The Old Theatre Deli

By Emily Braybrooke

If you have ever been to Southwell, Nottinghamshire you will know that it is a town that is full of character.

There are cobbled streets lined with independent boutique stores, a couple of old fashioned sweet shops and an abundance of coffee shops to choose from too.

One of the most popular of these is The Old Theatre Deli.
While it may not appear very spacious, there is plenty of outside seating for the brighter days in summer and they also boast extra seating upstairs.

With ‘Deli’ in the name, it is not surprising that in one of the counters there sits a large array of cheeses, both local and from further afield.

While the cheese is impressive, my eye was instantly drawn to the neighbouring counter that is stocked full of beautiful homemade cakes.
On the day when I visited, they offered more traditional flavours such as Victoria sponge and carrot cake as well as a more unusual spiced pear cake.

The Old Theatre Deli offers the usual selection of hot drinks, and I opted for a flat white.

delinewThe coffee was near perfection. It may have been slightly frothier than a flat white should be but the taste of the coffee was delicious.

The Old Theatre Deli oozes ‘local, independent coffee shop’ with its homemade goods, friendly staff and buzzing atmosphere so if you happen to be near Southwell, you should definitely give it a try!