In the bustling West Yorkshire town of Holmfirth, at the tip of the outstanding Peak District National Park and at the foot of the superb cycle climb at Holme Moss moorland is a superb independent coffee shop, serving up locally roasted artisan coffee from Bean Brothers (with guests roast on too), fabulously fresh breakfast, brunch and lunch choices and delicious cakes. What’s more they’re bike friendly and you’ll find spare inner tubes and a bike pump to hand inside.
Menu specials on our latest visit included a superbly sweet summer berry French toast with vanilla bean mascarpone & salted caramel on toasted cinnamon brioche, alongside a red lentil soup or Korean Seoul bowl.
You’ll find all your breakfast and brunch staples here, with them being served all day on Sunday, ranging from ciabatta breakfast baps, eggs any way, granola and avocado on toast. Other choices include fluffy American pancakes, French toast and wild mushrooms on sourdough.
For lunch we can highly recommend (pictured) the Buddha bowls, with a most excellent satay chicken option, alongside Thai sweet prawns, Moroccan falafel & humous or five bean salad & feta cheese. There’s also a great choice of sandwiches, paninis and bagels with associated fillings; Yorkshire ham, chipotle chicken, New Yorker (pastrami, Monterey jack cheese) or caprese (mozzarella) and soup too.
If something sweet takes your fancy, the cakes are all homemade and include Eton mess, lemon drizzle or carrot cake slices, chocolate & banana loaf, chocolate orange or double chocolate brownies, rocky road and pastel de nata.
Inside the meticulously decorated cafe is limited seating, therefore larger groups may wish to takeaway. Racking is also located a fair distance from within the car adjacent car park but we had no problem storing our bikes just outside and keeping an eye from inside the cafe.
Situated just 4 miles north from the famous and gruelling cycle climb at Holme Moss moorland 524 metres above sea level, do try-out our very own nearby cycling route of the Northern Peaks, a gruelling 100 miler with 11,000 feet of climbing.