It’s International Coffee Day, an occasion to celebrate the beverage and the hard work that goes into sourcing, picking and roasting every single bean.

To celebrate, we have rounded up 10 of the best-rated coffee shops in East Lancashire, according to Google reviewers.

We have also only included the independent chains so you can support local if you decide to go for a drink on your lunch break.

Siphon Espresso and Brew Bar, Rawtenstall, Rossendale
Rating: 4.8 based on 194 reviews
What people are saying:

Iain Every wrote: “Very friendly staff indeed. A warm, welcoming kind of place.

“Good Americano, good selection of light bites, cakes, teas, cold drinks etc.”

Another shining review read: “A really cosy coffee shop with nice food.

"They have basic catering for vegans & vegetarians. The food is good and the coffee is great. It's a spacious establishment that allows you to bring your pet dog.”

About Coffee, Church St, Colne
Rating: 4.8 based on 156 reviews
What people are saying:

Amelia Gedling said: “First time sitting in with my partner.

“As always the service is lovely and the toast was so nice and fluffy. I had a Carmel iced coffee which is the best think I’ve ever drank and my partner had a ‘berry go round’ smoothie which he said was also really good.

“If I could give 10/10 I would.”

Another wrote: “Lovely café. Worth a visit. Cakes are nice and there is a good variety of coffee to be had.

“Would recommend.”

Exchange Coffee Company, Wellgate, Clitheroe
Rating: 4.7 based on 200 reviews

What people are saying:

Some products from this company were recently nominated for a Great Taste Award.

Jessica Eyre said: “Amazing little gem of a place off the high street with quite a traditional feel to the cafe.

“I was looking for somewhere for (dairy free/vegetarian) lunch and the sandwich provided was delicious.

“Staff were friendly and mostly attentive and the little shop at the front is packed full of everything you could want for your tea or coffee experience at home.”

Pete Morris said: “We've been using this establishment for years not only for coffee beans but also for loose leaf tea. Highly recommended.

“Although small, their cafe in Clitheroe is well worth a visit. They roast their own green beans on site too.”

Little Barista, Gummers Howe Walk, Burnley
Rating: 4.6 based on 531 reviews

What people are saying:

One reviewer said: “Nice little coffee shop with outside seating, quick and easy service, would highly recommend, I ordered a latte and they put a nice swan on the top.”

Sunem Manzur wrote: “I love this little coffee shop.. quick service and very friendly staff. Food and drinks are always on point!

“It’s a regular visit here for me and my friends.”

Rhode Island Coffee, Ewood, Blackburn
Rating: 4.6 based on 315 reviews

What people are saying:

One person wrote: “Great coffee at good prices, loved the carrot cake, and service was excellent.”

Tahir Shabir commented: “Excellent customer service, I noticed the team were able to offer a human touch of conversation with their customers even though they were so busy.

“This makes all the difference, especially since the coffee was nice as well.”

Roberts and Co, Mawdesley, Ormskirk
Rating: 4.6 based on 22 reviews

What people are saying:

Simon Christopherson said: “The best coffee by far. I buy online and can make great espresso coffee at home (consistently!) thanks to their coffee.

“Lovely people if you pop in too.”                          

Another said: “Probably the best coffee around.

“Quirky venue, can be noisy but that's the coffee roasting. We buy our beans from here and I think it would be hard to find a better cup of coffee either at home or in the cafe.”

Pavilion Coffee House, Shackletons Homestyle and Garden Centre​, Chatburn
Rating: 4.6 based on 22 reviews
What people are saying:

One said: “Lovely cafe, a little pricey but decent coffees which came with cute mini biscuits!”

Another wrote: “Good food and coffee. Always busy.”

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