Little Barista – best coffee bar & cafe in Burnley

P1030767It’s about 3 weeks since we called in the new coffee bar and cafe in the centre of Burnley today – Little Barista.

The post I wrote has been in the top of the favourites list ever since so it prompted me to pay another visit.p1030912

P1030846It sells organic coffee from Indonesia – Orang Utang coffee – as well as sandwiches and cakes and provides fresh fruit flavoured water which is a nice touch.

There are a dozen or so tables with a long settee against the back wall below a huge piece of wall art showing the origins of the coffee.P1030768

My first visit was just for a coffee. I had a cappuccino and my partner had a cafe latte. It was very good and came with a little sweet biscuit.

p1030913Only one size of cup at £2.70. I would have preferred a bigger cup to last while I read my paper but that’s just me. When I mentioned this to a member of staff on a return visit she explained that they thought having larger cups just made the coffee too milky.p1030924-1

I noticed that people who ordered espresso coffee had it served on a wooden tray with a glass of water continental style. Something I first noticed in Vienna and later in Stockholm and Munster.

P1030769The cafe was obviously popular and the staff, six of them on a Sunday out front, were very welcoming. When we left all the outside seats had been taken, so a good sign.

P1030844Today I opted for a cappuccino again but with the soup and roll, follow by a piece of Victoria sponge.

The soup and bread were both tasty (as was the sponge cake which I had with a second cup of coffee)

Once again the service was great, the staff were very attentive and looked like they were enjoying their work. A very nice experience and I will definitely be going there again when I’m in town.


In fact I have, and taken my friends there to enjoy the coffee, cake and home-made ice cream, and they all agree how good it is. So I’ve retitled this post to reflect that I think it’s the “best little coffee bar in town” (with apologies to Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds).

As I said before, it’s only a few yards from Costa Coffee, Rhode Island Coffee, and the award-winning Bellissimo so has plenty of competition. But good luck!