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Top five coffee pit stops

You can make great savings on rail fares when travelling on the FGW network, so why not treat yourself to a little something tasty? Here’s our top five pit stops for a hot cup of joe.

1. Cafe Crème, near Southampton Central Station

A great pit stop for coffee and pastries, the cafe also has an excellent lunch menu and prides itself on using local suppliers. For those really making a day of it, wines, beers and lagers are available too.
Get there: Take FGW train to Southampton Central 

2. Green Bean Coffee Co, Penzance

Eco-friendly coffee company Green Bean source their own Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee beans and serve produce from their seasonal vegetable patch, as well as home baked cakes. 
Treat yourself to a locally sourced food onboard First Great Western trains as well. As part of our 50:15 pledge , the top 50 products in a recently launched on-board menu will be sourced from specialist producers within 15 miles of the railway lines. 
Get there: Take FGW train to Penzance 

3. Monmouth Coffee Company, Covent Garden

Nestled in the hustle and bustle of Covent Garden, the Monmouth Coffee Company lets visitors relax in a communal space where strangers can comfortably share old pew booths. Monmouth roasts its own ethically sourced beans for a smooth and memorable beverage.
Get there: Nearest tube, Covent Garden

4. Dose Espresso, Barbican

Dose is an ethically and environmentally aware business that uses the best ingredients and equipment known to baristas. Expect exceptional coffee and a relaxed space. Why not try one of their showcased guest coffees for a special treat?
Get there: Nearest Tube, Barbican

5. Moondogs Art Stop Café, Reading

A colourful and creative hotspot in the heart of Reading, Moondogs offers delicious beverages, as well as an array of local artwork and jewellery on display. Quirky decorations add the finishing touches to this stylish café.
Get there: Take FGW train to Reading West