IF you need a strong cup of coffee and a good breakfast, where do you go?

How about if you feel like a nice cup of tea and a slice of cake?

Which café or coffee shop would be your number one destination for a spot of lunch or to catch up with friends while you enjoy a hot drink?

In our Best of 2023 campaign, we’ve given out 19 awards so far in Mid Cheshire for hair, nails and beauty as well as tattoos and independent shops and businesses and many more.

Next up we wanted to find Mid Cheshire’s best café or coffee shop.

After reading all your nominations, we’ve shortlisted the top ten, who will battle it out to be named Best Café or Coffee Shop 2023.

Now we need your help to choose an overall winner from our shortlist.

Don’t forget to pick up a copy of this week’s Northwich and Winsford Guardian and Knutsford Guardian as the coupons inside count for five votes!

There are three ways to vote:

1. Search for the Best Café or Coffee Shop posts on our Mid Cheshire Guardian Facebook or Twitter pages and comment under the post with the name of your winner = 1 vote

2. Name your favourite in the comments section on this article via our website = 2 votes

3. Purchase a copy of this week’s Mid Cheshire Guardian (August 31 edition) and fill in the entry form = 5 votes

(*NB For newspaper entries, email a screenshot of the completed entry form to heidi.summerfield@newsquest.co.uk – please note that only original copies will be accepted. More than one entry can be submitted per person but you will be asked to provide your own unique reference code for each entry to avoid duplication eg if your name is Smith you may wish to write Smith123 or HS21! as your code. You will need to provide a different code for each different voting coupon submitted. For full terms and conditions go to newsquest.co.uk/terms-conditions)

Voting officially opens today, Thursday, and closes at midnight on Monday, September 4.

We will be announcing the winner next week.

Keep an eye out for our next Best Of appeal on our social media pages on Friday.


The Crows Nest

The Crow's Nest

The Crow’s Nest, St Stephen’s Church Hall, Main Road, Moulton

One nomination said: “Great value with excellent food and coffee and lovely customer service with smiles.

“And it’s dog friendly too.”

For more details go to facebook.com/MoultonCheshire

Cafe at Plumleys

Cafe at Plumley's

Café at Plumleys, Plumley Moor Road, Knutsford

Hot on the heels of making the shortlist for the area’s Best for Burgers, this venue is in the running for our next Best of 2023 award.

Customers love the “beautiful homemade cakes, fresh scones that are made each morning and the best coffee”.

For more details go to facebook.com/plumleyscafe



Vinnie’s, Market Street, Northwich

One nomination said: “Vinnie’s every time!

“The owners are so friendly and the food is 10/10.”

Another said: “The owners make time for everyone and if you’re celebrating a special occasion then they’ll celebrate with you!”

For more details go to facebook.com/vinniesnorthwich

Tatton Perk

Tatton Perk

Tatton Perk, Knutsford

Customers love visiting this popular place and say “there’s no doubt about it” it’s the best.

One even said they’d spend all day every day there if they could!

For more details go to facebook.com/TattonPerk

Neki Cafe

Neki Cafe

Neki Café, King Street, Knutsford

One nomination said: “This place is amazing – the coffee is the best in Knutsford and the food is always spot on.

“It has a lovely buzz when you go for breakfast and the cakes are amazing.”

Another said: “The staff always go above and beyond for customers and welcome you with a smile.

“It’s always my first choice for coffee and breakfast.”

For more details go to facebook.com/NekiCafe

The Electric Church

The Electric Church

The Electric Church, Over Square, Winsford

One review on their Facebook page said: “A little gem in Winsford.

“A lovely atmosphere with friendly staff that are also promoting live local music.”

For more details go to facebook.com/ElectricChurchRecords

Board Beans Cafe

Board Beans Cafe

Board Beans Café, Witton Street, Northwich

One regular said: “Board beans gives a lot to the community in Northwich.

“They have wonderful coffee and food and a very pleasant decor but the warm welcome and fun atmosphere is the reason I love it and tell all my friends to go.

“They provide a lot of non-screen activities for children and they host board game evenings for people in the community to get together face to face.

“I know a lot of people whose loves are so much better for having this social hub, including myself.

“Plus the iced coffee is to die for.”

For more details go to facebook.com/Boardbeans

Drinks and Bites at No 35

Drinks and Bites at No 35

Drinks and Bites at No 35, Wheelock Street, Middlewich

One nomination said: “The girls are super friendly, it's a lovely buzz to go for breakfast or lunch and the cakes are amazing.”

For more details go to facebook.com/Drinksandbites



Abda, Crown Street, Northwich

This place offers “coffee, cake, culture” – what more do you need from a café or coffee shop?

Regulars recommend the venue for breakfast, lunch or afternoon treats.

For more details go to facebook.com/abdaalchemists

Zaza Cafe Bar

Zaza Cafe Bar

Zaza Coffee Bar, Witton Street, Northwich

One review on their Facebook page said: “The food here is amazing only topped by the staff who are always so friendly.

“It would be hard to pick my favourite from the menu as everything is absolutely gorgeous but my top three are the jacket potatoes - the best I’ve had anywhere - the superfood salad – wow - and the Sunday roasts which are fantastic.

“Definitely my favourite café.”

For more details go to facebook.com/profile.php?id=100083283789964