Coffee and a (very cool) slice of cake at Café Cru

Posted by Ellie Loxton on

Coffee and a (very cool) slice of cake at Café Cru

Posted by Ellie Loxton on

Coffee and cake are made to go together… especially when they taste this good!


A delicious café on the Derbyshire border

Generous helpings of freshly-made food and sweetshop-inspired shakes will make Café Cru your happy place. Located in the quaint Derbyshire village of Church Gresley, just a short trip from Swadlincote, Café Cru has plenty of options to guarantee smiles all around. The tantalizing menu will see you through from breakfast ’till lunch (plus plenty of icing-topped cakes for elevenses). Bryony and her team make a special effort to keep the café a place for everyone, regardless of age or dietary requirement.

Do you have a CTV (cafes to visit) list? Put Café Cru on it. Close to the top would be our advice…




Sunny-side up: a great breakfast in Derbyshire

Start your day with something delicious and pop in for breakfast. Café Cru is open from 8am and serve freshly cooked breakfasts for all the family. Come hungry and enjoy a Big Cru Breakfast, or go for something lighter with a breakfast roll or Eggs Benedict. Totally worth waking up for.





Lovely lunches

Looking for a spot for lunch? Maybe a light bite or hearty jacket potato? Head to Café Cru for your new lunch location.

The team make a wide range of sandwiches, rolls and paninis to order. All are generously filled and come with salad, coleslaw and crisps. And, with prices starting from just £3.95, we think Café Cru gets top marks for good value!

The oven-baked jackets are a must on chilly days. Which filling will you go for? How about a prawn cocktail? Or classic cheese? Can’t decide? Do worry – go for the two-filling option instead.




Cake me away…

You’ve had breakfast, but it’s too early for lunch… we think it’s cake time! Not that you’ll need an excuse to sample Café Cru’s indulgent delights. They are basically happiness in baked form. The team make a wide selection of cakes, cupcakes and cheesecakes and change the cake menu regularly (oh dear, we’ll just have to keep going back). All the classic bakes are there, plus some rather tempting chocolate bar-inspired treats. Did someone say Ferrero Rocher cheesecake?




Keep smiling if you’ve got a sweet tooth because you’re going to like what’s coming… Pancakes and waffles topped with all the best corner shop treats! And while we’re chatting chocolate, we can’t not tell you about the Café Cru milkshake menu. The team make fresh shakes with all your fave fruits, sweets and choc bars. Will honeycomb take your fancy, or will you go zesty with a Jaffa Cake shake? Is it a cake? A biscuit? Nope, it’s a milkshake.

Fashionably over the top Freakshakes are on offer, too. Just saying…




Food for every event

Let Café Cru take care of your next celebration with their top-class catering service. Whether you need a hot buffet for a birthday or cakes for a christening, the team will tailor your order to meet your needs and ensure your guests have the best food possible! Café Cru freshly make all buffets to order and cater for different dietary requirements. Get in touch with Bryony to create your best-ever buffet menu today!




Coffee time

Bryony knew that great coffee was essential. Only speciality would do. That’s why Bryony selected Two Chimps to go in her Café Cru cups. From Americanos and Flat Whites to velvet-smooth mochas, our green-labelled coffee makes the café’s espresso-based drinks the best in the business. We source our beans seasonally, meaning that our coffees change every eight months or so, but our green-labelled beans will always be fabulously flavourful and great for all-day drinking. Currently, Pull up a Chair is the proud bearer of our green label. We selected these high-scoring speciality beans from Huehuetenango in Guatemala and created a precise roasting recipe to bring out their coffee taste. Grab a cup – it’s IMPOSSIBLY delicious.




Decaf drinkers, rejoice because Café Cru has a (perfect) brew for you. Bryony serves our chemical-free decaffeinated coffee in her drinks, so you can enjoy all the flavour minus that wake-you-up hit of caffeine. Check out The Waving Goldfish if you fancy trying Bryony’s favourite decaf at home!

What makes us love Café Cru even more? Well, they make coffee cupcakes with their freshly ground Two Chimps coffee…

Need we say another word?





Can’t wait for coffee? Head to our shop to find Pull up a Chair, The Waving Goldfish and much more!


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