My Independent Bournemouth

My Independent Bournemouth

MyIndependent > Bournemouth

Bournemouth isn’t the first place you would think of when looking for a lovely selection of unique independent shops and you’d be right.

The two main shopping streets – Old Christchurch Road and Commercial Road – are full of the usual high street chains such as New Look, TopShop, Zara, WH Smith, TK Maxx, Superdry, Sports Direct, River Island, Primark, Lush, JD Sports, House of Fraser, Debenhams, H&M, Fat Face, Flying Tiger, Schuh, The Works, Superdrug, The Body Shop, Boots, Clarks, H Samuel, Pandora, Costas, Starbucks, MacDonalds, Burger King, Caffe Nero, Pret a Manger and Greggs to name only a few ! Some chains such as Costas, Starbucks, Coffee Nero and Greggs have more than one outlet.

In fact when I was walking around town looking for an independent shop I found it really difficult to find one. Even some of the ones that I thought were local and family run were in fact part of a larger national chain. It’s probably because the rent and rates are too expensive in the town centre and it’s just too much of a risk for a small independent shop to set up. If you want to find the smaller indie shops then you’ll have to travel a bit further afield to Boscombe, Pokesdown, Southbourne, Chrminster or Winton.

Obviously if you are coming from a small town then the shops at Bournemouth may be exactly what you are looking for but if you are coming from a similar sized or larger city then there probably won’t be too much to excite you here.

Cafes and Coffee Shops – Bournemouth

Espresso Kitchen (Bournemouth) 🏆
69 Commercial Road, Bournemouth, BH2 5RT (Google map)
01202 972420

Naked Coffee (Lansdowne)
4 Christchurch Road, Boscombe, BH1 3LT (Google map)
07453 942548

Picnic Park Deli (Bournemouth Gardens)
Westover Road, Bournemouth, BH1 2BY (Google map)
07825 394183

Mad Cucumber – Vegan Lounge (Bournemouth)
7 The Triangle, Bournemouth, BH2 5RY (Google map)
01202 236407

Cafes and Coffee Shops – Further Afield

Cafe Boscanova (Boscombe) 🏆
650 Christchurch Road, Boscombe, BH1 4BP (Google map)
01202 242831

English Rose Cafe (Boscombe) 
18 Ashley Road, Boscombe, BH1 4LQ (Google map)
07496 492936

Little Pickle Deli Cafe (Boscombe) 
737 Christchurch Road, Boscombe, BH7 6AQ (Google map)
01202 900899

M’s Bakery (Pokesdown) 
805 Christchurch Road, Pokesdown, BH7 6AP (Google map)
01202 900130

Velo Domestique – Bicycle Repair Shop & Cafe (Southbourne) 
176-180 Seabourne Road, Southbourne, BH5 2JB (Google map)
01202 432265

The Bay Tree (Winton)
13 Withermoor Rd, Bournemouth BH9 2NT (Google map)
01202 517204

Wistmans (Winton)
310 Wimborne Rd, Winton, Bournemouth BH9 2HN (Google map)
01202 252986

Fresh Edge Cafe (Moordown) 
792 Wimborne Rd, Moordown, Bournemouth BH9 2DX (Google map)
01202 532354

Cafe Erte & Lounge Bar (Westbourne) 
19 Queens Rd, Westbourne, Bournemouth BH2 6BA (Google map)
01202 801230