Academy Espresso Bars is a family-owned group of specialty coffee shops with a laid-back Euro café/bar vibe. Our slogan, “Work Hard and Be Nice to People,” is proudly displayed on all our cups and t-shirts, reflecting our commitment to providing a warm welcome and fantastic service at every Academy location.


Academy Coffee originated at The Pumphouse in Barry and has since expanded to several venues across South Wales, including Barry, Cardiff, Newport, Swansea and Penarth. Each venue boasts its own unique look and feel, from Victorian industrial brickwork to modern shipping containers, yet all share the same high standards of food and drink quality and friendly hospitality that define the Academy experience.


At Academy Espresso Bars, we serve premium coffee all day, seven days a week, accompanied by a delicious range of savoury and sweet brunch options. As the sun sets and the weekend approaches, our venues transform into cool evening spots perfect for winding down or gearing up for the night ahead. Whether you’re in the mood for a caffeine fix or looking to indulge in divine cocktails, fine wines, or craft beers, Academy has you covered. We are situated in the main Food Court of Newport Market so you can enjoy our drinks with any street food meal you choose!

With an exciting atmosphere and a cool vibe, Academy Espresso Bars are the perfect places to enjoy time with friends, day or night. Come and experience the unique charm of Academy and discover your new favourite spot in Newport.

  • Specialty Coffees: We serve a range of specialty coffees, sourced from our friends at Clifton Coffee, ensuring every cup is of the highest quality.
  • Delicious Brunch: Our freshly prepared brunch meals are as tasty as they are satisfying.
  • Craft Beers: Enjoy a selection of craft beers tailored to suit all tastes.
  • Cocktails: Our broad variety of sophisticated, fun, and tasty cocktails offer something for everyone.
  • Just Drinks: A wide range of juices, soft drinks, 0% & low alcohol drinks and with a long list of mixers.
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Opening Times

  • Monday
    9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Tuesday
    9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Wednesday
    9.00am – 10.00pm
  • Thursday
    9.00am – 10.00pm
  • Friday
    9.00am – 10.00pm
  • Saturday
    9.00am – 10.00pm
  • Sunday
    10.00am – 5.00pm