THE Northern Echo is calling on readers to nominate their favourite cafe.

Following our 2020 competitions to find the best chippy and recent best takeaway and best hairdresser contests, we now want readers to tell us where is the best cafe in and around the North-East and North Yorkshire

Which cosy venues or chic establishments have you been missing the most during lockdown?

It has been a difficult time for most in the hospitality industry so we thought now would be the perfect time to celebrate our local cafes and we want to know the best places in the North East and North Yorkshire where you like to take a break with a cup of tea and a slice of cake.

We’re hoping to get as many nominations in as possible over the weeks ahead so place your nomination today and spread the word.

Simply register your nomination by visiting and show just how much they are appreciated.

The closing date is Monday, September 6.

We will publish the names of the top 20, as voted for by you, on a coupon on September 16 and 17 for you to vote for the winner.