HMP Kirklevington Grange's cafe run by prisoners has been attracting visitors from around the world.

The inmate run eatery has been open for nearly a decade.

All of the food and drinks are prepared by criminals serving time at the Category D prison.

Alongside the delicious food visitors can have their cars washed by the prisoner run valet service.

Joanne Dorrell has worked at HMP Kirklevington for the last eight years and believes in the importance of the project.

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She said: "A governor came up with the idea years ago and it has become very popular.

"We have got regular locals who come every week.

"It's become a real part of the rehabilitation work that we try to do here.

"It's a really novel experience for inmates coming here.

"We get some one off customers coming from all over the world.

"The prices are cheap compared to other cafes so that brings people back.

"We get coffee sent to us from HMP the Mount where they roast it.

"All of the funds we gain from the cafe are reinvested in the prison facilities." 

The cafe provides a range of options from plated breakfasts to delicious panini lunches. 

On Tripadvisor the eatery has been receiving overwhelmingly positive reviews.

Chris Clough, from Billingham, Teesside, said: "What is there not to like?

"Food is very good, two bacon rolls and two coffees for less than £10, whilst the car gets a valet for £22.50.

"The cafe is run by HMP Kirklevington Open Prison and staffed by prisoners.

"Politeness and helpfulness in abundance as well as an excellent job done on the car which looks like new again.

"We will definitely be back."

Andrea Dawson also fave it a five star review.

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She said: "Popped in for a coffee on my day off with my parents. Lovely breakfast bap and a nice cup of coffee.

"Very good value. Staff are very welcoming and service is excellent.

"Nice outside area which is a real suntrap in the summer."