Hebden Bridge claims to be the hippie and gay capital of the north – a full-on ‘destination’ made up of groovy shops, a picturesque canal and ingenious double-decker housing once occupied by textile workers. There are plenty of cafés hereabouts, but Mooch is one of the standouts – especially if you like funky tunes and funky food. Good-value Mediterranean platters are piled with deli goodies and savoury ciabattas arrive warm, while lamb tagine and burgers fill bigger gaps – leaving little room for Mrs B’s ginger pud or a slab of squidgy carrot cake. The place is renowned for its chilled-out vibe: no one cares if you make a macchiato last four hours, sit in the window, do the crossword or indulge in a late vegan breakfast of smoked tofu, mushrooms and suchlike. Speciality teas, smoothies and eclectic booze too.