Amici and Bici translates to Friends and Bikes, and this coffee shop in Sheffield's Antiques Quarter does a great job of nurturing the relationship between coffee and cycling. It's ideal for those who enjoy the idea of cycling rather than the act itself, too.
The Italian cycling themed coffee shop opened in 2013, and its decor – complete with colourful jersey shaped bunting, cycling paintings and pretty bikes – has drawn in locals and wanderers alike ever since.
Spilling out onto Abbeydale Road, Amici and Bici is one of many places contributing to the street's thriving cafe culture; alongside the likes of Bragazzis, The Rude Shipyard and Forge Bakehouse, it's built a reputation on its commitment to sourcing the finest local ingredients and serving lovingly homemade dishes. Pop in for one of Amici and Bici's infamous full English breakfasts any day of the week, and wash it down with a coffee made using locally roasted Grumpy Mule beans. Expect to be spoilt for choice by a lunchtime menu stocked with flavoursome Italian dishes like crespella di mare (seafood pancake) and freshly made pizza, and an evening menu that includes all manner of pasta dishes, which go down nicely with a Birra Moretti. You can now also order one of Amici and Bici's stone baked pizzas to takeaway.
Amici and Bici has, as you can imagine, became the place to be when cycling season kicks in, so you can sit down and comfortably watch the live action on the big screen – without putting in the leg work. So bring your friends. And the bike is accommodated but, of course, optional.
Written by Holly Hinchcliffe
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- Shaun Bloodworth