The very best cafe spots

In between all the adventures, walks, shopping or golfing, you may find yourself in need for a coffee pitstop or something sweet, so here’s the local cafe low-down… 

For the family and sickly sweet coffee lovers… Tucked away in the heart of Christchurch town centre down Ducking Stool lane, The Ducking Stool cafe is open every day from 9-5pm, serving up a variety of seriously good drinks and tasty snacks. We’d recommended trying one of their infamous shakes or hot chocolates, with over 40 different flavours to choose from including but not limited to Biscoff, Oreo, Kinder Bueno, Reece’s pieces and vegan friendly options too! 

For the chilled beach vibes… Serving up delicious food and cracking coffee with a side of gorgeous seaside views of Southbourne Beach, SOBO Beach is a super fun cafe on the Southbourne promenade. Brining the chilled vibes of Miami’s South Beach to the coastal town of Southbourne (just down the road from us), SOBO Beach also has a Flamin-Go Grill, Wok-Shack kitchens, The Upper Deck and Beach Bar - basically everything you need for a scrumptious time at the beach! 

For the coffee and little bite to eaters… Prefer to have your coffee with a side of good homemade grub and a little wander around one of our stunning market towns? Then take a trip into Ringwood, around 20 minutes from us. After a look around the local shops including some of the loveliest independent stores in the area, pop in and grab a table at Boston Tea Party. Serving up food all day, with an ever changing seasonal menu, Boston Tea Party serves up some of the best coffee in the area and has a cracking vegan/vegetarian menu too.