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.


Come to Roots for coffee, cakes, sandwiches, breakfasts and snacks, all made with locally sourced ingredients wherever possible – and served by friendly, locally sourced staff!

All our coffee is purchased directly from the coffee farmers who grow it and they are paid fairly for their product. The fantastic company who provides it is  Ethical Addictions wholesale coffee beans who are based in Gloucester.

You can take a look at our food menu here.   

Downstairs, you’ll find a large community table designed for big groups, or to share, plus plenty more seating. We also have a dedicated kids’ area with space for the little ones to play.

Upstairs is our coffee lounge, a lovely peaceful spot to sit and work or just relax. We have free Wi-Fi, newspapers, magazines, and board games for you to enjoy.      


We want to be the best coffee shop in Gloucester – come and tell us how we’re doing!


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


We’re in the old co-operative building on Alvin St – across the road from the doctors’ surgery, around the corner from the rugby stadium and a stone’s throw from Kingsholm primary school. We love being at the heart of the community – because we love Kingsholm! That’s why we’re here.


Roots was started by a group of friends from the local area with a passion for seeing Kingsholm flourish. We’re inspired by the words and actions of Jesus Christ. That means putting people first – so we hope you’ll feel valued, welcomed and right at home.  


Downstairs, you’ll find a coffee shop serving ethically sourced coffee and delicious, affordable locally sourced food. Upstairs is our community hall, and that's your space – it’s available to hire for meetings, parties, exercise classes, workshops… anything the community needs.


We can’t wait to meet you, so please pop in and see us soon. And if you’d like to find out more, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

... & the future


Whilst it is over 100 years old and difficult to make energy efficient, we installed everything we could during the renovation to make it as green as possible, including:

  • solar panels on the roof

  • LED lighting

  • insulation installed to external walls

  • double-glazing where not on the protected conservation front fascia of the building

  • thermodynamic water heating

  • infra-red heating panels



  • we re-use and recycle wherever we can (we have 5 recycling bins and only 2 rubbish)

  • making our own delicous soups, sandwiches and cakes reduces food waste

  • all our take-away disposables are eco friendly, non-plastic, paper and plant-based products

  • our coffee grounds go home to local residents for gardening plots


This is really important, so please work with us, and let us know what else can we do!  Share your ideas

Tel: (01452) 524674 / 528172

69 Alvin Street, Gloucester, GL1 3EH


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