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Proposed million pound plans will enhance town centre café culture - take a look at Northampton's existing coffee scene

The town centre will be given a drastic face lift if a new panel of experts known as Northampton Forward can make a successful bid for £25m.

Among ideas for a new food hall in the Market Square it is proposed that the money will pay for new shop frontages, improved walkways and better 'daytime café culture'.

The family-friendly Magic Bean Emporium is owned by childrens novelist, Michella Dos Santos, and is inspired by fairy tales from the last two centuries. It's a dessert cafe, which serves sweet treats and sandwiches.

1. Barista Kai Fleming pictured at The Magic Bean Emporium in St Giles Street

The family-friendly Magic Bean Emporium is owned by childrens novelist, Michella Dos Santos, and is inspired by fairy tales from the last two centuries. It's a dessert cafe, which serves sweet treats and sandwiches.
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The second branch of the Good Loaf bakery is a social enterprise, which provides a work programme for women wanting to break the cycle of unemployment, offending and poverty. Their menu consists of sandwiches, soups and cakes.

2. The Good Loaf is in All Saints Church - pictured is barista Karrine Van-Rooyen

The second branch of the Good Loaf bakery is a social enterprise, which provides a work programme for women wanting to break the cycle of unemployment, offending and poverty. Their menu consists of sandwiches, soups and cakes.
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Cafe Creperie is known locally for its savoury or sweet crepes. It serves breakfasts, lunches and homemade cakes.

3. Cafe Creperie in Fish Street

Cafe Creperie is known locally for its savoury or sweet crepes. It serves breakfasts, lunches and homemade cakes.
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Cafe Track operates as a social enterprise where the profits are ploughed back into the business, which will enable it to help people on the autism spectrum into employment. The venture benefits from the wood-fired oven.

4. Voluneteer Danny Morse and manager Sharon Measures at Cafe Track in Market Square

Cafe Track operates as a social enterprise where the profits are ploughed back into the business, which will enable it to help people on the autism spectrum into employment. The venture benefits from the wood-fired oven.
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