The Bookcafé in the Quarter

Food & Drink

The Bookcafé in the Quarter

21 Corn Market



Monday 08:00 - 18:00

Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00

Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00

Thursday 08:00 - 18:00

Friday 08:00 - 22:30

Saturday 08:00 - 22:30

Sunday 09:30 - 17:00

The Bookcafe was born in the year 2000 and first opened it’s doors as a bookshop in York called ‘Wonderland’. There was no cafe in it then and it’s was all about retail but even then we planned to get catering going ASAP.
Derby has been home to The Bookcafe for more than a decade, we still sell some of the beautiful & quirky things that surround you although our main business is now food and drink.
In 2009 we moved into 21 Cornmarket and were involved in the restoration of this beautiful Grade 2 listed building, originally built as a bank in 1879.

We promise a friendly, relaxing & inspiring setting whether you visit alone or with a group of friends & family. Great coffee, wine & food is our passion; whatever time of day you visit you’ll find freshly made & quite often locally sourced dishes on our menus.

At 6pm on Friday & Saturdays we dim the lights, fire up the pizza oven & transform from a busy bustling café to a candle lit restaurant with live music from some of the best local/regional talented performers around. We also have another floor which is fully kitted out for private functions of groups up to 100.

We are fully licensed from 7.30am until midnight & have held a 5* hygiene certificate from DCC since we opened.

Call us on 01332 294008 or email :


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