Smorgasbord has been in Bradford for a decade, serving life-giving coffee as well as hot and cold food all day until 6pm.

Manager Arif says he started the business out of frustration at a general lack of places to get good food and good coffee in the same establishment.

As a student in Manchester and Essex he was, he says “the mother of the house, always cooking for everyone”.

This translated into concocting new dishes and old favourites for the Smorgasbord menu, which have all stood the test of time.

Staff at the cafe are always friendly and helpful – not to mention international. At one point, says Arif, there were staff from 8 different countries working there.

Its position right at the edge of Rawson Square, just over the road from the Kirkgate Centre, has made it a busy and popular alternative to chain coffee shops in the city centre – and the delicious and reasonably priced food is the icing on the cake.

Creative Streets reward

Smorgasbord are offering a reward during the Creative Streets Festival.
Get 20% off with your Oi Card between 4pm and 5pm on the following days:

11th, 18th, 23rd, 28th, 30th


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