A new addition to the delights of William Street, Urban West Coffee House is a neat little stop off, near to much loved Liggy’s Cakes and Lune Town.


It serves a good selection of breakfast rolls, and at lunch you can choose from soups, daily specials, baked potatoes, as well as a range of wraps and sandwiches.

Their coffee, with beans from Coffee Express, is worthy of attention. It’s not a blend I’d tried, previously, and rather enjoyed its rich, dark notes.


I was in soup and wrap mood, and was pleased to hear that sweet potato and rosemary was the soup on offer. I matched this with a hummus, roasted peppers and salad wrap.

The soup promptly appeared and looked really very good. It proved joyously tasty, with lots of lovely aromatic fragrance from the rosemary complementing the rustic texture of the soup. I was entirely satisfied with it.


The wrap that followed was a good, solid effort, without being particularly memorable. It could have used a gentle toasting, not least to take the edge of the coldness of the ingredients, but I should probably have asked for that. As it was, it brought together a good blend of textures, so was enjoyable enough.

So overall, I think the Urban West Coffee House has potential to become a really popular little coffee spot. They’re geared towards the takeout market, which is probably right, as their shop only has space for maybe four people at shelf seats. Their soup is tasty and the coffee of good quality, so I’d be happy to recommend that you visit, soon.

Blythe scores Urban West Coffee Shop
3.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 14/20

Today’s quester was: Blythe

I ate: sweet potato and rosemary soup; hummus, roast pepper and salad wrap

I drank: espresso, water

I wore: informal trousers

Total bill: £5.50

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Written by BKR