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  • How to be happy in 2019

    New Year, new chance to give yourself a great big shot of positive energy with one of these 28 inspirational ideas.

  • Festive afternoon tea

    Time for boozy hot chocolates, lashings of mulled wine and copious amounts of cake so it would only be right to round up the best spots for festive afternoon tea.


    Eat your fill at this super stylish vegan cafe/deli which serves fresh and healthy food as well the best coffee in town.

  • Could this be Leicester’s coolest cafe?

    This hip cafe in the city centre is gorg inside, food is fresh and healthy but most importantly, it serves top-notch coffee.

  • Breakfast with a bang

    Say goodbye to bland breakfast and hello to smoothie bowls and tasty topless toasts in this cosy little Scandi-inspired cafe in Uppingham, Rutland.

  • Tea and cake at Chaiiwala

    Move over Starbucks, Chaiiwala on the city’s Golden Mile is the best place for a tasty cup of chai.

  • Festive afternoon tea

    'Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry so why wait until Dec 25 to indulge? We certainly didn’t when we visited this delightful café to try their festive afternoon tea.

  • Lunch at deli of the year!

    The city's been crying out for a good food store for quite some time so when Delilah Fine Foods rocked up, last summer it caused quite a bit of excitement and a few months ago scooped up the title of deli of the year.

  • NEWSFLASH: Restaurants to keep an eye out for

    Word on the local restaurant scene is that two brand new foodie joints are set to open up very soon. Here's what we know so far.

  • Pass the jam, it’s Afternoon Tea Week

    We're celebrating Afternoon Tea Week (14 Aug - 20 Aug) by bringing you our curated list of top afternoon tea spots to indulge in cakes, crustless sandwiches and creamy scones.

  • Muddy Eats: Korean buddha bowls

    You may love a juicy burger but I've found a foodie fave at newly opened Grounded Kitchen.

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