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.

Friday, 28th June 2019, 12:38 pm
Picture by Carly Roberts.

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.
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.
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.
The Bread and Butter Factory is open for hearty lunches, and prides itself on using local produce. It also runs a free catering service for business lunches to companies in the Northampton area between Monday and Friday.
Loyal customers have been testament to Caffe D'Italia's success. The Fish Street-based Italian coffee shop has been in business, under the ownership of Emanuele De Palma, 40, for 15 years- - priding itself on coffee and chat.
The Hub Coffee House is open for breakfast and lunch and serves Italian, American, British, Greek cuisine.