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Cafes and Tearooms

Morning tea to get you moving. Afternoon tea taken as time out from a busy day. From fine fruit teas and tea that’s traditionally English to seriously good coffees, hot chocolates and smoothies.

Shrewsbury’s streets are packed with cool cafes, traditional tea rooms and welcoming restaurants to cater for every taste.

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Off The Square is a cafe bistro run by a team of friendly and helpful staff. Over many years, Off the Square has established itself as a popular place to enjoy a well-deserved coffee. The interior of the shop is clean, tidy, warm and inviting, with comfortable leather sofas. Off the Square offers a range of delicious, home baked food and snacks. These include soup de jour, quiches, nachos, baked potatoes, homemade cakes, bacon sandwiches, pasties and much more.

Please see Facebook page for opening hours.

Arthur's Cafe Bistro offers great food and excellent service. With an amazingly varied menu, customers can always find something to eat, whether it is breakfast, lunch or delicious homemade cake and coffee.

Camellias Tea Rooms has established itself as one of the most successful tea rooms in Shrewsbury, with a reputation for providing a calm and hospitable environment to relax, and escape the stresses of daily life. The stylish decor features oak panelling, chandeliers, black granite tables, solid oak floor and contemporary designer cloakrooms, while the walls are adorned with pictures of Shrewsbury. Customers can listen to music from the Roland grand piano and enjoy delightful views over St. Alkmund's Square and the Tudor Bear Steps.

Wild Mint Kitchen Cafe is designed to feel like a modern colonial style kitchen with memories of home baking, threaded into a contemporary colour palette. 

The seating style offers both casual cane dining, comfy sofas and bistro style dining tables and chairs - the customer should genuinely feel at home, and always welcome.

The café menu offers a selection of freshly made gourmet hot and cold sandwiches, sharing platters, a selection of hot food such as the classic tearoom rarebit and of course homemade scones and delicious afternoon teas, perfect with a glass of prosecco.

The ALB offers local, freshly prepared, quality food with a modern twist, and cocktails prepared by award winning cocktail bartenders. Its decor consists of zany artwork and comfy sofas, as well as a back bar to boast about. Situated just a minute's walk from the railway station, the ALB is a safe and friendly venue, providing a warm welcome to everyone, children and adults alike.

For opening hours, menus and an array of offers, please see website.

Patisserie Valerie was first opened in Frith Street in London's Soho in 1926 by Belgian born Madam Valerie. She came to London on a mission to introduce fine Continental Patisserie to the English. It was an instant success. In their havens of self-indulgence, you will discover only the best quality cakes and patisserie, continental breakfasts, lunches, the finest teas and coffees and an atmosphere that is unique to each location. Patisserie Valerie's popular and bespoke special occasion cake and celebration cake service offers outstanding quality and value.

Carmar Tearoom is family run, and provides a tasty, wholesome menu at a fair price, using local produce wherever possible. Carmar offers a wide selection of hot and cold drinks to quench your thirst. Everything on the menu is homemade following traditional recipes. In addition, Carmar provides an array of buffet and outside catering options to suit any event. There are also special offers and limited edition products to look out for.

Chez Sophie is a French Creperie-cafe-bar run by an Anglo-French couple with a passion for Crepes, Belgian Waffles & Shakes, prepared fresh with original toppings and regular limited edition specials. Add in an edgy, hipster-friendly decor, and irresistible Belgian Hot Chocolates and you have one of Shrewsbury's favourite eateries. 

Weekend evenings see Chez Sophie become a specialist Beer Cafe, stocking the most extensive range of draft and bottled world beer in Shropshire, all hand-picked by the cafes resident Beer Sommelier and co-owner Mat.

Cafe Flavour is a great place to take a break from the shopping and enjoy a drink or bite to eat.

The Italian restaurant, caffe and foodshop that's open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving quality, authentic Italian food at sensible prices.

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