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Northern Tea Merchants

193 Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield S40 2BA, England
+44 1246 232600
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
193 Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield S40 2BA, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

As soon as you enter the cafe, the aromas of coffee beans entice you to find your table and study the menu. Service is excellent by the very friendly staff. Drinks are served in proper china, tea is made with leaves, coffee in cafetieres ......More

Thank ImperialCrimson
Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to come here a lot for breakfast before I moved away from the UK. Now that I am back it is good to see that the quality is still there! Excellent teas and coffee (which is one of the largest selections I've seen)...More

Thank Snowball21490
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a while since we were here and the difference from last time is obvious. Lovely welcome, pleasant and unrushed service. Just had coffee and a cheese scone - both excellent. They don't seem to have a specific web presence to give any detail about...More

Thank bewrayer
NorthernTeaMerchant, Owner at Northern Tea Merchants, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review and glad to hear you like the changes to the café. Watch this space regards the website - The Pekoe Café at Northern Tea Merchants new website is about to go live very, very soon at www.thepekoecafe.co.uk

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had been past the place a couple of times before we actually called in for some lunch, enroute to relatives. Firstly asked if we needed to book as most of the tables had reserved signs on them but they said we could have a table...More

Thank carnall92
NorthernTeaMerchant, Owner at Northern Tea Merchants, responded to this review

SO glad to hear that you decided to give us a try. We are sometimes very busy and therefore do allow reservations to be made but we will always try and fit you in wherever possible. We are on one of the main thoroughfares between...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is like an Aladdin's Cave of joy for tea and coffee lovers! A lush place for friends to go and the perfect place to take your mam or nan to for a bit of a natter. It's always my go to place!

Thank TravelCravings101
NorthernTeaMerchant, Owner at Northern Tea Merchants, responded to this review

This is wonderful - thank you so much, it's great to hear you enjoy your visits to us so much.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my sister, mainly because i needed some fresh ground coffee (they are able to advise the best coffee to suit your tastes) ground according to the way you make your coffee. Decided to treat ourselves to cake and a drink while we were...More

2  Thank Sara N
NorthernTeaMerchant, Owner at Northern Tea Merchants, responded to this review

Sara, thank you so much for taking the time to review. We do pride ourselves on having a coffee (and tea!) for everyone and we are so glad that you decided to eat and drink in The Pekoe Cafe whilst visiting Northern Tea Merchants. Remember,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I popped in this bonny place for a quick bite to eat with a friend..it turned into a lovely lazy lunchtime treat. The staff were so attentive and knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble. The food and cake selection were so good but what...More

2  Thank Kaz-angelcake
NorthernTeaMerchant, Owner at Northern Tea Merchants, responded to this review

Kaz, thank you so much - it is such a delight to hear that you enjoyed your visit and the service that you received so much. It means the world to both me and the team to know that we are doing a good job....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had researched where to have lunch during a shopping trip and this cafe seemed perfect. On arrival one waitress was deep in conversation with another customer and ignored our party of three adults and a baby standing and waiting for assistance. In the end...More

2  Thank YorkshireRose1958
NorthernTeaMerchant, Owner at Northern Tea Merchants, responded to this review

This is such a shame and I am so sorry to hear that this was your experience when you tried to visit The Pekoe Cafe at Northern Tea Merchants. As you can see from our previous recent reviews this is not what we endeavour to...More

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Visited to have lunch and a catch up, so glad we did. Wonderful lunch and wonderful staff, special thanks to Tracey the hostess with mostess xx

1  Thank TammyD240
NorthernTeaMerchant, Owner at Northern Tea Merchants, responded to this review

Blushing! Thank you so much Tammy, lovely to hear you enjoyed a wonderful visit - hope to see you again soon x

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I always love going to Northern Tea Merchants. It's a regular stop for me and my friends. At The Pekoe Cafe in Northern Tea Merchants, there's a huge (and I mean huge) choice of teas and coffees from around the world, along with absolutely delicious...More

1  Thank Jenn A
NorthernTeaMerchant, Owner at Northern Tea Merchants, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review and for recommending us so highly Jenn. Look forward to welcoming you back to The Pekoe Cafe soon.

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Do you serve gluten free cakes
16 March 2017|
Response from NorthernTeaMerchant | Property representative |
Hi Maureen, thanks for getting in touch. We do indeed and always try to have gluten free options available.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 193 Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield S40 2BA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Chesterfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1246 232600
  • E-mail
Northern Tea Merchants recently underwent a refurbishment and re-opened early October as The Pekoe Café at Northern Tea Merchants. The aim at The Pekoe Café is to offer simple, delicious food and drink with excellent customer service in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. The Pekoe Café's new menu includes longstanding breakfast favourites such as toasted tea cakes, bacon sandwiches, croissants and authentic French baguettes. Whilst jacket potatoes, home-made soups and sandwiches will be served at lunchtime as well as a selection of cakes, pastries and afternoon tea, complimented by the most extensive selection of teas and freshly ground coffee for miles around.