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30th October 2023

Brita Professional reveals top ten ‘innovative’ coffee shops in UK

Written by: Edward Waddell
Brita Professional partnered with a series of coffee industry professionals to rank entries from across the UK, judging coffee shops on the creativity in their design and the ‘innovation’ behind their operations.

Skinny Dip in Margate was declared as the most ‘innovative’ coffee shop in the UK. According to research over half of UK adults associate coffee shops with creativity and are drinking coffee when they feel their most creative.  

The top ten ‘innovative’ coffee shops in the UK include:

  • Skinny Dip, Margate
  • Qima, London
  • Baffle Haus, Pontypool
  • Batch Baby, London
  • Effy Stores, Nottingham
  • Formative, London
  • Fika, Norwich
  • Lowdown, Edinburgh
  • Carbon Kopi London
  • Souli, London

The research also found customers were more likely to stay for a longer period of time if they got free refills (49%), drinks offers and promotions (37%), reward schemes (35%), food options (28%) and a dedicated workspace (24%).

Paul Whitehead, business account manager at Brita UK, said: “Judging these awards highlighted the true breadth of creativity in coffee we have across the UK, all the way from South Wales to Scotland and everywhere in between. The winners had truly inspiring stories, both from how they operate their businesses in a thoughtful manner to how customers use their locations to boost their own creativity.”