Welcome to your neighbourhood coffee shop. We’re a social enterprise, which means we’re not here to make big profits. 

Instead, we want to make Kingsholm a more positive place to live and work.

Find us at 69 Alvin St, Gloucester, GL13EH


We’re in the old co-operative building on Alvin Street, in the heart of Kingsholm – opposite the doctors’ surgery, near the chemist, butcher, hairdresser, and garden machinery shop. 

We’re also in shouting distance of Gloucester Rugby Stadium. Join us on match day: “Come on Glaaaarrrsterrrrrrr!”. 


We have a covered bike store at the rear of Roots – follow the alley down to the gated courtyard. 

Please lock your bike. We are not responsible for bikes or other items left in the courtyard.  


There’s two-hour parking on Alvin Street, and plenty more in nearby roads too (please check signage and local parking regulations). 

Only a few streets away you can park for free all day

There’s a relatively inexpensive pay & display car park in Hare Street.



We’ve done our best to make sure everyone can enjoy spending time at Roots. 

The building has:

  • ambulant stairs

  • a low serving counter

  • an accessible toilet

  • access front, rear

  • wide corridors

  • access to parking on the street outside

If there is anything you think  we could do to make your time at Roots more comfortable then  please get in touch and let us know.

Room hire

Our spacious top floor is available to hire for meetings, exercise classes – anything you like really! 

We can provide:

  • Audio visual equipment

  • Flip chart

  • Whiteboard

  • Catering

  • Drinks

  • Tables and chairs

Just ask if there’s anything else you need and we’ll find it if we can.

  • Business rate £20/hour
  • Community rate £11/hour 


  • Business Half-day £55
  • Business Full-day £95


  • Community Half-day £40
  • Community Full-day £75


Catering available (and really good!) just drop us an email or call:

01452 528172 or community@rootscoffee.org.uk

Opening hours


Mon-Fri: 8am – 5.30pm

Saturday: 9am – 5.30pm 

Sunday: open for bookings & events only 

Host your party at Roots 

Whatever you’re celebrating, Roots makes a great party venue.

Book a the community hall

There’s plenty of room for party games, dancing or a big sit-down meal in the community hall. We’re happy to help you with ideas for themes and decoration and the community team have lots of creative ideas for kids’ parties – milkshake bar, anyone? 


Reserve the coffee lounge

We can reserve the upstairs lounge for groups of 10-20 people if you’re buying food from us – the perfect space for a relaxed afternoon tea! 

We’ll do the food

From bacon butties to coffees and cakes, let us know what you need when you book and we’ll put together a package for you.

If you are using the community hall, you are welcome to bring your own


Make a booking now 

Email community@rootscoffee.org.uk or give us a call on 01452 528172