Do you know what I love? Coffee!
You know what I love even more? Small local businesses who want to do more than serve great-tasting coffee and have a purpose behind their work!
This is a little ode to the new guys that have just opened on St Giles Street – Saints Coffee. I have wanted to write more about some of the amazing independent businesses we have here in Northamptonshire and I am pleased to be writing about a great one!
A little bit about them; Saints Coffee is run by Ben and Nicola who want to bring a new, quality and ethical coffee shop to Northampton that champions social change and believes their coffee has the power to do good in the communities they serve.
Some of their social goals include championing social justice by raising big issues like racism, discrimination and inequality within community projects and schools, helping to improve social mobility and encouraging better mental health – such as bringing people together for good coffee and good times!
It just goes to show that good coffee can taste good and do good – and I can vouch that their coffee tastes amazing!
Whilst the pandemic stopped them from opening their shop, they were operating an online store and that’s where I was introduced to Ben and Nicola when I got to try some of their coffee at home – but finally, Chanelle from Food & Frolics and I had a good ol’ catch-up and checked Saints Coffee at long last on St Giles Street…
As you step inside, the space is light and airy, keeping the brick wall interior that matches perfectly well with the pink coffee bar and boho furniture (rattan chairs – love!) with some decorative plants to make the whole room feel very cosy – it’s a refreshing spin on what the place looked like before.
You can also browse some of their own coffee and chocolate products as you walk in on the shelf to your right, with some additions from local businesses too. Another eye-catching section are the photos that create a collage – not just for looks but more to clearly tell a story of one of their social impact missions.
Tables are quite close together, but they’re not blessed with space, so my advice is to definitely head earlier before rushes or book ahead! But they make up for great food, drink and service all round!
I can vouch that their coffee tastes great! I’ve been fond of drinking their coffee which they sell as products online and in store, so it was lovely to sit down with a proper coffee cup and enjoy it!
They are also open in the evenings for cocktail and cheese nights – one for my list to do!
This will be added to my Northants Coffee Guide and it’s certainly a great little place to catch up with people, enjoy coffee and refreshments whilst supporting their mission to do good within the community and beyond.
Save this post for when you need it – have you checked Saints Coffee out yet?