The Old Schoolhouse deli, cafe and cake shop celebrates its fifth anniversary this year after it was saved from closure as a community shop in 2009 by its owner Alison Lycett.
The former community store and post office on School Lane in Stanton-by Dale still stocks bread, milk and other household essentials but in addition offers a relaxed deli atmosphere surrounded by Alison’s handmade cakes.
The unique aspects of the deli don’t end there as, working in conjunction with Cafe Boutique, also in Stanton-By-Dale, they are able to offer a selection of fairtrade coffees from all over the world including Kenya, Brazil and Africa, alongside coffee favourite Arabica, enabling customers to have their coffee tailor-made to suit their taste.
The deli, open Mondays through to Saturdays from 10am until 3pm, offers breakfast, lunch and afternoon teas. Custom particularly thrives at lunchtime where a mouth-watering range of soups, salad platters and baguettes are available. Favourites include Alison’s homemade cheesecakes and cakes which have become a sell-out after being asked to bake a cakes for celebrities including rime Minister David Cameron and Katie Price.
Customer’s can also be guaranteed locally sourced food of sincere quality after Alison came runner-up on BBC’s Britain’s Best Dish and featured on Gary Rhodes programme, Local Food Hero.
Latest promotions at the deli cafe are breakfasts served from 10am, American tall stacked pancakes with bacon and maple syrup prove popular on Saturdays at just £4.75 while continental options of croissants, muffins and pastries are offered from just £2.75.
Events and outside catering are also offered. To book call 0115 930 5699