Tuesday 3rd of November 2015
1. Blakey’s Café Bar
Based in Blackburn town centre, within King George’s Hall, Blakey’s had built a great reputation for good quality food and drink at a great price. Breakfasts and lunches are served throughout the day and it’s worth taking a look at the special’s board for something a little bit special and different. They make almost all their food fresh from locally sourced ingredients and the venue also has a small stage for community events and intimate social gatherings and celebrations.
2. Liz n’ Lil’s Café
With a great reputation for catering to different dietary requirements, Liz n’ Lil’s also serves fantastic coffee and a wide range of different foods in their fully licensed coffee house. The menu is a mixture of classics and gluten-free offerings packed with as much flavour as the rest of their tasty offerings. The café has a great, inclusive and welcoming atmosphere for all. Their food menus change regularly and there are also specials to keep an eye out for.
3. Rhode Island Coffee
Rhode Island is a fast-growing North West coffee chain and it opened up its seventh branch in Blackburn in July. They specialise in lush interiors and similar setups in all their sites with mug racks and book exchanges in all stores, including their new and popular Blackburn venue. The regional coffee shop chain has previously been voted UK’s Coffee Shop Chain of the Year and in Blackburn you can enjoy everything from that satisfying first cup of coffee in the morning to a range of tempting cakes, paninis and hand-crafted sandwiches.
4. Deardon Tearooms
Take your Easirent hire car on a short 20-minute drive out of central Blackburn to the picturesque cobbled streets of Haslingden and enjoy a classic and traditional afternoon tea experience at the Deardon Tearooms. Enjoy the beautiful surrounds of the Rossendale Valley and settle down for an afternoon tea with or without fizz. The surrounds of the Deardon Tearooms have been kept as traditional as possible and provide a cosy and homely café experience, topped off with outstanding quality home-baked and homemade food and drink.
5. Hartley’s Café Restaurant
One of the most popular café restaurants in Blackburn, Hartley’s is centrally located and easy to find in North Gate. Everything they serve is homemade from scratch and they offer home comforts which you won’t be disappointed by. The interior has an inviting 60s theme whilst in warmer months you can enjoy the outside seating and watch the bustling streets of the local area as you enjoy a drink, meal or snack.
6. Café in the Crypt
A unique dining environment which is perfect after a day of seeing the sights, Café in the Crypt offers a friendly welcome from the crypt of Blackburn Cathedral. Traditional and contemporary lunch and snack options are available and everything is made to order using the finest local ingredients. The menu changes seasonally and you can enjoy a relaxed environment with plenty of dining options and no pressure to move on as you enjoy a leisurely meal.