Coffee shop roundup: the best of BroomhillPosted by: Claudia Downs
We take a look at the best places to get your caffeine fix (and maybe a slice of cake too…)
Over the years, the lively suburb of Broomhill has grown into a hub of activity for both students and locals. As well as its many pubs, it offers an impressive range of cafés and coffee shops, from beloved and long-standing establishments such as Vittles, to vibrant newcomers like Five Rivers. Read on for the best that Bromhill has to offer...
Ginger is a spacious café bar with a clean look and laid-back vibe, perfect for studying or a chilled-out break with friends. They serve speciality coffee and loose leaf tea, as well as beer and wine, and a range of food including sandwiches, cakes, and soup. They demonstrate their love of Sheffield by shopping local; food and drink is sourced from high quality local and independent producers wherever possible. This includes coffee roasted in the city centre, and milk from Our Cow Molly.
A Broomhill mainstay, Remo and his bistro have been serving coffee and authentic Italian cuisine since the year 2000. In the day, enjoy handmade sandwiches or a slice of their famous tiramisu, or head down on a Friday or Saturday evening to enjoy their recently expanded dinner menu, offering lovingly created dishes with a Mediterranean flair.
'Cawa' is the original word for coffee in Turkish/Arabic - today, it's a loose term referring to a place to enjoy a hot drink, great food, and socialise. This stylish café and bakery is open 8am-6pm, seven days a week. Whatever you fancy, CAWA has it – as well as hand roasted coffee, there’s bread and cakes baked fresh in house, and a brand new Brunch menu. If you fancy something a little stronger, they’re fully licenced, serving artisan beers, organic wines and more. Plus, look out for Afternoon Tea, launching at the end of this month.
A charming, traditional spot, family-owned Vittles has been established for over thirty years. Loved by students and the local community alike, they offer a warm atmosphere and a delicious, affordable menu, with popular choices including their breakfasts, pancakes, and Salmon Florentine.
It’s hard to miss the bright orange exterior of Vietnamese inspired café Five Rivers, and inside, it’s just as eye-catching. Five Rivers aims to “bring the organised chaos of Vietnamese street food culture to the people of Sheffield” as well as raising money and awareness to combat the ongoing effects of Agent Orange – hence the colour. They offer a wide range of hot and cold drinks, including traditional Cà Phê Trung (egg coffee), and a Vietnamese spin on the usual lunch fare, including baguettes, salads and noodle soup. You can sit at a regular table, or venture into a cosy lounge area with a generous supply of floor pillows – just remember to take off your shoes!