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A Hidden Gem in Buxton: Coda Vinyl Cafe

Ever walked into somewhere and just felt instantly cooler? Every now and again it happens and no disrespect, but I didn’t think it’d happen on a trip to Buxton. However, that’s exactly what happened when I walked into Coda Vinyl Cafe.

Knestled in a side street just off the main square in the heart of Buxton, Coda Vinyl Cafe is a safe haven for those who love Coffee, good food, and culture.

Having been to quite a few different coffee houses so far in my lifetime and one can often blend into another when I try to recall which I’ve been to.

The vibe

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Coda Vinyl Cafe though will live long in the memory. It takes two things that many people love, coffee and music and delivers both in a unique fusion to make a trip here a pleasurable assault on the senses.

I arrived with a friend after finding the coffee house via a quick search on Google for the best coffee in Buxton as we took a break from a busy day at work.

As soon as you walk in you realise that Coda Vinyl is a bit different to your usual coffee place.

It’s a wide open space with the obligatory vintage style lighting that coffee houses across the globe seem to have adopted in one form or another, however, what sets this place apart is what you can find on the walls and side tables.

You don’t have to delve too deep to find number one record after number one record, preserved in vinyl and available to play, buy or trade.

This isn’t just a coffee lover’s home, it’s a music lover’s paradise.

Whilst I didn’t venture into playing any music, I did enjoy discovering a wide variety of vintage records, from Jimi Hendrix to Beethoven and beyond. The eclectic decor matched the mood and music, and coffee and left me thinking the hour I spent there certainly wouldn’t be the last.

The coffee

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I ordered a Mocha and a Croque Madame, both of which were delicious.

I don’t often order a Mocha, but when I do I’m usually let down by the taste, texture or sometimes both of the brew. Not here.

The barista had the skill and finesse that gave the impression that Buxton was just a pitstop on a coffee lovers journey. The fine balance of cocoa and coffee was spot on and left me struggling to choose whether I wanted another sip of my brew or another bite of the delicious cheese soaked, egg-topped sandwich (believe me each time it was a tough choice!)

The place was empty when we arrived, but it soon filled up and by the time we left it was bustling with life and filled with people of all ages – a sign of a true coffee house in my eyes.

So, whilst the day started with nothing but meeting after meeting on the agenda at work, Coda Vinyl Cafe brought a much-welcomed reprieve from the day and left me planning my next trip to Buxton – something I didn’t think would happen, but happy that it did.

If you’re thinking of visiting you can scope the place out online by clicking here and don’t forget to like the Boy N Bean Facebook page by clicking here and drop me a comment if you’ve found a hidden gem where you live.


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A Hidden Gem in Buxton: Coda Vinyl Cafe


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