MANY of us are seriously missing spending time catching up with a friend over tea and cake at of one of the many cosy cafés Windsor has to offer.

The town provides so much variety, from popular chains to unique independent coffee shops - and some are available during lockdown through delivery.

Below are the top five rated independent cafés in the town, according to Trip Advisor

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1. Fresh, William Street



Rated 5 stars on Trip Advisor, Fresh has some glowing reviews.

One said: "Decided to come here for some lunch and had some delicious, healthy food and smoothies.

"Lots of veggie and vegan options - I was spoilt for choice!

"I had a pakora salad box, the energise smoothie and a vegan biscoff cheesecake and it was spot on.

"Not too filling either. The owners are lovely and helpful and have great recommendations. Would definitely come back!!"

2. Nimia, Eton High Street

Windsor cafe

Windsor cafe

According to its website, Nimia is the only independent coffee shop in Eton.

It's also rated five stars on Trip Advisor, and is clearly a popular choice with locals.

One visitor said: "Beautiful coffee shop with a range of vegan, vegetarian options too.

"I opted for the giant arancini, you can buy this on its own or in a meal deal, like I did. Absolutely delicious food & friendly staff. Lots of fresh, homemade food."

3. Cinnamon café

Cinnamon Cafe

Cinnamon Cafe

Cinnamon Café is a popular, family-run business in the centre of Reading.

It's rated 4.5 stars on Trip Advisor.

One visitor said: "Had a bacon sandwich and cinnamon bun with my daughter this morning and was blown away at the service and organisation.

"A simple one way system, screen at the counter and by the seating area, very impressive. Lovely friendly staff all in masks, perfect.

"Most importantly the food and coffee was amazing.

"Would definitely recommend."

4. Monty Café, High Street

Monty Cafe

Monty Cafe

Described on the site as having "modern, rustic interior details with all-day menus featuring an array of casual European café fare", Monty Café is also rated 4.5 stars.

One reviewer said: "Fantastic cafe, every kind of breakfast you could want to order.

"Staff where friendly and the cafe was spotless. Everything came out the kitchen quickly."

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5. Lilly's Café, Peascod Street

Lillys Cafe

Lilly's Cafe

Described as a family-run daytime café restaurant set right in the heart of Windsor, Lilly's Café is also rated 4.5 stars.

One reviewer said: "After browsing the shops I popped in for lunch and the staff were very welcoming.

"Food was excellent and great coffee too. Portions very generous and they even offered to box up the leftovers.

"Reasonable prices and plenty of seating inside and out. I’ll be back for coffee and cake very soon.

"Well worth a visit if you’re passing"