Fresh Choices Vintage Cafe
independent in Guildford since 1999
Discover Fresh Choices
Fresh Choices Vintage Cafe

Great food and drink freshly made,
eat in or takeaway
More than a cafe, more than a shop


We are Fresh Choices located in Guildford's Town Centre,
next to the Post Office.

Specialising in great food freshly made, our friendly independent coffee shop has been in Guildford since 1999.
We pride ourselves on making all our sandwich
and jacket potato fillings fresh each day.
All food and drinks are made fresh to order, just the way you like them.
We can offer gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options.

We are open Monday to Saturday. 

Outside catering menus are available for your business lunch, breakfast meeting, wedding, party or other celebration.

We have gained very positive feedback from clients with regular
bookings from several local businesses.
Vintage Store
We are Guildford's only vintage shop
and offer something for everyone.....



Record cases


Garden tools

Vintage tools

China and kitchenalia

Toys and games


Stock changes on a regular basis

We can buy items from you or sell on commission

We look forward to seeing you!

What our customers say...

A selection of your comments...

Great place
Visited here, food is delicious and good price, lovely people, cosy place to chill and enjoy, a lovely hidden gem
Kelly (17th March 2018)

Very good
We've been going to Fresh Choices for a while now and S&T are brilliant! Great sandwiches, salads, breakfasts, soups, cakes. They remember how you like your sandwiches and make you really comfortable!
Tina and Steve (22nd February 2018)

Great salads and sandwiches
Really good place for lunch in Guildford, little off the beaten track but well worth it. Very varied menu with everything made fresh. To stand out from the chain restaurant crowd they sell an excellent and affordable range of antiques and vintage items. Well done for being different, we will be back.
(17th February 2018)

Very enjoyable lunch today
Had a great lunch today at Fresh Choices. As the food is all made to order we had actually what we wanted, which is very rare these days. Jacket potato with cheese beans and butter on the side, no problem for the friendly staff. Fussy children are well looked after all the time. Thank you for taking care of us each time we come.
(2nd January 2018)

Great place
Best breakfast and smoothie in town, spend a nice morning here, excellent staff. They also stock vintage items well priced and great quality.
(13th June 2017)

Nice friendly cafe. Good selection of sandwiches, paninis, cakes and drinks. Also sells vintage crockery, books, records and tools.
Susan (17th March 2017)

Favourite cafe in Guildford
Haven't been for a few weeks as doing other stuff at weekends, but always go when we can. Great selection of hot food, wraps, soup, sandwiches, Jacket Potatoes. Drinks in a fridge, Tea, coffee, juices, cakes, and the vintage side to browse while you're waiting. We have been coming here since they moved from Swan lane as there is lots more space.
Tom and Sharon are very friendly and chatty - can't believe some of the other reviews on here.
Crisps and coleslaw can be added for £1 extra, whic you are told about, if you want to alter something just ask, add something or remove something. Have always found them very accommodating.
Jug of water used to be out, but you can always ask for a glass of water too. My other half - difficult to please is happy with the coffee, tea is teabags, but in a pot.
They are always busy - not always full round lunchtimes, but wait a bit and you can usually get a table.
(13th February 2017)

Interesting and quirky place
Normally come here every other month for a cooked breakfast. Not the cheapest place to eat but the food is freshly cooked and there is plenty of it. Does a mean fresh orange juice too.
(24th January 2017)

Guildford has the usual slew of chain coffee shops but this is different. A comfortable cafe with excellent food mingles with a vintage shop selling lovely retro china and other items. A friendly welcome from the owners helps.
(3rd January 2017)

REAL orange juice!
Freshly made food to order, great friendly service and real fresh squeezed orange juice. Reasonably priced too.
(21st March 2015)

Fab friendly independent cafe
We go to Fresh Choices for lunch most Saturdays and can be assured of a Friendly welcome From Sharon and Tom and freshly prepared, tasty food. The premises are much larger than the previous location in Swan Lane making it a nicer location.
They have too many sandwich choices to list and can accommodate any changes. You can choose your bread from Panini's, white, brown and granary bread and wraps also including Genius Gluten free bread. Nothing seems to be too much trouble.
They also do salads, Soup and Baked Potatoes and have various cake items too.
They make Fresh fruit smoothies and well as freshly squeezed Orange juice and have cold drinks too. Tea and a coffee machine where they make nice coffees to your taste.
They have also started to do Afternoon teas and scones with cream and jam in the afternoons and have also started to sell all sorts of Vintage items from cups, saucers and teapots to cutlery, tins, hammers and records. All sorts of goodies. These items let you have something to browse while you are waiting for your order to be freshly prepared.
(8th July 2014)

