Jika Jika

Address: 4a Princes Buildings, George Street, Bath, BA1 2ED, England
Telephone: 01225 429903

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4.7

Bath’s coolest new coffee house and canteen.

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.

Food and drink
4.7
90%
Service
4.3
90%
Food and drink
4.7
90%
Value for money
4.6
90%
Ambience
4.7
90%
Location
4.8
90%

Food and drink

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.

Recommended dishes

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.

Ambience

Laid-back and cool with a glass ceiled dining room, tiled sinks outside the toilet and books from Mr B’s independent bookshop.

Service

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.

Location

On George Street – not too far from the Milsom Street shopping.

Price advice

Flatbread pizzas/sandwiches cost from £3-5.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Families with teenagers
  • Singles
  • Nightlife
  • People watching
  • Relaxation
  • Shopping
  • Trendiness

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