Looking for a café to stop by for a coffee and some lunch, here are the top 7 cafés you need to try in Derbyshire. Georgia Petkovic reports…
Katherine’s Gift and Coffee Bar
Situated in Chaddesden, Katherine’s Gift and Coffee bar opened in November 2016 and won the Best Café award at the Derby food and drink awards late last year. The café is known for its signature Unicorn hot chocolate and Cookie Monster hot chocolate as well as other glittery coffees. A variety of home-made cakes, breakfast and lunch time snacks are also available at the café as well as a variety of gift items.
Address: 159 Chaddesden Lane, Derby, DE21 6LJ.
Tel: 01332 987177
Pip Tree Café
This café joined Collyer’s Nurseries in 2015. It has up to 50 seats indoors and also out door space. In the months April – September the café grows its own veg and salad to use on their seasonal menus. Everything on their menu is also homemade form cakes to soups to quiches.
Address: 260 Nottingham Road, Borrowash, Derby, DE72 3FR.
Tel: 01332 662035
The Little Shed
This cosy tea rooms also doubles up as a gift shop. The café sells a rang of home made cakes, hot drinks and lunch time snacks as well as the opportunity to book in for afternoon tea. The clue is in the name; the venue is fairly small so make sure to book before a trip there.
Address: Park Lane, Allestree, Derby, DE22 2DR
BEAR coffee, kitchen and bar
Bear is a mix of things, from a place to go for a coffee and some breakfast, to a restaurant and bar that opens until late at night. It opened in December last year and sells a range of breakfast choices which is available till 12 noon as well as pastry’s and cakes throughout the day. There is also a specific lunch time menu with lighter meal options and an evening menu which is served from 5-9pm.
Address: 7 Iron Gate, Derby DE1 3FJ
Tel: 01332 725051
The Book Café
This is another café which doubles up as a restaurant and bar in the evening. A breakfast menu is available until 11:30, which is followed by a lunch time menu that serves a mix of sandwiches, burgers and The Book Café’s well known flatbreads. From 6pm on Friday and Saturday it then turns into a candle lit restaurant with live music, rustic food and fine wines.
Address: 21 Cornmarket, Derby DE1 1QH
This café is situated in both Derby city centre and Ashbourne. It prides itself by using freshly made food to order with high quality produce. They even bake their own bread alongside biscuits and cakes. The café offers an all day menu which includes breakfast, lunch, home made cakes as well as hand roasted coffee and alcoholic drinks.
Tel: 01332 206322
Address: 53-55 Queen St, Derby DE1 3DE
Tel: 01335 342285
Green Man Hotel, 10 Saint John Street, Ashbourne DE6 1GH
The tea rooms specialise in afternoon tea but also serve breakfast snacks and light lunches as well as a variety of cakes. Hackwood Farm also has various shops such as a butchers, deli and fruit and veg all locally sources. There is also the opportunity to buy home-made ready meals that are made fresh on site.
Tel: 01332 528300
Address: Radbourne Lane, Derby, Ashbourne, DE6 4LZ