After a cold and windy start to the day in Derby, we decided to warm up in Jack Rabbits Kitchen on Queen Street. 

With a warm and friendly welcome, we were told to grab a seat wherever we fancied so we sat by the window. Jack Rabbits is the perfect place to watch the world go by and with the beautiful view of Derby Cathedral just out of the window, it’s certainly a lovely lunch spot.

One of the first things you notice when you walk in is how lovely and homely Jack Rabbits is with their warm and rustic interior.

Whilst waiting for our lunches, our drinks arrived on a cute wooden tray. A skinny flat white and a pink lemonade.

If you’re a coffee lover like ourselves, you need to try the coffee at Jack Rabbits! It’s wonderfully hand roasted and full of flavour. With an extensive list of coffees, syrups, and milk substitutes, they’ll create the perfect coffee suited to you.

On the other hand, the pink lemonade was scrumptiously sweet and refreshing, and something we’d recommend for you to try if you’re not a fan of warm drinks.

It was then our lunches came and wow they looked amazing!

I ordered the Halloumi & Harissa Roasted Peppers which was mouth-wateringly good. The fresh freekeh salad with pistachios and pomegranates gave it the perfect crunch and sweetness, which complimented the warm halloumi and harissa roasted peppers. A must try when you go in and it’s perfect for vegetarians too.

We also ordered the New York Deli Bagel and all we can say is how amazing it was. With pastrami, swiss cheese, Russian salad and gherkins on the top, it was a great continental twist and one of the best bagels we’ve tasted in a very long time.

Jack Rabbits is known for their coffee, homemade cakes and biscuits, so we knew we had to try some.

We ordered the Chocolate Brownie and Cranberry & Pistachio Cookie with another skinny flat white and caramel latte – told you that we love coffee!

The Chocolate Brownie was full of flavour and undoubtedly one of the best homemade brownies we’ve tasted. The sweetness of the cranberries in the cookie against the crunchy bake created a delicious end to our lunch.

So after a gloomy start to the day, we left feeling very happy and full. A shame we couldn’t have stayed longer, but off back into the rain we went.

Next time you’re out and about in Derby, I recommend you give Jack Rabbits a try – you certainly won’t be disappointed.