As the days get colder and the nights longer, now is a great time to get out there and explore some of Ayrshire's best and cosiest coffee shops.

October 1 is International Coffee Day, a day dedicated to that warm cuppa that gives us our daily caffeine kick.

Whether you are a coffee aficionado or are looking for a simple brew, we have rounded up the top spots to help you celebrate coffee day and find your new regular this autumn.

Here are seven of the best cafes in the region with at least a 4.5 rating on Tripadvisor.

Best cafes to enjoy a coffee across Ayrshire

Small Talk

Irvine Times: Tripadvisor Small Talk in Irvine had a 4.5 rating and topped the listTripadvisor Small Talk in Irvine had a 4.5 rating and topped the list (Image: Tripadvisor)

Location: 54 Harbour Street, Irvine KA12 8PY Scotland

Tripadvisor rating: 4.5

Number of 'excellent' reviews: 179

Plan your visit via the Tripadvisor website.

The Dancing Midge Cafe 

Irvine Times: Tripadvisor The Dancing Midge in Millport had 218 excellent reviewsTripadvisor The Dancing Midge in Millport had 218 excellent reviews (Image: Tripadvisor)

Location: The Dancing Midge Cafe 24 Glasgow Street, KA28 0DL Scotland

Tripadvisor rating: 4.5

Number of 'excellent' reviews: 218

Plan your visit via the Tripadvisor website.

The Coo Shed

Irvine Times: Tripadvisor The Coo shed outside Ayr had 204 excellent reviewsTripadvisor The Coo shed outside Ayr had 204 excellent reviews (Image: Tripadvisor)

Location: Corton Road South Corton Farm, Alloway KA6 6BX Scotland

Tripadvisor rating: 4.5

Number of 'excellent' reviews: 204

Plan your visit via the Tripadvisor website. 

The Bagel Basket

Irvine Times: Tripadvisor The Bagel Basket in Largs ranked 4th in AyrshireTripadvisor The Bagel Basket in Largs ranked 4th in Ayrshire (Image: Tripadvisor)

Location: 25-31 Main Street, Largs KA30 8AE Scotland

Tripadvisor rating: 4.5

Number of 'excellent' reviews: 187

Plan your visit via the Tripadvisor website.

Buckley's Cafe/Bistro

Location: 59 Main Street, Prestwick KA9 1JN Scotland

Tripadvisor rating: 4.5

Number of 'excellent' reviews: 189

Plan your visit via the Tripadvisor website.

The Gypsy Cream

Irvine Times: Tripadvisor With 188 reviews, The Gypsy Cream ranked 4th in AyrshireTripadvisor With 188 reviews, The Gypsy Cream ranked 4th in Ayrshire (Image: Tripadvisor)

 

Location: Melrose 14 High Street, Melrose TD6 9PA Scotland

Tripadvisor rating: 4.5

Number of 'excellent' reviews: 133

Plan your visit via the Tripadvisor website.

Vegan Earth

Irvine Times: Tripadvisor Vegan Earth in Ayr had a 5 rating with 43 reviewsTripadvisor Vegan Earth in Ayr had a 5 rating with 43 reviews (Image: Tripadvisor)

Location: 18 Kyle Street, Ayr KA7 1RZ Scotland

Tripadvisor rating: 5

Number of 'excellent' reviews: 43

Plan your visit via the Tripadvisor website.