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SHEFFIELD CAFE'S OF THE PAST

Here's a large and growing list of cafe's you could have found in Sheffield in the past - please add to this by posting a reply with the name of the cafe and a few memories !

The Minerva, Flat Street

Joe's Cafe - next to Jessops Hospital, at the top of Regents Street (with a painting on the wall titled WHO SAID PIE)

Granelli's Balcony Bar - in the Sheaf Market

Kath's Cath on Infirmary Road (opposite Kelvin Flats) It was run by a fiery irishman and is now a snowboarding shop ?

David Layne's New Squirrel cafe on Middlewood Road opposite the library in Hillsborough park

Davy's Cafe on Fargate

The Rendezvous at Sheffield Lane Top

The British Cafe on Pond Street

The Disc Jockey on London Road - Owned by Harry Hart at some stage. He had been [or later became ?] the landlord of the Red Lion at the back of the City Hall. He later got the Sidewalk on Chapel Walk

The Rendezvous on London Road

The New Orleans, practically next door to Heeley library

The Pink Flamingo on Abbeydale Rd

The 6 5 7 on Queens Rd

The Retreat on Ecclesall Rd

Thorpes cafe on Fargate

The Attic At HartsHead near the Star and Telegraph (In 1969/1970 Joe Scarborough held a permanent exhibition there. Original artworks for a tenner) It was in the alley that still runs between High Street to where the Dove and Rainbow pub is now.

It was on the left as you walked away from High Street and had a very narrow doorway and people from the nearby offices used to come for their sandwiches for dinner.

If you were lucky enough, you could get a seat at one of the few tables in there or if you were even luckier, you could get a stool and sit at the bar along the back wall.

Marsden's milk bars - one on Pinstone Street opposite the Peace Gardens and another in Change Alley

The Sidewalk Cafe - Chapel Walk

The Marina cafe on Meadow Street

The Golden Egg at the top of Fargate (where Dixon's is now)

The Mustard Seed, near the Army & Navy Stores on St.Paul's Parade

The Shack next to glossop road baths

Cherry Pie on Chesterfield Road, Woodseats

GeeGee's at Norfolk bridge

The 'Copper Kettle' on Fargate

The 'Piccolo' on Cambridge Street

Thorpes Cafe in Fargate (almost opposite to Coles Corner)

The Jester Cafe on chesterfield road

Frank Hallats "Cosy Cafe" in the Wicker alongside the Wicker Cinema (big teapot in the window)

Raffertys Four Restaurants on Arundel Gate

Berts cafe on Cambridge Street

EL Mambo at the bottom of Cambridge Arcade virtually next to the stage door of the Empire Theatre on Union St

Malinki's cafe on Bellhouse road, Firth park - run and owned by Marti caine and her husband

Mitchells - at the top of Leppings Lane - previously a sweet shop run by the same family. The car wheel shop next door used to be a small coffee bar with the latest juke box (around 1958)

Pauls Pantry on a road off Holme Lane near the Middlewood Rd traffic lights. The road that goes up to Walkley. Near a bridge over the river (1961)

The South Snack Cafe Crookesmoor Road run by a beirut man called Salah

The Wimpey at the top of the moor

Woolworths in Haymarket had a cafe/restaurant where you had to walk all around the cafe area with a tray on a rail

The Tangerine cafe at Catchbar Lane, circa mid 1970's

Joe's Cafe and Chippy on Northfield Road Crookes (Joe cocker used to go in at nights, also his band the avengers ? Tony Christie used to pop in regulaly for fish and chips.) - Now an indian

Tony's cafe on Firvale

The Rickshaw cafe just off West Street

Pudding Parlour on Cambridge Street (late 70's) - Its now Pepe's

Davies Cafe on Waingate in the 1960's

The Gambit restaurant that was near the top of Commercial St, almost opposite the Kings Head pub (It was downstairs to the entrance)

The Peacock in the Wicker

The British Restaurant in Pond Street

The transport cafe on Middlewood road opposite S.W.F.C training ground and Gilders (formerly Waldod motors)

The Centre Spot - on Snig Hill

Coffee 'n' Cream, Hillsborough Corner

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mickjj

SHEFFIELD CAFE'S OF THE PAST

Joe's Cafe - next to Jessops Hospital, at the top of Regents Street (with a painting on the wall titled WHO SAID PIE)

Worked at Jessops for a while and Joes was the place for breakfast. I always remember his wife was always setting fire to the frying pan but she would just throw a couple more peices of bacon on to dampen the flames. :lol:

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mickjj

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The Centre Spot - on Snig Hill

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Sheffield History

Worked at Jessops for a while and Joes was the place for breakfast. I always remember his wife was always setting fire to the frying pan but she would just throw a couple more peices of bacon on to dampen the flames. :lol:

That's crazy !!!

I bet it was hilarious !

lol

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deejayone

Coffee 'n' Cream, Hillsborough Corner.

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Guest codeyes

Mussoms Arab Cafe across from Tramways next to a sweet shop ( at the time)...Bikers Cafe.

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Guest codeyes

The Penguin was in the same block of shops etc where Johnny Quinns was.......used to go in there after playing snooker over the road

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deejayone

'Sharons' - down by the markets, Richard Hawley used to go there, apparently.

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Guest tsavo

The Green Rom at the Gaumont, Barkers Pool.

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RichardB

This isn't seeing much action, bringing it back up top. Anyone any to add ?

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Stu

The Six Five Special Pinstone Street in the 60s

Downstairs from the everyday cafe

Swinging off the bulkhead into the cafe for a great entrance

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neddy

Coronation Cafe Infirmary Road

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pgmetcalf

My mum used to work at The 'Piccolo' on Cambridge Street.

