City centre cafe culture

Steam Yard, Division Street, Sheffield

The coffee culture is thriving in the city, and Sheffield is quickly making itself known as a hub of ethical, carefully crafted coffee. There are unique coffee shops springing up all over.

CAFES, COFFEE SHOPS AND TEA ROOMS

200 Degrees Coffee

200 Degrees Coffee was founded by University of Nottingham alumni Rob Darby and Tom Vincent. In 2012 the pair began roasting coffee in their garage, and just two years later the first 200˚ Coffee shop was opened in Nottingham. Since then Rob and Tom have opened coffee shops in some of the UK’s coolest cities. There are now seven 200˚ Coffee shops around the country, including on Sheffield’s own Division Street. Expect lovingly roasted coffee, pastries, baguettes and wraps in a cool, inviting setting that links with Sheffield’s industrial past, featuring a distressed copper wall installed by Tom himself.

25 Division Street 200Degs.com

1554 Coffee

Coffee house with unique industrial décor, serving breakfast and lunch. Wide-ranging food menu to suit a variety of tastes. Burgers, pizzas and flatbreads.

Sheffield Cathedral, Church Street 1554-coffee

Albies Coffee House

Slightly tucked away from the city centre chaos but still within the city centre, Albie’s is the perfect place for a catch up with friends over lunch. Having open in 2018, Albies is a thriving café run by brother and sister team Robyn and Fraser Hodges. Albie’s offers speciality coffees, breakfast and lunch items, from early morning to late afternoon.

22 Snig Hill - albiescoffee.co.uk

Ambulo

Millennium Gallery’s light filled on-site cafe offers something for all appetites – with interesting kid-friendly dishes, classic breakfasts, homemade sodas, and wine on tap.

Millennium Gallery, 48 Arundel Gate weareambulo.com

Birdhouse Tea Bar & Kitchen

Their coffee is provided by Sheffield’s finest, Foundry Coffee Roasters, hand pulled by Birdhouse’s team of specialist Baristas. Grab a drink to go from our takeaway bar, or sit in for while and relax. Birdhouse Tea Bar and Kitchen also offers a delicious and healthy food menu making use of high quality local produce. Menu items include a delicious all day brunch menu with plenty of options for vegan and gluten-free lifestyles. Pastries, cakes and desserts are another highlight, with a variety of beautiful home baked treats to start off your day or finish your meal.

Alsop Fields, Sidney Street birdhouseteacompany.com

Blue Moon Cafe

Found in the heart of the city centre, the Blue Moon Cafe offers a variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes at fantastic prices. Its friendly, airy atmosphere and superb homemade food make it perfect for a light bite and a catch-up with friends.

2 St James Row bluemooncafesheffield.com

The Cabin

A firm favourite for those who like to indulge in pancakes, waffles and coffee. With sweet and savoury options on the menu, they cater to all, and the cosy, Canadian-inspired decor which features a gallery and gift shop makes it the perfect spot to spend time with friends.

20-24 Fitzwilliam Gate thecabin-sheffield.co.uk

Cavells

A family-friendly cafe and bar for a bite between shops on the high street.

31 High Street cavellssheffield.com

CAWA Coffee

The city-centre outpost for Broomhill coffee shop and bakery CAWA. Expect fresh baguettes, cronuts and deli sandwiches alongside speciality coffees.

23 Division Street cawa.coffee

The Chakra Lounge

A welcoming spot on Fitzalan Square, the Chakra Lounge is a Indian-British cafe with a big heart. It not only serves a distinctive range of breakfast, lunches and drinks, it also has a social mission, running pay-it-forward and charitable schemes. Drink options include rose and cardamom milkshake, masala chai mojito, and bulletproof coffee (coffee with butter and coconut oil). The majority of its menu is veggie or vegan. Highlights include breakfast wraps made with Indian flatbread, bhel puri, a brightly coloured vegan burger, and channa chaat salad.

