This is one of my absolute favourite places on the face of the earth. I really don’t know how I’ll do it justice in my review but I’ll try to explain to you just how wonderful Gran T’s is and why.
This Coffee House has been built around immense attention to detail so this review will open with a description of the incredible aesthetic of Gran T’s.
First of all, the colour of the shop front is a distinctive blue, but even more eye-catching is the b i k e situated above the front entrance. This funky feature definitely grabs (and holds) your attention and is what led me to walk through the doors for the first time almost 3 years ago.
The image of Gran T’s is all down to owners Chris and Laura (pictured), with the Coffee House being modelled on the original Gran T’s (Chris’ Gran Taylor’s) home. The result is a homely and cosy place with trinkets, vintage light shades and wall features. However, this is not at the detriment to space. There are plenty of comfy seating areas alongside perfect study desks, too.
This immense attention to detail means the counter, indoor and outdoor seating areas and even the toilets are absolutely beautiful. The result is a modern yet homely vibe and comfortable atmosphere. To me, Gran T’s is a home away from home.
So, what is the menu like at Gran T’s?
First of all, the coffee is without a doubt the best for miles around (and there are plenty of other Coffee Houses in the surrounding area!) It is smooth, amazing quality and always well presented. The take out cups are just as pretty as their mugs and the staff never fail to work some coffee art into your beverage!
The food menu at Gran T’s is really tasty and, again, is well presented. Their savoury selection includes a variety of fresh sandwiches and soups. Since much of what they offer is made in house, their menu changes regularly meaning you can never get bored! The team are dedicated to providing plenty of options. They also cater to allergies, gluten intolerance and vegetarians.
Gran T’s also always have a crazy selection of sweet treats. Whether you’re in the mood for a Colourful Cake, vegan Banana Bread or a Toasted Teacake, they have it ready and waiting for you with a smile!
Amazingly, they also provide an Afternoon Tea experience which is currently available to take out.
Not only is the quality of food on offer high at Gran T’s, but the cost is reasonable, especially when compared to other outlets!
Throughout the year, the team at Gran T’s hold events and offer function room hire, too. They put on crafty workshops, – i.e Wreath Making – house various social groups such as Knit and Natter and offer ticketed Cinema Nights over the festive period. I would highly recommend you follow their social media accounts – listed at the end of this post – to keep informed about what they are up to and what events they have coming up.
By far the most notable element of Gran T’s Coffee House is the people. The people that work at Gran T’s are so genuine and absolutely lovely. Since opening just over 3 years ago, all of the team members are chatty, efficient and friendly, never failing to put smiles on faces as customers walk through their doors.
Since Lockdown precautions were enacted in the UK, the team at Gran T’s have acted with integrity and have always put the safety of their customers first. Chris and Laura have ensured that the team are fully equipped to serve the public and since reopening I can not fault their conduct, as always.
Let me know about your experience in the comments if you pay them a visit!
INSTAGRAM – @gran.t.coffeehouse
FACEBOOK – @ Gran T’s Coffee House