Summer of Slurps: Our top 5 picks for a refreshing coffee beverage in the July heat

Summer of Slurps: Our top 5 picks for a refreshing coffee beverage in the July heat

Calum Hill 3 mins Read
As Summer seems to be kicking into gear; we look at some of our fav coffee spots keeping us refreshed with iced lattes, coffee slushies and affogatos. Nothing beats refreshment with coffee in summer.

Milk and Hustle  
45B London Rd, Saint Leonards-on-sea TN37 6AY

Based in East Sussex, Milk and Hustle is a crafty little cafe that offers a lovely selection of art and amazing drinks. Based in St Leonards on Sea… a stone’s throw away from the beach. We recommend grabbing one of their cold brews and taking a seat in the sunshine as the waves glisten on the shores.


Maple Farm, East Green, Kelsale, Saxmundham IP17 2PL

 If you’re looking for a spot close to the Suffolk seaside then Pinch is a great choice that offers a range of food and drinks from daal (lentil soup) and naan bread to lemon curd cake. A picturesque spot to get a nice cold iced latte so you can explore the streets of Suffolk with coffee and a Cruller (a deep fried ring of choux pastry) in hand.

Victor Victoria
178 Dundee St, Edinburgh EH11 1DQ

Based in New Market, Victor Victoria is a specialty coffee shop known to many as a cycling haunt, a great destination to peddle to for a refreshing cold brew to cool you down.
Alongside great coffees they offer some tasty treats and lunches to keep you energised and  top tip - their lemon meringue pie is to die for. They also won the Independent business of the year in 2022.


Mary’s Milk Bar 
19 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HS

Mary’s Milk Bar is based in the heart of Edinburgh they offer a delicious range of ice creams. Made every morning so they are super fresh, which also means the flavours change every single day. You must try one of their affogatos. Experimental ice cream is what they’re all about, they have even made a mocha sorbet using our Rwandan coffee.. yum!


Little Swift in Margate
7-8 Marine Drive, Margate, Kent

Known for serving Espresso Martini, natural wines, craft beers and a full blown slushie list - all with a seaview. Charlotte, Steve and the team use seasonal and specially sourced ingredients for their menu items and shop of wine and deli provisions Springing into summer, their slushie menu features the Cuban Spresso featuring Ron La Progresiva 13 year old Cuban Rum, Midnight Oil coffee liqueur, our filter coffee concentrate and Oatly to make one heck of a summer sipper.


Climpson & Sons
67 Broadway Market, London E8 4PH

If you’re strolling down the streets of East London then you have to stop by and try the Espresso Martini Slushie, there’s nothing better than a cold and tasty slushy to accommodate you on your stroll through Broadway Market on market day.London Fields or Victoria Park.

Nothing beats the heat better than a refreshing drink, even better when it’s made with specialty coffee and the options expand throughout the country and these are just to name a few from London, Kent, Edinburgh, Suffolk and Saint Leonards on the sea.

It’s great to see coffee used in so many experimental ways, whether it's cocktails, ice cream and iced drinks.

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