Bradford has always had a rich heritage with the café culture.

Just like today with its host of café bars around Centenary Square, and constant new additions to Broadway, Bradford back in the day was a hive of popular café’s and coffee shops.

In fact, they were so popular with the busy shopper, I remember having to queue alongside the window of Baxandalls in Arndale market, with its one in, one out code. And then there was Pie Toms, with its all year-round popularity, and Collinson’s café, the “in place” to hang out for young Bradfordians. Reminiscing about “the good old days,” we have delved into our archives to bring you these fabulous pictures of some of Bradford’s forgotten café’s and coffee shops. How many do you remember?