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Nottingham’s Best Coffee Shops

Coffee is a way of life for many students, including me, and coffee shops also provide a great place to study (or procrastinate). Luckily for students in Nottingham, there are so many independent coffee shops to try that arguably have a better atmosphere (and better coffee) than the popular chains. Here are my three favourite coffee shops in Notts and what makes them so great.

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1. Elena’s Patisserie

One of the newest additions to the Nottingham coffee scene, Elena’s is a Greek Coffee Shop on Chapel Bar. What I like best about this place is how friendly and welcoming the staff are, and also the fact that the shop itself is gorgeous. Elena’s is really unique, because as well as the usuals they serve traditional Greek food and drinks. It’s the perfect chance to try something new, and I would definitely recommend the Freddo Cappuccino!

2. Greenhood

Greenhood is a little off the beaten track in Beeston, but it’s definitely worth the visit! I love their supersize pastries, and their coffee is really good too. Something I like about Greenhood is its decor. It’s really light and airy, so even on dreary days it feels like Summer in there!

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3. 200 Degrees

One of the most popular study spots and there’s no question why. 200 Degrees is spacious, kind on the wallet and usually full of students, making it easy to settle down and actually get some work done. My favourite thing from their menu is definitely their Mochas, and the food is delicious too. If you don’t fancy going into town, they also serve 200 Degrees at Spokes in the Jubilee Campus Conference Centre (a rather hidden but great study spot).


Nottingham's Best Coffee Shops

Holly Botterill

Marketing Contributor. Holly is in her final year studying International Management at the University of Nottingham and writes a weekly column about student issues, as well as contributing to social media marketing.