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The 9 Best Cafes in Watford According to Tripadvisor

Whether you fancy a cup of tea, a coffee or a cake, Watford has a huge range of coffees that can sort you out.

But is your favorite coffee one of the best? Here are the city’s favorite spots according to Tripadvisor.

Artisanal bakery flourish. Image: Google Street View.

Artisanal bakery flourish is a family-run, award-winning artisan bakery in Garnett Close Unit 2 and counts Michelin star restaurants and five star hotels among its customers. All of their coffees are served with a double shot of espresso and whole milk, and they sell a range of breakfast and lunch items in addition to a range of cakes and platters. A cake and coffee could cost you as little as £7.

Watford Observer: The kitchen.  Image: Google Street View.The kitchen. Image: Google Street View.

The kitchen in nearby Croxley Green, it has a staggering 113 5-star reviews. The main draw for reviewers was their Afternoon Tea, which has been compared to the best hotels in London. You can also enjoy a simple coffee, tea and cake.

The Cha Cafe on Cassiobury Park Avenue offers simple breakfasts and lunches in a cafe showcasing the work of local artists. Near the beautiful park, customers can also enjoy their coffee to go if they want to admire the local sights.

Watford Observer: Ocean Bells.  Image: Google Street View.Ocean bells. Image: Google Street View.

Ocean Bells Cafe at 133 High Street is an artisan cafe that strives to source the best coffee for each season to ensure you have the best possible blend. It also offers brunch and homemade dishes, including a vegan and gluten-free options section. You can read more about coffee in one of the Observer’s September articles here.

Watford Observer: Eat and treat.  Image: Google Street View.Eat and treat. Image: Google Street View.

eat and treat at 241 St Albans Road is best known for its range of sandwiches. Reviewers on Tripadvisor said they were fresh and generous with the toppings.

Bloomsyard Watford is located in the Upper Mall across from Primark, so you can enjoy it while taking a break from some shopping. Started by a former accountant, BloomsYard offers specialty coffee, exotic tea, matcha and wine.

Amici’s Cafe Ristorante at Croxley Green doubles as a restaurant that serves a wide range of food, including an extensive selection of Italian pasta dishes. It’s also the perfect cafe if you’re in the mood for a night out, as you can order their products on Just Eat.

Watford Observer: Amici's Cafe Ristorante.  Image: Google Street View.Cafe Ristorante d’Amici. Image: Google Street View.

Rhubarb Cafe at 168 Cassiobury Drive prides itself on creating a comfortable and welcoming environment for its customers. It seems to work as reviewers have praised its warm and relaxed atmosphere.

Watford Observer: Rhubarb Cafe.  Image: Google Street View.Rhubarb coffee. Image: Google Street View.

bean here is close to Kings Langley and offers fresh bread and pastries with your coffee. One reviewer called it a “little gem”.

Watford Observer: bean here.  Image: Google Street View.Bean here. Image: Google Street View.

Richard Dement

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