Cafes and Coffee Shops

The Best Cafes and Coffee Shops in Dorset

This page is still under construction but in the meantime I have put together a list of some of Best Cafes and Coffee Shops in Dorset that are currently under review for inclusion. The list is based on personal experience and following discussions with several caffeine addicts that I know.

  • Bournemouth
  • Swanage
  • Poole
  • Weymouth
  • Lyme Regis
  • Bridport
  • Christchurch
  • Dorchester
  • Sherborne
  • Wimborne
  • Blandford
  • Sturminster Newton


The Bay Tree (Winton) πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Google map

Espresso Kitchen (Bournemouth) πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Google map

English Rose Cafe (Boscombe) Google map

Cafe Boscanova (Boscombe) Google map

Little Pickle Deli Cafe (Boscombe) Google map

Picnic Park Deli (Bournemouth Gardens) Google map

Cafe Erte & Lounge Bar (Westbourne) Google map

Wistmans (Winton) πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Google map

Mad Cucumber (Bournemouth) Google map

Velo Domestique (Southbourne) Google map

M’s Bakery (Pokesdown) Google map

Fresh Edge Cafe (Moordown) Google map


Cotea πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Le Petit Prince Patisserie



Coffee Saloon



Java Independent Coffee House πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Love Cake etc

The 1859 Pier Cafe & Bistro

The Cabin


Seventh Wave

Down The Beach

Middle Beach Cafe (Middle Beach Studland)

Joe’s Cafe (South Beach Studland)

Bird’s Nest Buffet Swanage Railway

Deja Brew

The Office Cafe Ltd

Worth Matravers Tea and Supper Room (Worth Matravers)


The Little Teapot πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

The Barn Cafe

Deli on the Quay

Cafe Aroma

The Courtyard Tea Rooms πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Dylan’s Restaurant & Barn

Compton Acres Cafe

Bay Leaf Cafe Poole

Little Red Roaster

Boheme Coffee Lounge & Bar

Lounge One 

Cafe Guest House 34

Le Cafe

South Deep

Burton Bradstock

The Hive Beach Cafe πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


Cafe Blue


1652 Coffee Bar

The Crab House Cafe

Good Life Cafe

Stone Pier Cafe

Taste Cafe (Chesil Beach)

The Lookout Cafe

The Welcome Cafe

Billy Winters


Harbourside Cafe

Suttons Coffee Shop

Cafe Piccolo

The Old Schoolhouse

The Library Harbour Cafe

Sophia’s Kitchen

The Secret Garden Cafe

Lyme Regis

Penny Black πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Town Mill Bakery

Amid Giants & Idols πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Aroma Cafe

The Gallery Cafe 

Black Dog Tea Room

Good Food Cafe & Deli

The Creperie

The Old Bonded Store

Holmbush Cafe


The Green Yard Cafe πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Downhouse Farm Cafe

Soulshine Cafe

West Bay Tea Rooms

Aroma Cafe

Bearcat Bistro

Annie’s Tea Room

The Red Brick

The Cornish Bakery

The Lime Tree Deli

The Bank House Cafe

West Beach Cafe Bar

Snack Shack

Cherries Cafe and Ice Cream Parlour

Aleksandra’s Chocolate Cafe

Washingpool Farm

Mangerton Mill


Cuckoos Coffee Bar πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

The Beach Hut Cafe

The Paddle

Mum’s Cafe

Coast Coffee

The Coffee Garden

Cliffhanger Restaurant

Hikers Cafe

The Raft CX

Robin’s Nest Vintage Tea Rooms

Fleur de Lis Tea Rooms

The Castle Kitchen


Beach House Cafe

Coffee Pot


Rainbow Garage Cafe

Finca πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Hendover Cafe

The Posh Partridge

Potters Cafe Bistro

Taste Brasserie

Cafe on the Green

Feed The Soul

The Loft

The Pantry

The Potting Shed

Walnut Grove



Yalbury & Yvon’s Cafe Wine Bar

Hot & Sweet

The Gallery Cafe

Tea on the Green


Oliver’s Coffee House

Kafe Fontana

The Pear Tree

The Three Wishes

Old School Gallery

Bean Shot Coffee


Riverside Cafe

Le Petit Prince Patisserie

The Cloisters Restaurant

Deans Court Cafe

Millstream Bistro


Aunt Fanny’s Farm Shop and Cafe (Furzehill)

The Short & Sweet Company

The Thirsty Bird

Pamphill Dairy Farm Shop & Restaurant

Barford Ice cream Garden (Sturminster Marshall)

Bailie House Coffee (Sturminster Marshall)


Yellow Bicycle Cafe

Forum Cafe

No. 8 Cafe

The Scented Botanist (Tarrant Keyneston)

Marcia’s Farm Shop (Spetisbury)

Sturminster Newton

The Star of the Moment

Sweet Pea Cafe & More

Poets Corner

Thyme After Time Cafe (Stalbridge)

Cafe on Goldhill Organic Farm (Child Okeford)

William’s Cafe (Stalbridge)


The Salt Cellar

The Ugly Duckling Cafe

Gusto Coffee & Sandwich Bar

Compton Abbas Airfield Cafe (Ashmore)

The Old Malthouse Tea Rooms (Fontmell Magna)

The Secret Garden Cafe (Gillingham)

Please note that our list of The Best Cafes and Coffee Shops in Dorset is a list based on personal experience and following discussions with friends. There are bound to be many many excellent cafes that I just haven’t got round to visiting and are not included in the list. Sorry that I can’t include all of them even if they are probably much deserving of being included.

Related Pages: Best Pubs in Dorset / Best Restaurants in Dorset / Dorset Beers