Welcoming independent coffee house in picturesque Lyme Regis
Just at the top of town, a little away from the crowd-filled streets around the historic harbour at Lyme Regis, sits the unusually titled Amid Giants & Idols, ‘It’s an anagram of my two nieces’ names,’ explains owner Xanne Carey.
It’s a small independent coffee house and micro roaster, with UK Barista Championships semi finalist Xanne at the helm. Devoted to the art of coffee, it offers up to five seasonally selected coffees and a variety of brew methods. Roasting its own coffee using ethically sourced beans, the team also finds and promotes beans from new and up-and-coming local roasters.
The overall vibe is homely and welcoming, with comfy basket and leather chairs and vintage memorabilia dotted around. Passionate about sharing a love of coffee, you’ll find a friendly welcome no matter what your level of coffee expertise – and children are very welcome too. The level of care taken over the coffee also extends to hot chocolate and a range of fine loose-leaf teas. All this is combined with a gorgeous selection of locally made artisan cakes and chocolates.
Key roaster: Amid Giants and Idols
Brewing methods: Espresso, drippers, AeroPress, cold brew
Machine: Marzocco Linea
Grinder: Various Mazzers