More than just a café

About Us

Situated in the beautiful Staffordshire Moorlands, we celebrate all our wonderful region has to offer.  At the Cottage Kitchen Country Café, our passion for locally sourced, freshly prepared food is shared by local suppliers and producers. We are proud to follow the philosophy of our founder, Nigel Cope, “in sourcing quality ingredients and creating wonderful, tasty foods.”

A warm and welcoming atmosphere awaits you, along with our renowned and friendly ‘service with a smile’.

The Cottage Kitchen Country Café

More than just a café

The Cottage Kitchen is a great meeting place to catch up with friends over coffee. As well as the café and bakery, we have a gift shop offering a wide variety of foodie and unusual gifts from small independent suppliers. We can cater for all your family celebrations from baby showers to wedding breakfasts. There is a play area to keep the little ones entertained while you chat.  And your doggie friends are welcome to join you in our outside seating area. With so much on offer, we are confident you will agree with us that the Cottage Kitchen is not just a café!

Eat. Drink. Shop. Enjoy!

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What To Expect


From a full English to afternoon tea and everything in between, an eating experience in the Cottage Kitchen is like no other! As well as freshly prepared food and service with a smile, there is so much more
  • Gift shop
  • Bakery
  • Children’s play area
  • Large car park

  • Inside seating
  • Outside seating where dogs are welcome
  • Disabled access and facilities

The Cottage Kitchen Country Café


Why not try a delicious treat from our wonderful new bakery with your drink? Tantalising aromas of freshly baked croissants, Danish pastries and tray bakes greet you as you enter the café. The only problem you will have is deciding which one to choose.  And if you haven’t tasted our famous Leek Gingerbread yet, you are definitely missing out!

Takeaway service

No time to sit? Just passing through? No worries, you can order anything from our menu, (yes, anything), to take away. So, if you fancy a picnic in the wonderful Staffordshire Moorlands’ countryside, simply choose from our lunch menu and order it to go! Pop in for a takeaway coffee and croissant, or even afternoon tea - we are happy to pack it for you.


From breakfast and light bites to lunch and high tea, the Cottage Kitchen menu is packed with great food. Choose from an extensive selection of freshly prepared dishes, all made with locally sourced ingredients by Chef Donna. Everything is made on the premises daily and we offer gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan options for customers with dietary requirements.
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While you are here, why not visit our gift shop? Packed full of luxury foods including locally sourced preserves and gins, spicy sauces, condiments and a selection of sweet and savoury treats – you will be spoilt for choice. If you are looking for something a bit different, browse our selection of unusual gifts. We are sure you will find the perfect present.


We would love you to celebrate your special family event with us. Baby showers, birthdays, anniversaries, hen parties, even wedding breakfasts – we are happy to help you celebrate! Contact us to discuss your requirements.

We will be holding some special evening events at the Cottage Kitchen throughout the summer. Make sure you check out our Facebook events page for more information.

Contact Us

You are very welcome to come and visit our countryside café and farm shop.

We’re easy to find, on the main A523 road between Leek and Ashbourne.

Our telephone number is 01538 308505

The Cottage Kitchen
Ashbourne Road
Winkhill ST13 7PN

Food is served from:
Monday – Sunday 8.30am – 4.30pm

If you are looking to book a table for today please give us a call on 01538 308505.

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