In the aftermath of the Hull’s fabled year of being titled City of Culture; trendy food and drink establishments in the city are on the rise. With developments in areas like Humber Street and the Old Town well underway and the independent appeal of The Avenues; Hull has its fair share of great spots to grab a fine cup of coffee.
The heart of the Hull Coffee Scene
A peruse through Dan Saul Pilgrim’s book ‘Coffee Shop North’ will show you the rich, colourful coffee shop culture in the north of England. Local favourite, Thieving Harry’s, makes an appearance. A bustling and charmingly rag-tag building situated on Hull’s marina, nestled amongst a strip of new bars, shops and restaurants. As well as offering a great cup of coffee from Hull’s finest The Blending Room, they also cook up a menu of indie cafe staples – poached eggs and sourdough galore. You’ll find the space has an attractive up-cycled feel, with staff often styling a seemingly unofficial uniform of utility style overalls or jackets.
Stalwart fixture and small-batch coffee roaster, The Blending Room, has always been at the spear head of Hull’s independent coffee scene. A visit to inner city spot, Caffeinated, in the recently reopened Trinity Market will guarantee you a taste of the roastery’s flagship ‘Jones’ blend. Located amongst a collection of eateries, trinket shops, butchers stalls and chocolatiers, Caffeinated serves up some of the best coffee in the city to a rich variety of passers-by and dedicated regulars.
A fresh new arrival
A newer face on the block, Two Gingers, has also established a following since opening in early 2017. The small but cosy, plywood-clad coffee shop has an air of confident simplicity. Providing its minimalist furniture and pleasing array of plants and greenery. With coffee from various sources, each cup is prepared with a particular eye for detail, so you always know you’re in for a treat.