Welcome to Cheltenham’s most extraordinary independent coffee house and artisan kitchen


it is with great sadness that the find will be closed from Tuesday 24th March 2020

This has been the hardest decision to close the doors to the coffee house.

Thank you to all our supportive and kind customers and our wonderful team. But we know that it is the right thing to do as nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our staff and customers.

Please take care of each other and we will be here to share a coffee (& cake) with you all again as soon as it is safe to do so.

David & The Find Team.


Thank you for taking the time to visit The Find and we hope you will honour our physical establishment with your presence very soon, whether for breakfast, brunch or pre-theatre supper. (There’s nothing like the real thing!). We look forward to welcoming you soon.

David & The Team

Our solemn pledge is to return the English coffee house to its rightful position in society as the only acceptable venue for the meeting of minds, the celebration of events, romantic trysts and general liaisons, multifarious business, essential work and study, and (our personal favourite), restorative indulgence.

To assist these vital pursuits, we offer artisan coffees and beverages, superb foods and delicacies of authentic local provenance, attentive and amiable service, and welcoming surroundings of great interest and variety.

(So why deprive yourself any longer?)

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2 years in a row!
Thank you Cheltenham
Facebook Rating
5.0
Based on 77 reviews
Google Rating
4.5
Based on 110 reviews

Had a delicious chocolate brownie and smoothie delivered to me at home, best brownie I've ever had! Quick and easy to order, arrived really quickly and fantastic service. Highly recommended
Susan Lang
Susan L.
11:01 21 Mar 20
Wonderful coffee and breakfast. lovely environment. made really welcome, the service was fast, efficient and friendly. definitely recommend, a great place to go.
Jackie Herbert-Valentine
Jackie H.
15:05 01 Mar 20
Easily the warmest welcome in Cheltenham. Happy to be able to have u as my number 1 coffee spot - thank you. Good vibes only x
Yvonne Blake
Yvonne B.
10:42 01 Mar 20
I've come here several times now, and it's always been great. The food options available are great and a lot for both sweet and savoury treats. Cakes are always rich in flavour and savoury are healthy. They also have a drink menu with smoothies, variety of coffees and hot and other cold drinks. The staff is always smiley and very nice!
Lucía Muñoz
Lucía M.
11:21 19 Jan 20
Wonderful atmosphere and very nice staff. I ordered a chai latte and forgot to mention I was lactose intolerant. They brought me a replacement at no extra charge even though it was my mistake! Super happy about that as they could've charged me as it was my fault but didn't.Cakes are fantastic! I live in Swindon and travel up just for the cakes they are that good!No-where else compares, best coffee shop I've been in and will continue to visit.
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Throwaway A.
13:50 15 Jan 20
Absolutely beautiful place in the area. Quiet and quaint— the place to be for a breather from the city. The soups and sandwiches are stellar and adequately priced. LOVE the matcha 🙂 Swing along for a cozy time.
Brisa Luzzi Castro
Brisa Luzzi C.
13:32 06 Jan 20
Called in today on a recommendation. Not disappointed! Fabulous coffee, bacon sandwich and soup. A Haven in the chaos of Christmas sales madness.
Victoria Jane Briggs
Victoria Jane B.
16:39 29 Dec 19
Stopped in for a coffee and cake during shopping. Coffee was delicious and have a superb salted caramel brownie
Gary Campbell
Gary C.
13:08 28 Dec 19
Went for brunch with a friend and the food here was fantastic, the service was attentive but allowed you space and the coffee was generous in proportion and tasty. I was pleasantly surprised by the bill when it arrived as I'd happily pay more in a place this good.
Josh Clare
Josh C.
17:11 22 Dec 19
Popped in at 7:15 on a Saturday night. We chose 4 sharing platters. Wow! They were amazing! Absolutely delicious! Service was also brilliant! We will be back and will tell everyone about our delicious meal. Well done to The Find!
Sue Colin
Sue C.
16:58 02 Nov 19
First visit. Simple latte and Danish but amazed at the menu. Will be back to try more. Staff friendly and welcoming
Coral Ward
Coral W.
13:06 27 Sep 19
Popped in for a spot of brunch on Tuesday as my friend had heard good reviews of the food. We had "The Full Find" and "Eggs Benedict" with added bacon and a pair of lattes. All for less than £30. It's counter service when you enter, however they do do table service if you ask. The food was great and the coffee enjoyable. If you find yourself in Cheltenham and fancy a bite to eat and or coffee head to The Find, you won't be disappointed....
