Romsey is lucky to have many wonderful places to eat or drink, so here we take a look at the top five cafes as rated by customer reviews on TripAdvisor. 

1. That Little Tea Shop

Branching off from a large range of sweet and savoury goods like sandwiches, cakes, tea cakes and scones, That Little Tea Shop makes it to the top of the list of the top cafes in Romsey.

Tucked away in The Hundred, That Little Tea Shop opens for breakfast, lunch, tea and cake.

The café’s menu includes gluten free, vegetarian as well as vegan choices.

Breakfast is served all day and includes full English breakfast, bubble and squeak, baguettes, bagels, pancakes, omelettes and more including a children’s menu for smaller plates.

That Little Tea Shop also serves its famous ‘Bottomless Teapot’ at only £1 per person.

Customers describe the café as a ‘great place to eat’ and that the food is ‘scrumptious’

2. TeaCups

TeaCups makes it second on the list in Romsey.

Originally established as a family run café in 2016, a new ownership has taken over the café in May 2024.

Similarly to That Little Tea Shop, TeaCups offers a wide range of ‘fantastic’ breakfast items, light lunches, cakes and treats, weekly specials and many Vegetarian, Vegan, and Gluten Free options.

The café contains upstairs and downstairs seating for the inside as well as a courtyard for those wanting to enjoy their food and drinks outside in the sparkling Romsey weather.

TeaCups can be found at 8 Latimer Street.

3. Paws For Thought Cat Café

A cat café in Romsey where you can relax and enjoy hot or cold drinks as well as delicious food whilst being in the company of rescue cats.

You can sit in places where cats can explore around you and interact with you whilst you take an hour or two out of your day.

The café can only allow children over six years old into the café and children are to be accompanied by an adult at all times during their visit. Customers refer to café as a ‘great place for cat lovers’

A calming atmosphere on Church Street where you can enjoy a variety of seasonal goods, sweet treats, and beverages.

Paws For Thought holds holding regular events to raise awareness and donations for local rescue centres with events such as quiz evenings, cat bingo, cat yoga, pamper evenings, games evenings and many more

4. That Kitchen Café

That Kitchen Café is in Sandy Lane in the Cedar Nursery at Braishfield and provides a warm environment for relaxing chats with friends and family.

Serving teas, coffees, cakes, and bakes alongside a popular breakfast menu with a few light lunch items and sandwiches as well as a children’s menu.

The menu provides vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.

That Kitchen offers ‘great food and service’ according to TripAdvisor reviews. 

5. No.5

In a strange coincidence, fifth on the list is the No.5 café which is located in Bell Street and offers a wide quantity of delicious homemade cakes and great coffees.

Fresh lunches, sweet treats and drinks are on the menu as well as a range of Gluten Free and Vegan options.

The café welcomes bookings for afternoon tea that you can collect and enjoy at home.

No.5 contains a cosy atmosphere and provides a ‘perfect setting for a relaxing glass of wine after work’ as the café becomes a social wine bar after 5pm.