Docks Coffee

4.3
19 Reviews
£25 and under
Café
Definitely not your ordinary coffee shop!

Taste, sustainability and community are the three main drivers and the motivation behind Docks Coffee. We use only the finest beans and leaves for your coffee and tea and source as much of our food as possible from right here in Hampshire. Our farm to table approach supports a healthier, more ethical lifestyle that we know you will enjoy. Treat yourself, kindly!

Winner of Hampshire Life's Tea & Coffee Shop of the Year Award for 2018.

Top 50 Best Coffee Shops in England - Big 7 Travel, 2019

Awarded Best Coffee Shop in Southampton - Daily Echo, 2019

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 19 people are saying
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4.3
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Lola
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The cafe itself was nice, but the food was very average and over priced for what it was. The coffee was very good though. Overall I wouldn’t go back as the food just wasn’t worth it.

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JKSa
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent brunch and great coffee. Friendly staff!

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Adge
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Unfortunately they had run out of what I ordered, and offered a croissant instead. This is cheaper, but I wasn't offered a refund (yes, I should have asked, but didn't - my bad perhaps).
The croissant was "OK" but would have been better warmed in an oven rather than a microwave.

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LauraS
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really cute cafe me and my boyfriend regularly come to. Always good service and really good foot. Especially the full English :)

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AriannaP
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice coffee house with outdoor seating, would recommend the apple pancakes that were absolutely DELICIOUS!

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Adge
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Covid safe and friendly service.

Great food and coffee.

Sitting outside is OK for now, but bring a coat if it's cold!

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James
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Excellent place for breakfast brunch or coffee in town

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James
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Docks is a very friendly and welcoming venue who have reacted well during and post lockdown to maintain a high standard of service and quality of offering. It is my chosen venue to go for a coffee and to hold catch ups and meetings with friends and business colleagues

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Mad22
London
13 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Covid set up outside was well organised. Staff friendly and helpful. Food a bit disappointing. Partner had American breakfast. The pancakes were hard and bit cold. Bit stingy with bread.

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Abcde
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Booked online an hour before we arrived but they where not aware of it. Not very welcoming either.

Coffee was weedy.

KK
KitKat
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly staff, exceptional food and great atmosphere. Love everything about Docks Coffee!

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Adge
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great implementation of safety measures made us feel safe and relaxed - friendly staff all wearing masks which was appreciated, alcohol gel on every table (well spaced), ordering via phone/web (which worked well).

Food was mostly good (bit dissapointed by the re-heated bacon, but it tasted ok).

Costs were a bit higher than average, but then again so was the experience.

MG
MikaelaG
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I think it’s great the seating is outside. Personally I think if people can order takeaway at the counter, I don’t understand why you have to faff around with the app if your eating at the tables. Kind of makes for an unsociable experience. Food was great & so much of it too for the money! I do think maybe some umbrellas need to cover tables for when it rains

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Lewis
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great coffee and good service, also great location

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Carno
London
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seating outdoors only in pedestrianised Oxford Street. Booking via website, download the app and register your payment card to order. App gives all the options, give your table number and order is accepted. Holes meant for umbrellas in the middle of tables have hand sanitiser. Staff all wear full matching face masks, and only come out to deliver food.
Perfect for a social distancing meal out during the pandemic. They’re only open Friday, Saturday and Sunday for brunch. We were the only customers on a Friday lunchtime. Food is excellent, a huge full English breakfast (options to add extra bacon, sausage, etc taken when ordering) delicious American breakfast with bacon eggs, pancakes & fruit. Mimosa a bit short on orange juice! High quality tea and coffee.
Excellent and friendly service. Tables tend to be in the shade on this side of the road, which on a warm and sunny day was welcome.

EG
EmmaG
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food choices and service, nice treat for my husband birthday

Docks Coffee
Responded on July 20, 2020

Thank you very much, Emma! It was a pleasure having you and we are very pleased you enjoyed your experience with us!

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ChristineB
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well done to all the teal for keeping things going during the pandemic.
We have had takeaways which were delicious and the brunch on Sunday was very well organised
Would definitely recommend

Docks Coffee
Responded on July 20, 2020

Thanks very much, Christine! We're happy that you're happy! See you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Easy app ordering direct to the table and friendly service.

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BerysS
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time out since February and it was wonderful! Felt very safe.

Docks Coffee
Responded on July 20, 2020

Excellent to hear! Thanks very much for the kind feedback!

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FAQs

Docks Coffee does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Just Eat. Docks Coffee also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 023 8022 0749.

Docks Coffee is rated 4.3 stars by 19 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.