Independent café/coffee bars are popping up around the country. This award champions the establishments set up by entrepreneurs serving the local communities. A café/coffee bar business is considered to be independent with fewer than 10 outlets.

Those shortlisted are:

  • Mountain Café – Aviemore
  • Mrs Green's Tea Lounge – Dumfries
  • Grandpa Green’s Ice Cream – Diggle, Oldham
  • The Bear Coffee Company – Uttoxeter, Staffordshire
  • Magee St Bakery – Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Pavilion Tea Rooms – Rowlands Castle, Hampshire
  • Timberyard – Soho, London