After failing to track down anywhere in Sheffield city centre that looked too interesting for cocktails the night before, I wasn’t super optimistic about finding good coffee the following morning.
However, a quick search revealed Tamper Coffee had a branch just three minutes from my hotel. It looked very promising so I went to check it out.
With a strong Kiwi influence, the premises are quite beautiful with the brick structure a former silversmiths. I liked it a lot.
As you go in, there’s counter service for takeaway customers and a large back room for sit-in punters. I was pressed for time but had just enough of a window to sip from an Acme ceramic cup.
I took up station at one of their high tables and my espresso was soon with me. A house blend from Ozone – a roastery I’ve historically found very lacklustre – this was hugely impressive. I was very pleasantly surprised, and delighted that such a lovely place had such good coffee to back it up.
So overall, I was glad to discover such a smart coffee place as Tamper proved to be. They have late opening and a cracking little selection of beers available on Friday evenings, so I was much tempted to pop back later in the day. That will need to wait for my next trip to the steel city, though.