Few things compliment a cold winter afternoon as much as coffee and cake, and with High Wycombe’s ever-expanding roster of independent cafés, there is an option for everyone in the town centre.


New to Wycombe this year, Roberto’s has been impressing us with a breathtaking renovation of the White Hart Street premises – complete with decorative cladding and outdoor terrace.

This Italian restaurant and café hybrid offers a delicious range of hot drinks and fresh Italian cakes and pastries for every palette.

Fancy an evening visit?  Roberto’s is fully licensed – making it the perfect place for a hearty winter meal accompanied by a festive glass of wine…

Location: High Wycombe, HP11 2DL

Opening Times: Monday – Sunday, 9am – 6pm

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Cafe-Roberto-104005871835315/

The Front Room

The Front Room is a gem of the town, located on Castle Street and offering locally sourced food, up-cycled interiors and freshly ground coffee. With a beautifully decorated space filled with books and plants, this is the perfect place to lose yourself for hours in a chat or a novel.

Not a coffee fan? Not a problem! With The Front Room’s offering of smoothies, milkshakes and tea lattes there really is something for everyone! This café encapsulates the relaxing, cozy aura of this time of year and is a must visit.

Chilly weather given you the blues? If you are around on a Wednesday, pop-in for some self-care right on your doorstep, with REIKI Healing Sessions and Indian Head Massages (from 2pm every Wednesday, £10 with any purchase from The Front Room).

Location: 9 Castle St, High Wycombe HP13 6RZ

Opening Times: Monday – Friday, 8am – 7pm. Saturday, 10am – 7pm. Sunday, 10am – 5pm.

Website: https://thefrontroomhw.business.site/

Hatch Coffee

With a mission of ‘bringing high end, barista-crafted coffee to High Wycombe’– Hatch Coffee has cemented itself as a trendy, forward thinking coffee spot.

Connected to Bluegrass BBQ, this hidden treasure offers a takeaway nook to the side of the building so you can grab a coffee before an autumnal walk on the Rye, or take a seat within the Bluegrass BBQ restaurant for some ribs on a rainy day.

Hatch’s uniqueness lies in their coffee – using lightly roasted beans & perfectly textured milk – to create a unique and delicious experience. A perfect town centre warm up…

Location: 12-13 Pauls Row, High Wycombe, HP11 2HQ

Opening Times: Monday – Sunday, 7am – 4pm.

Website: https://www.hatchcoffee.co.uk/

Air Raid Shelter Café & Tea Room

Located in the Chilterns Shopping Centre, ‘The Air Raid Shelter Café & Tea Room’ is a firm favourite with the locals. Over the last 2.5 years, this little independent has rightfully earned a reputation as High Wycombe’s quirkiest venue.

As well as delicious coffee, Air Raid Shelter Café offers a classic menu of English breakfasts, freshly made cakes and their winter speciality Union Jack Hot Chocolate (topped with whipped cream and marshmallows!). This spot is sure to be a favourite with the whole family.

Location: Chilterns Shopping Centre, Frogmoor

Opening Times: Monday – Saturday, 9am – 4pm. Sunday 10:30am- 4:30pm

Website: https://www.facebook.com/airraidcafe/

Kubik Café

Located on the High Street and with its cosy atmosphere and welcoming team, Kubik is the perfect place to unwind after you shop. Praised for its authentic, Italian, fresh coffee, this Café knows how to please!

Kubik also offers some classic cafe food with toasties, sandwiches and bacon rolls – making it ideal for a lunch break and catch up with friends.

Location: 29 High St, High Wycombe

Opening Times: Monday – Saturday, 7am – 4pm

Facebook: @kubikcafe2020