Hull is a bustling visitor destination and a port city located in East Yorkshire, with a large university, historic old quarter, fantastic marina and plenty of shops, entertainment and attractions. Visitors can enjoy The Deep aquarium with its underwater viewing tunnel, the Streetlife Museum and Wilberforce House in the old town Museum Quarter and a superb retail offer across the city centre. Enjoy a meal at the marina and stroll along the regenerated waterfront to enjoy all the sights of port life and the Humber bridge. When enjoying a day in the city, Hull's wonderful cafes are a great spot to recharge, rejuvenate and plan your next move as you enjoy a hot drink and slice of homemade cake.
You'll find plenty of independent cafes in Hull alongside the usual big brands in the main shopping district. Cafe culture here is beginning to blossom, and there are vintage themed venues with fine china and retro interiors, modernist spaces that attract creative industry workers in need of a caffeine fix, family-friendly Hull cafes with plenty of treats for little ones and healthy eating cafes for those who love nothing better than a freshly pressed green juice and some avocado on toast. The menus are exciting, the interiors are beautiful and the service is superb. Look out too for outdoor terraces which are well worth braving when the sun is out - just wrap up on a brisk day and order a pot of Darjeeling or a comforting mug of hot chocolate to keep you warm.
You'll find cafes all across the city – from the marina through to the smaller streets with independent boutiques, bars and eateries. The Newland Avenue area is a particular hotspot. Many offer options for special diets, such as vegetarian food, gluten-free cakes, calorie counted items and even low-sugar bakes for diabetics. The food and drinks are of the highest quality, as Yorkshire is well known for its love of locally-sourced, high-quality ingredients. Look out for references to named suppliers and local fare when you order at one of Hull's cafes, as well as regional food specialities such as Hull Patties; deep-fried balls of mashed potato and sage.
The cafes in Hull are often open from early in the morning and sometimes have late licenses for entertainment, alcohol and evening meals. They can be busy throughout the day and especially at meal times when local workers descend en masse for home-cooked lunches and treats to get them through the afternoon! If you are planning to visit one of Hull's cafes at the weekend or a busy time of day, consider booking in advance so that you can guarantee your table and forget about queuing!