Cafe Latte, on Queen Street, in Great Harwood, is pitched just right - it's upmarket yet not too pricey, and was particularly busy when I visited at lunchtime with my mum. It's half way down Queen Street, near the two florists, and parking is available on Morrisons car park: with a bus stop just a few shops up the road.
Cafe Latte is disabled-friendly with a large disabled toilet and nappy changing area, and easy access from Queen Street. It has a relaxing sofa corner where you can sip a latte or cappuccino (£1.90 - decaf available) or a pot of tea (£1.40). There's a selection of teas including earl grey and darjeeling and a rare find -- Turkish apple tea!
There is an extensive range of sweets in the cabinet in front as you enter Cafe Latte and a range of specials boards. On the day I visited there was celery soup, which my mum chose (£2.20 -- served with half a buttered baguette) and my choice, spinach and ricotta quiche with homemade coleslaw, crisps and salad (£4.50). I thoroughly recommend the quiche -- it was very cheesy, light and tasty, and just the right portion size. It was served warm, and topped with cherry tomatoes, which I felt was a nice touch.
For desert, I enjoyed a slice of carrot cake, which had delicious icing -- including an iced carrot -- and was light and moist. My mum had a banana muffin which came served wrapped in paper and with crunchy glazed chunks of banana on top, and a gooey banana centre. I tasted this and thought it was mouthwatering.
There's also a wide selection of toasties and sandwiches for under four pounds, and a range of soft drinks. Jacket potatoes are a speciality and all are served with homemade coleslaw, crisps and a side salad.
The staff at Cafe Latte are excellent baristas and make superb cappuccinos and lattes, and are very welcoming and friendly. It's clearly an extremely popular alternative to The Paletine and Towngate Cafe - which target a different clientele.
I hope you'll be able to sample the delights of Cafe Latte for yourself next time you're visiting Great Harwood -- or maybe you'll even make a special journey and experience the town's excellent range of local, non-chain, shops whilst you're there, and also its department store, The Original Factory Shop.