|Category||Cafes and Snack Bars|
The Alley Café is a really groovy vegetarian café and bar, popular with many non-veggies too. They have a full menu of meals and snacks, decent beer, cocktails, delicious cakes and puddings. There is a daily special meal for less than £7, or I would recommend trying one of their pizzas. They also do a vegan/gluten-free roast dinner on Sundays. The café is quite small, so you may have trouble finding a seat at lunchtimes and weekend evenings. They serve food and drink until late most nights, with DJs on at the weekends. As well as art displays on the walls, The Alley Café is the venue for poetry nights and other events.
Cost: Main meals around £7; Alcoholic drinks about £3. There is an extra charge for credit card payments.
Directions: Funnily enough, the Alley Café is down an alley way, so can be difficult to find. Starting from the Old Market Square, go to the opposite end to the Council House. Leading away from the square is a road called Angel Row, with the Bell pub (very nice) on your left and Yates's Wine Lodge (minging) on your right. Go up this road and you should see the Central Library on your left. Opposite this, on your right, is an alley way (the second alley way on this road) called Cannon Court Yard - there should be a sign for Johnson Partnership Solicitors and the Alley Cafe. Once in the alley way, go through the door on the left and up the stairs.