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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…

  • Free to join
  • Be guided to great places in the East Midlands & further afield
  • Up to 25% off with your membership card
  • Fika

    Fika in Oakham is independent and very good. Try the Swedish buns called Semla – they are so, so good…

  • Fitzbillies

    Fitzbillies is a legendary Cambridge café and cake shop: don’t leave town without trying one of their sticky Chelsea buns…

  • Fodder

    Fodder is the stand-out place in Harrogate to pick up North Yorkshire’s best ingredients – and help the local community while you’re at it…

  • Folly Tearoom

    The Folly Team Room provides a vintage tea experience in the heart of the Georgian town of Holt…

  • Fuggles Beer Café

    A superior watering hole and bottle shop in Tunbridge Wells offering a massive beer range complemented by cured meats and fine cheeses…

  • F’coffee

    F’coffee is a family-run café in Matlock Bath serving up spectacular ‘freak shakes’, fresh fairtrade coffee and copious amounts of cake…

  • Gallipoli Café & Bistro

    Gallipoli Café & Bistro on Upper Street has deservedly earned recognition as one of London’s most authentic Turkish eateries…

  • Gelato Village

    An authentic Italian gelato and sorbetto parlour with a passion for local ingredients…

  • Good Sixty

    Good Sixty in Bristol is a website designed to help people shop online for great-quality food directly from their local independent shops, producers and cafés…

  • Greedo

    Greedo in Lymington, Hampshire, has become the town’s go-to morning meeting brunch stop, offering excellent value with a cosy vibe and warm welcome…

  • Grounded Kitchen

    Leicester’s Grounded Kitchen has a mantra of “eat healthier on the go”, and its Korean-inspired salad bowls offer some delicious freshly-prepped combinations…

  • Guist General Store & Café

    A little Norfolk gem for breakfasts, light lunches and afternoon teas, with freshly baked cakes and fresh coffee…

  • Hambleton Farms Fine Foods

    Hambleton Farms Fine Foods of Oakham in Rutland is a farm, bakery, butchery and deli, creating enticing and award-winning food…

  • Hare & Hog Café and Charcuterie

    The founders of award-winning Rutland Charcuterie run the Hare & Hog Café on Oakham Enterprise Park. It serves their charcuterie and much more…

  • Hartwell’s and Towbury Court Fine Foods

    A traditional, family run butcher’s and deli in Northamptonshire. The butcher’s sells meat produced on Elliott’s own farm and the deli provides a large selection of handmade foods…

  • Henry’s Coffee & Tea Store

    Henry’s Coffee & Tea Store is a stylish shop in Cromer town centre offering a relaxing experience and what could well be Norfolk’s best crab sandwich…

  • Heydon Village Tea Shop

    A must-visit tea shop with a passion for good quality, locally sourced food and drink…

  • Jack’s Gelato

    Jack’s Gelato in Cambridge offers amazing flavours such as Roasted Banana & Bourbon, Borage Honey, and Beetroot & Black Cumin alongside traditional favourites…

  • Johnsons of Old Hurst

    A diverse family farm enterprise near Huntingdon, established in 1899. It’s a steakhouse, butchery, tearoom, delicatessen – and much more besides…

  • Just So Italian

    A unique deli (and online shop) jam-packed with genuine Italian delicacies, run by a family team with close links to several small producers in Italy…

  • Kavanagh’s Tea Room

    Kavanagh’s in Oakham is a light, airy and pretty tea room complete with vintage china – a great spot for afternoon tea…

  • La Parisienne

    La Parisienne is a delightful, quirky French/European restaurant and patisserie in the heart of historic Southwell, Nottinghamshire…

  • Lady Jayne’s Tearoom

    Lady Jayne’s is a traditional tearoom in Stapleford, Nottinghamshire, serving light breakfasts, lunches, afternoon teas, sandwiches and home-made cakes…

  • Lambert’s Kitchen, Deli & Coffee Shop

    Lambert’s is a charming independent deli, cafe and restaurant in the centre of Stamford, run by an experienced chef…

  • Le Mistral Bistro & Wine Shop

    Le Mistral in the market town of Wirksworth – ‘Gem of the Peaks’ – offers French bistro-style dining in a lovely setting…

  • Les Garrigues

    A superb food and wine shop bringing a taste of France to Norwich. Expect fine French wines, cheeses and meats…

  • Little Seeds Bar & Kitchen

    Little Seeds Bar & Kitchen in Stone seeks to use the best seasonal ingredients from local suppliers, as well as produce from its own kitchen garden…

  • Magee St Bakery

    A tiny back-street bakery/cafe offering delicious, hand-roasted coffee, artisan loaves and sweet treats…

  • Maison d’etre

    A neighbourhood independent coffee house near Highbury & Islington tube station. Recommended by our London correspondent, Sarah Tattersall…

  • Mercia

    Mercia is a stylish little venue in the middle of Wirksworth in Derbyshire. A family-run cafe-restaurant, the food and service are great…