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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…

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

  • Leicester Coffee House Co.

    Leicester Coffee House Co. stylish independent coffee house that roasts in small batches from single estates. It offers a UK-wide delivery service…

  • 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…

  • Misco’s Chocolates

    Misco’s Meg and Cisco Davies started out making chocolates at home for friends and family. But once they began selling to the public, they were soon able to open their own shop in Leek…

  • Miss B’s Tea Rooms

    Lovingly prepared homemade food – from pork pie platters to Victoria sponges – star at this award-winning traditional tea room…

  • Nice Pie

    Jamie Oliver-recommended award-winning pies and other delicacies made in the heart of Leicestershire…

  • North’s Deli & Patisserie

    A high quality traditional deli offering a large yet carefully chosen range of food and drink. An artisan patisserie business is attached…

  • Nourish at No. 44

    A popular shabby chic café-bistro in the bustling Derbyshire market town of Belper…

  • Nutrition Joe’s

    A modern café in Harrogate that’s part of an independent gym, combining nutritional expertise with a passion for local and homemade food…

  • Off The Beaten Path Coffee Shop

    Off The Beaten Path Coffee Shop is an independent coffee house in Melton Mowbray. It offers excellent coffee, homemade snacks and bakes…

  • Old Theatre Deli

    A slick cafe/deli serving well sourced and nicely prepared food, housed in an old Georgian theatre in the middle of town…

  • Otters Fine Foods

    Fish smoked traditionally over whole logs – plus a delicious selection of cheese – are specialities at this family-run Rutland deli…

  • Pastability

    Pastability is a lovely delicatessen, café, pastificio (pasta maker) and gelateria in the heart of Newark…

  • Paul’s of Melton Mowbray

    Paul’s Soyfoods of Melton Mowbray has been supplying fruit, veg, bread & more for over 30 years. It makes bread, tofu and more, and is 100% organic.

  • Peak Feast

    Peak Feast is a vegetarian and vegan-friendly family bakery hidden away in the beautiful Derbyshire village of Youlgrave…

  • Pearce’s Farm Shop & Cafe

    Pearce’s Farm Shop near Buntingford in Hertfordshire is a complete foodie delight – both the packed-to-the-rafters shop and the excellent café…

  • Pom’s Kitchen

    Pom’s Kitchen in Lichfield is a stylish, family-run, independent cafe, restaurant and deli with a clear passion for good quality, locally sourced food and drink…

  • Positive Kitchen

    Positive Kitchen is a new independent online supermarket delivering local food and essentials to Leicestershire & surrounds…

  • Provenance – Brix + Mortar

    Provenance – Brix + Mortar is a fabulous find situated just outside Cambridge, comprising a restaurant, café and deli. Local sourcing is a speciality…

  • Pumpkins Deli

    Pumpkins Deli in Brinklow near Rugby serves up breakfasts, killer sandwiches, great coffee and some epic cakes…

  • Queen’s Mill Tea Rooms

    Cosy Queen’s Mill Tea Rooms in Castleford, West Yorkshire, stand where flour for Allinson’s bread – “bread wi’ nowt taken out” – was once milled…

  • Rose Cottage Café in Castleton

    Rose Cottage Cafe in Castleton is a charming tea room in a building dating back to at least the 15th century. To the rear is a beautiful hidden garden…

  • Rosie Lea Kitchen

    Rosie Lea Kitchen is a charming tea room in an unusual garden setting between Brockenhurst and Lymington…

  • Samovar Tea House

    Samovar Tea House (and art gallery) in Ely stocks more than 200 blends of tea and is a great location for a light lunch or slice of homemade cake…