In 2013, we opened our doors for the very first time...
first speciality coffee house
From the beginning, we wanted our coffee houses to feel like a home from home, a living room space - welcoming to everyone. It’s why we modeled our spaces from our grandparents' home!
Margaret and George Mettrick - full of character, fun and the warmest hospitality that made you feel like the most important person in the world. The kettle was always on. Cakes fresh from the oven. Sunday roast being prepped.
Bringing specialty coffee to our home city of Southampton.
Back in 2013 we opened Mettricks Old Town, the first speciality coffee house in Southampton - in fact one of the first in Hampshire. Now here we are in 2021, and whilst it's been a bumpy ride, we are back making Southampton's tastiest coffees, brunches and cocktails.
Mettricks Old Town 2013 - 2018
Mettricks Bargate 2015 - 2017
Mettricks Guildhall 2016 - Current
Mettricks Beaulieu 2016 - 2017 (now Pallets Beaulieu)
Mettricks Woolston 2017 - Current
Mettricks Portswood 2022 - Current
Mettricks West Quay 2023 - Current
We have always believed that the best coffee is the coffee that you enjoy. But our mission has been to bring Better Coffee to Southampton - encouraging experimentation and a constant desire to learn in an accessible, none preachy way. And wow, we’ve learnt a lot along the way too!
For as much as we love it when we see eyes light up at the first sip of a filter coffee that challenges everything you ever thought you knew about a coffee, we are just as thrilled to make your daily flat white just as you like it. And since 2022 we've been roasting our very own coffee here in Southampton - fulfilling a dream we had all those years ago.
FRESH, TASTY, LOCAL
We’ve also baked, prepped and served fresh food from scratch using real ingredients from the start. Fresh. Tasty. Local. Three words that have been repeated almost as frequently as Better Coffee. From Shanice’s scones and Maz’s brownies at Mettricks Old Town, to the first Mettricks ‘bakery’ in the Bargate basement all the way to today, where we serve a full brunch through to evening food menu.
Over the past 9 years our mission has remained the same - Serving great tasting coffee across the city seven days a week, encouraging experimentation and a constant desire to learn in an accessible, none preachy way.
Now, pretty much exactly 9 years later we served that very first coffee in old town, we are roasting our very own house roast aptly named 'Bargate Roast' in our coffee houses at Guildhall, Woolston & Portswood.
In 2021, we announced our plan to start roasting and asked for your support to raise the funds we needed to buy our roaster. We had an overwhelming response from so many of you which meant that we were able to secure the purchase of our new roaster and bring it home to Southampton earlier this year.
Thank you to everyone that pledged to help us take this incredibly exciting next step! If you are waiting upon any rewards for your pledge, please get in contact with firstname.lastname@example.org
Our original plan was to start roasting earlier this year however, due to unforseen installation issues with gas beyond our control we had to delay the start of our roasting but alas, we are now ready to go with the launch of our house 'Bargate Roast' - Serving from September 30th.