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

Today is International Coffee Day - a day dedicated to the hot beverage, its rich history and the people who grow it.

And there's no better way to celebrate than a strong cup of coffee - or a frothy milky one!

Earlier this year, we searched for Mid Cheshire's Best Café or Coffee Shop 2023 and we put together a shortlist of ten of the best places in town that serve premium coffee, top quality breakfasts and excellent, homemade cakes and cookies.

Board Beans Café in Northwich was the runaway winner.

Here are the best ten cafés or coffee shops in Mid Cheshire, where you can mark International Coffee Day.

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