Andrew Rudolf
Andrew R.
12:44 04 Sep 19
Had a perfect lunch here with my mum and son as a school holidays treat. Son loved his Club Sandwich, Mum and I shared a Butternut Squash Salad and the Sweet Potato Fries with Coriander Hummus Dip. Everything on the menu sounds delicious and there are loads of veggie and vegan choices. It's good to find a place that suits everyone. We highly recommend it and look forward to going back and trying some more of the things on the menu.
Sali Wijesinghe
Sali W.
15:56 28 Aug 19
Visited for Sunday brunch. Easily found a free table upstairs. Chorizo Hash was really tasty, with huge pieces of chorizo. Eggs Benedict, Full English went down well too, as did the coffees. We felt the pancakes was a slightly small portion when compared to other breakfast items. Overall really happy we visited, the staff were very attentive and friendly. Would happily recommend to anyone for breakfast or brunch!!
Emma C
Emma C
11:54 25 Aug 19
Sat outside eating the best Gluten Free Chocolate cake on the planet.Lovely friendly staff and amazing coffee.
Patricia Jubb
Patricia J.
12:40 21 Jun 19
Very nice place. Popped in today for some lunch and was very impressed with the amount of interesting veggie options on the menu. Coffee was really good and there was plenty of comfy seating upstairs! Good location too, very close to the main High Street.
Tom Stevens
Tom S.
16:34 18 Jun 19
Might just be the best cafe in Cheltenham!!Staff are very friendly, so many great food and drink choices at a fair price.Huge variety of choice for all diets (loads of Vegan cakes!) in a great location. Not too busy but really well kept, enough seating space. A homely feel and miles ahead of chain cafes. Food is excellent, quick service, good portion sizes. The attention to detail in everything is just brilliant. Coffee & Tea was perfect. You could even see/smell their loose leaf teas before buying them which I loved 😅
Matt Bashford
Matt B.
12:59 15 Jun 19
Had no idea that they did cocktails, really tasty and also happened across a beautiful gluten free cake so had to have a slice. Yummy.
Faye Boucher
Faye B.
19:57 31 May 19
Been here for the first time today and the food was amazing so much favour and really reasonable price .
Lewis Nicholls
Lewis N.
10:55 03 May 19
Love this place! Been a few times in the last 2 months. Staff are ridiculously friendly and kind, they go above and beyond! Coffee and food/cakes are out of this world! Such a relaxed atmosphere with a great vibe and nice music! New favourite cafe!!
Lisa
Lisa
14:09 15 Apr 19
Still making 1st rate coffee, really need to find more time to visit this amazing place. If your passing i really suggest popping in.
Mike Harris
Mike H.
21:36 15 Feb 19
Amazing place for either a social brunch or a quiet coffee while working. All the staff are amazing but Mollie in particular provided outstanding service on one occasion I went in for lunch. Highly recommend!!
Julian Taylor
Julian T.
17:59 07 Feb 19
Without question, "The Find" is my favourite coffee shop in Cheltenham. David and the team have produced a fantastic environment for everyone. School uniform shopping usually ends with a treat at THE FIND for one of their incredible Cruffins! Along with that, for the grown ups we chose the find for an intimate private dinner to celebrate my husband's birthday and it was perfect. Amazing staff, incredible food, fantastic location, coffee to come back for... it's a winner in every sense.
Fiona Burge
Fiona B.
15:42 29 Jan 19
Love to come here for tea and cake. They have lots of variety and many vegan cake choices also.I have also enjoyed eating brunch here. All the meals I have had here have been very good. Recently my mum had the steak sandwich which she said was ‘ok’ but it was better before as it is now made with toasted sourdough which was quite tough for a sandwich. She preferred when it was made with doorstop brown bread which was what it was made with previously. Apart from this, The Find is a great place to go!
Debbie Choi
Debbie C.
14:23 22 Jan 19
One of few places to serve “ Cafe au Lait” properly - hot with decent amount of caffeine- like being back in France x
Liz Poole
Liz P.
12:56 04 Jan 19
A gorgeous place, food excellent, top service! fun atmosphere too and very relaxed. We loved our afternoon there 😊
Sue Ashcroft
Sue A.
11:53 16 Dec 18
