My name is Evi and like many of your readers I love coffee.  I have been lucky enough to visit all the coffee shops in my home town of Newport, and I would like to share my  thoughts  and opinions of  the best ones.   Number three is  the amazing Richmonds a convenient cafe located right in the town centre .  Richmond’s do a great range of coffees to have on the go.  My  favourite is the iced latte with soy milk .  I also recommend the fruit smoothies; they are low calorie and packed full of fruity nutritional goodness.  They have a range of delicious cakes often based on your favourite chocolate snacks. Their Maltesers brownie is a rich and tasty  treat .  I  occasionally  come here with my nan,  and we pop upstairs and relax by  browsing  the book corner with our  coffees.  The interior has a modern and classy wooden feel,  with relaxed accents. Service is quick and friendly, and reasonably priced.  Number two on my list is Skin Trade a cosy coffee shop, on top  of a boutique with all your favourite brands. Skintrade  ticks all my boxes of delicious coffee, wonderful food and a great atmosphere . The quirky crockery and plaid orange blankets  have  an Autumnal and homely  feel .  I love to sit in the window seat,  and watch the world go by from above.  My favourite order is the warm cheese scones, they are served with a side of butter, and IOW homemade chutney.  My friend and I usually order this alongside one of their generous sized portions of seasonal cakes and split them in two, so we get the best of  both worlds; sweet and savoury.  Also the tea for two is a great deal for only £2.20  and if you add on the cheese scones and cake, it comes to approximately £10. It's a refreshing break from all these overpriced coffee shops . Number one, on my list is the one and only Cafe Isola.  A stunning architectural building with a italian based coffee shop inside.  Here they do a wonderful blend of ground coffee.  It has a delicious, indulgent aroma, and is truly the best coffee in town. They have a substantial breakfast and lunch menu, and also offer takeaway options.  Their homemade cakes often include seasoned fruits and flavours you wouldn’t find in other Newport coffee shops. They also have a range of stalls displaying artwork, wooden craftsmanship, and a range of hand  made goods, crafted  on  the Isle of Wight.  I enjoy browsing these when I have finished my coffee.  I usually buy their pre- ground coffee to use at home. It's approximately  £6 for a large bag , a cheap price considering at some coffee shops thats how much just one small latte might cost . From the coffee to the whole building it's truly one of a kind ,and a perfect place for a lunch or breakfast .                     

Article by Evelyn Shand