Run out of a 19th century Georgian townhouse at 15 Nevill Street and set in the heart of the historic market town of
Abergavenny, you will find Fig Tree Espresso. An independent coffee shop run and owned by a young couple, Jessica who acts as barista and handles all things coffee, and her partner Chris who handles the baking duties.
Fig Tree Espresso's mission is to combine the best in local coffee with what we feel is possibly one of the most varied and tasty cake selections in Wales. We use only the best locally roasted coffee beans to make our caffeine infused drinks and in terms of food everything is baked fresh and in house.
From cakes to savouries all things are handcrafted with love, care and inventiveness, bringing new and exciting flavour combinations for the people of Abergavenny to explore each and every every day.
Our coffee is freshly roasted and packed each week less than 30 minutes away from Abergavenny in Ross-On-Wye by the highly regarded James Gourmet Coffee company. The espresso blend of choice that we use is James Gourmet's 'Formula 6' and it is used in all our espresso based drinks, from flat whites to lattes and cappuccinos. The variety of Arabica beans that go into the blend change with the seasons and they provide a rich chocolate & nut flavour profile to the drinks that we serve. We also provide a wide range of over 10 loose leaf teas to choose from, all sourced from the fabulous Teahouse Emporium in Bath.
Ever find yourself becoming bored with other coffee shops offering the same cake selection day in, day out? We sure did! At Fig Tree Espresso we set out on a mission to provide the customers with excitement each and every time they visit by changing our cakes on a daily basis and playing with unusual ingredients and flavours. With our variety of cakes totalling over 200 so far we feel that we have achieved that mission, not that that means we'll ever stop inventing and creating! Check out our Twitter to catch a glimpse of some of them!
As featured in GQ Magazine's 'Top Ten Ways to Eat Alfresco This Summer', our secluded scenic rear garden is the perfect place to sit back,
relax and soak in your surroundings in this hidden away space.
The garden is a real hidden gem; customers sitting in the garden often exclaim that its's hard to imagine they are in the town center of Abergavenny as they are surrounded by trees, birds and the scent of flowers. Wooden tables are hidden amongst beds bursting with flowers and the large Fig Tree that the coffee shop is named after watches over all that happens.
Lunch time here at Fig Tree Espresso is served from 12:00PM-15:00PM and consists of
•An ever changing, fresh out the oven, home-made tart served with a seasonal side salad
•A range of toasted sandwiches and wraps served with crisps and a rainbow salad
•In the colder times of year, we serve a home-made soup of the day served with warmed crusty bread & Welsh butter
There is also a varied selection of choices for breakfast/brunch, and it runs from opening time through until 11:30AM:
•Freshly baked pastries served warm
•Toasted teacakes or cinnamon toast served with your choice of jam/marmalade/lemon curd and welsh butter
•Cinnamon & raisin bagel topped with cream cheese, honey & pecans
•Hot waffles served with chocolate, caramel, bananas and toasted hazelnuts
Apart from coffee, we also offer a variety of different flavour hot chocolates to choose from such as Honeycomb, Orange or Peanut Butter.
A range of milkshakes from the very popular classics 'Oreo Cookie Shake', 'Raspberry Shake' and 'Caramel Shake' through to the slightly more adventurous choices like 'Coffee Shake' or 'Green Tea Matcha Shake' are also here to tempt you.
A seasonal selection of drinks is also provided, with the summer bringing a range of different iced treats including the best selling 'Coffee Crushes' (Vanilla, Almond, Cardamom, Lavender or Chai) as well as different flavoured fruit & yoghurt smoothies. In the winter time we deliver new varieties of hot chocolate and cosy warming drinks.