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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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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Leicestershire Handmade Cheese Co

    Superior cheese, including Sparkenhoe Red Leicester, handmade on the farm near Market Bosworth. Also home to a shop and tea room…

  • Loft at Carriages

    The Loft in Newark-on-Trent incorporates a deli, bistro and gourmet-on-the-go service and offers real food with real flair…

  • Luck & Boo

    Luck & Boo is a beautifully designed vegan restaurant in the middle of Melton Mowbray. The food and drink are nourishing and delicious…

  • Magee Street Bakery

    Magee Street Bakery in Northampton is a back-street bakery/cafe offering delicious, hand-roasted coffee, artisan loaves and sweet treats…

  • Mediterranean Deli at Wistow

    You can’t mention this deli without talking about the baklava – it’s a special offering available in six delicious varieties. We’re sold…

  • Miss B’s Tea Rooms

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

  • More Coffee Co

    More Coffee Co is a delightful community-owned cafe serving the finest, freshly ground coffee, homemade cake and more…

  • Mulberry Tree Cafe

    Strelley Hall can trace its routes back to 1200AD and this cafe, in its old stables, is full of charm and character…

  • Nene View Dairy

    A family-run dairy in Stanwick, Northants, which produces several varieties of award-winning hard goats’ cheeses…

  • Nice Pie

    Nice Pie near Old Dalby is an excellent family-run tea room and food shop. Almost every one of their pies has won an award…

  • No.11 Deli

    Fancy a sandwich? How about a freshly-toasted panini? No.11 Deli in Castle Donington is the best spot and it’s got the awards to prove it…

  • Nourish at No. 44

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

  • 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 Deli

    This deli on Oakham’s High Street was opened in the summer of 2011 by Leo Sugden and his family, who have a great passion for food…

  • 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…

  • Pennbury Farm

    Pennbury Farm is located close to Great Glen in Leicestershire and is home to a café, shop, animal feed store and B&B accommodation..

  • 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…

  • Rose & May Deli

    For fresh local produce and continental specialities, we’d recommend a visit to this family-run cafe and deli in the pretty market town of Bingham…

  • 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…

  • Scandimania Coffee House

    What a little gem Scandimania is! It’s tiny, but don’t let that put you off – this is Scandi chic with delicious food…

  • St Martin’s Coffee

    St Martin’s is a laid-back independent coffee shop and coffee and tea merchants in central Leicester with an enticing lunchtime menu…

  • Stir

    Stir is a relaxed and convivial independent neighbourhood coffee shop located to the north-east of Cambridge city centre…