CUBE café bar
Déda, Chapel Street, Cathedral Quarter, Derby, DE1 3GU
The CUBE café bar is situated within Déda, a creative centre for dance, contemporary circus and outdoor work, providing a place for dancers, art enthusiasts and the wider public to feast on tasty, affordable food and attend exciting events. Manager Catherine has been running CUBE for four years, and her welcoming and bohemian presence fuels the relaxed atmosphere the setting boasts. Its bright colour scheme, contemporary interior, soundtrack and stunning architecture combine to create a fantastic place to linger with friends, family or colleagues. The menu is simple but varied and covers breakfast, brunch, light lunches and hearty mains. We ordered olives and hummus to nibble, along with glasses of crisp white wine. For mains I chose a fluffy omelette with mushrooms and salty smoked salmon that arrived with fresh, crunchy salad and a chunky slice of toast. My partner opted for a roasted veg salad with creamy homemade hummus and toasted pitta bread. Although full, we couldn’t refuse the indulgent caramel slice, baked by Caroline the chef. With book clubs, poetry readings and Jazz evenings all hosted regularly, it won’t be long before I return to this modern, energetic venue. Recently, the café was named a finalist in the Best Café category at the Derby Food and Drink Awards.