As a local business owner, this year I wanted to take our clients to a new place for our Christmas party. The Find made it very easy to organise a private dining area for our group. We had several allergy & intolerances to manage & this was well catered for as part of a 3 course Christmas dinner. The staff really looked after our group & we were all made to feel very welcome & looked after & to me the service really shon out. We had 3 young children with us who got lots of attention. Plus we were helped in & out of the door with our baby buggy. I loved the friendly, relaxed & professional atmosphere of the place. We had fun with the Cracker party hats & jokes provided as part of the booking. The food was good quality & very yummy & well timed for a large group... my 4 year old said the Chocolate Torte was his favourite part! There was also a hassle free approach with the separate drinks order. The Find really is a true find & I would highly recommend 🙂
Clare Louise Freeman
Clare Louise F.
08:17 09 Dec 18
Lovely place for a lunch or coffee, interesting and delicious food including vegan and gluten free cakes. Lively, young vibe with friendly millennial service.
Graham Boston
Graham B.
09:26 06 Dec 18
Great food and the service from Emily was fab even when they were very busy she kept all the plates spinning ✅👍
Rob Howells
Rob H.
12:50 24 Nov 18
Nice cafe, small downstairs but with with seating upstairs. Good coffee and cakes. They do more substantial food but I haven't tried it. Service prompt, though you have to order and pay at the counter in advance.
Kevin Crane
Kevin C.
12:12 17 Nov 18
Excellent breakfast with quality ingredients. The staff are really friendly and made us very welcome. My wife enjoyed the coffee and I had tea. Well worth a visit.
Jonathan Taylor
Jonathan T.
10:13 29 Oct 18
Incredibly nice atmosphere and setting to enjoy a tea or coffee. I can relate to comments made about the manageress, her temperament and attitude have been quite off putting at times, unsure whether she's an owner or employed because all the other staff I've encountered have been wonderful.
Simon Bulbury
Simon B.
14:23 28 Oct 18
Friendly place, kind staff (this gets extra credit when cafe-ing with a baby!), delicious lunch, lovely decor and atmosphere...new favourite place in town by far!
Anna Katy Zita
Anna Katy Z.
22:21 01 Oct 18
I was introduced to this little gem by my son this morning. We had a great brunch and I will definitely be coming back. Thank you to all the lovely staff
Ali Howarth
Ali H.
13:30 22 Sep 18
Good coffee, friendly staff and lovely cakes! I love the vibe in the store too. Beautifully designed cafe!
Juliana Bona
Juliana B.
16:42 22 Aug 18
Fantastic food, especially the little roasted potatoes served with their full breakfasts. Staff is friendly and helpful and the decor is lovely. Worth a visit.
Jakub
Jakub
10:53 28 Jul 18
This is *the* best place in Cheltenham for laptop working. Great food and drink, table service when needed, plug sockets everywhere, aircon and super fast wifi.
Paul Bentham
Paul B.
08:17 18 Jul 18
Love this place. They serve amazing food, drinks (including cocktails). I tried one of their delicious pastry 'cruffins', I'd describe it as a hybrid dessert which is sort of a doughnut/filo pastry, shaped like a giant cupcake with custard inside. I highly recommend them and they do different flavours. I also tried the Shakshuka (see photo below).
Jenny Bishop
Jenny B.
21:08 17 Jul 18
The staff and experience was nothing short of absolutely phenomenal. I felt like I was the only one being served in a room of 20. If you would like a warm ambiance with your coffee, come to The Find. If you don’t want a warm ambiance with your coffee, come to The Find anyways. Kelly and Nicki are running a fantastic team, I’ll be seeing you again!!
Madeline Nicora
Madeline N.
11:30 19 May 18
It says a lot when they remember you from last week. Coffee is good, great cake selection, nice decor and delicious club sandwich...most of all, that personal touch. I highly recommend The Find �
Jen Gough
Jen G.
14:50 10 Mar 18
This place is awesome ! Great coffee and awesome vegan treats ! Oh and the staff are always smiling , fully recommended coffee stop!
Key Parish
Key P.
19:10 07 Mar 18
The find as it all . Clean ; decorated and finished to a high standard . Cakes are gluten & vegan free @ an amazing selection The menu gives a great selection of food at reasonable price The staff are very welcoming and very professional in what they do . This cafe is amazing and I would highly recommend. Well done to all the staff . This is now my favourite cafe in Cheltenham.
lorraine Kent
lorraine K.
10:06 01 Mar 18
Saw The Find recommended in a magazine as one of the top 5 ‘new best places’ in Cheltenham alongside The Ivy... Visited yesterday and was really impressed. Beautifully presented cakes and delicious food. Friendly staff and prompt service. Will definitely return.
Michèle Brook
Michèle B.
