Eight of the Cosiest Cafes in Derbyshire & the Peak District


The nights are drawing in and soon the mornings will be getting frostier and frostier- so with this in mind, we wanted to focus on all things cosy!

Here are 9 cafes in the Peak District & Derbyshire that are perfect for warming up your fingers, toes and belly…


  • Lavender Tea Rooms, Bakewell


Nestled in the heart of Bakewell,  this extremely quaint and charming tea room has to be one of our favourite places for a slice of cake and a good cup of tea.

All served on traditional china make for a delightful experience when visiting here. The charming décor has a wonderful vintage flare, and makes you feel completely at home.

You can find this cosy cafe at Hebden Court, Matlock St, Bakewell DE45 1EE



  • H&F Vintage Tearoom, Chesterfield

Afternoon tea @rosiebarrett46

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A few steps away from Chesterfield’s high street is a brilliant vintage style cafe, with excellent cake, tea and coffee. The cakes are all fantastic colours, flavours but what really makes this place extra special is the wonderful decor, it really does look amazing in there. Even the straws are stylish!

We can’t get enough of H&F Vintage Tearoom, it’s more than worth a visit.


  • Village Green Cafe, Eyam 

Victoria sponge is the cake of the day; come and visit us today. (Yes, that is meringue on top!!!!!)

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Eyam is a lovely place for a leisurely stroll and a bit of exploring, and a day in Eyam can only be made better with an afternoon tea at the Village Green cafe. Located in the middle of the village, there’s loads of homemade cakes, loose-leaf tea and fair trade coffee- perfect for warming yourself up!

Find the Village Green Cafe, here: The Square, Eyam, Derbyshire, S32 5RB



  • F’Coffee, Matlock Bath

Open 7 days a week, 10-5. Food, drinks, gifts ☕️🌯

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This sweet little cafe is exactly that… full of sweetness! F’coffee is well known for it’s fresh-shakes (with a doughnut and cream on top, obviously), as well as their tea and cakes.

If you’re after a place that’s a bit different from the chain coffee shops to spend a cosy afternoon in Matlock, we think F’coffee is perfect.


  • M.A.D.E at No. 18

Our home M.A.D.E @no.18 Church Street, Alfreton, Derbyshire. 🇬🇧 Come visit!

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This has to be the cosiest place in Alfreton! There’s some great food on offer as well as warming treats such as the Gingerbread or Oreo Hot Chocolate. One of the nicest parts of this cafe/bistro is the local art that can be seen on display- M.A.D.E. @ No 18 showcases a range of artists and crafts people from Alfreton and Derbyshire communities.

A lovely place to relax with friends and family- don’t miss their great Afternoon Tea (the sandwiches are impressively teenie-tiny)!

Find MADE at No. 18, here: 18 Church Street, Alfreton DE55 7AH




  • The Apple Tree Teahouse, Derby


The cupcakes, scones and homemade cakey goodness on offer from this cafe are jaw-dropping. If you’re a cake-lover (cough-whoisn’t-cough), then you’re sure to be helpless to its charms … They also sell lovely gifts and bits and bobs in the cafe, so you could even do some Christmas shopping/retail therapy after your tea and cake!

Find Apple Tree at: 6 Flood Street Ockbrook Derby DE72 3RF



Late lunch

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Caudwell’s Mill in Rowsley is a wonderful snapshot into Derbyshire’s industrial heritage… and is also a lovely place to enjoy some cake, a sandwich or some homemade quiche! After filling your belly to the brim with food and hot tea, you can waddle around the gift shop and, of course, the mill, next door. There’re loads of great things to see (and eat) at Caudwell’s!

Find this cafe, and their yummy food, here: Caudwell’s Mill Rowsley , Matlock , Derbyshire, DE4 2EB



  • Victoria Vintage Tea Rooms, Draycott


Afternoon tea for Mother's Day 😘

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This one is a bit of a hidden treasure; the Victoria Vintage Tea Rooms is in Draycott, a village in the Erewash district of Derbyshire. It’s around 6 miles east of Derby and 3 miles south-west of Long Eaton.

This Tea Room has an afternoon tea that will fill you up for the rest of the day (so…much…cake…), a warming fireplace and a little doll’s house to boot! The decor is very sweet, making you think you’re having a cup of tea at your Granny’s place- very homey indeed.

If you’re ever in the area, this little gem well worth visiting…. I mean just look at all that cake.


Find this cafe at 25 Victoria Road | Derbyshire, Draycott DE72 3PS


If you’ve found a little cosy cafe that you love in Derbyshire or the Peak District, why not tag us on Instagram? Find us at www.instagram.com/visitpeakdistrict 




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