Mooch

24 Market Street Hebden Bridge West Yorkshire HX7 6AA

Mooch: you can do just that in this groovy café. It’s a much-loved Hebden institution and some folk seem to spend all day in there (ahem) – you’re not going to get moved on any day soon. Seats in the big picture window are at a premium for people-watching but there’s plenty of space at the back up a short flight of stairs, and out the back a tiny yard, all fairy lights and plants.  There's a wide, interesting menu running from full breakfasts until noon to ciabatta (meat balls with melted mozzarella and pesto, mmmm) and evening dinners featuring the likes of Moroccan lamb tagine, falafel with couscous and tzatsiki and veggie spiced bean burger. The coffee's good, the cakes (gluten-free and otherwise) are delicious, and the suppliers couldn't be more local (Saker Baker, Holt's Greengrocer and Steve Maskil's great butcher in Crown Street). So linger in a vintage chair with the paper or laptop, cool tunes wafting through, good food on the horizon. 

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