Good coffee is very important to me and I’m on a quest to find the best coffee in the UK.
One of my favourites is actually not that far from home which means I can incorporate it into my regular bike rides in and around Essex. Bicicletta in Saffron Walden is the perfect cafe concept for me. They’re cashing in on the close relationship cyclists have with good coffee and alongside the cafe itself they sell some seriously sexy cycling kit from names like Colnago, Ritte, Nalini and This is Cambridge.
The coffee is sourced from Hot Numbers in Cambridge who produce some of the finest coffee in the UK. There’s also a superb range of food on offer from soup to sandwiches and locally-baked cakes all of which makes a cafe stop at Bicicletta the perfect place to refuel mid-ride.
Alongside the quality of coffee and food, the service is always friendly and if you’re on your bike they’ll even lend you a lock for the duration of your stay.
There’s a great feel to this place which cyclists will love. In many ways they’ve borrowed from the Rapha stores across the world with their emphasis on providing great coffee, goods and atmosphere for the purists. However, I think Bicicletta goes further with a diverse range of products, sexy bikes for sale and great atmosphere. If you’re in the area, on your bike or not, you should go check it out.