15:52 12 Feb 18
David is brilliant with a great vision for The Find. The staff are very welcoming and the food & drinks are sooo lovely. Not been disappointed yet 😍
Lee Roberts
Lee R.
17:04 09 Feb 18
A great find indeed! Great tea and coffee, accompanied by a good selection of alcohol and fantastic service. I would definitely recommend for a relaxed evening drink or business lunch.
Jordan Feltham
Jordan F.
15:23 05 Feb 18
My new favourite place in Chelteham! Went for a delicious brunch, stayed for more tea and amazing cake and then went back in the evening for an alcoholic milkshake! Perfect! Love the decor, all the staff are friendly, efficient and accommodating and it just has a lovely chilled vibe. Would highly recommend.
Nicky Read
Nicky R.
11:25 30 Dec 17
Excellent. Have visited a couple of times, brunch is superb and the staff are really accommodating and friendly. Will definitely be back.
Alex Russell
Alex R.
14:06 28 Dec 17
We had the best supper last night at The Find, our table were blown away by the quality of the food, we had a wonderful celebration, cocktails made with local spirits, fantastic organic beer - fab service - we would highly recommend!
Natasha Willmore
Natasha W.
09:46 16 Dec 17
Walked in and immediately loved the atmosphere, decor and then sampling the menu......I have recommended it to friends already, the service was excellent
Jan Hankinson
Jan H.
18:33 07 Dec 17
We had a fantastic evening meal at this fabulous place (it's not just a daytime cafe). Crab arancini was beautiful and the winter veg mille feuilles was very creative. We had the cod and lamb main courses as well which were fantastic. And the Espresso Martinis are to die for! This is a fabulous place with attention to detail and thought given to every single ingredient. A lot of the menu was gluten free as well, including the beer! A real Find!
Tony Hodder
Tony H.
07:38 02 Dec 17
Visited today to meet with a client, lovely space, friendly staff and GREAT wifi! I will definitely be back very soon.
Karen Wood
Karen W.
15:47 28 Nov 17
Had an amazing lunch today and even though we were full we had to sample some of the amazing cakes that were on offer. The only problem was choosing which one!!! After some help from the staff my friend and I decided to share one of chocolate cruffins (croissant crossed with a muffin) and a honeycomb doughnut. Delicious!!!!! Amazing atmosphere, helpful and friendly staff. So enjoyable that Ill be back tomorrow to bring my gran for her birthday!!
Katie Martyn-Smith
Katie M.
17:12 18 Nov 17
Had an amazing lunch today and even though we were full we had to sample some of the amazing cakes that were on offer. The only problem was choosing which one!!! After some help from the staff my friend and I decided to share one of chocolate cruffins (croissant crossed with a muffin) and a honeycomb doughnut. Delicious!!!!! Amazing atmosphere, helpful and friendly staff. So enjoyable that Ill be back tomorrow to bring my gran for her birthday!!
Katie Martyn-Smith
Katie M.
17:10 18 Nov 17
Really friendly, ambient and tasty. Enjoyed an almond milk macchiato and tried a mango cruffin. All gorgeous. Loved the cups, the art and the wallpaper in the loo. Great place to meet. Thanks ☕️
Julie Lawson
Julie L.
12:34 18 Nov 17
Just came back from The Find. Really great atmosphere, lush coffee and lovely chairs. Great location next to the Regent Arcade and scrumptious menu to choose from. David was very attentive, you don’t get to talk to owners in many places, made us very welcome. We will be back soon!
Irina Pitsik
Irina P.
20:08 17 Nov 17
Wow! Just Wow! Our first visit to The Find was exceptional. We enjoyed the most delicious Hot Chocolate (topped with cream, chocolate sauce, marshmallows and honeycomb - it was to die for) and freshly baked Cruffins. If you only do one thing this week it needs to be to visit The Find !
Samantha Louise Prince
Samantha Louise P.
20:49 16 Nov 17
We went for a coffee and snack after the Remembrance parade today. Ended up having a glass of wine while the children had a hot chocolate. Friendly staff, lovely atmosphere. Will definitely return.
Chris Marshall
Chris M.
20:22 12 Nov 17
Great Service, style and standards! Just what Cheltenham needs - a warm friendly independent run boutique experience with clear business drive.
Philip Tabb
Philip T.
08:24 11 Nov 17
Having known David virtually his entire life, we know The Find is going to be a special place for people to enjoy getting together over good food and great service, all with a smile and if David is involved...fun too. We wish you every success David as with everything you do..full of enthusiasm and love and passion will be in plentiful supply xx
Jane Finch
Jane F.
15:46 02 Oct 17

