Cawa coffee and bakery is a very popular little spot in Broomhill, on the same street as my last review ‘Five Rivers’. It recently opened another take out coffee spot just down the road, although it has already closed and moved to a larger location.
The interior is minimal yet cute. Mostly plain wood with a little cacti on each table. On my first visit I sat in the window seat, and had a flat white. (as pictured) I was a little dissapointed that there were no free dairy free options. If you are vegan or have a lactose intolerant like mine, expect to pay an additional 50p on each coffee you order. 50p doesn’t sound like a lot, but it’s nearly a 25% increase on the price of a coffee. Other chain coffee shops usually offer at least soya milk as the same price as dairy, then charge for other alternative milks. This prevents me from visiting again, as it makes it more expensive than other coffee shops. (even without the 50p extra, the drinks are averagely more expensive)
My flat white was delicious, and well made as you can tell by the white pattern on top, so they’re baristas are clearly well trained. My partner also thoroughly enjoyed his iced latte, describing it as very creamy. He also commented it was a little overpriced as you get a small drink in comparisons to a usually ‘medium’. He also had a cinnamon bun which looked incredibly delicious. I didn’t have a cake as they didn’t seem to have any vegan options that day.
The cake display is beautiful! Filled with large cronuts nicely decorated. I mixture of a croissant and donut. Sadly, I can’t try one of these either. They seemed to a small sandwitch/toastie selection too.
The staff were friendly, not very interactive or talkative, but I didn’t initiate. They offer a 10% student discount on hot drinks only. (woo for student discount though). I’m unsure if they had free wifi connection. The atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming, but I’m not sure if I would feel comfortable here studying for a couple of hours as I usually do.
I do think this is a very good coffee spot, just not the one for me! I give this:
6 coffee beans out of 10!