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Experience Rugby's wonderful cafes

For a town of its size Rugby’s got some serious bragging rights when in comes to quality independent cafes. There is no shortage of cosy and quirky cafe spots in the town and borough to pass the time sampling some great coffee, breakfast, lunch and more. There are so many great places to celebrate and explore, it's not possible to include them all, but here we take a mouth-watering look at just some of the great spots that you simply have to try.

Inside the 22 - 2, Lawrence Sheriff Street, Rugby

Take a stroll up Sheep Street and you can’t help but be drawn to the cool and inviting exterior of Inside the 22. Inside is warm and welcoming. Serving some wonderful refreshments, including Flying Horse Coffee, this is a great cafe which also serves as a bar and evening venue too.

Kuni's Coffee & Comics, 2 Market Place, Rugby

Right in the heart of town, Kuni's is a fresh and young take on the traditional coffee shop. Blending cafe staples with popular merchandise, comics, manga, DVDs, candy and more, Kuni's is a lively addition to Rugby's cafe scene. 

The Tool Shed Cafe, Caldecott Park

A staple favourite for locals who want great coffee and fresh sandwiches, salads and cakes in the beautiful surroundings of Caldecott Park. An oasis of calm in the the town, the cafe and park are beautiful spots to while away a few sunny hours. 

Papillon, 6 Churchside Arcade, Rugby

Tucked away in the lovely Churchside Arcade, this little cafe is a great local secret for a quiet catch up with friends and family. Papillon serves a fantastic high tea too. Also a bar in the evening, you can sample some fantastic cocktails.

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Maia Gelato, 6 High Street, Rugby

Maia Gelato is fast becoming a Rugby institution, serving great Italian coffee alongside some of the best homemade ice cream we've ever tasted.

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Oliv, 2 Henry Street, Rugby

Tucked in among a number of independent shops and restaurants, Oliv is the must-be place in Rugby for a wonderful afternoon tea. Oliv provides a range of wonderful fresh food in lovely surroundings. Their signature cheese boards are in huge demand. 

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The Enchanted Tearoom, 4 Chapel Street, Rugby

This lovely traditional English tearoom serves great tea, coffee and freshly baked scones and cakes. The cafe's gluten free cakes are absolutely fantastic.

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Let's not forget the great cafes that we have in the wider borough - from farmshops to delis, there's a fantastic selection available to those who want to tour the lovely countryside and villages surrounding the town.

Pumpkins Deli, 19a Broad Street, Brinklow

If you head out to the beautiful village of Brinklow, you'll stumble across the lovely Pumpkins Deli. You can't help but be impressed, and full, after experiencing the cafe's take on the traditional Ploughmans lunch.


Rebecca's Kitchen, Malt Kiln Farmshop, Main Street, Stretton under Fosse

Open from breakfast onwards, Rebecca's Kitchen menu is supplemented by a variety of daily specials that take advantage of the host of seasonal fruit and vegetables available from the farm shop. Classic British cuisine with a modern twist.

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The Tuning Fork, Dollman Farm, Houlton, Rugby

The ever-popular Tuning Fork at Houlton provides some fantastic, freshly prepared food - morning, noon and now also nights, on Fridays and Saturdays. Always buzzing, the Tuning Fork is a great catch-up spot for friends and families.

If you are looking for further ideas on places to eat and drink in Rugby check out our A - Z Directory