Beans Coffee Stop, Stamford

14 August 2008

The Beans Coffee Stop is a small chain of five. So not exactly independent, but rightly squeezing its way into this blog.

Beans Coffee Stop, Stamford

The branches are found more or less between Peterborough, Northampton and Leicester, at Oundle, Stamford, Higham Ferrers, Oakham and Olney.

I popped in to the Stamford branch, up a windy alley off High Street, and parked myself by the map of the world (world maps are one of my weaknesses).

Beans Coffee Stop, Stamford Beans Coffee Stop, Stamford

The usual coffee options are available, plus a range of hot chocolates and iced coffees.  I enjoyed a generous cappuccino with lovely thick froth.

It’s a friendly, welcoming place with plenty of room and more than enough tables for a leisurely mug of coffee. All coffee is Fairtrade. Daily papers are available.

Beans Coffee Stop, Stamford

I’m glad to see it hitting the spot with the Stamford locals. It was bustling this Thursday lunchtime, with most clientele enjoying the sunshine outside (there are a handful of tables in the small, well kept courtyard).

With a sixth branch on the way at Uppingham, how long can Beans resist the world of impersonal chains?  In the meantime, this is very much a local coffee shop with its own character. Highly recommended.

Beans Coffee Stop, Stamford Beans Coffee Stop, Stamford

8 Silver Lane
PE9 2B

Website: http://www.beanscoffeestop.co.uk/

We visited on 14 August 2008.

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  • Sara 29 July 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Beans offer a great coffee experiance and having Fairtrade espresso makes it extra special 🙂