Top 7 cosy cafes

7 cosy cafes for a tasty drink and bite to eat in Derbyshire

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

Outside Katherine’s in Chaddesden Photo credit: The Derby Telegraph, Victoria Wilcox

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.


Opening times:

Monday 8:30am–6pm
Tuesday 8:30am–6pm
Wednesday 8:30am–6pm
Thursday 8:30am–6pm
Friday 8:30am–6pm
Saturday 9am–4pm
Sunday Closed


Address: 159 Chaddesden Lane, Derby, DE21 6LJ.


Tel: 01332 987177


Pip Tree Café

Inside the Pip Tree Café Photo credit: Pip Tree Café website

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.


Opening times:

Monday Closed
Tuesday 9:30am–4pm
Wednesday 9:30am–4pm
Thursday 9:30am–4pm
Friday 9:30am–4pm
Saturday 9:30am–4pm
Sunday 10am–3:30pm

Address: 260 Nottingham Road, Borrowash, Derby, DE72 3FR.


Tel: 01332 662035


The Little Shed

Outside the Little Shed in Allestree photo credit: Tripadvisor


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.


Opening hours:

Monday Closed
Tuesday 9:30am–5pm
Wednesday 9:30am–5pm
Thursday 9:30am–5pm
Friday 9:30am–5pm
Saturday 9:30am–5pm
Sunday 10am–4pm


Address: Park Lane, Allestree, Derby, DE22 2DR


Tel: 07860121361

BEAR coffee, kitchen and bar


Inside BEAR derby Photo credit: BEAR management

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.


Monday 8am–10pm
Tuesday 8am–10pm
Wednesday 8am–10pm
Thursday 8am–10pm
Friday 8am–12am
Saturday 8am–12am
Sunday 9am–10pm


Address:  7 Iron Gate, Derby DE1 3FJ


Tel: 01332 725051


The Book Café

Outside the Book Café in Derby City Centre. Photo credit: The Book Café management


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.

Monday 8am–5pm
Tuesday 8am–5pm
Wednesday 8am–5pm
Thursday 8am–5pm
Friday 8am–11:30am
Saturday 8am–11:30am
Sunday 9am–4:30pm




Tel:01332 294008

Address: 21 Cornmarket, Derby DE1 1QH


Jack Rabbits

Jack Rabbits in Ashbourne. Photo credit: Jack Rabbits


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.


Monday 8:30am–5pm
Tuesday 8:30am–5pm
Wednesday 8:30am–5pm
Thursday 8:30am–5pm
Friday 8:30 am–5pm
Saturday 8:30am–5pm
Sunday 10am–4pm


Tel: 01332 206322

Address: 53-55 Queen St, Derby DE1 3DE




Tel: 01335 342285

Green Man Hotel, 10 Saint John Street, Ashbourne DE6 1GH


Hackwood Farm

Inside the tea rooms at Hackwood. Farm Photo credit: Tripadvisor


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.



Monday Closed
Tuesday 9:30am–4:30pm
Wednesday 9:30am–4:30pm
Thursday 9:30am–4:30pm
Friday 9:30 am–4:30pm
Saturday 9:30am–4:30pm
Sunday 10am–3:30pm


Tel: 01332 528300


Address: Radbourne Lane, Derby, Ashbourne, DE6 4LZ