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#OpenInLockdown – Cafés and coffee shops


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The Bookcafe Belper

The Orangery, Chapel St, Belper DE56 1AR
Website | Facebook

With branches in Belper & Derby, The Book Cafe offers a friendly and relaxed cafe setting with great drinks and freshly made food on offer – with food menus often featuring locally sourced dishes. During lockdown they’re offering breakfast, lunch, coffees, cakes and afternoon tea.

How to buy: The Derby branch is closed, but the Belper branch is open 7 days a week for takeaway, with click and collect options available through the website or the ‘shop now’ button on Facebook.

Visit here for: A convenient snack or lunch – there’s a 25 space car-park on site so you can order online, drive up & pick up.

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Dot-teas Emporium

99-101 Bridge St, Belper DE56 1BA
Website | Facebook

Dot-teas is a community cafe in Belper providing an array of delicious savoury and sweet options to keep you well-fed during your Christmas shop! Offerings include hot meals such as curry & rice, breakfast cobs, light lunches and a variety of sweet treats.

How to buy: Open Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 1pm for take out. Meals can be ordered with 24 hours notice by calling 07950 594663, or message through the Facebook page. There’s a free delivery option if you live within 3 miles of the shop.

Visit here for: Warm savoury options, a light lunch or a post-shopping sweet treat! Afternoon & cream teas and treat boxes are among the choices on offer.

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Vegan Revelation Café

Chapel St, Belper DE56 1AR
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Vegan Revelation Café describes its food as ‘Dirty Wholesome Vegan’. It’s a deli during the week, with a takeaway menu running on Friday & Saturday nights. Menus change, with a deli dish of the day and a weekly takeaway menu – you can view the latest one on social media. Gluten free options are available for each dish, although the café notes that they may contain traces.

How to buy: the deli is open Tues-Sat, 11am-2pm with click & collect and local delivery options. Text 07341 896921 to order. Takeaway can be ordered by text – check social media for the information you need to include.

Visit here for: as Vegan Revelation say – “rich, healthy and hearty food that just happens to be vegan.”

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7 Iron Gate, Derby DE1 3FJ
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

With a relaxed, rustic-industrial style setting, BEAR is an independent business serving sustainably sourced, speciality coffee and brunches throughout lockdown.

How to buy: A takeaway service is available in the Iron Gate café from 8:30am – 3:30pm every day.

Visit here for: an ‘on-the-go’, mid-shop coffee & brunch!

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The Kitchen

47 Sadler Gate, Derby DE1 3NQ
Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

A family-run café, bistro and pizzeria serving takeaway breakfasts and sweet boxes during lockdown. Coffees, teas, hot chocolate & soft drinks available too.

How to buy: Check Instagram for the latest opening hours. The menu is available on The Kitchen’s social media pages – you can call 01332 608619 to order takeaway breakfasts & sweet boxes to collect.

Visit here for: an indulgent breakfast to start your day off right! Options include Full English & Veggie breakfasts, pancakes – and even a breakfast pizza in a nod to The Kitchen’s usual pizzeria offering!

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Barefeet in the park

34 Bristol Rd, Ilkeston DE7 5HD

Set in the tranquil surroundings of Victoria Park, Ilkeston, the Barefeet kiosk serves speciality coffee and tea, cold drinks, home made cakes and light snacks. You’ll find some local favourites – Bluebells Dairy ice creams and Beeston Brownies are among brands often stocked.

How to buy: Takeaway drinks and food are available – check the Facebook page for the latest opening hours.

Visit here for: a peaceful breather in the beautiful surroundings of the park.

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Café Sobar

22 Friar Ln, Nottingham NG1 6DQ
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A contemporary, booze-free, European style cafe run by the Double Impact charity who supports those whose lives have been devastated by addiction. Offering both a safe social space and confidence-building work experience placements to those in recovery, the cafe is not only a great place to eat and drink but is doing a lot of good for our community too!

How to buy: Pop in mid-shopping to buy your takeaway goodies!

Visit here for: supporting a local charity by eating cake – what’s not to love?! Takeaway cakes and drinks are available during lockdown.

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The Speciality Coffee Shop

50 Friar Ln, Nottingham NG1 6DQ
Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

An award-winning coffee shop specialising in ethical, single origin coffee. The Speciality Coffee Shop is influenced by the Mediterranean background of the owners, as well as their travels in Latin America. Home made food and cakes with vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options are also on offer.

How to buy: Takeaway is available in the shop and can also be ordered through Just Eats and Deliveroo during lockdown.

Visit here for: a range of coffees far beyond the usual basic options – with plenty of varieties on offer!

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Six Barrel Drafthouse, 14-16 Carlton St, Nottingham NG1 1NN

Situated in Six Barrel Drafthouse, in Nottingham’s Creative Quarter, Italian street food indie Bomba serve up delicious snacks to-go in the form of Panzerotti (described as a ‘large deep-fried pizza bomb’) and Arancini.

How to buy: Check Instagram for the latest opening times

Visit here for: great-tasting Italian street food – and if you order ahead with Six Barrel you can pick up some craft beer to take away while you’re there!

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Hannah Wade

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