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Welcome to Roots

Coffee & Community

your friendly neighbourhood coffee shop

Roots is Closing

It is with great sadness we announce that Roots will have to close permanently on Saturday 10th February 2024.

Due to the covid lockdowns, multiple long-term staff illnesses within our small team, and the rising costs of food and utilities it has proved too difficult and we have tried all we can to keep it going.

We intend to keep options open to find a sustainable solution until that time, recognising it will probably take a miracle to do so.

Whilst we are very sad about this we are choosing to remember and celebrate all that Roots has been to Kingsholm for nearly 10 years.

If you are interested in a joining a new group intending to rescue or rebuild Roots,

please contact them at

If you would like to listen to a recording of our recent open meeting where we explained the closure in more detail and answered lots of questions, please click the link below

Roots Closure meeting
00:00 / 53:36

Accessible Amenities

Free Wi-Fi

Ethical Coffee

Zero Waste

Food Shop

So what is Roots?

Roots is a coffee shop and community space for Kingsholm, Gloucester.


We're a social enterprise, which means we're not here to make big profits. Instead, we want to make Kingsholm a more positive place to live and work.

Coffee Hearts

Roots Cafe

Roots is renowned far and wide for coffee, cakes, sandwiches, breakfasts and snacks, all made with locally sourced ingredients wherever possible – and served by our locally sourced staff!

Image by Megan Thomas

Roots Refills

We have opened a plastic free, zero waste, refill shop selling food, cleaning products and more!

Helping to address food poverty in Kingsholm!


Roots Venue Hire

Roots has spacious and affordable space available to hire for meetings, parties, exercise classes and even weddings!

All you need is our hall and a little imagination.

Fog and Nature

our mission

We want Roots to be a place where everyone feels valued and special, where everyone can get involved and a place that’s helping to make Kingsholm a more positive, thriving area to live.

Open for Everyone

What Makes Roots Different


Our Customers Say

"I visited Roots again, with my grandson. Roots is an inclusive warm and welcoming refuge. We had our coffee and icecream alongside many other folk of all ages. It is pitched at making everyone welcome and it succeeds. Such a lovely friendly atmosphere. And then there is the great food choices. Priced appropriately, so you can find affordable options. Roots is a special community cafe...please support it. It delivers a great big hug!" 

- Patsy A

Have something planned?

Hold an Event Here

Get in Touch

Roots has spacious and affordable space available in our venue space, and within the Cafe itself.

Please contact us for help setting up any event you can think of!

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Where to Find Us?

Opening Hours
(These are our core hours, please check social media for the most up to date opening hours)

Mon - Fri

8:00 am – 4:00 pm



9:00 am – 3:00 pm


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