the simple (but brilliant) motto ‘Eat cake, drink coffee and ride your bike’. It hires out bikes (as well as helping you fix or service your own) and holds regular social events. The vegan-friendly Oreo and chocolate muffins look incredible!
4. Gorilla Coffee in Birmingham serves cake, coffee and beer – what’s not to love?! It also services bikes and hosts an informal bike ride every Sunday morning.
5. Jay Jay’s at the Beach in Gorleston, Norfolk, is a popular spot for cyclists to stop and with gorgeous views of the sea, it’s easy to see why. Jay Jay’s serves breakfasts and lunches, as well as cakes and cookies. And there is plenty of bike parking available along the promenade. Our pick of the cakes is the peanut butter stack – simply delicious.