Nominations closed. Where do you enjoy a cuppa with friends or perhaps a lunch with the family locally?

The top five places nominated are through to the next stage of the competition and all reader’s now have the opportunity to vote for their favourite.

At the end of the competition Newsquest will be giving a cash donation to the winning business to donate to a charity of their choice.

The Top 5 are:

Coco Cafe & Bistro, Basildon

Island Cafe, Canvey Island

Market West Coffee, Rochford

Southchurch Park Cafe, Southend

Tasty Bites, Benfleet


The winner will be presented with an engraved trophy, professionally printed vinyl banner, certificate and be featured in the local newspaper. Plus be crowned the people’s favourite! 

Voting will begin in the newspaper only week commencing 20th March 2023. One nomination per form. Newsquest terms and conditions apply please visit For information regarding how we will process, handle and maintain your data please visit