COFFEE, TEA & CAKE

Our coffee is personally sourced by our master roaster Peter James, James Gourmet Coffee based in Ross-on-Wye. We also want to spoil you with a formidable choice of loose-leaf teas, each selected for us by our Oxford teasmith, Jeeves & Jericho. We serve a wonderful selection from the traditional English breakfast to exotic flowering Teas that open before your very eyes!

We take our ecological responsibilities very seriously, cutting food miles when we can and supporting local producers. Our free range milk is from the local Cotteswold dairy who deliver to us every morning from a farm just a few miles away. We also have a wide range of non dairy milks. For those that don’t have time to stay, we do offer takeaway and our distinctive branded botanical takeaway cups and food packaging is fully compostable.

CAKES & PASTRIES

You may notice that we LOVE cake at The Find, and you will find a tempting selection on our counter freshly baked goods every day.

As well as our homemade cakes, we support with several of the finest local artisan bakeries offering a selection of cakes and pastries for you to sample. (including the must try Cruffin from Salt Bakehouse and stunning, delicious vegan and gluten free treats for everyone to try).

SHARE A FIKA MOMENT

Fika is a Swedish concept often translated as “a coffee and cake break”, but really it is much more than that. Fika is a concept, a state of mind, an attitude and an important part of The Find culture. It means making time for friends and colleagues to share a cup of coffee (or tea) and a little something to eat.

Fika cannot be experienced at your desk by yourself. Time to stop and socialise: to take a pause. It refreshes the brain and strengthens relationship. And it makes good business sense: many businesses have better teams and are more productive where fika is part of their day.

Whatever the time of day or day of the week, we all look forward to welcoming you for Morning Coffee, Afternoon Tea or taking time for Fika.

INSIDE THE FIND