The Nene Valley is spoilt for choice when it comes to fantastic cafes and tea rooms. Here's a fabulous selection.

The Old Forge Tea Room

Cafe / tea room serving breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.

Grafton Road, Cranford, Near Kettering, NN14 4JE

01536 330014 
Old Forge

Water Mill Tea Rooms

The tea room is located in the old part of the mill and visitors can view the water wheels in operation. Cream teas and light lunches are served Wednesday to Friday from 11.30am to 5pm and at weekends (and Hank Holidays) from 10am to 5pm.

Woodford Mill, Ringstead, NN14 4DU

01933 622038
Water Mill Tearooms

Academy Coffee Haus

Opening Times: Mon-Fri 10am to 4pm and Sat 10am to 5pm.

1 College Street Mews, Northampton, NN1 2QF

01604 232111
 Aspers Northampton

Lyveden Cottage Tea Room

The Cottage at Lyveden tea room opened in April 2013. Located a stone’s throw from the New Bield, you can enjoy your tea and cake accompanied by a truly stunning view.

The Conservatory Café

If you fancy something to eat or drink – from a barista coffee to a delicious hot meal prepared from the finest local ingredients - the Conservatory Café offers a warm welcome to all.


The Tea Room is open from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm on Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays. It is also available for business meetings or receptions during and outside these hours.

Peterborough Cathedral, Cathedral Office, Minster Precincts, Peterborough, PE1 1XS

Beckworth Emporium

A delicious selection of freshly made petite sandwiches, a mini dessert, cakes and mini scones with jam and clotted cream.

78 Derngate

From a coffee to a light lunch, full afternoon tea or a delicious meal - The Dining Room is sure to delight.

Kingfisher Cafe

Enjoy simple honest food produced fresh everyday in the cafe and sourced locally that shows a healthy respect to the environment and where it comes from. Located at Barnwell Country Park.

Cafe Solar at Stanwick Lakes

Cafe Solar in the visitor centre has wonderful views over the lake from the huge glass windows. It serves a full range of hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, cakes and light meals, including jacket potatoes, soup and daily specials.

All Saints Bistro

Enjoy a welcoming atmosphere and great service.

Olive Grove Oundle

The Olive Grove Oundle specialise in supplying luxury and exotic plants including palm trees, Mediterranean plants and olive trees. With topiary animals, Trachycarpus palm trees and Gnarled olive trees on offer, the Olive Grove Oundle is home to some of the most exciting plants in the world. Alongside their plant centre, they also have a deli, bistro and interiors store which make the Olive Grove a delightful place to visit for an afternoon out.  


A boutique brew bar located in the heart of Oundle town, offering a unique selection of loose leaf teas, single origin coffees, homemade cakes and fresh food.

6 West Street, Oundle, PE8 4EF

01832 273909


A family friendly restaurant offering a wide range of food, drinks,  snacks, sandwiches and cakes to eat in or take away.

34 High St, Thrapston, Kettering NN14 4JH 

01832 733070

The Boathouse

Managed by Carrie Hewitt (a former star baker from Northampton College), the boathouse serves freshly prepared food made by our talented team and is now open six days a week from 10am - 4pm (not open on Tuesday).

White Mills Marina, 344 Grendon Road, Earls Barton, Northants NN6 0RB

07464 063761

Riverside Cafe

The Riverside Café Yarwell Mill offers a friendly welcoming service to all guests, whether you are staying on the Park or just visiting.

Set by the old Mill the café provides a wonderfully atmosphere whether you are looking for a cosy spot on a cold day or want to sit outside and enjoy the views in the warmth of the summer.

Yarwell Mill Country Park, Yarwell, Peterborough, PE8 6PS

07702 766358 
Riverside Café

The Grain Store Coffeehouse

Enjoy a cosy corner nestled away in the beautiful Manor House Farm Estate serving a selection of breakfasts, light lunches and delicious home made cakes.

Unit 10b Manor House Farm, Addington Road, Woodford, Kettering.

01832 735819
Grain Store

The King's Head at Wadenhoe

Enjoy breakfast, lunch, childrens and afternoon tea at the new look King's Head at Wadenhoe.

Church Street, Wadenhoe, PE8 5ST

01832 720024
The King's Head at Wadenhoe

Jamaica Blue

This sophisticated café is named after one of the most successful coffee-growing regions in the world, the majestic Blue Mountains of Jamaica.

Rushden Lakes, Rushden, NN10 6FH

01933 557582
Jamaica Blue

Heavenly Desserts

Heavenly Desserts was founded in 2008 and provides the very finest in delectable sweet treats, from cookie dough delicacies to heavenly, fluffy waffles. Our experienced artisans use only the finest ingredients to create tantalising works of art that can be enjoyed with all the human senses. 

Magazine Heaven

Take a seat in the Artisan Café upstairs and try something from the delicious menu, all sourced from local suppliers and independent producers.

Rushden Lakes, Rushden, NN10 6FH

01604 438844
Magazine Heaven

Patisserie Valerie

Patisserie Valerie is the perfect place to indulge in afternoon tea. There’s an extensive menu of continental patisserie, all lovingly hand-made with artisanal craft bakery skills, including tarts, millefeuilles, chocolate éclairs and more. 

Lago Lounge

Lago Lounge in Rushden Lakes is a home from home, offering delicious food and drinks, all day, on your doorstep. They exist to bring people together and their unique atmosphere changes hour by hour with each new wave of customers. They are proud of their Lounge and its community and our aim is simple: every customer leaves happy.

Rushden Lakes, Rushden, NN10 6FH

01933 311516
Lago Lounge


The world’s favourite American coffee house, Starbucks is the place to relax with friends or take a break from your shopping.  Enjoy high-quality whole-bean coffees, fresh, rich-brewed, Italian-style espresso beverages and a variety of pastries and confections. Starbucks also sells coffee related accessories and equipment.

Rushden Lakes, Rushden, NN10 6FH


Coffee Tavern

Obviously, it's in the name. Freshly ground beans from beautiful Italian coffee. Fancy something else? Tea's milkshakes, and soft drinks galore!

The Greedy Piglet

Enjoy delicious coffee, milkshakes, cakes and cooked breakfasts in a relaxed atmosphere.


With a reputation for serving the very best coffee is almost matched by the excitement surrounding those famous ice cream milkshakes! Beans has come to be recognised as ‘the place to be’ for all ages.

1 New Street, Oundle, PE8 4EA

01832 270007

The Boxwood Cafe

Opening it's doors in May 2019, The Boxwood Café has fast become a must visit destination. Open daily, breakfast is served until 11:30 followed by our lunch menu. Our ever popular Specials Board changes daily.

The Talbot Hotel Eatery and Coffee House

The Talbot is perfectly placed, right in the centre of the historic market town of Oundle. It has its own car park, offers all-day dining and an in-house coffee shop, free WiFi and is pet-friendly.

New Street, Oundle, PE8 4EA


Your go-to local coffee spot serves delicious coffee with an independent twist. Here to offer something different, Bewiched at Rushden Lakes thinks outside the box, combining favourite flavours with new ingredients for tantalising results.

Rushden Lakes, Rushden, NN10 6FH

01933 316670