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‘Jo Clarks’, High Street

Published on: 20 Feb, 2012
Updated on: 13 Mar, 2012

Jo Clarks is both a coffee shop and a wine bar.

Jo Clarks, 176 High Street, Guildford

Jo Clarks is one of the longest established independent coffee shops in the town, which is the evenings doubles up as a wine bar.

On the morning we visited there was a good, relaxed and friendly atmosphere, and it was not too hectic. Perfect to enjoy a drink and a snack – perhaps meeting up with friends or taking time out on your own to read one of the newspapers on offer. It has a traditional country-style decor that’s simple but effective.

We ordered an Americano and a cappuccino – both tasted good and were reasonably priced too. On the food front we chose a Danish pastry and a chocolate caramel slice, again very tasty.

Jo Clarks offers a range of drinks and snacks during the daytime, such as croissants, pastries, sandwiches and so on.

The staff were attentive, but not intrusive. One of us (being a bit thirsty) ordered a second coffee, and a glass of water was offered as a courteous complimentary alternative to the other reviewer.

Subject Comments Score
Jo Clarks 176 High Street, Guildford
Coffee Good taste and good value for money 3.5
Cakes Fresh. Value for money. 3.5
Menu range
Good selection from breakfast through till the end of the day 4
Interior Traditional country-style decor 4
Atmosphere Good, Busy but not hectic 3.5
Access It’s a bit narrow – so wheelchair access might be tricky 2
Service Good. attentive but not intrusive 4
Information Excellent. Plenty of newspapers and magazine to read and wifi hooked up easily 5
Value for money Order pictured below was £7.50. 3
Toilets Loos are upstairs, so a bit of a hike. Clean although hall could do with a lick of paint soon 2.5
Opening hours Monday 11am to 2pm, 6pm to midnight. Tuesday noon to 1pm, 7pm to 8pm.
Wednesday to Thursday 1pm to 11pm. Friday / Saturday 9am to 1am. Sunday 11am to 4pm.
These times are noted as estimates on Jo Clarks’ Facebook site
Address 173 High Street, Guildford GU1 3HW. Tel: 01483 563846

Our second order with complimentary water

What they say about themselves:

One of Guildford’s longest standing independents, Jo Clarks is the perfect place to enjoy lunch or evening drinks. Great coffee, great wine and above all… great atmosphere. Takes bookings, walk-ins welcome, good for groups or parties, takeaway, delivery, table service, outdoor seating

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  1. Lynne Knowles

    March 29, 2012 at 6:02 am

    I have been a customer of Jo Clarks since their early days in Market Street and have always found them to be welcoming and very friendly – so nice to have an independant coffee shop/bar where the staff remember you and how you like your coffee!