With a vibrant cafe culture, the Island is home to many cosy coffee shops. Here are our picks to visit when you’re in need of your next caffeine fix…

1. Pedallers Cafe

Pedallers Cafe is a charming coffee shop nestled in the picturesque countryside of Newhchurch in the heart of the Island on a popular cycle track, making it a favourite spot for cyclists. This cosy cafe offers a warm and inviting atmosphere, with a focus on locally sourced ingredients. Visitors can indulge in a range of delectable cakes, pastries, and light bites, along with a variety of speciality coffees and refreshing beverages. 

2. Sundial Cafe

Overlooking the beautiful Sandown Bay, Sundial Cafe is a coastal retreat that promises stunning views and a relaxed vibe. Situated right on the beachfront, this cafe offers a diverse menu, serving everything from classic British breakfasts to mouthwatering seafood dishes. With an emphasis on freshly caught seafood and locally sourced produce, visitors can savour a true taste of the Isle of Wight.

3. The Piano Cafe

Set close to Freshwater Bay, The Piano Cafe is a trendy and artistic coffee shop. With a vintage piano taking centre stage, you can enjoy the soothing tunes of local musicians while sipping on expertly crafted coffees and artisanal teas. The cafe also boasts a delectable menu, featuring an array of homemade cakes, sandwiches, and vegetarian delights.

Off The Rails, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

4. The Wonky Cafe

A hidden gem tucked away under the cliff of Whitecliff Bay, The Wonky Cafe exudes character and charm and is certainly unique in its location. From savoury snacks to delectable sweet treats, visitors can enjoy a range of delicious offerings right on the beach.

5. Off The Rails

Situated within an old railway station in Yarmouth, Off The Rails coffee shop offers a unique and nostalgic setting for coffee enthusiasts. Housed in a beautifully restored Victorian building, this cafe maintains its original charm with vintage touches and railway-themed decor. Guests can indulge in freshly brewed coffee, alongside a selection of scrumptious cakes and light meals. The outdoor seating area provides a lovely space to bask in the sunshine.

6. Cook & Baker

Cook & Baker is a cosy and contemporary coffee shop located in Godshill, known for its artisanal approach to coffee and baked goods. The cafe takes pride in sourcing locally roasted beans to create its signature coffee blends. Pair your coffee with a delectable pastry, handmade by skilled bakers on-site. Be sure to visit on a Saturday if possible - it’s doughnut day!

7. Bluebells Cafe at Briddlesford Farm

Nestled in the idyllic Briddlesford Farm, this cafe offers visitors a charming countryside experience. With the farm's dairy producing fresh milk, cream, and cheese, the cafe serves up delectable treats made with the finest local ingredients. From creamy milkshakes to traditional cream teas, the cafe's menu celebrates the farm's produce and showcases the best of the Isle of Wight's culinary offerings. Families can enjoy the peaceful rural setting, visit the farm animals, and indulge in a delightful taste of the Island's agricultural heritage.

8. The Salix Beach Café

Located on the shores of Smallhope Beach in Shanklin, The Salix Beach Café offers breathtaking views and a welcoming coastal ambience. The cafe's terrace provides a perfect spot to enjoy panoramic sea views while sipping on freshly brewed coffee or enjoying a light lunch. The menu features an array of locally sourced seafood, hearty salads, and homemade cakes. Whether you're seeking a refreshing break from the beach or a relaxing spot to watch the world go by, The Salix Beach Café delivers just that.

9. The Blue Door Cafe

Set in the centre of Newport, the cafe's blue-painted facade and inviting ambience create a relaxing atmosphere to unwind. With a commitment to using locally sourced ingredients, the menu features an array of scrumptious homemade cakes, freshly baked pastries, and speciality coffees. Whether you're seeking a leisurely breakfast or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, The Blue Door Cafe promises a warm and friendly setting for coffee enthusiasts and food lovers alike.

10. The Bay Vegan Deli & Coffee House

For those with a penchant for plant-based delights, The Bay Vegan Deli & Coffee House is a must-visit destination in Sandown. This coffee house caters to vegans and non-vegans alike, offering a mouthwatering selection of vegan pastries, sandwiches, and cakes. The baristas craft expertly brewed coffee using ethically sourced beans. With a pretty courtyard garden complementing the delicious food, The Bay Vegan Deli & Coffee House is worth a stop.

The Salix Beach cafe, Shanklin Isle of Wight

11. Cafe Verdi

With stunning sea views, Cafe Verdi provides the perfect spot to watch the world sail past. Set in Fort Victoria Country Park and mainly open in the summer months, it’s a great place to relax with your four-legged friends who will enjoy a doggie ice cream from the cafe menu!

12. Lady Scarlett’s Tea Parlour

Stepping into Lady Scarlett's Tea Parlour is like entering a whimsical world of vintage elegance. Situated on Ventnor seafront, this charming tea parlour doubles as a coffee shop, offering an extensive range of teas and expertly crafted coffee beverages. The decor, reminiscent of a bygone era, sets the stage for a delightful afternoon tea experience. From dainty sandwiches and freshly baked scones to delightful cakes and treats, Lady Scarlett's ensures a memorable coffee shop outing with a touch of nostalgia.

13. Chessell Pottery Cafe

Set in the heart of the West Wight, Chessell Pottery cafe is housed in a cavernous barn with a pretty outdoor garden. There is an impressive selection of homemade cakes and a roaring log burner in the cooler months. The coffee is roasted locally or choose from a variety of teas and hot chocolates.

14. Quay Arts

Located in the vibrant town of Newport, Quay Arts is an arts hub that houses a charming cafe amidst its creative spaces. This coffee shop is a favourite among locals and visitors alike, offering a relaxed environment to enjoy artisanal coffees and delicious homemade treats. The cafe's artistic flair extends to its menu, with food and drink offerings that reflect the Island's creativity and culinary diversity. Whether you're attending an art event or simply seeking a quiet spot to read or work, Quay Arts offers a unique experience surrounded by creativity and culture.

15. Costa Coffee

With 50 years' experience of crafting quality coffee, you can find Costa Coffee in Cowes High Street, Ryde High Street, St James Street in Newport, and in Tesco superstore in Ryde.

For more must-visit coffee spots, take a look at our list of cafes here and see here for cafes and beach shacks with a beach view.