Food & Drink

Top Five Cafes in Sheffield

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Sheffield is no stranger to a quirky independent cafe. Dotted around the city are some wonderful spots to grab a quick warming coffee or enjoy a delicious brunch. Here are some of our favourites.

Alyssum

Situated in Crookesmoor, a student hub, is a hidden gem. The charming café welcomes you with friendly smiles and incredible food. Stepping inside you are greeted with an array of cakes and fairy lights. The independent café offers many brunch and lunch options which all look, smell and taste amazing. They’ve even got you sorted if you’re vegan or gluten free. While you wait for your food you can pass the time with some of the wooden games they have dotted around. Alyssum is certainly worth the trek up the hill.

Marmadukes

Away from the bustle of Fargate, Marmadukes sits on a quaint cobbled street. The cosy café has a rustic feel and is always filled with a buzz. The breakfast food is unforgettable- they serve up a hearty portion of perfectly fluffy pancakes and other incredible options which can be vegan tailored. Be prepared to queue for a table on busy days but we promise it will be worth the wait. 

Steam Yard

Tucked away off Division street, Steam Yard invites you in with open arms. The staff are friendly and always beaming and up for a chat. Our favourite picks are their amazing vegan doughnuts and divine brownies; served with a lovely coffee. It is the perfect space for a coffee catch up or to get some work done in a relaxing environment.

Gaard

Offering a large variety of vegan and vegetarian options, Gaard coffee shop is a rare gem in Sheffield’s Kelham island. It’s the perfect spot for a hearty and insta-worthy breakfast. It’s dog friendly (who doesn’t love an opportunity to see some gorgeous puppies) and well worth the walk from campus. A lovely place for a lazy Sunday morning.

Dana

Up in Crookes Dana is a vegan and vegetarian café run by a group of friends. Plants and cushions create a tranquil environment to enjoy one of their many teas or locally roasted coffees. They serve up homely, delicious food and all of their profits go to charity. 

 What’s your favourite café to visit in Sheffield? We’d love to hear from you.

Words by Emma Dunn

Rebecca Curry is your Editor-in-Chief

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