The North West of England is well known as a foodie paradise, with a wealth of Michelin Starred restaurants scattered throughout the area, and some of the finest local produce available anywhere in the world.

Cafe Culture is a lovingly compiled guide book which focuses on the latter, and specifically the largely unsung cafes, tea rooms and traditional fish and chip restaurants the region can so proudly boast.

These aren’t typical greasy spoon affairs, but showcase the very best in hearty, home-cooked cuisine at reasonable prices, with these gems often hidden away in unusual places, such as garden centres, markets and even a fabric shop.

As well as outstanding local food, a warm welcome is to be expected at all the places we recommend throughout Lancashire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Cumbria and the border areas of West and North Yorkshire.

Many of the places are situated in or within view of designated Areas Of Outstanding Natural Beauty, such as the Forest Of Bowland, Arnside & Silverdale and the Yorkshire Dales, with the book also showcasing beautiful landmark images by acclaimed local photographers.

We hope that you have as much fun exploring the menus at these exceptional eateries as we did while researching this guide book, and we’ve included a recipes section so you can replicate some of our favourite finds.

To encourage you to head out and try something fresh, the book also includes £100 worth of vouchers which can be redeemed at each of the featured tea rooms, chip shops and cafes.

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