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5 Local Plymouth Coffee Shops to Check out this Summer

Now that the sun's finally decided to come out, and everything's opened once again, why not check out some of these local, independent coffee shops in the city? First up, The Hutong Cafe. Having recently undergone refurbishment, Hutong is back open again with an exciting menu on bagels and damn good coffee. The Hutong Cafe is based in Royal William Yard, so it’s in the perfect location to grab a cuppa for a walk at Devil’s Point or to sit and watch the docks.

You can’t write a list of Plymouth coffee shops without including Mrs Browns. Whilst Mrs Browns isn’t known for the coffee, it’s famous for the cakes and sweet treats on offer - from cookies to cakes. Mrs Browns is located just off of North Hill so the perfect location to grab yourself a lunchtime boost in between lectures.


Next up, The Early Bird Cafe. Located on Mutley Plain, it’s great if you want to grab a drink or bite to eat on the way to university or if you want to nip out and head back home too. They are now open for takeaway for brunch, bakes, bread and bevs so perfect for a Sunday treat too!

More interested in a daily cycle than a daily walk? Then Rockets and Rascals is the coffee shop for you! Rockets and Rascals is located on the Barbican, so perfect if you plan on starting or ending your ride with a picturesque view. Not only do they offer brunch and coffee, they also do same-day bike repairs so, what’s not to love?

Lastly, if you’re looking for an alternative option, check out Power Plant Cafe. Power Plant is a family-run, vegan cafe which offers organic tea and coffee, and cakes handmade by local vegan bakers. They’re also dog friendly, so you can even pop in on a dog walk!



Where’s your favourite coffee shop in Plymouth? Drop your recommendations in the comments!


Best, Harriet Moore

Student Union President

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