8 Tasty Cafes To Try As A Student In Bolton

Finding the best places to grab your morning brew or a mid-afternoon treat isn’t easy in a town as big as Bolton.

For those studying in this vibrant and diverse town, you’ll be blown away by the array of independent cafes there are at your disposal. 

After all, sometimes you need to head out from the four walls of your student flat to enjoy a cuppa and some delicious scran, eh? 

Forget about pondering around town for the best places, we’ve put together this post on 8 tasty cafes to try as a student.

You won’t want to miss this! 

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1. Amico Cafe 

Amico Cafe is hands down one of the best coffeeshops in Bolton. 

It was recently even used as a backdrop for a scene for BBC’s Happy Valley! 

Located in the heart of town on Corporation Street, this independent cafe serves freshly grounded coffee and all day breakfast 7 days a week. 

Despite their menu being jam packed with delicious breakfast and lunch options, we’re just obsessed with their sunshine eggs with chorizo, avocado and potato hash – one word, unreal. 

It’s a pretty good study spot if you’re after somewhere different from the library, or just want to catch up with your pals. 

Open from 8:30 am until 5pm all through the week, take a visit. 



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Address: 28 Corporation St, Bolton BL1 2AN

2. Th3 Guys Bakers & Baristas

Searching for a friendly cafe in Bolton to gather with your besties?

Make sure to head down to Th3 Guys Bakers & Baristas. 

Situated on Great Moor Street, this cosy and modern cafe offers great tasting coffee, amazing fresh cakes and pastries as well as a variety of breakfast and brunch dishes to choose from. 

Our go-to has to be their fruit, yoghurt and granola bowl – the best way to kickstart your day before heading to uni! 

This authentic Portuguese cafe is bound to score high in anyone’s books.

And, they’re open every day of the week so check it out for yourself.



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Address: 92 Great Moor St, Bolton BL3 6DS

3. Starlight Cafe 

If you’re wanting to enjoy a bite to eat and a drink, we’d certainly recommend heading to Starlight Cafe. 

This beautifully decorated venue on Deane Road offers endless breakfast, brunches, coffee and dessert options. 

We don’t know where to start with their food offerings, but their Desi Breakfast with a Pink Chai sounds like the right way to fuel your day. 

More good news coming your way, they’re even on JustEat.

So, you can order straight to your student flat for that all-important brekkie! 

Starlight Cafe Bolton

Address: 136 Deane Rd, Bolton BL3 5DL

4. The Coffee House Bolton

Whether you’re searching for your new local spot to grab a coffee and crack on work, or somewhere to unwind over lunch with your friends, The Coffee House Bolton will hit the spot. 

Situated on the corner of Victoria Square and Newport Street, this independent cafe offers a huge range of specialty coffee, chilled drinks, homemade cakes, and food.

Despite being a newcomer to the cafe scene in Bolton, this place is quickly becoming one of the most popular spots for students and locals alike. 

They make their own beans and sell them in-store, so if you’re the kind of coffee drinker that likes to take their grounds and do it themselves, you’re sorted! 

Be sure to try out their breakfast wrap for the ultimate food cravings… 


Address: 2 Newport St, Bolton BL1 1NB

5. Klubb Coffee

Klubb Coffee is an independent coffee spot and bake house located inside Market Place Shopping Centre.

Inspired by Icelandic simplicity, this place specialises in great coffee, bloomer sandwiches, toasties, hot bagels and more. 

Grab a bite to eat and catch up with your mates whilst sipping on an amazing selection of hot and cold drinks. 

Their weekday lunch deal is top-notch for your student budget, with any toastie and crisps for just £5 between 12-2pm. 

We highly recommend trying out the halloumi and red pepper sourdough toastie.

Make sure to order their Butterscotch Coffee Klübb Shakes too! 



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Address: Unit N, Knowsley St, Bolton BL1 2AL

6. The Coffee Grind 

Up next within our post on Bolton’s cafe scene is The Coffee Grind.

Located inside The Lifestyle Hall in Bolton Market, this independent coffee shop is the place to be for freshly ground coffee, fresh loose leaf tea, breakfasts, sandwiches and paninis.

In terms of what to order, staples on the menu have to be the Gingersnap Latte paired with a full English breakfast. 

The best part is, it’s excellent value for money and in the heart of town so if you’re out and about shopping, pop in! 

The Coffee Grind bolton

Address: F11, The Lifestyle Hall, Ashburner St, Bolton Market, Bolton BL1 1TJ

7. Monte Carlo Cafe 

Another must-try when it comes to tasty cafes in Bolton is Monte Carlo Cafe. 

This family run cafe is situated along Chorley Old Road, and is the ideal spot to tackle those all-important deadlines and get the creative juices flowing. 

If you’re wondering what to order, we have to recommend the chicken tikka and cheese baguette, it’s amaaazing. 

Of course, make sure to get a vanilla latte too for the ultimate caffeine fix. 

Open 7 days a week from 8am until 3pm, what’s stopping you from taking a visit?! 



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Address: 431 Chorley Old Rd, Bolton BL1 6AH

8. Odessa

Last but by no means least within our post to Bolton cafes is Odessa.

This traditional British cafe on Exchange Street is a great spot to go with your friends for some lunch after a study session, or for a weekend treat when you don’t fancy cooking. 

You are 100% spoiled for choice at this cafe with their famous hot barms, deli meats, sandwiches, wraps, baguettes, breakfast specials and so much more on offer. 

What will tickle your taste buds here? We’ve tried and tested their delicious triple club toastie along with a green herbal tea, you’ve gotta try them! 

Odessa Bolton cafes

Address: Exchange St, Bolton BL1 1RS

When it comes to soaking up the cafe culture in Bolton, you have so many places to choose from.

We hope this guide has given you some inspiration on which ones to try out first! 

Eager to get a taste of Bolton’s nightlife scene? Take a read of our guide on the best nightclubs, bars and pubs in the town!