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Find a great Deli/cafe in your region

A great independent deli or café can make your day. They are your route to stunning new types of chocolate, spectacular charcuterie, brilliant bottled beers, delicious cheeses, coffees that scythes through Monday morning like a hot knife through butter, and delightful sandwiches. On the map above and listed below are the cafes and delis that we recommend so far, and many are running exclusive GFC member offers…

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  • 100&Six

    This relaxed but stylish neighbourhood bar and restaurant is one of most interesting openings in Leicester for some years…

  • 200 Degrees Coffee Shop & School

    A cafe and barista school in one. This place serves wonderful hand-roasted coffee and top class fresh food in a warm and stylish environment…

  • All Mine Cakes (By The Lake)

    A completely gluten-free zone, All Mine Cakes By The Lake is delightfully decorated and the view across the fishing lake is dreamy…

  • Apteekki

    Apteekki is a beautifully designed vegan restaurant in the middle of Melton Mowbray that has been lovingly created by a team with a real eye for detail. The food and drink are nourishing and delicious…

  • Aromi Bene’t Street

    A family-run Sicilian eatery with three centrally located branches in Cambridge – perfect for a quick tasty lunch or lovely homemade gelato…

  • Aromi Fitzroy Street

    A family-run Sicilian eatery with three centrally located branches in Cambridge – perfect for a quick tasty lunch or lovely homemade gelato…

  • Aromi Peas Hill

    A family-run Sicilian eatery with three centrally located branches in Cambridge – perfect for a quick tasty lunch or lovely homemade gelato…

  • ARTea Room

    Located inside rural shopping village Wakefield County Courtyard in Potterspury, Northants, ARTea Room is a licenced teashop offering vintage style and a cosy atmosphere…

  • Bar Dos Hermanos

    Bar Dos Hermanos, or “two brothers bar”, is a jewel in Leicester’s suburb of Clarendon Park…

  • Barrowden & Wakerley Community Shop

    A friendly, not-for-profit, rural community shop and café offering a fine selection of locally sourced food and drink…

  • Beardsley’s Tea Room

    Beardsley’s in Rearsby is the very definition of “quaint”. Entering is like walking into favourite gran’s house after she’s been on a baking masterclass…

  • Bouverie Lodge & ‘Through the Gate’ Cafe

    A 210-acre bison and venison farm and cafe selling its own meat in its own shop. Named one of The Telegraph’s 50 best food outlets outside London…

  • Bread & Butterflies

    West Bridgford is home to this cute little craft cafe with a classic tearoom feel. Expect homemade cakes, handmade gifts and a soundtrack of vintage vinyl…

  • Bread & Circus

    Bread & Circus in Daventry is an artisan bakery and pizzeria. It’s a family business dedicated to three key values: fresh, exceptional and artisan…

  • Bread & Meat

    Bread & Meat in Cambridge is a superior sandwich shop whose creations are made with love and top-quality ingredients…

  • Brewbabu

    A creative and quirky independent tea and coffee specialist that offers some lovely food too…

  • Bryter Moon

    An independent deli and cafe in central Leicester crammed with a broad range of top quality food and drink…

  • Bulwick Village Shop & Cafe

    Maker of an exquisite range of quirky preserves, from eye-wateringly hot ‘Peps’ to the joyously tangy ‘Cuban Breakfast’…

  • Butler’s Coffee House

    Butler’s Coffee House is a delightful little place located just off the square in Bingham, Nottinghamshire, inhabiting a Grade II-listed former butcher’s shop…

  • Café au Chocolat

    The taste of continental France – including amazing hot chocolates and sweet and savoury crêpes – in the centre of Stamford…

  • Café Black

    A nice little independent cafe in the centre of Stamford that serves great coffee, cakes, toasties, salad wraps, healthy brunch dishes and more…

  • Café Delhi

    Located in the middle of Leicester’s Golden Mile, Café Delhi is an enticing and deceptively large vegetarian street-food eatery…

  • Caffe Italia

    Charming and compact Italian café situated on Melton Mowbray’s prettiest cobbled street near St Mary’s church…

  • Caffe Portico

    Caffe Portico is an Italian caffè & restaurant near Lincoln High Street. In 2020 it was approved by the AVPN (Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana)…

  • Cartwheel Café and Roastery

    A delightful coffee shop and roastery tucked away on Nottingham’s Low Pavement…

  • Cattows Farm

    Cattows Farm in Heather, Leicestershire, is home to a farm shop & tea room. It’s run by the Ludlam family, who’ve been farming in the village since 1899…

  • Chocolate Alchemy

    Chocolate Alchemy imports chocolate from all over the world, creates inventive truffles, and runs chocolate workshops…

  • Chocolate Utopia

    An independent, family-run Nottingham business producing an amazing range of delicious handmade, high quality chocolates…

  • Christopher James Deli

    Christopher James Deli in Leicester is a tiny yet charming and characterful traditional deli that was shortlisted in the Great Food Club Awards 2017/18…

  • Cottingham & Middleton Village Store & Café

    A volunteer-run village store and café that showcases locally produced foods, from wonderful cheeses to pleasing pies to artisan breads…