Bardia’s: Inside Stratford’s Loveliest Coffee Shop!

I had given up hope of going to a pretty cafe that was outside of London, until Isobel showed me a really pretty and independent cafe called Bardia’s in Stratford-Upon-Avon. She promised to take me there after doing our little photoshoot in Stratford Butterfly Farm and I was so excited! I didn’t have much to eat that day, so by the time we arrived I was really craving some cake. 

The cafe was tucked away in the middle of the town centre, not too far a walk from Shakespeare’s birthplace and I would’ve walked right past it if Isobel hadn’t pointed it out. It looked so cosy and cute! Ivy hung from the ceiling and entwined themselves around the lights that emitted a soft glow, giving the whole cafe a warm feeling (which contrasted greatly to the cold, windy weather outside). We went in and only had to wait a few moments before we were seated.

Bardia's in Stratford

It was a lovely break from the hustle and bustle of the tourists, and I took some time to people-watch before going up to order. It’s not often I see a cafe offer oat milk (usually it’s between dairy, almond or soya milk) so I immediately opted for that one with my English Breakfast tea, alongside a homemade victoria sponge. Gosh the cake was SO GOOD and – dare I say it – moist. It wasn’t overloaded with sugar and I gobbled the whole thing up in a heartbeat. 

The staff were as lovely as the cakes; they were so accommodating and noticed that we kept moving seats in order to sit somewhere that was more comfortable, and even offered to take photos of me and Isobel for the ‘gram, tehe!

About Bardia’s

Address: High Street (27.50 km), Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6EU
Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 07.30 – 18.00; Saturday: 08.00 – 18.00; Sunday: 08.30 – 17.00
Cafe prices: Very reasonable! My tea and cake came to around £5 altogether – plus the cakes are homemade. 
Other notes: The place is quite small so you might have to get cosy! 

How to get there

Bardia’s is about a 5 minute walk from Shakespeare’s birthplace, so it’s the perfect resting place after a day of doing touristy things! I would suggest walking there as it can be pretty crowded, and there are plenty of car parks in the surrounding areas. 

Overall

Bardia’s is a beautiful coffee shop, and what I love about it is how friendly the staff were. They were so accommodating and the cakes were delicious, and I would definitely go back the next time I’m in Stratford. 

Have you been to Bardia’s Coffee before? Where’s your favourite cafe?

Love,
Lizzie xx

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20 Comments
  • Kate | Afternoon Tees
    May 13, 2020

    Oh wow, this looks amazing, love the decor! I’ll have to keep an eye out for Bardia’s next time I am here.

    • hellolizziebee
      May 13, 2020

      Awh you so should if you’re ever in Stratford-Upon-Avon! It’s family-run too which makes the experience all the more special

  • Kate
    May 13, 2020

    This place looks so lovely! I can’t wait to visit some of my beloved coffee shops and brunch spots again. I miss going out for solo coffee dates and supporting my local.

    Kate | thelittlecrunch.co.uk

    • hellolizziebee
      May 13, 2020

      It was super cosy and I wanted to stay there forever! And gosh yes me too. I’ve already started a list of places I want to go to once all of this blows over! x

      • Lam and TheGlam
        May 14, 2020

        Looks amazing 😍 I love this decor so cut 😉 I’m currently far from there but this place really worth a visit 👍

  • Teresa
    May 13, 2020

    I’d like those croissants right now please! This place looks sooo cosy. Perfect place for home officing! And hey, what could be better when you haven’t had anything to eat than a piece of cake!? 😉 xxx

    • hellolizziebee
      May 13, 2020

      I know right? I haven’t eaten a good croissant in so long! Haha yes exactly! xxx

  • claire
    May 13, 2020

    Oh yummy! What I wouldn’t give to go to a lovely cafe right now. I think that is what I miss the most if I am honest.

    I know where this is, it caught my eye but we didn’t go in as we had an afternoon tea booked somewhere else.

    I will definitely check this out next time I am in the area x

    • hellolizziebee
      May 13, 2020

      Gosh I totally feel the same. At least we have something to look forward to once all of this blows over!

  • Natasha Evans
    May 13, 2020

    Oh wow! I’m from round this area and have never been in or even noticed it – I’ll have to take a trip!

    • hellolizziebee
      May 13, 2020

      Oooh you so should! They switch up the flowers they have on the ceiling, too!

  • Jenny in Neverland
    May 13, 2020

    I am a complete sucker for a cute coffee shop and this place really hits the spot! What a cute place and a great option to stop for a break after a busy day shopping. That cake looks FANTASTIC! xxx

    • hellolizziebee
      May 13, 2020

      Awh yay me too! I love going to a cute cafe and eating yummy cake! xxx

  • Piper Hill
    May 14, 2020

    This place looks so lovely! At first I thought it said Staford and so I was excited as that’s close to me, just checked in with my boyfriend though and he says it’s not far from us anyway! Once lockdown is lifted I’d definitely like to make a trip. My favourite cafe is in Leeds and it’s called Livin’ Italy. They do these Nutella coffees which are to die for!

    • hellolizziebee
      May 14, 2020

      Awh thank you so much! Well hopefully you’ll be able to go there one day!

  • Aaliyah
    May 14, 2020

    That cake looks amazing! That is such a cute coffee shop I wish I lived closer to it to give it a try x

  • Francisca Rockey
    May 14, 2020

    My parents moved to the West Midlands last week and I’ve been wondering if there are any cute cafes and restaurants nearby. This looks so cute and like something I would love, very aesthetic too! I can’t wait for lockdown to be over so I can explore more of the area!

    Francisca | http://www.franciscarockey.co.uk

  • Kieli
    May 15, 2020

    I am dying to go to this place!!!! ToT And I’m loving that sweater!!!!

  • ellie
    May 15, 2020

    this looks so good! if i’m ever in london again, i’ll keep a look out for Bardias for sure!
    ellie x //elliekblog.blogspot.co.uk

  • Nancy
    May 16, 2020

    Oooh! I always love checking out cute cafes. Pretty cool that you found Bardia’s! I love the ceiling!! I am all about those naturey vibes! Wow they really stack themselves with pastries! Glad you enjoyed your time there overall! 🙂

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me