The Coffee Kitchen

Open Mon - Sat  8.00 to 18.00

If you get there a little bit early, don’t worry. Come in and we’ll serve you as soon as we can!

Andy’s Blog

First memories of really good coffee


The first really great coffee that I tasted was a Mysore from India. Having being brought up on Mellow Birds and various other horrible incarnations of what passed in the 70s and 80s for coffee. It was rich, smooth and delicious. I also used to have a filter coffee machine at college and I would often drink a whole jug of coffee and a double packet of bourbon biscuits in an afternoon. Some things never change!


The Coffee Kitchen is an artisan coffee house in Cockermouth serving single estate coffees, real bread and speciality teas. We make as much as we possibly can on the premises: bread, cakes and traybakes.We opened our doors in September 2011 determined to show people that you don’t have to go to big cities to find fantastic coffee. We hope that you enjoy coming to The Coffee Kitchen as much as we enjoy working there.

We are winners of the Best Newcomer award at the 2013 Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards as well as being a finalist in the Best Cafe/Tearoom category. We are also winners of the Local Business Accelerator Scheme in West Cumbria for 2013.

Regular Events

There is nothing wrong in being ethical in the way you do business - it means you want to make a difference in the world around you. A coffee shop should never do less than make really great coffee but it should do so much more. Nobody ever tells you how much hard work running your own business is but they also don’t tell you how much fun it is too.In a business startup you definitely have to work both smarter and harder than others. You need to do both to succeed.

Jelly Event

Come along on the first Thursday of each month to the Jelly event for homeworkers. No matter what you do, if you work from home, this is the place where you can come to meet other people in a similar position to network, socialise, gossip (!), work and talk about business. Runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Coffee Tastings and Barista Experience Days

Keep an eye open for our coffee tasting afternoons where we sample 5-6 coffees and find out a little bit more about how the coffee gets from the shrub to the cup.

We also run the occasional Barista Experience Day where we let you loose making coffees. Get to know  how to make the perfect coffee as well as spending time making cappuccinos , flat whites and lattes.

Bistro Evenings

Imagine a dinner party where you don’t have to do the cooking and, even better,  you don’t have to do the washing up.

We use the building to our advantage creating an intimate and relaxed atmosphere alongside your fellow diners. Everyone eats at the same long table so there will be plenty of opportunity to meet and to talk to one another.

Each night will be licensed and we will select a range of drinks to fully complement the menu.


Bistro Night 5.pdf
The Real Bread Campaign
artisan coffee house
The Coffee Kitchen - part of Geruish Enterprises Limited
40 Challoner Street, Cockermouth, CA13 9QU
Company number: 7503292
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