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Whether you are looking for quick bite to eat or a memorable dining experience with loved ones, our list of 5 of the best cafés in Buxton is certain to tantalise your taste buds.

Buxton is a picturesque spa town resting at the heart of the Peak District National Park and is said to be the highest market town in the country. This charming spot is filled with a rich heritage, natural wonders, ornamental gardens and its famous Georgian and Victorian architecture acts as a backdrop to a wealth of cafés awaiting your visit to this lovely part of the Peak District.

Read on to discover 5 of the best cafés in Buxton…  


1. Cafe at The Green Pavilion

After an afternoon exploring the gardens, look forward to refuelling with a warming coffee or hot chocolate at this delightful spot! Choose from a superb selection of sandwiches, fresh salads, and soups before tucking into one of their tasty homemade bakes. For those early risers, you will find a heart-warming breakfast menu which will certainly set you up for tackling the rolling hills of the national park.

Opening times: Mon-Sun 9.00am – 5.00pm

Address: 4 Terrace Rd, Buxton, SK17 6DR

Website: www.greenpavilioncafe.co.uk 


2. High Peak Bookstore

Whether you consider yourself a literary type or not, you should definitely add this charming café to your Buxton travel itinerary. The smell of the freshly-ground coffee goes hand-in-hand with the pages of a traditional paperback, giving you the best of both worlds. Take a seat or flick through the eclectic selection of fiction and non-fiction titles while you wait for your refreshing retro milkshake or coffee to be served up!

Opening times: Mon-Sat 9.30am-5.30pm; Sun 10.30am-4.30pm

Address: Ashbourne Road, Buxton, SK17 9PY

Website: highpeakbookstore.co.uk 


3. Upstairs at Charlotte’s

Tucked away within the endearing Cavendish Arcade building is where you will find this delightful spot. This chocolate-lovers haven offers the opportunity to sample a hot chocolate made with delicious Belgian chocolate before indulging in one of their legendary chocolate experiences. This wonderful café also serves a traditional Buxton Tea Loaf from the Buxton Pudding company plus ice cream from Lovington’s Dairy.

Opening times: Mon-Fri 10am-4.30pm; Sat 9.30am-5pm; Sun 10.30am-4pm

Address: Cavendish Arcade, Buxton, SK17 6BQ

Website: www.charlotteschocolates.com


4. Coda Vinyl Cafe

Perfect for those with a passion for tasty food and a love of music, is this novel and quirky café, Coda Vinyl. Be welcomed by the contemporary interior with a bustling atmosphere to complement, in addition to boxes of affordable vinyl to sift through before settling down to enjoy a delicious sharing board (Vegan/Vegetarian options available), a homemade cake or a refreshing coffee.

Opening times: Tue-Fri 10am-4pm; Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 11am-4pm

Address: 2 South Avenue, Buxton SK17 6JZ


5. The Herb Garden

This wonderful vegetarian bistro offers a warm welcome and a menu containing freshly made plant-based food with flavours from around the world. Choose from homemade quesadillas, soups and pies before sampling one of their vegan and gluten free cakes and biscuits. For those on the go, simply place your order online and pick up your healthy treat at a time which is convenient to you.

Opening times: Mon-Tue 10.30am-3.30pm; Thurs-Sat 10.30am-3.30pm

Address: 6 Hardwick Street, Buxton, SK17 6DH

Website: theherbgarden.org.uk


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Image Credits: Peter Tarleton –  (CC BY-SA 2.0); Richard Walker – (CC BY 2.0)

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