5 Fitzalan Square thechakralounge.co.uk

Copper Pot Cafe

Lovely little venue serving coffee and a selection of sandwiches, Tuscan flat bread melts, hotdogs, burgers, vhicken wings and wedges.

68 Division Street copperpot.cafe

Couch

Situated in one of Sheffield’s most vibrant areas, Couch is great for breakfast or lunch thanks to its range of hearty meals and delicious drinks.

29–31 Campo Lane couchstuff.co.uk

Deli Shuss

A longstanding and much loved sandwich bar in Orchard Square, popular for breakfast and lunch runs with workers from surrounding offices.

35 Church Street Delishuss16

Extra Life Gaming Lounge

A family-friendly café with a difference. Enjoy a variety of hot and cold snacks, freshly ground coffee, refreshing smoothie or an ice-cold ice cream milk shake in this fab video games café.

24 Commercial Street – extralifegaminglounge.co.uk

Feast

Delicious food and delectable drinks are the order of the day at Feast. All their food is freshly prepared on-site and their menu features a plentiful choice of salads, wraps, paninis, homemade cakes, snacks, hot drinks and smoothies. Take a seat in the window or have your food to go.

31 Chapel Walk feastfood.co.uk

Foodhall

With a pay-as-you-feel approach, Foodhall uses food which would have otherwise gone to waste to create healthy meals to serve in its DIY interior space.

121 Eyre Street foodhallproject.org

Fusion Organic Café

An organic cafe which offers freshly-made and locally-sourced dishes on a daily basis, Fusion is renowned for its great salads and light bites as well as its coffee.

74 Arundel Street academyofmakers.co.uk/fusion-cafe

Gaard Coffee Hide – West One

A dog-friendly Vegan Cafe with lots of great vegetarian options. Gaard offers a speciality roasted coffee from Foundation Coffee, loose leaf and bagged teas from Suki, plus a cosy cafe environment with warm comfortable seating.

8 Fitzwilliam Street - facebook.com/GaardCoffee/

Grace and Flavour

Open at the crack of dawn for early morning caffeine fixes and throughout lunch is this classic salad and sandwich deli bar.

10 Orchard Street

HowSt Café

HowSt’s modern and stylish interior combined with its nourishing meals and creamy coffee make it the perfect choice for breakfast, brunch or lunch.

46 Howard Street howst.co.uk

Hygge Cafe

Centred around the Danish noun of the same name, Sheffield’s very own taste of Denmark Hygge serves fabulous coffee and freshly made sandwiches and cakes in a completely unique space designed for cosiness and comfort to ceate a feeling of contentment and well-being.

14 Fitzalan Square - hyggecafes.com

Kollective Kitchen

The Kollective Coffee and Kitchen is the stunning on-site café at The Site Gallery – Sheffield’s international contemporary art space - serving colourful freshly prepared dishes with some of the best coffee and cake in Sheffield.

1 Brown Street - kollectivekitchen.co.uk

Kommune Food Hall

Kommune is an innovative concept bringing together some of the most acclaimed, independent kitchens, brewers and retailers in a unique, urban space. This new meeting place is home to a diverse choice of great tasting food, an artisanal bakery and specialty coffee, independent retail and an iconic bar.

Castle House, Angel Street kommune.co.uk

Lisboa Patisserie

A taste of Portugal in the heart of Sheffield. This cafe looks onto the beautiful Peace Gardens and specialises in artfully made pastries from its owners’ home country of Portugal – including pastéis de natas (egg custard tarts).

4 St Paul’s Parade lisboapatisserie.co.uk

Marmadukes

Nestled in the heart of the city, close to the Crucible and Lyceum theatres, the original Marmadukes makes the perfect lunch location. Be sure to take in the beautiful rustic interior while enjoying their delicious deli sandwiches and salads, rich coffee and cakes. Its second location on Cambridge Street offers all the superb drinks and dishes people have come to love from Marmadukes, in a more airy and modern setting.

