September 2020

Love Brownies Swindon

So! This week saw me in Swindon town centre for the first time since March. It felt very odd I have to tell you. But in a good way. Meeting someone over lunchtime to make an exchange of my new guidebook for the requisite sum of money, said person suggested we meet up at Love Brownies Swindon. Loving a new coffee shop/cafe/eatery I agreed. Indeed, should you be following either the GWR heritage trail or the New Swindon exploration in said guide book, this place would make for a good pit-stop.

Having been shielding since the Covid induced lockdown – and emerging into my family bubble in Surrey not long back – I had no idea about this place.

Side view of Love Brownies Swindon
Side view of Love Brownies Swindon

The people behind the baked goods

Love Brownies is a franchise with a small number of shops across the country. Running the Swindon branch are Adam Clarke and Amy Elmer, Swindon residents of 15 years standing.

Amy told the Swindon Advertiser:

‘Not only do we have the most amazing brownies, but we pride ourselves on our service. So if you’re looking for an experience that’s just that little bit different then we’d love to see you. The shop serves up award-winning chocolate brownies, brownie milkshakes, gifts, and a range of premium, freshly-brewed coffees, as well as a breakfast and lunch menu.’

Very Scandi!

I loved the decor. It felt like walking into an Ikea catalogue. It’s super Scandi with a mix of white and light wood tables and chairs, sofas and long bench seating with colourful cushions. I love where it is too. It’s on Faringdon Road – on the corner of Catherine Street with a view to the ever-so-lovely GWR Railway Village. It’s perfect.

Whether you want somewhere to meet a friend as I did, or somewhere for a spot of remote working the place is well worth a try. Indeed, on the topic of the latter, Tech Swindon included the cafe in their blog post on the best coffee shops for remote working in Swindon.

For more posts on Born Again Swindonian on the topic of eating and drinking go here: https://swindonian.me/category/eating-drinking-coffee-etc/ And on the subject of coffee in particular see this post in Swindon in 50 Drinks: No2: Coffee