The rise in coffee culture means choosing a cafe can take longer than actually drinking the beverage, due to the vast range of choice available in Sheffield.
But now the city’s top speciality, and independent, coffee houses have been revealed in The North and North Wales Indy Coffee Guide.
The third edition of the book also includes features on how to brew filter coffee at home, the best stops to make on your next caffeinated road trip and a spotlight on the north’s speciality coffee pioneers.
Cafes and roasteries are invited into the guide based on meeting strict criteria: roasting or serving speciality grade coffee, providing interesting serve styles in addition to espresso, providing a top quality experience for coffee lovers, and being independently owned.
And those pitstops which triumphed in Sheffield included Marmadukes Cafe Deli, on Norfolk Street, which is known for its tempting cakes, quirky layout and outdoor seating.
Upshot Espreso, which opened on Glossop Road two years ago , also made the cut due to its sourcing from an eclectic mix of international roasters, while The Depot Eatery at hip Kelham Island was praised for its artisan bakery products and pared back decor.
And from the same family, Tamper at Westfield Terrace, a brunch hotspot with serious dedication to New Zealand style coffee culture, was also featured.
Readers can find full write ups and more cracking Northern coffee shops and local roasters in the coffee guide.