People sit at tables outside a cafe on June 3, 2021. Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images.
Whether it’s because they serve great coffee, or bake proper homemade cakes like your mum used to make, cafes and eateries make their mark for different reasons.
With temperatures continuing to rise as summer finally feels like it’s here to stay, people in and around Chesterfield are flooding back to their favourite eating and drinking spots to enjoy the balmy weather after restrictions lifted for hospitality last month.
We can’t include every business on the list – but let us know your favourite or others that aren’t on our list.
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Popular cafe and bistro Koo on Chatsworth Road is well known for its brunch dishes - ranging from smashed avocado, New York breakfast bagels along with a traditional Full English, complete with all the trimmings. The cafe has both outdoor and inside seating.
Here is a round up of 11 of the best cafes in and around the town and what makes them so popular.
Read the list below to see if your local spot made the cut.
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For those seeking a healthier snack in Chesterfield, Qoozies is an obvious choice. The cafe on Vicar Lane which prides itself on health and well being, specialises in freshly made smoothies, burgers and sandwiches.
The Vintage Tea Rooms in Chesterfield, swapped its home in Beetwell Street to move to Steeplegate, in the Vicar Lane Shopping Centre earlier this year. But the quirky decor, vintage furniture and rustic feel still makes it the perfect spot for those wanting tea, coffee and a slice of cake with a difference.
The Pekoe Café at Northern Tea Merchants on Chatsworth Road in Chesterfield is a one-stop shop for all hot drinks lovers. Whether it is their internationally-sourced tea, freshly brewed coffee, homemade cake and scones or their breakfast and light lunch options, there will definitely be something that tickles your fancy.
This homely Pleasley tea room recently opened their new outdoor 'English garden' style seating area complete with hanging baskets - meaning they can now accommodate more guests outside, just in time for summer. Cakefield Cakes - as the name would suggest - are known for their speciality cakes and scones all made on site. The cafe also offers afternoon teas, quiches and Ploughman's lunches.
The former Old Castle Arms on Woodhouse Lane in Bolsover has been transformed into a family-run homemade, speciality cake shop and cafe. Just Roll With It Cakes, opened for the first time in May - showcasing their impressive display of sweet treats, hot drinks and baking supply shop. The cafe has a large children’s outside area and even a pet's corner complete with guinea pigs, rabbits and chickens.
For those seeking out an affordable Full English breakfast, Peacock Coffee Lounge is not one to miss. The cafe which is located in a historic building on Low Pavement in Chesterfield prides itself on its range of high-quality coffee which customers can enjoy outdoors in their courtyard.
Located in Eckington, Lounge is definitely one for caffeine lovers as the cafe and bar serves ethically-sourced speciality coffee which they roast themselves. The eatery, which is also known for its cocktails, offers everything from breakfast, wraps, paninis and afternoon teas.
Customers can enjoy a slice of cake, lunch and a cup of coffee all while being nestled in between potted plants and flowers in the cafe's 'idyllic' outdoor seating area - complete with parasols. The Cafe at Libby's is located on Chatsworth Road in Chesterfield and even sells gifts inside.
The cafe on Chesterfield's South Street is known for its delicious scones, coffee and desserts. No 10 The Tea Room is family run and offers wholesome cooking and sweet treats to shoppers, residents and those passing through the centre of town.
The popular family-run sandwich shop on Saltergate in Chesterfield is known for its paninis, breakfast cobs and nachos. Often busy at lunch time, the cafe is favoured by customers for its generous portions.