WITH cafes set to open for indoor service next week, many will be wondering where they should buy a coffee and cake from first.

Since April 12, the hospitality industry has only been allowed to serve customers outdoors in a bid to keep coronavirus cases under control.

However, all of this will change from Monday, May 17, when businesses can finally trade indoors again.

Salisbury has a huge range of cafes and means customers are spoilt for choice, so we've taken a look at the five best cafes to visit, according to TripAdvisor:

1- The Refectory, Salisbury Cathedral

Rating: 4.0 based on 243 reviews

Most foodies are impressed with this cafe, with one reviewer praising the "superb service".

One person wrote: "I stopped in just before visiting this fantastically beautiful cathedral. Staff are friendly and service was superb."

Another person praised the homemade soup and complimented the staff.

They explained: "I paid £5.55 for a very large hot homemade carrot and coriander soup with large roll and butter which was thoroughly enjoyed.

"The staff were active and helpful.

"The prices are not cheap, but are good value bearing mind this is a top tourist destination."

2- 1268, Blue Boar Row

1268. Photo: Google Maps

1268. Photo: Google Maps

Rating: 3.5 based on 128 reviews

One customer was so wowed by the business after sampling some wine that they visited again the next night.

The review wrote: "We travelled to Salisbury for a birthday weekend away and booked a table here for Friday night to sample some of the wine.

"The owner greeted us warmly and looked after us all evening - he chatted with us about the wine we chose and was a great host. We enjoyed it so much we booked again to have a meal there on Saturday night."

Another person raved the eatery is "a hidden gem" in the city.

They explained: "We went on a recommendation for an evening meal with friends a good selection of starters, mains and desserts.

"This place is a hidden gem, lovely surroundings and well worth a try."

3- Salisbury Arts Centre, Bedwin Street

Rating: 4.5 based on 23 reviews

This cafe has left a lasting impression on customers, with one customer believing it is the "perfect place to enjoy a coffee and cake while your toddler plays in the games corner".

They wrote: "The cafe is located at the back of the Arts Centre, a former old church that has maintained the design inside, which makes this a special place."

Another person believes the cafe is always worth a visit and said: "It is pretty chilled out and family-friendly, with a range of light meals, snacks and cakes on offer to suit most pallets.

"It is a beautiful building too that is well worth a visit."

4- The Yard, Dews Road

The Yard. Photo: Google Maps

The Yard. Photo: Google Maps

Rating: 5.0 based on 32 reviews

This business has bowled over foodies, with no negative reviews to be found on the website.

One person explained: "What a tucked away gem of a place, a tardis of delight and intrigue. This is somewhere I will definitely return to."

Another reviewer only had good things to say about the food and drink and wrote: "What a lovely place. The tea served in teapots and china cups.

"We had the Welsh rarebit which was fantastic and the cakes are homemade and wonderful.

"I will definitely visit again."

5- Rifleman's Table, The Close

Rating: 5.0 based on 17 reviews

One customer was impressed by the "great food" and wrote: "A little gem of perfection. Superb cookery with no fuss.

"It is more like dining at your aunty's place (if your aunty is a stunning cook).

"My recent chicken pie was a case of pie worshipper meets pie expert."

Another person urged anyone who is in the area to give the business a try.

They explained: "I stumbled across this little gem of a place while in Salisbury for the night.

"The breakfast was superb and service to match. If you are in the area please give this a try."

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