If your like me and prefer bespoke independent cafe’s over the usual over crowded and personally over rated coffee chains, that you have to try these.

Patchwork cafe
in Port St Mary near to Castletown
A cute, bright and characterful tearoom serving both hot/cold food and beverages from teacups and cake to squash and fresh sandwiches Set in the heart of Port St Mary with a vintage style cottage feel, with creative bunting touches and friendly staff, its a thrifty little tearoom.

Laynes Expresso at New Station Street Leeds
A new independant coffee shop right in the heart of Leeds serving 5* coffee sourced straight from the grower. Its interior is that of minimalistic and smart with brick walls and dark wood counter tops. Serving fresh porridge in a morning to toasted sandwiches and coffee in the afternoon, its looks as though this new little coffee shop will expand pretty quickly.

Coffee Fix at Church Road in Stockport
A family friendly retro style coffee shop specialising in single origin coffee roasted by Has Bean.
Loose leaf teas. Seasonal and local produce & home baked cakes. Famously known for cyclists pit stop.

TeaCup at Thomas Street in Manchester
One of Manchester most famous cafes owned by Mr Scruff. With its individual style of serving sandiwiches on wooden boards, tea leaves in glass teapots and the added touches of recieving your herbal tea with a timer, its a definate talking point.

Bold Street Coffee at Bold Street Liverpool A new chic looking minimalistic style coffee shop on the heart of bold street with comfy couches and hanging light bulbs. Serving a full range of coffees from expresso to latte to flat white and syrup shots. Not forgetting their tasty treats and delicious indulgent delights of cakes and toasties at dinner time.

North Tea Power at Tib Street Manchester
Hidden in Manchester Northern Quarter is an independant coffee shop with a folk style twist. An impressive interior styled with decked out wooden floors and light wood counter tops down to its low light hanging bulbs and range of delicious smelling delights, its a must to discover….especiailly the Chai Latte with honey.