For Haworth, read Bronté sisters. Main Street is a central sloping cobbled path, with four or five cafés for tourists on a “Wuthering Heights” pilgrimage. Cobbles and Clay is the closest thing to a coffee house.
It also happened to be the least busy place on this bustling street, so the most likely contender for a leisurely mug.
In keeping with its name, the walls of Cobbles and Clay are spartan and pale and pottery sits on the window sill. The rest of the room has well-placed splashes of colour, some in the form of sprigs of local heather (what moors café would be complete without it?).
This place is an antidote to the quaint adjacent tea rooms. Perhaps they more typically “Yorkshire”, but Cobbles and Clay is the best bet for coffee seekers.
The coffee is FairTrade and excellent, the mugs are endearingly mis-matching, and the service is friendly. And there are cakes and even a wine list. It’s a nice spot to sit and watch the ambling visitors amble by.
There is a patio area at the rear (go down the stairs to find it), a good place for a warm summer day.
60 Main Street
We visited on 8 July 2006.