22 Norfolk Row and 42 Cambridge Street www.marmadukes.co

Moor Cafe

A friendly, traditional cafe, tucked away just off The Moor. It serves breakfast rolls, full English, omelettes and more, all at great value.

14 Fitzwilliam Gate Moor-Cafe

Mow’s

Housed withing Laundry salon, this little spot opened in 2020 and fast became a favourite, serving coffees to go through its hatch. When Mow’s opens fully, it has a cosy indoor area complete with brick interior and repurposed bus seats, and a courtyard for drinks, cookies and brownies in the sunshine.

151 Arundel Street coffeeatmows

Sarni’s

A popular family-run sandwich shop and cafe, tucked away off the high street.

25 Aldine Court Sarnis-of-Sheffield

Steam Yard

Opened by friends Matt and Nick back in 2014, Steam Yard is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of town, and relax in style. No reservations, no Wi-Fi, just good coffee and great service – what more do you want? Last summer Steam Yard was named one of ‘Britain’s 30 best places for brunch’ – and it won’t disappoint. The food menu perfectly straddles between breakfast and lunch, so there’s something for everyone, whatever time of day you visit. And then there’s the cakes! Some of the most tempting looking treats you’ve probably ever seen – perfect with anything off their extensive drinks menu.

95-101 Division Street steamyard.co.uk

Sundaes Gelato

Sweeten up your day with a scoop or two of gelato from this dessert house. The menu includes a wide range of waffles, crepes, milkshakes and floats too.

262 Glossop Road sundaes-gelato.com

Tamper Sellers Wheel

One of Sheffield’s best coffee shops, thanks to its carefully made and flavoursome gourmet coffee inspired by the practices of New Zealand’s coffee brewers. While it shines because of its wonderful coffee, that’s not the only thing that makes Tamper so special. Its baked goods and Kiwi-style food, along with the friendly atmosphere and rustic decor, makes its Sellers Wheel branch the perfect spot for a coffee break or a Saturday lunch. The original Tamper on Westfield Terrace, known by locals as ‘Little Tamper’, is a more intimate spot for coffee and baked treats

149 Arundel Street (also at Kommune) tampercoffee.co.uk

Tilly’s Cafe

A cute sandwich shop, with daily options including hot roast pork and beef, as well as a range of pies to eat in or take away.

Matilda Street

Wagon 1871

A cafe offering local teas and coffees, a Mediterraneaninspired menu, and delicious desserts.

4 Leadmill Road wagon-1871.co.uk

Wellies

More than just a sandwich shop, family-run Wellies provides fab breakfasts, fresh salads and homemade cakes.

140 Charles Street eat-wellies.com

Wildwood Coffee Shop

Wildwood is a forest-themed coffee shop specialising in breakfast burritos, build your own sub sandwiches, fresh deli salads and  homemade cakes. The venue is also an artisan gift shop specialising in unique & beautiful things for you & your home. Many of their gifts and homewares cannot be bought anywhere else in Sheffield.

10-12 Fitzwilliam Gate, wildwood-sheffield.co.uk

HIGH STREET COFFEE

The City Centre is home to all the popular high street coffee chains. McDonalds’ coffee is surprisingly great. And then there’s that great British institution, known for its pastries and pasties: Greggs. Greggs sell a variety of hot drinks in all their stores, and they’re pretty proud of their 100% Fairtrade coffee blend. All of our high street brands work hard on presenttion, aroma, taste, value for money and of course sustainability.

  • Costa Coffee - Pinstone Street, Orchard Square and The Moor
  • Caffe Nero - Fargate and The Moor
  • Cuppacha Bubble Tea - Orchard Sqaure
  • Greggs - Fargate and The Moor
  • McDonalds - High Street
  • Starbucks - Fargate and Tudor Square

Department Stores Marks & Spencer (Fargate) and Atkinsons (The Moor) both have their own in-store cafes.