The best coffee and cake stops in our nook of Leicestershire.
You’ve had a great day exploring the area around Mallory Meadows. But if your day out doesn’t feel complete without a tasty teacake or slice of homemade cake served with a great foaming cappuccino or a refreshing cup of tea do not fear! Our handy compilation of the best (in our opinion) independent coffee shops is here to save the day… Read on for top tips, insider knowledge and our Insta-worthy local coffee stops.
Malt Mill Coffee and Bakery, Malt Mill Bank, Barwell, LE9 8GS
My absolute favourite cake stop- Huge slabs of cake on offer here, just a step away from your traditional coffee and walnut, Persian love cake anyone?
The ambience at the Malt Mill is funky retro, they pride themselves on top-class ingredients, homemade produce and top-notch locally roasted coffee, you can be guaranteed to leave the Malt Mill having your sweet craving and caffeine fix firmly satisfied.
Check out their socials and website for up-to-date opening hours and menus.
The Malt Mill is walkable directly from Mallory Meadows- check out or blog and route here
Liberteas Coffee Shop, 62 Main Street, Newbold Verdon, LE9 9NP
Liberteas is situated in Newbold Verdon, a village adjacent to Kirkby Mallory. A traditional tea shop with a wholesome country vibe and delicious homemade cakes, we often get reports from guests that the afternoon tea is fairly spectacular! Situated in the village centre it’s easy to find, with handy parking and friendly staff, it is the perfect stop off on your way to or from Mallory Meadows.
Take a look at their socials and website for up-to-date opening hours and menus.
Bella and Bear Bakery, 88 Main Street, Newbold Verdon, LE9 9NP ***Insta Worthy**
If you are all about the Gram, Bella & Bear in the centre of Newbold Verdon has a great vibe…Velvet seats, Cinnamon buns and top-notch coffee make this a recommended stop for the caffeine fix for the morning after the night before. It’s a cute and cosy venue… check out their socials for up-to-date news and opening times.
Deer Barn Café, Bradgate Park, Newtown Linford, LE6 0HE
Bradgate Park is probably the most popular and the ultimate walk-in in Leicestershire. It’s certainly one of our top days out to stretch the legs and fill the lungs with fresh air. Situated right in the centre of the park (yes you have to walk to this one!) is the Deer Barn Café. Selling a fantastic range of homemade cakes and hot drinks to sip while you watch the Red deer graze or the water birds on Cropston Reservoir.
It’s a great destination Coffee shop stop, wrapped up in a day out exploring the history and geology of Leicestershire.
The Bradgate Park Trust is a charity; all the proceeds go back into caring for and securing the park’s future for nature and visitors alike.
Mrs Bridges Tearooms, 17 Loseby Lane, Leicester, LE1 5DR
The ultimate “trip to town” tradition is a cup of tea and a toasted tea cake at Mrs Bridges on Loseby Lane in the centre of Leicester. One of the, if not the, oldest coffee shops in town, Built in 1723 and it’s been in the same family for 40 years. Quirky, traditional and tucked away Mrs Bridges is worth a visit if you are exploring the town centre and are in the vicinity of the King Richard III Visitor Centre and Leicester Cathedral.
Cocco & Delilah, 44-46 Cank Street, St Martins, Leicester LE1 5GW *** Insta Worthy**
Love sipping your coffee in a child’s storybook? Cocco & Delilah is right up your street, situated near the Cathedral on Cank Street in the centre of Leicester this is one independent Coffee shop you won’t want to miss. Just imagine you’re in Alice in Wonderland and you are on your way to understanding this experience. Your phone camera will be itching to be used to capture your experience and share it with all your buddies (don’t forget to tell them where you are staying:-))
Pop in to try their Macarons and top up your caffeine.
Jaspers, Swan House, Bosworth Hall Estate, Market Bosworth, CV13 0LJ
For one of the friendliest coffee shops around head to Jaspers, situated in market Bosworth tucked just behind the imposing Bosworth Hall Hotel. Jaspers serves the very best coffee to savour after a stroll around the country park or a wander around the farmers market. Delicious homemade cake makes Jaspers an all-around great place to refresh and attend to that sweet tooth.
Tel: 07816 960730
Maison Rose Cafe, 8 The Market Place, Market Bosworth, CV13 0LE ***insta worthy***
Visiting Market Bosworth and you LOVE pink, you can’t miss Maison Rose. Their patisserie offers a treat for the eye as well as the taste buds, with faux flower walls, insta photo opportunities are many, even before your coffee has arrived! With quaint outside seating and comfortable inside tables, Maison Rose is well worth a trip if you are out and about exploring Market Bosworth.
Reservations at all the listed cafes and tearooms are sometimes required.