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The Docks Coffee House

44 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DP, England
+44 23 8022 0749
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (21 reviews)
“donuts” (3 reviews)
“cakes” (13 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 16:00 Hours
Cafe, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
44 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DP, England
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Docks Coffee House
1. Excellent Breakfast!
"breakfast was amazing, top quality ingredients used too."
Gemma C
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2. The Best Coffee!
"Excellent coffee and great staff!"
Pak P
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3. Great Service!
"Great full English and carrot cake, nice place and service really good"
Rob P
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

This is my last review of the Docks as I have been here so many times I am treated as an old friend and can no longer give an unbiased opinion because of this, I like all they offer. If it is your first time...More

Thank ProTraveler54
Reviewed 7 July 2018

I live on the same road as the Docks Coffee House and I finally managed to go there for once! Aside from one coffee place in LA, the iced mocha latte in the Docks was the best I’ve ever had - so the best I’ve...More

Thank Reece B
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Called into the coffee shop as we wanted just a light lunch and an iced coffee on a very hot day. Staying in a holiday let apartment close by and didn't want to walk to far. We also wanted something that wouldn't take too long...More

Thank susanheatherley13
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

My husband and I came here for brunch and ordered the Dock’s House Made Granola and the Sunshine Daydream French toast. Both were excellent with great flavor (the orange zest on the French Toast was a unique touch)! The staff were friendly and attentive. I...More

Thank kimberlymarxkors
Dan U, Owner at The Docks Coffee House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018

It was really lovely having you two! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the Granola and the Sunshine Day Dream. Those are both dishes that we take a lot of pride in. Come back whenever you are cruising through!

Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Wow...after a long trip and restless night — we were greeted so graciously by Santiago for an absolutely fabulous breakfast. We were made to feel so welcome and treated like locals. The food was outstanding and the latte was a work of art. Perfect location...More

Thank Reynfamily
Dan U, Owner at The Docks Coffee House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018

We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us! Santiago's latte's are truly impressive. Hope you enjoy your cruise!

Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

The Docks is wonderful! It has great service, delicious food and a lovely atmosphere. A great way to start your day!

Thank mcjoreynolds
Dan U, Owner at The Docks Coffee House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018

Such kind words! Thank you very much! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. All the best!

Reviewed 26 June 2018

First of all, by seeing all the good reviews online I would have expected something more to be honest. The coffee was average, nothing special. The cinnamon roll was quite bland, didn't taste nice at all. The place was very small and it was hard...More

Thank 281elef
Dan U, Owner at The Docks Coffee House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018

We are a family run, small business. No pun intended, ha! It's a real shame you seem to have caught us on a bad day. Luckily for most of our guests those days of being understaffed are few and far between and our service is...More

Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

How did I not know this place existed?!?! I work from home, not ten minutes from this place, so I’ve definitely found my new little breakfast spot. The staff were very easy to talk with. They helped me choose my breakfast on Sunday. I went...More

Thank LelaG80
Dan U, Owner at The Docks Coffee House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018

Thanks Lela G! Now that you've introduced yourself and we see you all the time, I'll be sure to thank you again when I see you again in person. We try very hard to make our customer experience as enjoyable as yours has been.

Reviewed 23 June 2018

Wow! This place was a real treat. The decor on the inside with the walking map of Southampton and the classic movie posters in the restroom, yea, cool stuff! We ordered a couple of cinnamon rolls and lattes and sat outside on a nice sunny...More

Thank Flannigan_14
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

I met up here with my dad for a father’s day breakfast, as we were both in the area. It’s small inside – about six tables and a toilet – but has about the same amount of seating again outside on the cobbled street, which...More

1  Thank Kit_Brad
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21 October 2018|
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Response from 115danu | Property representative |
Hi, sorry about this. Must be quite the abrupt wake-up call when you're not expecting it. We will sort it. Come on in and chat with us when you get a minute. We definitely care. The last thing we want to be is bad neighbors.
4 May 2017|
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Response from 115danu | Property representative |
We sure do!
Samantha H
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Response from seanvalentines | Property representative |
Hello Have posted the menus as pictures. See you soon.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DP, England (Formerly Cafe Valentines)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8022 0749
  • E-mail
Taste, sustainability and community are the three main drivers and the motivation behind The Docks Coffee House. They use only the finest beans and leaves for your coffee and tea and source all their food from right here in Hampshire. Their farm to table approach supports a healthier, more ethical lifestyle that they know you will enjoy.
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