Our town centre cafes are the cream

Nicole's Cafe on Annie Street was named  runner up in the Cafe of the Year 2015.
Nicole's Cafe on Annie Street was named runner up in the Cafe of the Year 2015.

They are firmly rooted in the heart of the community and two Morley cafes have been voted the best in the city.

Thousands of readers of our sister paper, the Yorkshire Evening Post, cast their vote to name their favourite spot in their community that serves up the best teas or coffees - with the runner’s up for this year’s awards being Cafe Nicole’s and Sue’s Kitchen.

Ian and Sue Swain, Sue's Kitchen.

Ian and Sue Swain, Sue's Kitchen.

Nicola, 39, opened Cafe Nicole’s, on Annie Street, six years ago and said she believes her success is down to her loyal and new customers and serving up home-cooked food such as roast beef, chilli and steak pies.

Nicole said: “We would like to thank our customers so much who have made Cafe Nicole’s so successful. Without our loyal and new customers, this wouldn’t have been possible and we are still successfully trading because of you.

“The team are a big part of our success too, with their friendly and professional manner towards customers. They are very loyal and hard working and make Cafe Nicole’s a friendly place to meet with family and friends.

Nicola dedicated the award to her stepsister Debbie Madin who died suddenly this year.

She added: “She worked at the cafe for two years before she passed away and contributed to the success of this cafe.”

Sue’s Kitchen, which was also named as a runner-up, is run by Ian Swain 55, and his wife Susan, 52.

He praised his customers and said: “Our number one priority is our customers.

“We pride ourselves in the fact that we do proper, home-cooked food and we have got a good set of staff. Our success is down to the fact that we provide a friendly service to our customers. We are based at the quiet end in Morley and we feel that we have brought more people down to this part of the town and the other traders have probably benefited.”