With cafes around every corner, it’s always easy to find a place for lunch, cake or a quirky experience in Leicester. Find all the most frequently asked questions answered here.
Afternoon tea is a luxuriously elegant affair and a real treat to indulge in. Leicester’s finest hotels and cafes offer some of the finest afternoon tea settings in the country, so treat yourself and some friends to one (or more) of the following.
If you’re looking for afternoon tea with a twist, Leicester has some quirky cafes to surprise and delight you and your teatime companions.
At the aptly named Kitty Cafe treat yourself to the company of some feline friends as you tuck into a teatime taster. The café is also an animal rescue centre, and a terrific way to spend time if you’re a cat lover. Just try not to take them all home when it’s time to leave!
For a more exotic twist, Charnwood Forest offers the chance to take a walk with one of its star residents – the alpacas. Take them for a stroll around scenic surroundings and unwind with a delicious afternoon tea – a fantastically unique way to spend an afternoon.
There’s a cosy, colourful cafe in the city to suit every mood. Refuelling after retail therapy? Catching up over a cuppa? Meeting up for a bite before a great night out? Check out our favourite settings.
Whether you’re picking up your freshly-baked bread for breakfast, or stopping in for a sweet treat, Leicester’s bakeries are a vital part of the local community. Here are our top picks:
If you like to indulge in a savoury treat, a trip to famous Melton Mowbray is in order. The home of the king of pork pies, Brocklebys Farm Shop is the final word.
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There is only one thing, and one thing only that can satisfy my sweet tooth on a cold weather shopping spree. In fact any trip to the big smoke means cradling a hot chocolate between my hands! Warming and comforting, the chocolatey burst of goodness is all I need to restore my energy and set me on my way for whatever may lay ahead. Or simply provide me with a cosy cuddle!