Update – Sadly Ham and Jam has since closed down
You know me, I love pitching up to a good coffee shop, grabbing a coffee and getting some work done, so it makes sense to share some of my favourite places with you. This is the second post in my series of The Best Coffee Shops in Preston and features Ham and Jam. if you missed the first one on Town House, then quick go have a read. Ham and Jam is situated in the town centre next to the Guild Hall and very close to the bus station. This is an area that’s seeing a lot of change and (much needed) regeneration at the moment.
When I first spotted this coffee shop with Jenny on our photowalk earlier this year I was drawn to it immediately. It’s a wonderfully light and bright space, with it’s full windows, white walls and industrial touches. I love sitting up on the high stools in the window and watching the world go by.
Ham and Jam
I’ve been here for coffee catch ups, work dates and on my own armed with my laptop. I will say that I have found their wifi to be a little intermittent so I always make sure I have alternative work to do that doesn’t involve the internet just in case. The wifi is free though, which isn’t always the case in some cafes.
Their coffee is good, as you’d expect! I’ve not eaten there due to my frustrating yeast and dairy intolerances but I’m reliably informed by my husband that it’s good. Think warming, home cooked style chillis and ciabattas, not to mention a great selection of cakes.
I love their ethos and ‘strap line’, you might have spotted it on the window above, A welcome retreat from a busy life. It definitely has a relaxed atmosphere and you feel tucked away watching the busy world pass you by.
They are very community focused and hold various events during the week, such as acoustic open mic sessions, gallery nights, and even calligraphy workshops.
If you live in the North West or are more specifically local to Preston then do pop in and give it a try. There’s a huge multistory car park just a couple of minutes walk away next to the bus station so it’s super easy to get to. FYI they’ve not asked me to write this post, I just enjoy sharing businesses that I love.
Find them here – Lancaster Rd 50, Preston, Lancashire.
Opening times – Mon-Sat 7.30am until 6pm, Sunday 9am until 4pm
See more of my favourites here – The Best Independent Coffee Shops in Preston
Photos by Robyn Swain Photography