It doesn’t have the longest opening hours in the world – 9.30am – till 3.30pm, but if you’re in Sheffield you shouldn’t miss out on the Fusion Café.

Organic, even Biodynamic produce (Something involving horns of manure and lunar cycles) are on offer in this Grade 2 listed former cutlery factory.

It was awarded the ‘Most compelling reason to pop out at lunch’ award by Olive Magazine in 2010.

I had the monkfish curry with rice and peas, and the crab cakes with a herb, fruit Tabbouleh (this was on different days). Both were delicious. There’s plenty on offer for meat eaters too and the portions are large and reasonably priced.

The café’s relaxed atmosphere makes it a great place to hang out and read a book. I’m currently on John Wright’s History of the Hedgerow (I know I need to get out more). Ok it’s more 50 Shades of Green than Grey, but I now know that the Romans brought cucumbers to Britain.

The Fusion Café is part of The Ruskin Mill Educational Trust and Freeman College a ‘UK wide charity specialising in educational and residential provision for young people with learning disabilities and difficulties’.

It’s not licensed, but if that’s going to be a problem you could invest in some Booze tubes – tubular flasks that mimic an applicator tampon in order to smuggle alcohol into gigs, sporting events and unlicensed organic cafes. This exciting new product is available from the online retailer Prezzybox.

Alternatively you could just have an organic coffee.

Fusion Café
Butcher Works
72 Arundel Street
S1 2N

Fusion outside

Monkfish curry

Monkfish curry

Booze tubes

Booze tubes

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