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The Book Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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A quirky, friendly licensed cafe in a beautiful grade 2 listed Victorian bank. We serve breakfast, lunch & afternoon tea using locally supplied produce wherever posiible. Email us regarding private event hire availability for daytime & evenings.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Cafe, British, Contemporary
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews chicken gyro sandwiches cheese scone cake soup sweet potato fries derbyshire breakfast order at the counter lovely cafe relaxed atmosphere light lunch love this place derby city centre full english saturday night at lunchtime latte
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited this place on a whim for a tea. Having never been before was very impressed with the decorations inside. Saw the food coming out and decided why not as it looked great. Orded a breakfast flatbread which turned out to be really nice and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank matt2k50
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attended with friends from South Africa as well as my young son. Portion sizes great, had soups, sandwiches and falafel platter which was all very nice. Child's portion was great. Love the atmosphere just wish there was table service as ordered at till then had...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank L9945KMsarahw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We nipped in for brunch and were pleasantly surprised. The pineapple & halloumi & pineapple salad is particularly good. Would recommend.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Clare P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plenty of seating inside and out. Had a lovely scone with they were happy to toast. Fruit teas,coffee and some vegetarian food. Also went to the venue upstairs great site for a party.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Sue W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always come here with my boyfriend to relax and have a cup of tea and something to eat, the place has a calming feel to it and has a vintage aesthetic which I love, the music in the background isn't loud and they actually have...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank elleightailby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In Derby City Centre and chose Book Cafe as it is very central but unfortunately up a flight of steps from the street but open all day. Had a snack type lunch of sandwiches crisps and hot drinks, The Cafe has a really comfortable atmosphere...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Maurice J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and food We enjoyed a meal at lunch time today. The atmosphere was outstanding as was the food, coffee could have been hotter, but the menu was interesting and the portionsp huge. Facilities upstairs and disabled access difficult but the old building in...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Peakdistrictlover
Reviewed 26 December 2018 via mobile

Went to a Christmas buffet evening and it was a wonderful night. Despite being very busy, Lisa and team provided excellent service. The doorman was very smart, pleasant and knowledgeable!! Love the buffet served on your table concept, something completely different to the standard Christmas...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank cintsa
Reviewed 26 December 2018

Very busy, service not good today and food only average. Fish finger thingy in a cob was boring and presented badly. Very very noisy and long delay at the till. To be honest, put me off a bit.....usually fine.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank h0ward16
Reviewed 20 December 2018

We had our Christmas Party here and it was brilliant! We had a gourmet buffet which was amazing and went down very well with everyone, the staff were great and really looked after us. This is the second time we have had our Christmas Party...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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