Tsp or Tisp or Teaspoon, whatever you want to call us, is a modern independent British coffee shop and bakery — run by husband and wife team Gavin and Heather — based in Stoke-on-Trent City Centre.

Hustlers of Cupcakes

Tsp or Tisp or Teaspoon, whatever you want to call us, is a modern independent British coffee shop and bakery — run by husband and wife team Gavin and Heather — based in Stoke-on-Trent City Centre. We have a mission to serve great tasting coffee, tea and homemade cakes, as well as delicious savoury food.

Heather is a self-taught baker inspired by hours spent watching her granny bake scones... the best cheese scones in the world. FACT. Gav is a furniture and interiors maker at heart and during the shop fit of a local streetwear company “51-53”, noticed a corner shop up for rent. Being a rather impulsive couple they decided to open a coffee shop; a dream of heather’s for years. The notion of “Build it and they will come” is very much the feeling of Tsp, so they did.

After living in both London and York they decided to echo some of the design feel of the big city coffee shops, and this is still very much a work in progress.

Tsp bake all of their cakes on site in the upstairs cake kitchen ready to serve in store daily. We also bake to order. We love nothing more than trying out crazy cake designs and have dabbled in the dark arts... nah, not really, but we did once make a gross brain cake. We've been asked to make everything from a Cthulhu cake to a rather rude Kim Kardashian's bum cake... so needless to say we’re not your cutesy cake bakers, but we do love a challenge.

We love to build relationships with our customers, staff and suppliers, as well as helping create a local community of like- minded people. We really believe strongly that the ‘coffee house’ is the hub of social interaction, a place to pass the time and relax, as well as getting away from the office to do some out of hours work or blog writing.

We’ve built it, so come.

  • We have space available to host your party or business meeting. Get in touch!

  • From time to time we're on the look-out for new members to join our team.