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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…

  • 5 Elements Cafe/Deli

    Uppingham’s 5 Elements focuses on mainly organic food and is run by Dean Clarke who also owns Orange St Practice…

  • Aldwinckles Coffee House

    Aldwinkles is a pretty and secluded coffee house in Market Harborough serving brunches, lunches, cakes and more…

  • All Mine Cakes (By The Lake)

    All Mine Cakes By The Lake was our Cafe of the Year 2020/21. It is delightfully decorated and the view across the lake is dreamy…

  • 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…

  • Beaurepaire Patisserie

    Beaurepaire Patisserie is a charming little tearoom and cake shop in the centre of Belper – a quirky curiosity shop of delectable delights…

  • Blend Coffee Shop

    Blend is an independent coffee shop in Nottingham’s Sneinton Market run by the team behind Stewarts of Trent Bridge coffee roasters…

  • Bluebell Dairy & Ice Cream Parlour

    Multi-award-winning Bluebells Dairy is best known for its amazing ice cream but this working family farm near Derby has so much more to offer…

  • Bom Bom Patisserie, Canal House

    Bom Bom Patisserie number two opened in 2019 and can be found in an area of Loughborough popular with creatives…

  • Bom Bom Patisserie, Derwent Drive

    Marta Child is a baking goddess and has given Loughborough not just one, but two cafes in which to get a sweet fix…

  • 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 & 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

    A brilliant village shop and cafe with its own exquisite range of quirky preserves, from hot ‘Peps’ to the joyously ‘Cuban Breakfast’…

  • Burrough Court Coffee Shop

    Burrough Court has quite the racy royal past but it’s now the perfect place to enjoy a low-key coffee or cuppa…

  • 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…

  • Buxton Pudding Emporium

    Buxton Pudding Emporium is a quaint and quirky café connected to a fabulous pudding shop and deli. Expect good food and friendly service…

  • 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…