On our recent trip on the Keighley and Worth Valley railway we stopped off at Keighley itself. If I’m honest I wasn’t massively impressed with the town of Keighley especially for things to do, but we did accidentally came across a fabulous 1940’s inspired cafe called Forteas.
The cafe is plonked on the corner of a street in Keighley and is such a find! The attention to detail from the era is amazing and it’s a shabby chic lovers dream. It’s kitted out in decor from the 1940’s with mismatched china and a array of doilies. I love it!
Hubby, Little man, two of our friends and I plonked our bums and were greeted by a very friendly member of staff.
After a quick peruse of the menu we opted for tea (or coffee) and scones which was very well priced at £3.50 each. I had coffee with my two scones and the coffee pot was huge. I drank three cups off coffee and there was still plenty left.
Both food and drinks were tasty and well presented and served with a smile and a conversation. The staff were dressed in 1940’s attire and couldn’t have been more friendly if they tried. We also had the pleasure of chatting to some other customers who were elderly gentlemen, they told us all about visiting the cafe in 1940’s costumes and how often they visit because they love it.
Even the toilet in Forteas is fun and completed decked out with pictures and newspaper clippings.
We absolutely loved Forteas and it was such a pleasure to visit. I wish we lived closer as I’d be there all the time. It’s definitely worth a visit if you’re passing.
I apologise for the poor picture but they were all taken on my Iphone rather than DSLR.
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