Cafes and Bars

Cafes are a great place to stop for a bite to eat when you are out on a shopping trip or sightseeing and can be all part of your day out. Bars make for a great night-out, creating an ambience and offering a range of drinks that would be impossible to replicate outside a bar setting. Bars don’t just open in the evening of course, you can drop by for a coffee in the morning if you want an environment that is likely to be a little calmer.

The Brewery Quarter has a number of cafes and bars you might want to try, each offering something unique to customers:

Soho Coffee

A delicious cup of coffee in the SOHO cafe.

Soho Coffee is an independent business serving you the very best organic, Fairtrade coffee and good food made by hand. There’s a seasonal, freshly prepared menu with more than half the options suitable for vegetarians as well as options for vegans and those looking for tasty low-calorie options.

Whether you’re staying at the Premier Inn or coming direct from the gym, start your day with a breakfast available from 07:00. Try a bacon and egg sandwiches, brioche rolls, freshly-baked pastry, special granola, fresh fruit and much more. If it’s a cold morning pop in for a delicious hot chocolate.

You will find something for everyone at lunchtime, with a range of salads, wraps, sandwiches and focaccia melts. Large jacket potatoes come with a wide choice of fillings and a special children’s menu including Joe & Flo, Soho Coffee’s own gingerbread friends.


The atmosphere is relaxed and modern at Babel where food is served up to 22:00 on a Saturday. There are several healthy options on the menu along with wine and cocktails, including their own daiquiri. Stay for a lazy weekend lunch or enjoy a big night out making the best of some of Babel’s daily specials in food and drink. Its also a good spot for business meetings over coffee.


Tex-Mex dishes are served in the Chiquito restaurant.

The UK's biggest Tex-Mex restaurant has been running for more than 25 years. It offers a range of Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes from mild to hot including fajitas, generous burritos, or tender fall-off-the-bone ribs. There’s also a brunch, a dessert and a gluten-free menu. Whilst here, try one of Chiquito’s famous margaritas. This popular restaurant can get busy, but the atmosphere is positive and staff attentive.

The Cosy Club

Quirky and eccentric in design, Cheltenham’s softly-lit Cosy Club is a family friendly place for a lazy breakfast, family lunch or a night out. The bar area has floor to ceiling windows and the lighting a mix of chandeliers and star-shaped shades. The furniture is a mixture of dining tables, battered old club chairs, and sleek vintage 1930’s sofas. This is a great place to catch up with friends with some fabulous cooked foods from burgers to steak to bass fish. If you’re going there to eat as well as drink at the weekend, it’s best to book a table as it’s that good.