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Department of Coffee and Social Affairs

The first Department of Coffee and Social Affairs opened in London’s iconic Leather Lane Market in late 2010. It was the culmination of 18 months work spent searching for the perfect shop and perfecting their craft. As they grew, they quickly understood that while a good shop and quality coffee were crucial, the key ingredient to success was the people. The enthusiasm, knowledge and professionalism each member of their staff brings, help define and differentiate them in a rapidly growing market, as more people understand the pleasure derived from a ‘proper’ cup of coffee, rather than, well, that other stuff.

Each of their shops has its own personality. Their philosophy is that no two shops should ever look alike, but they believe that whenever you visit any Department of Coffee and Social Affairs coffee shop, the ‘constants’ will be great coffee and great people.

The shop in Quakers Friars is their 13th and the first to be located outside London.


Find us
Quakers Friars, Bristol BS1 3BU, UK
Opening hours

Monday: 9am - 5:30pm

Tuesday: 9am - 5:30pm

Wednesday: 9am - 5:30pm

Thursday: 9am - 5:30pm

Friday: 9am - 5:30pm

Saturday: 9am - 5:30pm

Sunday: 10am - 5pm