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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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  • 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…

  • Cocoa Amore at The Engine Yard

    At Cocoa Amore’s shop at The Engine Yard near Belvoir Castle you can buy a tempting array of hand-made delights…

  • Cocoa Amore Leicester

    Cocoa Amore is bringing fine, hand-made chocolates to the heart of Leicester – along with the chance to create your own…

  • 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…

  • Croots Farm Shop & Café

    Croots Farm Shop & Café was a finalist in the GFC Awards 2020/21. You’ll find an extensive butchery, cheese counter and lots of local produce…

  • Cue

    Cue fits in well with the upmarket surroundings of Leicester’s Stoneygate with a simple, pared-down style…

  • David Mellor Design Museum Cafe

    The David Mellor Design Museum Cafe on the outskirts of Hathersage is relaxing, spacious and fascinating, with good but simple food to match…

  • Delapré Abbey Orangery Café

    The Conservatory Café, with its excellent lunches and Afternoon Teas, gives you another good reason to visit stunning Delapré Abbey…

  • Delilah Fine Foods

    A past winner of UK Deli of the Year and one of the best of its kind in the UK: more than 3,000 square feet packed with delightful produce…

  • Derby Pyclets

    Pyclets have quite the history, first appearing in Derby in the 1860s. Current owner Katie Gibson is taking this savoury snack into the future…

  • Dickies

    Set on a family farm in the middle of the Vale of Belvoir, Dickies can only be described as a ‘destination’ butchery…

  • Doddington Hall Restaurant, Cafe & Farm Shop

    A stunning Elizabethan mansion and gardens with an on-site restaurant, café and farm shop. A great day-out destination for food lovers, located near Lincoln…

  • Don Paddy’s

    Don Paddy’s in Uppingham is a friendly, bustling and perennially popular cafe, bar and restaurant offering good food and drink from a varied menu…

  • Dovecote Farm

    Dovecote Farm comprises a farm shop, restaurant, tea room and PYO area set in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside…

  • Edensor Tea Cottage

    Edensor Tea Cottage is a charming café serving delicious breakfasts, lunches and cakes. It has a sublime setting on the Chatsworth Estate…

  • Engine Yard at Belvoir Castle

    At The Engine Yard at Belvoir Castle you’re spoilt for choice. There’s a unique café, stunning bar, chocolate shop, butchery, coffee roaster and deli…

  • Ferneley’s Dairy Barn Café

    Ferneley’s makes and serves superb ice cream using milk from its herd of Holstein and Friesian cows. Offering breakfasts and light lunches too, you can see the cattle as you tuck in…

  • 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…

  • Gannets Day Café

    Gannets Day Café is a popular spot with locals and visitors alike and serves up delicious dishes made with locally-produced ingredients…

  • Gates Farm Shop

    Gates Farm Shop in Cold Overton, Leicestershire, offers excellent-quality produce – much sourced locally – delivering a true foodie experience…

  • Gelato Village

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

  • Hamilton’s Butchers & The Cheeky Pig

    Matt and partner Marsha took over the butcher’s shop in September 2020 and have also added a takeaway. The bacon rolls are a must…

  • 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…

  • James’ Cafe Bistro

    James’ Cafe Bistro is an independent, family-friendly venue in central Leicester. It makes all its food fresh to order…

  • 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 Market Harborough

    Just So Italian is a unique deli (and online shop) jam-packed with genuine Italian delicacies, run by a family team with close links to Italy…