Café W: A local flavour in your local bookshop

You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. - C.S. Lewis

Café W is a haven from the high street where you can relax and read a book, meet friends, or catch up on emails using our Free Wi-Fi, all while enjoying top quality food sourced from local producers and great coffee served by our bookseller-baristas.

Free Wifi A yummy brown-bread sandwich A lovely slice of cake

Being part of the local community is a big part of the Waterstones ethos, and we are committed to working with local suppliers wherever possible. Listed below are just a few examples of local suppliers that we are working with around the UK to bring you the best possible locally sourced food.

Some of our suppliers

Brackenburys - London

In our Richmond, Greenwich, Hampstead and Piccadilly shops, we are working with Brackenburys - a quality sandwich supplier using artisan breads, farmhouse cheeses and locally sourced produce in eco-conscious packaging to minimise environmental impact

Cocoa Loco - Lewes

In our new Lewes shop, we are working with local chocolate producers, Cocoa Loco, creators of single-origin, award-winning chocolate, lovingly handmade in small batches by skilled chocolatiers in West Sussex.

Hill Farm Juice - Ringwood

Hill Farm's juice, sold in our Café W in Ringwood, comes from hand- picked fruit to create high quality, traditional apple juices in a variety of flavours, all made on a farm in Hampshire's Meon Valley

Waterstones Card - free drink upgrades

Waterstones Cardholders can now enjoy free upgrades on hot drinks (from regular to large) at Café W. As well as your free upgrade, don't forget that you can also collect and spend your points at Café W on our full range of delicious cakes, treats and drinks. Terms and Conditions apply* (see below)

Waterstones Cards at Café W

You can also collect stamps on your Café W stampcard - your tenth coffee or other hot drink wiil be FREE, and you can earn and spend points with your Waterstones Card in our cafes too.

The Waterstones Loyalty Card and stamp card

Café W locations

A full list of Café W locations is below. Find your local Waterstones here.

  • Berkhamsted
  • Bishop's Stortford
  • Bradford Wool Exchange
  • Cardiff The Hayes
  • Crawley The Martlets
  • Douglas (Isle Of Man)
  • Edinburgh West End
  • Gateshead
  • Glasgow Argyle St
  • Greenwich
  • Hampstead
  • Hatchards, St Pancras
  • Lewes
  • Llandudno
  • Newcastle Emerson Chambers
  • Norwich Castle St
  • Oxford
  • Piccadilly, London
  • Richmond
  • Ringwood
  • Sutton
  • St Albans
  • Swansea
  • York Coney St

*Terms and Conditions of Cardholder drink upgrade offer

Waterstones Card drink upgrade offer terms and conditions: A Waterstones Card must be presented at the time of transaction. Offer subject to availability and applies to any regular hot drink excluding Flat White and Hot Chocolate. Offer cannot be used retrospectively and cannot be used in conjunction with any other Café W offer. Offer limited to one redemption per day per Cardholder. Waterstones upholds the right to withdraw this offer at any time.