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Draco

the greasy spoon cafe "Smileys" on King St and one of my fav is sitting upstairs and looking through the window at the markets across the road on waingate..which was hagenbacks (i think I have spelt it right?)

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Draco

What did you call the one upstairs in the sheaf market..the one with the plastic parasols?

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Guest transit

What did you call the one upstairs in the sheaf market..the one with the plastic parasols?

Granellis Balcony Bar - their shop was underneath on the "standard" floor .

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Draco

Granellis Balcony Bar - their shop was underneath on the "standard" floor .

Thats it! I remember we used to flick baked beans from our plate over the top of the balcony wall and take guesses which person it would hit below.. :o

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dunsbyowl1867

Don't know if qualifies as a cafe but late 1970s and early 1980 the cafe in Rackhams (or was it called something else then?) was considered pretty cool - I don't know why. Spent hours in there overlooking the hole in the road. Couldn't have bought much but was never asked to leave even when it was busy.

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Stu

Rackhams is now TJ Hughes and yes the cafe/(restuarant? If you go upmarket only) is still there

Good breakfast deals

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Guest craig3636

am i going blind or has nobody mentioned the world famous butlers transport cafe on brook hill? (now butlers balti house)

who could forget the huge cow pie in the window.

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Guest craig3636

also the montessa cafe on infirmiry rd near st philips jnc.

also used to go to roscoes chippy (next to roscoe bingo)on the bottom of hoyle st at netherthorpe.

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Guest deeno

no no no its got be pats cafe on Attercliffe Common. lol

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Guest mikebeech

Does anybody remember the Heaven and Hell coffee bar on West street around 1957?

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RichardB

Kelly's 1893 Cafe listing (Surname order)

Charley Henry Ball Manager, Sheffield Cafe Co. Ltd. 26 South Street, Moor

John Henry Banks Manager, Sheffield Cafe Co. Ltd. Wentworth Cafe, 12 Pinstone Street

M Bark Manageress, Sheffield Cafe Co. Ltd. 6 Market Street

Walter Bland Proprietor St Philip's Road Cafe 49 Upper St Philip's Road

William Brown Manager, Sheffield Cafe Co. Ltd. 266 Moorfields

Miss Florence Cooke Manageress, Sheffield Cafe Co. Ltd. Albany temperance hotel, Fargate

Miss F M Cooke Manageress, Sheffield Cafe Co. Ltd. The Albany Hotel, Fargate

William Ellis Manager, Sheffield Cafe Co. Ltd. 360 Savile Street

Alfred Furniss Manager, Sheffield Cafe Co. Ltd. Wostenholm Hall, Queen Street

Henry Hill Manager, Sheffield Cafe Co. Ltd. 23 Exchange Street

Arthur Jones Manager, Sheffield Cafe Co. Ltd. 417 Attercliffe Road

Jacob Maltby Manager Sheffield Cafe Co. Ltd. 765 Attercliffe Road

Joseph Maltby Manager, Sheffield Cafe Co. Ltd. 765 Attercliffe Road

William Henry Middleton Manager, Sheffield Cafe Co. Ltd. 3 Broad Street, Park

Samuel Middleton Branch Manager, Sheffield Cafe Co. Ltd. London Road

George Murfitt Manager, Sheffield Cafe Co. Ltd. 30 & 32 High Street

C Robertshaw Manager, Sheffield Cafe Co. Ltd. 33 Arundel Street

Frederick Robinson Manager, Sheffield Cafe Co. Ltd. 15 Eyre Street

Frederick Robinson Manager, Sheffield Cafe Co. Ltd. 17 Howard Street

Thomas Robson Manager, Sheffield Cafe Co. Ltd. 3 & 5 Mowbray Street

Charles Simpson Secretary, Sheffield Cafe Co. Ltd. Great Northern Chambers, Fargate

Joseph Smith Manager, Sheffield Cafe Co. Ltd. 153 Porter Street

Henry Smith Manager, Sheffield Cafe Co. Ltd. 29 Haymarket

Henry Smith Manager, Sheffield Cafe Co. Ltd. 34 Castle Street

Joseph Smith Manager, Sheffield Cafe Co. Ltd. 54 Sylvester Street

Henry Smith Manager, Sheffield Cafe Co. Ltd. 59 West Bar

Henry Smith Manager, Sheffield Cafe Co. Ltd. The Lawson Cocoa House, 59 West Bar

Henry Warrington Manager, Sheffield Cafe Co. Ltd. 105 Devonshire Street

Charles J Whitehead Manager, Sheffield Cafe Co. Ltd. 1 Bank Street

Charles Joshua Whitehead General Manager, Sheffield Cafe Co. Ltd. Johnson Lane, Wicker

John Wright Manager, Sheffield Cafe Co. Ltd. 55 & 57 Wicker

(A first name for M Bark and C Robertshaw would be nice !)

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RichardB

White's 1911 Cafe Listing

Arthur Davy Propietors & Sons Limited (Victoria Café) 40 a Fargate

Misses Moore & Stewart Cafe 31 Chapel Walk

Miss Mary Ellen Moore (& Stewart) Cafe proprietor h. 91 Rock Street

Frederick William Robinson Cafe manager 73 Broomspring Lane

William Stephenson Exchange restaurant & cafe 20 Castle Street; h. 10 Victoria Road

William Summers Cafe 161 Neill Road

Charles Joshua Whitehead Manager, Sheffield Cafe Co. Ltd. h. 10 Favell Road, Brookhill

Can't help feeling there should be a lot more entries than this ...

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