DO you fancy a strong cup of coffee and a good breakfast?

How about a nice cup of tea and a slice of cake?

Which café or coffee shop would be your number destination for a spot of lunch or to catch up with friends while you enjoy a hot drink?

We’re looking for St Helens’ Best Café and we need your help to find the town’s perfect place for a brew.

St Helens Star: We're looking for St Helens' Best CafeWe're looking for St Helens' Best Cafe

In our Best of 2022 campaign, we’ve given out 14 awards so far in St Helens for hair, nails, beauty, children, fitness, pubs, beer gardens and independent shop as well as pies, fish and chips, breakfast, afternoon tea, roast dinner and pizza.

The Secret Halo, Envy Nails and Beauty, Chantel Louise Beauty, Willowbees, Ashley -James Ward, Cinema Bar, The Boathouse and Antonia’s Cakes together with Burchall’s, Chipmunk Fingerpost, Toast, Sunflower Coffee Shop and The Brown Edge Pub twice have all been crowned winners in their respective categories.

Voting is currently taking place to find the town’s best burger with the closing date midnight on Monday.

This week, we want you to tell us which is the best cafe in St Helens and then the overall winner will be decided by you, our readers, once we’ve shortlisted the town’s top places.

Which is your favourite café or coffee shop?

St Helens Star: Where do you go for the perfect cup of tea or coffee?Where do you go for the perfect cup of tea or coffee?


Each Friday morning we will reveal new categories via our social media pages and ask you who is the best. Nominations close each Monday morning at 12pm.

Then each Thursday we will publish a shortlist of finalists with voting officially opening.

You will be able to vote in one of three ways:

- By commenting under the relevant post on our St Helens Star Facebook or Instagram pages = 1 vote

- By entering via the online article on our St Helens Star website = 2 votes

- By entering via our St Helens Star newspaper = 5 votes

The following Wednesday evening we will announce the winner of that category on social media. They will then be entered into the running for our overall Simply The Best award at the end of the competition.

Usual Newsquest competition rules apply. For more details go to So get in touch with your go-to pie shop and tell us who is amazing enough to be one of our Best Of 2022 finalists.

To make your nomination go to, find us on Instagram @sthelensstar or alternatively you can email your nomination, telling us the name of your favourite cafe and why they deserve to be shortlisted, to