In this day and age of saving, up-cycling and vintage chic, head straight to Fresh Choices to have a rummage through lost treasure - not only will you get an excellent hot beverage and home baked goodies, but you can return to a by-gone age and pick up a bargain - pretty vintage china, mixing bowls that Mrs Padmore would love to get her hands on, cut glass jugs, even vintage leather luggage to take it all away in! A wonderful place to find an original Christmas gift!!
Good luck Tom and Sharon!
I will be in again on my next visit to Guildford
I am thrilled with my rolling pin and pretty butter knife!
Best wishes
Sally Manton (14th November 2013)
“They always look after me – great breakfast (even my diet version!) – and they’re just across the road too!”
 Peter Gordon, Eagle Radio (23rd October 2013)
[96.4 Eagle Radio]
 Peter Gordon, Programme Director | 96.4 Eagle Radio
"Still the best breakfast in Guildford..."
ASC (May 2013)

The food is fresh and the choice is yours. Fussy eaters will love Fresh Choices because, unlike the cafe chains where you pluck your sandwich or wrap from the chiller, here your sandwich is made to order. Like butter or hate it: you don’t have to have it. 
It’s order and pay at the counter which is great for shoppers who like a quick getaway. My cappuccino was smooth and I enjoyed sitting on a bar stool watching the North Street traffic go by. To sum up Fresh Choices: fast food with a healthy edge.
Guildford Dragon (16th November 2012)

“Our company is new to the area and given that we hold a number of large meetings, we need a good local provider who serves delicious but affordable food. The director stumbled upon Fresh Choices and came back raving about the quality of the food, as well as the excellent customer service. To top it off, they had the wonderful notion to give us a free testing platter to seal the deal. Needless to say, after that, we were putty in their hands and now we’re regulars. Thanks guys.”
IC Ltd (10th September 2012)

I have been dropping into Fresh Choices on a regular basis now for over a year. The café is precisely as described – service is friendly and efficient, and I always look forward to my trip up to the top of town for a relaxing coffee and bite to eat. The food is reasonably priced, freshly prepared, and where possible every endeavour is made to ensure that it is prepared to the customer’s requirements. The café itself is light, airy, clean and does not feel cramped (unlike some of the more upmarket coffee chain shops in the town … which I do not like visiting). I have
introduced several of my friends and family to Fresh Choices, and in discussing it last week found that several are now visiting the shop themselves as a place of preference.
I should add that I found Fresh Choices by chance when looking for a replacement for a similar independent coffee shop when my previous favourite in Godalming closed down. It was a lucky find!
Qype (25th November 2011)

We visited the farmers market in Guildford today and it was lovely to find such a friendly place to stop for a bite to eat. Our jacket potatoes were loaded with fresh homemade fillings and the orange juice was straight from the orange and into the glass!
Thank you to the owners and staff for such excellent customer service, we will be back next month!
Qype (1st November 2011)

I have tried this place before and I arrived here on this cold sat afternoon and as you walk in the atmosphere of fresh choices is a real joy to be greeted with as the place is really quiet with just the distant customers conversations. Its has a lovely range of cakes, sandwiches, hot meals and salads. Services is very prompt as customers are informed that thier food would be brought to them at their table. There is no waiting around its easy to find right after the post office in the top of the high street. Prices are reasonable and affordable for most of the shoppers.
Qype (22nd January 2011)

Good Morning,
I came in today for four breakfast Baguettes and may i say they are brilliant and we will be coming back every Friday for our breakfast,
Many Thanks
Jonathan Newman
Hospitality and Front of House Consultant
Blue Arrow Catering
129 High Street , Guildford, Surrey , GU1 3AA (10th December 2010)

"Wonderful sandwiches" -
Play the video clip to see what the locals think of independent businesses(30th November 2010)

Congratulations on your new premises which I visited today (I'm the bloke from the Police who always has a chicken based baguette, lettuce, butter, cut in half!). Very spacious and does justice to the great food you provide. I look forward to many more visits.
Best of luck with your new venture.
Doug (24th May 2010)

Contact us
87 North Street
01483 578899

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send us a message.  If you wish to place an order, please call us on 01483 578899.