Coffee House in The Gardens

Coffee House in the Gardens, situated in the gatekeeper’s cottage in the Braintree & Bocking Public Gardens, has been offering it’s delicious coffee to the people of Braintree since 2015. Originally the sister shop to the Cool Beans coffee house on Bank St, the Coffee House in the Gardens has carried on Cool Beans’ legacy of superb coffee, delicious handmade breakfast and lunch, and the warm, comfortable atmosphere you’d expect from an independent business.

Now run solely by Rachel, the coffee house has increasingly become a community hub, hosting a weekly Meet Up Mondays session, as well as supporting the park’s many events, and being a go-to choice for the town’s business people and residents to visit for a relaxing lunch, all year round.

Our focus is on quality ingredients. Everything, from our sausages from Wicks Manor Farm in Maldon, to our specially prepared coffee beans, has been hand-selected by Rachel and the team to ensure fantastic flavour at a good price. With town centres across the country awash with generic cafes selling low-grade products, our focus on decent quality, locally-sourced ingredients really sets us apart.

Anyone for Tennis?

Enjoy an exciting game of tennis on one of our hard courts. They are set within our relaxing gardens and are  available to hire 7 days a week and cost just £6.00 per hour. If you would like to book a game please visit our Tennis Booking Page

Contact and Maps

Braintree and Bocking Public Gardens are conveniently situated in the North of the town. There are plenty of car parks nearby and are just a few minutes walk away.

Visit our Wildlife Hide

The Hide has been financed from a Generous Grant by Essex Community Foundation. A water scrape has been constructed, and berry bearing shrubs planted. An old tree stump acts as a support for bird…

Did you know?

We have a Hide in the gardens where you can watch the wildlife – it is available for disabled too – there is a stumpery too which also encourages the flora and fauna.