Bracknell’s Top-Rated Cafes According to Tripadvisor
After a stressful working week, what better way to wind down on a Saturday or Sunday morning than a relaxed catch-up at one of Bracknell’s independent cafes.
From family businesses in the village to French patisseries, each one will bring something different to your day.
We’ve rounded up five cafes and cafes that you rated as your favorites on Trip Advisor for you to try again and again.
Blue Orchid Bakery
This charming, independent bakery and cafe in Wokingham has been named Trip Advisors Travelers’ Choice for 2021, and from the reviews, we can see why.
Although rated as slightly overpriced, the homemade pastries and hot drinks have been hailed as the number one cafe to visit in the Wokingham area.
The main draw of this cafe seems to be its independent status among monotonous restaurant chains and its emphasis on vegan and plant-based snacks.
A reviewer on Trip Advisor said: “Really a great independent bakery! Very happy to have this place in town, great cakes and coffee and they were so dog friendly too!
Another visitor raved, saying it was “a veritable cornucopia of delicious homemade pastries, brownies and quiches with a wonderful emphasis on vegan and plant-based.
“An establishment that genuinely supports the local community with refreshing ethical, charitable and environmental standards. The single-source coffee grown by two Salvadoran brothers who use the proceeds to fund a dog sanctuary is roasted in Clifton, Bristol, and is truly sublime.
“The environment, both inside and out, is relaxing, with no pressure to rush. The afternoon snack delivered during lockdown was truly sublime. The vegan version I tried was spectacular.
Plus, if you feel like catching up in the comfort of your own home, you can also have afternoon tea delivered right to your doorstep. How fantastic!
Mason + rye
This little gem is on the ground floor of the Fenwick department store in the Lexicon.
If you fancy an open, airy and luxurious place for your next coffee, this little French patisserie will be your cup of tea.
Many reviewers said it was a regular haunt. One commented: “Always enjoy visiting this cafe inside the beautiful Fenwick’s store in Bracknell. Excellent and unusual cakes, absolute works of art.
The salads are good as are the other dishes on offer and the service is always helpful and extremely pleasant. The chairs are comfortable and the tables well spaced out. A pleasure to visit.
According to previous visitors, the marble countertops and serene surroundings just scream luxury at this chic French patisserie without the exorbitant prices of some.
It scored a fantastic four and a half stars on Trip Advisor.
Brown Bag, located in Alexandra Court in Wokingham town centre, is another small independent cafe that has struck a chord with visitors and regulars to Wokingham.
Famous for its breakfast menu, the cafe serves mouth-watering homemade porridge with delicious toppings and syrups.
The cafe has recently been refurbished giving it a lighter feel and a spacious outdoor area.
One reviewer said: Great place for coffee with super friendly and helpful staff. They have a good range of breakfast options – very good bacon roll. It has been redecorated during lockdown giving it a much lighter feel.
With outlets in both Bracknell and Wokingham, you really will be spoiled for choice.
A reviewer who chose Wokingham’s cafe said: ‘Lots of cafe options in town, but these guys have it all figured out. Great cafe, their food is great but they really stand out for their customer service. Friendly staff, who work hard but always have time for a chat. Keep up the great work team.
Gail’s Bakery, Bracknell
With locations in three other areas of Bracknell Forest, Gail’s of Bracknell seems to be the favourite. The cakes, breads and coffees are a popular choice for anyone looking for a place to stop for a morning after a stressful week or a crazy night out.
Although it has yet to receive reviews on Trip Advisor, the French Patiseree received incredible reviews from visitors when it opened last month.
The only downside is that there’s a scary chance, with the whole range of sweets and treats, of maxing out your credit card!
Although this is one of the more specialty cafes on the list, it has been awarded four and a half stars on Trip Advisor.
This family run cafe is located right in the heart of the small village of Binfield. With its spacious and appointed interior, it’s perfect for a drop-off if you’re in the mood for one of their specialty milkshakes or delicious home-cooked meals.
A regular visitor said: ‘I love this little cafe so much the staff are always so lovely and the food and drink are amazing. Today I had the new VEGAN Biscoff Milkshake (three of my favorite words!). I had mine made with oat milk and honestly don’t think I would be able to tell the difference if it was a cow’s milk shake.