4a Princes Buildings, George Street, Bath, BANES, BA1 2ED
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Singles, Nightlife, People watching, Relaxation, Shopping, Trendiness
Best for Trendiness - Expert review of Jika Jika
Although it’s run by Bath, England and British Lions rugby legends Lee Mears and Matt Stevens, Jika Jika is not in any way a sports cafe. Instead they’ve created a classy and quirky canteen that serves up imaginative food, great coffee and awesome decor that I love.
Split into a breakfast (up to noon) and lunch onwards menu, you’ll find selections of flatbreads, salads and main meals, as well as good international wine, beer and cider choices. Seasonal specials for winter include hot chocolate with a nip of rum, sausage cassoulet and pies. Coffee is expertly prepared – hardcore caffeine fans can have a ‘naked shot’, which is double ristretto brewed through a special 'naked' portafilter. There’s a wide range of loose leaf tea, which is served on pretty bamboo trays, and plenty of tempting cakes.
I love the jerk chicken spiced yam flatbread (it tends to be available in the summer months) and if you’re also a non-caffeine drinker like me, try the strong red earthy roobios espresso for a unique hit.
Laid-back and cool with a glass ceiled dining room, tiled sinks outside the toilet and books from Mr B’s independent bookshop.
You used to order at the bar and food and drinks were brought to table, but now there’s table service from the young and pleasant staff.
On George Street – not too far from the Milsom Street shopping.
Flatbread pizzas/sandwiches cost from £3-5.
More information on Jika Jika:
- Price guide:
- Bar, Café, Tearoom
- International, Modern, Snacks
- 4a Princes Buildings, George Street, Bath, BANES, BA1 2ED
- 01225 429903
- Breakfast, Lunch
- Opening times:
- Mon-Thurs 7.30am-8pm, Fri 7.30am-9pm, Sat 8.30am-9pm, Sun 10.30am-4pm.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Not possible