©2019 by The Pop Inn

Our Café

We're an independent café that's been on St James' St since the 1960s, or so some of our older customers tell us. We're still here today as we've stuck to some very basic principles around great food and great customer service. 

We have fresh bread delivered early each morning to ensure our cobs, baguettes and sandwiches are as tasty as can be. From our sausage cobs to our tuna salad baguettes, we aim for fresh and generous portions. Don't fancy a sandwich? How about a filled jacket or a lasagne? We have a great hot food selection too.

Your food is made however you order it. It is not pre-prepared. So if you're not a fan of butter, or think onions should be banned from salad then come and say hello.

Our team is very friendly. Few businesses can genuinely say they put the customer first. Fewer still have staff who remember their customers' names and how they like their bacon! We're lucky enough to have a warm and helpful team who will do just that.

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Our Menus

Warning: These will make you feel hungry!

Main Menu

See our range of cobs, sandwiches, baguettes, jackets, salad boxes, paninis and other hot foods.

Breakfast Menu

Don't let the name fool you, because we serve breakfast all day long. From breakfast trays to bacon cobs. It doesn't have to be a Friday to indulge!

Hot Drinks Menu

Caffeinate your day with some rich Douwe Egberts coffee, Tetley tea or Galaxy hot chocolate


Opening Hours

Come enjoy our tasty sandwiches or warm your belly with one of our hot food options

Mon - Fri: 7am - 3pm
Sat - Sun: Closed


Where to find us

We're just off Market Square, Nottingham

St James's St, Nottingham NG1 6FG, UK

0115 9476235


Our Team


We employ only the best staff and then we invest in their training to help them be even better.

Each member of staff has a Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Catering and a Level 2 Award in Food Allergy Awareness. Our full-time staff also have NVQ Diplomas in Kitchen Services, a Level 2 Award in Health and Safety and Appointed First Aider training.


Café Manager

Wendy has worked at The Pop Inn since 2005 and is responsible for the day-to-day running of our café. Wendy ensures our customers are all kept happy and has an encyclopaedic knowledge of what each of our customers prefer, so feel free to give her feedback so we can see how this can be incorporated.

Our Suppliers

As a local independent business, it is part of our ethos to support other local businesses. In fact, more than 70% of our spend is with businesses that are less than three miles from our front doorstep. You don't have to look too far for great quality produce.

Below are just a few examples of local businesses we partner with.

J Kerry & Sons

All our fruit and vegetables at The Pop Inn are delivered throughout the week to ensure maximum freshness by our grocers. Located a short walk away in Victoria Market, J Kerry & Sons is a family-run greengrocers that has been trading for over a century.

Adkins Bakery

For more than 40 years, Adkins have delivered every manner of mouth-watering bread and other baked goods to happy customers all over the Midlands.

Meet at the Corner

Set in our very own Victoria Market for the past 27 years, our butchers supply 120 delicious varieties of fresh and cooked meats and cheeses to pubs, restaurants and hotels as well as the general public.


Our Customer Feedback

Feel free to leave us a review on TripAdvisor, Google or Facebook, or go low-tech and come tell us in person. 

We love hearing from our customers.


Independent & Quality. A lovely little independent sandwich shop primarily for takeaway but there are a few seats, with friendly staff, a good breakfast and lunch menu all at a very reasonable price

gramsci1966, TripAdvisor

Our Commitment to Food Hygiene

We have a 5 star rating and we like to shout about it wherever we can. It's something we take very seriously and put a lot of hard work into every day.