Who doesn’t love a good cafe?! This list has 10 of the most lovely quirky cafes in Sheffield. From tiny coffee shops, Peak District station cafes and tea rooms; take your pick and go enjoy your hot brew and cake! Stay tuned for another 10 coming later this week; make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss that. 🙂 10 Lovely Quirky Cafes in Sheffield
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10 Lovely Quirky Cafes in Sheffield
Aberdeen Court, 95-97 Division Street, S1 4GE
Steam Yard, an independent coffee shop is in a little court tucked away behind Division Street. They’re known for it’s amazing coffee and doughnuts from The Depot Bakery. The coffee blend is from Square Mile Coffee Roasters in London and you can enjoy your coffee in or outside. In the nicer weather, enjoy a break from the city in their little terrace outside or get cozy inside taking in the American theme atmosphere. There’s not just coffee and doughnuts, but a whole range of baked goods, as well as bagels, paninis, grilled cheese and more. Steam Yard is open every day.
Tip: get your coffee to go and enjoy it sat on Devonshire Green, particularly lovely in the sun.
Five Rivers Coffee Co.
The Orange Coffee Shop, 215-219 Fulwood Road, Sheffield S10 3BA
Five Rivers is all about showcasing the amazing things about Vietnam. Coffee is from Vietnam and the filter is said to be the best you’ll ever taste, and to replace the standard sandwich are Banh Mi Baguettes. They promise that although everything is same same, it’s all different and unique with an amazing atmosphere.
The food menu is small and features Vietnamese food dishes like their special baguettes, noodles, salads and summer rolls. Vegetarian and vegan options are available and everything is extremely versatile. The ingredients they use can make over 20,000 dishes to suit whatever your tastes may be.
Heeley City Farm
Richards Road, Sheffield S2 3DT
The cafe at Heeley City Farm is an absolute gem! One of our personal favourites, this friendly farm and environmental centre in s2 is home to a wonderful cafe. It’s especially great for families with little kids; you’ll find kids meals, a box of toys, tractor ride & friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Home-cooked meals, daily specials and fresh salads are just a few of the wonderful things on the menu. It’s all vegetarian, with a focus on healthy and filling. Vegans will be happy too; there’s more than enough meat and dairy free options.
We love the salads, cakes and daily specials. Staff are always helpful and friendly. After finishing up your yummy food, have a stroll around the farm and with little kids they’ll love the play area. In nice weather, there’s outdoor seating. The cafe is open every day apart from Christmas Day.
Gerry’s Bakery and Coffee House
229 South Road, Walkley, S6 3TA
This little independent business in Walkley is always recommended to me popular with families. It opened in December 2013 by Gerry, who was born with a love of baking, and had the passion to open the bakery after his retirement.
Gerry’s Bakery does great coffee, fantastic parties and fresh bread with welcoming service brilliantly. The friendly, welcoming service is what Gerry’s is known for. Alongside wonderful fresh pastries, bread, cookies, cakes, brownies, scones, bloomers and dairy-free goodies!
Bank View Cafe, aka The Spotty Cafe
Langsett, Stocksbridge, S36 4GY
Bank View Cafe is actually spotty. Yes, really… bank view cafe can be spotted a mile away as it’s covered in polka dots! The spotty cafe is popular with walkers, cyclists and spotty cafe enthuasts! Just on the edge of Langsett in the heart of the countryside there’s fantastic views, bike trails and walking on the doorstep. The cafe has delicious locally sourced hot and cold food, great coffee and a garden for the nice weather.
You can enjoy fabulous facilities for families to dogs. Free wifi is available, muddy boots welcome, kids colouring and toys to keep little ones entertained are on hand, and if you need any bike extras or walking information then they have that, too!
170 Crookes, Sheffield S10 1UH
Joni’s coffee shop is open daily and it’s here you’ll be able to indulge in the best macaroons in Sheffield! It’s open for brunch, speciality coffee, pies, cakes and lots more. Joni Bakery has just recently relocated to Crookes, with an open bakery group workshops and a great cup of coffee.
Joni pop ups can be found across the city throughout the year, for example, at Sheffield Christmas Markets. Yum.
Jamesons Cafe & Tea Rooms
334 Abbeydale Road, Sheffield S7 1FN
If it’s a fancy afternoon tea you’re after then Jamesons is the place to go. Situated on Abbeydale Road, this lovely tea room is open daily and is a very popular spot. It’s recommended to book at all times to enjoy their beautiful and scrumptious afternoon teas, pies, cakes and treats. You can even celebrate a special occasion here with private booking and functions welcome. Special events happen for occasions such as Christmas, valentines day and mothers day; with a very lovely menu and usually live entertainment.
Rileys & Co
Farrar Road, Sheffield Antiques Quarter, S7 1BU
Antiques, thrifting, arts, crafts and a retro cafe is what you’ll find at Rileys & Co. This unique store combines antique shop with cafe and inside you’ll find yourself experiencing a little bit of time travel. There’s many rooms jam-packed full of retro and vintage goodies, so before you head to the cafe you can browse to your hearts content.
The retro cafe serves hot, cold food and drinks, including vegan and vegetarian options. Coffee and all day breakfasts will satisfy your taste buds on a lazy Sunday afternoon. It’s been described as, “like having a coffee in a museum gift shop run by a mad professor, except the gift shop is the museum and it is run by friends you have popped round to visit.”
The Depot Bakery
92 Burton Road, Sheffield, S3 8DA
Down in Kelham Island, The Depot Bakery & Eatery might be the most popular independent bakery in Sheffield. Known for their delicious pastries, patisserie and artisan breads, they are wholesale providers to many fantastic cafes and coffee shops across Sheffield (like Tamper, Ink & Water, Steam Yard).
It’s not just retail and takeaway, though, because the The Depot Eatery just next to the Bakery is lovely and inviting. A nice basic space but a nice atmosphere, serving lovely brunches on the finest breads. It’s always busy at Peddlar Night Market. The doughnuts are amazing!
Forge Dam Cafe
Carr Forge Dam, Sheffield S10 3TE
If you know me you’ll know I love Forge Dam for a day out and the cafe is part of the reason why it’s such a lovely place. The cafe is basic, but lovely staff, great quick home-cooked food with indoor and outdoor seating. The tables and chairs outside are always popular and rightly so: there’s lovely views of the park to take in while you enjoy yummy food and drinks. Inside for kids is a selection of children’s books and a vintage horse ride which takes 20p piece! Always a highlight for my son.
Tip: Boxes of duck food can be bought at the cafe for £1. Take these up to feed the ducks before exploring the woods. 🙂
Which is your favourite out of these quirky cafes in Sheffield? Have you been to all? I really, really want go to the spotty cafe; that’s the next one on my quirky cafe bucket list! 😉
Part 2 with yet another 10 quirky cafes are coming very soon; if you have a personal favourite that you think should be included feel free to send yours to me either by email or just comment down below. be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss yet another 10 quirky cafes in Sheffield 😀
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