I was travelling from Stamford to the Peak District for a day hike but wanted to stop and sip on some serious coffee to wake me up before tackling the trail.
When researching, I stumbled across Tamper. A Kiwi cafe culture right in the heart of Sheffield. Being an Aussie in Britain and knowing a dear Kiwi culture was near, it may almost feel like being back in Melbourne, maybe.
Arundel street houses the Sheffield Hallam University and surrounds old industrial factories.
Tamper cannot be missed. The Sellers Wheel location mesmerised me with its 19th-century white-washed exterior – formally a Silversmiths in the heart of the Industrial Quarter.
As soon as you step into the building, you are met with a coffee machine and a buzz with baristas socialising with customers and then greeting us – yep, I was already sold.
If you just want a quick coffee – there is a small space to the left of the entrance lined with fantastic vinyl seats and industrial side tables.
As I wanted to capture the full experience, I walk through to the main dining room; it is hard not to be carried away by the red brick vaulted ceiling, pendant lights and wooden dining tables and not to forget the abundance of indoor plants. This place makes you feel alive!
I order my regular oat milk flat white with a double shot and may I say, this coffee is silky smooth drinking with some pleasing latte art on top.
The house espresso blend is their tailored Tamper recipe, roasted by Ozone in London. This house blend profile is adapted every three months to keep up with seasonal patterns. I love this idea of adapting to seasons.
Tamper also provide the option of a Single Origin coffee for something a little different.
Along with my coffee, I ordered white chocolate granola with fresh raspberries topped off with some yoghurt. This dish had some fantastic textures going on and filled me up for the day ahead of hiking.
If visiting the Peak District or working in Sheffield, make sure you drop in and grab a quick coffee. Tamper Coffee has multiple locations around Sheffield including Sellers Wheel, Westfield Terrace and Kommune.
149 Arundel Street – Sheffield Hallam University
9am- 4pm Monday – Sunday
(Kitchen open 9 am – 3 pm)