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15 Things Everyone Needs To Eat In Coventry

Come for the cathedral, stay for the food.

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1. The Urban Brekkie at Urban Coffee Co.

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We've all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day so we might as well do it right and tuck in at Urban Coffee. A first class cup of coffee in a super-relaxed atmosphere, and a great location. You can see why Urban Coffee's Fargo Village spot has earned such a loyal local following.

2. Food with a View at Conroy's in the Park.

Conroy's / Via

Head to Conroy's in the Park – the second location for Conroy's Coffeehouse & Sandwich Bar – to grab a bite and take in the view. A slice or two (or three) of the caramel shortbread will give you all the energy you need for a brisk walk through Memorial Park.

3. A Burger on Brioche at Cosy Club.

Cosy Club / Via Facebook: 496417927173566

A really good burger requires a really good bun – and Cosy Club's brioche buns are the perfect platform for these patties. The eclectic décor of this Cathedral Lanes lounge – the latest location for this award winning chain of 12 – is the perfect place to enjoy the burger of your choice.


4. Affogato at Kahawa Café.

Kahawa Café / Via Facebook: KahawaCafe

Most coffee houses are never described as spacious or light but Kahawa isn't most coffee houses. It's a family-owned indie café with an impressive drinks menu – including affogato! – that stands out among Coventry's growing coffee scene.

5. A Vegan Takeaway at Veggie Corner.

Sandy Fish Bar/Veggie Corner / Via

If you've been searching for a good Vegan takeaway – and you won't find the Vegan Southern Fried Chicken Kebab anywhere else – search no longer. They've got all the pizza, kebabs and fish and chips any takeaway fiend (vegan or not) could want.

6. Tea and time travel at Rising Café.

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As soon as you walk in, it's easy to see why Rising Café is at the top of Coventry's TripAdvisor restaurant reviews. The cozily retro space is full of vintage displays, comfy chairs and homely decor – just the kind of place to settle in for a piece of cake, a cup of tea and a chat with a friend.

7. A local micro-brew at Twisted Barrel Ale.

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This is the perfect place to kick off the weekend. A bright spot in the Coventry brewing scene since they started in 2014, the Twisted Barrel Ale Brewery Tap House at Fargo Village offer not only a rotating selection of their own brews, but great food, movie nights and tasting events.


8. Indian food at My Dhabba.

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My Dhabba is a Good Food Award winner and one of Coventry Telegraph's Top Recommended Indian restaurants. People can't decide which to rave about more – the food or the service. Usually they end up raving about both in equal measure. Clearly, My Dhabba is doing all sorts of things right and should not be missed.

9. Ice Cream Your Way from Lickety Lick.

Lickety Lick / Via Facebook: 467524130015280

I scream, you scream … you know the rest. Don't settle for the

same old flavours served the same old way. Go get customized ice

cream (mixed to order on a frozen granite stone) in a crunchy, edible,

waffle-cone bowl. You'll be far too busy tucking in to scream about anything.

10. XinXim at Las Iguanas.

Las Iguanas

Las Iguanas says that XinXim is "Pele's favourite dish" and I say it's a great way to give curry night a bit of a Brazilian twist. Throw in a classic caipirinha and turn dinner into a South American holiday!


12. Amazing Antipasti at PGR.

Jess Roberts / Via

The P in PGR stands for pizza and there is little better than great wood-oven pizza served with a smile and enjoyed in a friendly atmosphere – exactly what you get at PGR. But take my advice and don't limit yourself to the pizza. The antipasti is absolutely gorgeous and worth a meal in itself.

14. Presidential Platter at The Farmhouse.

The Farmhouse / Via Facebook: 194526673911312

With two full menus, one featuring British classics, the other offering an impressive Indian selection, The Farmhouse really does have something for everyone. For the particularly ravenous diner, they have the super-sized Presidential Platter – jumbo prawns, a 10oz rib eye steak, Cajun chicken breast, BBQ lamb chops and spicy chips.

15. Cookie Craver Dessert Waffle at Delicious Dessert Lounge.

Delicious Dessert Lounge / Via Facebook: dessertloungecoventry

This place is a dessert lover's dream with everything from sundaes to crepes, milkshakes to chocolate fondue. If you can only pick one thing – do not miss the dessert waffles and if you want multiple desserts in one, the Cookie Craver Waffle delivers.