Coffee With Art
Not You’re Ordinary Coffee Shop
If you’re anything like me and are always looking for somewhere to get your Caffeine fix for the day; Breakfast for the morning, Signature Panini’s for lunch, Monster Milkshake’s for dessert or a glass (make that two glasses) of Prosecco after a long day at work, then this my Bedfoodie’s is the café for you.
Although I do love my Cortado’s from Costa, there’s just something very rewarding about supporting independent businesses that fully deserve it, and with this in mind Coffee With Art truly is an artistic, independent Coffee House hidden away on the Bedford High street.
Claimed to be the 2nd oldest building on the High street. (Some history there for those of you who are interested.)
As soon as you walk in, there’s a great Vibe, look to left and your eyes are immediately captivated by the wall of books (literally), look ahead and you get drawn to the counter of delectable cakes and goodies, most of them had gone by the time I got there, but still not a bad selection.
Coffee With Art is also quite “Instagrammable” for all those in need of taking pictures of their coffee with a background of “exploding books.” (I know cool right!)
I have visited Coffee With Art twice now, and both times the service has been spot on. The staff at the tills are attentive and friendly, and they listen to what you want, if you ask them nicely they will talk you through their house specials, such as their fresh Ciabattas, baked potatoes and seasonal soups of the day. As a bonus the food comes out relatively quick too!
What did I order?
Let’s face it; this is the part we really care about the most (*Inserts Hungry Emoji*)
So firstly, I ordered a Fresh Ciabatta which consisted of Grilled Halloumi, Grilled Peppers, Aubergine, Salad and Pesto. Priced at £5.60, it oozed flavour and, although I do eat meat, whenever I see the word Halloumi, my heart skips a beat, I do a little dance and proceed to make my order. (What did the cheese say to the mirror? HALLO-MI) The Grilled Peppers and Aubergine very much complimented the Halloumi and the Pesto added the Shabang. Amazing how something so simple can be so delectable, a winner for me.
My hubby ordered the Salted Caramel & Nut Slice – £2.70 and I ordered the Gluten Free Millionaire Slice – £2.25. My (fussy) husband said his was far too sweet, but I had a bite and thoroughly enjoyed it alongside the Gluten Free Millionaire Slice which was slightly hard but perfect dipped in Tea. Mmm…
People – there is a massive selection of food and sweet treats, Coffee with Art also provide Vegan and Gluten Free Savouries and Sweets and also Milk alternatives. They also have Vegan Cheese which to be honest I haven’t seen a lot of cafes accommodate to as of yet.
So, all in all there is something for everyone here, whether you’re coming to chill out with a few friends over a cuppa and cake, or head over to do some work on your laptop. There is also a welcoming family environment, they actually have Kid’s Lunch Box’s priced at £4.50 and a little Ice cream corner where they serve Beechdean Ice-cream.
In addition to this, if like my husband you love your coffee, they have a note at the front which states all of their coffee’s are extracted between 60-65 0c for the perfect cup and have 2 shots as standard. You can also ask them to make your drinks hotter (which my husband was thoroughly impressed by.) Why not buy a pack of coffee from them and if you feel like treating yourself and grab a biscuit to go alongside it.
So if you’re around the historical town of Bedford, be sure to put Coffee With Art on your list.
Keep an eye out for my next blog post where I’ll be showcasing my next favourite independent business in Bedford.
Coffee With Art Address: 82 High St, Bedford MK40 1NN
Disclaimer: Everything above was fully paid for by myself, this is not an #AD or #Gift, all pictures, views and opinions are my own.
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