Reunion Café Deli has recently opened opposite the Co-Op in Belper. I went to check it out a few days ago. I was meeting the lovely Jo from Boom Magazine to chat all things social media (click here for a FREE PDF of one of Boom’s walks for little legs) and Reunion Deli proved a great place to meet (although they do also have a dedicated co-working place, Reunion @ Hub Space, elsewhere in Belper).
I used to live in Belper and have a real fondness for this vibrant, quirky town which is regularly voted one of Britain’s best high streets. It was living in Belper where I discovered my love of independents and shopping locally. A favourite old haunt was Fresh Basil, which sadly closed down. It is wonderful to see the interesting building have life in it again in the form of Reunion.
In many ways, Reunion seems to have captured what was great about Fresh Basil. The deli counters are still bursting with gorgeous artisan food and drink but it’s lighter, and fresher. The walls are adorned by colourful murals painted by local artist, Kieran White.
There’s a real focus on ethically sourced, local suppliers such as my faves, So Good Kombucha.
Breakfast options include oaty banana pancakes, wild mushrooms on toast and huevos rancheros as well as more traditional options like a Full English. For a lunch there are a range of sandwiches, a flatbread or deli items such as a scotch egg, sausage roll or pork pie served with a choice of salad of the day. It was the salads that initially caught my eye – they looked divine. I opted for the beetroot salad (with walnuts, sunflower seeds, edamame, dill, mint and local micro greens) with a quiche. There were three options of quiche, I opted for cheese and chive.
It’s also a great place for coffee and cake or a pastry.
A vibrant, welcoming café with a worthy ethos in the heart of one of Britain’s best high streets.
Reunion Deli, 23 Strutt Street, Belper, DE56 1UN.
Ample parking in the pay and display car park next to the Co-Op. I paid £2 for two hours and if you spend £5 in the Co-Op this is refunded.
Baby changing facilities and highchairs available.
Venue is accessible for wheelchair users. Semi-accessible toilets (toilets are on a plinth so not accessible for all wheelchair users).
Reunion also run a dedicated coworking space, Reunion @ Hub Space, on Chapel Street in Belper.
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