Where are the best cycle cafes in the UK?
Who doesn’t love a pit stop when you’re out on a long ride? There’s nothing better than stopping off at a café for a well-earned rest, a cup of coffee (and perhaps a slice of cake too). Besides the obvious caffeine and sugar boost, your local cycle café is a hub for all things biking. They’re one of the best places to meet likeminded cyclists and you can even get some repair work done while you have a brew.
Where are the best cycle cafés near me?
If you’re wondering where the best cycle café is near you, then we’ve marked our favourites on the interactive map below. Take a look and see if you can find a hidden gem for your next ride!
Alternatively, if your favourite cycling café isn’t on our map, then fill out the form and let us know where it is and we’ll include it for other cyclists to find.
Best cycle cafés in London
La Ciclista, East Sheen
Nestled in the leafy southwest borough of Richmond, La Ciclista has been at the heart of the local cycling community of East Sheen since 2019. Starting life as a virtual clubhouse for local bike-mad residents, the café has proved a hit with everyone from dog walkers to rowers. With its Meet, Eat, Cleat, Repeat motto, La Ciclista acts as the ideal finishing point after a ride through Richmond Park, serving up a range of tasty treats to refuel on.
Hungry Bikes, Islington
Hungry Bikes is a friendly spot in North London dedicated to all things cycling. Pop in for a coffee or even some classic Italian favourites - did someone say focaccia or arancini?
While you’re there, you can also get your bike serviced and checked over from one of the knowledgeable staff in the bike shop.
Best cycle cafés in the South-West
The Bike Shed café, Bristol
Just outside Bristol town centre lies the Bike Shed café (next to the George Inn). Serving exceptional coffee and a variety of tasty treats, this is a great place for mountain bikers to stop at on your way through the beautiful village of Abbots Leigh.
Best cycle cafés in Devon
Wobbly Wheel café, Exeter
On the outskirts of Exeter, The Wobbly Wheel café is a trendy and exciting new space for everyone from devoted cyclists to coffee fanatics. Location-wise, the café couldn’t be in a better spot, with Haldon Forest – a fantastic trail for all abilities – less than an hour’s ride away.
Best cycle cafés in Cornwall
Saint Piran café and Bike Hire
Locally known as Bike Chain Bissoe, this café is hidden away in between old quarries for a welcome reprise after a hard day in the saddle. Racing fans may already be familiar with Saint Piran, the UCI Continental team. Saint Piran operate with no sponsorship and are funded entirely by local businesses and the Cornish community, including the Saint Piran café! So, not only can you grab a cuppa and a snack, but also contribute to the premier Cornish cycling team while you’re at it.
Best cycle cafés in South Wales
The Bike Lock, Cardiff
Just a short ride from Cardiff Castle in the city centre is the Bike Lock café. Here, you’ll find everything you need after a day’s riding round the Welsh capital, including ebike charging points, shower and changing facilities. The café has enough secure storage space for up to 50 bikes and is even dog friendly!
Bean on a Bike, Llanelli
Bean on a Bike is a friendly café tucked away inside County Cycles in Cross Hands, Camarthen. County Cycles is an independent bike shop supplying road, mountain and ebikes to cyclists of all ages and sizes. Pop on down and sample some of the delicious homemade snacks and ethically sourced coffee while getting some repair work done or even a free bike fitting consultation.
Best cycle cafés in Birmingham
Gorilla café, Birmingham
A sure-fire hit for lovers of bikes and brunch alike, the Gorilla café is a great spot in trendy King’s Heath, south of Birmingham city centre. Serving everything a busy cyclist needs, from healthy brunches to delicious coffee and craft ales, Gorilla café have all the fuel you need for a day of exploring Britain’s second city.
A handy spot if you are a Brummie biker, you can also book your bike in for a service or repairs and even join one of the Gorilla café membership rides, ranging from steady to hard rides.
Best cycle cafés in the North-West
Station South, Levenshulme, Manchester
Manchester cyclists will be well versed with the Fallowfield loop, a popular cycling route that follows a disused railway line in the south of the city. What many might not know, is that there’s a fantastic pit stop to refuel and relax in the heart of Levenshulme. Station South is a café, workshop and urban garden in a train station lovingly restored by the local community.
The Fallowfield loop itself is one of the longest stretches of urban cycleways in Britain, so Station South acts as a perfect stop-off to get your bike serviced or to refuel with some tasty food or some locally brewed craft lager.
Ryde, Baltic Triangle, Liverpool
You can find Ryde hidden away in the hip former Cains Brewery in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle. A vibrant and chic space open six days a week, Ryde rustles up all of your hearty lunch favourites as well as some of the best coffee you’ll find anywhere in the North West.
Best cycle cafés in the North-East
The Cycle Hub, Newcastle
On the banks of the River Tyne lies the Cycle Hub, Newcastle’s premier cycling café and workshop. Serving locally brewed beers, fantastic coffee and renowned bacon butties, the Cycle Hub is a venue well worthy of its name. There’s also a dedicated workshop open seven days a week where you can book your bike in for some repair work, including services and puncture repairs.
Best cycle cafés in the Northern Ireland
Bicycle Coffee Shop, Belfast
Located just inside the Smithfield and Union quarter of Belfast, this independent bike shop is a real gem. With a fully fitted workshop, the specialist team work with custom builds, carry out full services and safety checks and can also have a Retül certified fitter who can set up your bike to your specifications.
Best cycle cafés in the Scotland
Tucked away in the quaint Stockbridge area of Scotland’s capital, Gamma is a dedicated bike workshop and coffee shop. An official Campagnolo and Shimano service centre, the team at Gamma offer bike fitting and bespoke building as well as delicious coffee from local roasters.
Dundee Cycle Hub, Dundee
Part of the Angus Cycle Hub, a non-profit social enterprise that encourages cycling, the Dundee branch is well worth a visit. Situated on Dundee’s waterfront, the hub offers full servicing as well as a wonderful view of the River Tay while you sip your coffee. The hub also allows you to hire bikes (including ebikes) if you’re bringing a friend for a ride along the river.