The Green Coffee Machine, Cheltenham

May 19, 2013

This is not a review, more of an excuse to publish some photos again and broaden the scope of the blog beyond London, which I do try to do when I can. Cheltenham doesn’t have much of a coffee scene, especially since the awesome Nathan Squirrel had to shut down operations at No. 5 The Brew Rooms in Montpellier, which was much loved by me and the accomplice, not least because of Nathan himself. High rents were part of problem, but I can’t help but feel that two or three good places co-existing always helps, because being an outlier is never easy.

And so, the Green Coffee Machine, which was a coffee cart trundling the streets of Chelts, and has now morphed and sprawled into a very stylish café in a prime location next to the train station. It is friendly and welcoming, and though I think the coffee wasn’t mind-blowing, there is definitely scope for the place to become very good. A great space, allied to happy, chatty staff, and locally sourced beans, and you have a recipe for success which, with any luck, will spread the word. So go and enjoy. And, as you can see below, you might snare a hen party too, which is never a bad thing.

The Green Coffee Machine, next to the train station (and the Tesco), Cheltenham

Website with (some) details

Also on Twitter: @TheGreenCoffeeM

Best. Mural. Ever.

Best. Mural. Ever.

Very elegant outside.

Very elegant outside.

They use a local roastery

They use a local roastery.



The layout is airy and relaxing.

The layout is airy and relaxing.


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