With a passion for food and a long career within the industry, Bessie, with the help of her husband and family, was able to take the plunge and open a little place of her own. With a ‘home from home’ feel, you will not be disappointed if you’re looking for a cosy and intimate place to eat, drink and/or be merry!

Our goal as a café/bistro is to provide our customers with delicious, home-cooked, locally sourced, fresh food. The daytime café menu changes quarterly at Bessie’s to ensure we keep things exciting and we always ask our customers what they would like to see on the menu – so keep sending your suggestions our way! You might just see your favourite dish on our next menu!

The walls are covered in big splashes of colour, art that is for sale and quirky charity shop frames – a mish-mash of Bessie’s personality. You will also find lots of books (novels, cookbooks, photography books and kids books) scattered around for those who want to spend a couple of hours flicking through something interesting.

We have bistro nights every Friday evening with our ‘Taste the World’ theme – which takes you on a culinary adventure every month. Please click on the BISTRO tab for this month’s menu.

Amazing vegan breakfast, and brilliant service

Sally Hush

Sri Lankan food tonight was superb – thank you so much x

Lizzie LaGoose

Lovely cafe. Recommended. Really enjoyed mylatte and pancakes

Rachel Cadman

Brilliant food, awesome service X will recommend x

Cat Greenhalgh

Fantastic breakfast ….give it a try you won’t be disappointed. And so friendly

Michelle Bennett

Lovely cafe with lovely staff. Am a frequent visitor for Saturday brunch, but particularly love the superlative bistro nights – Sri Lankan and Greek feasts so far…can’t wait for the next destination!

Judith Alison Short

A wonderful little place, excellent food and lovely staff, I will visit often

Gordon Barker

We met up for a family brunch at Bessie ‘ s cafe on Abbeydale Road. Food was excellent….good choice, well presented; good service. We had the upstairs room for 9 of us and it was brilliant. Recommend this cafe .

Jim Lad

Everything was great. Had a full meaty breakfast that was yummy. All reasonably priced and the service was excellent!

Gabriella Rose

A super café with lovely, personal service and atmosphere. Delicious food, great value. Cannot wait to return!

Lucy Drakou

Beautiful cute cafe amazing food amazing owner and particularly impressed by thevegan menu 🙂 defo come down!!!

Charles Hardin Holley

Amazing locally sourced full English and a spot on cappuccino. I can definitely recommend Bessie ‘s for a lovely, friendly welcome and service. Looking forward to the Greek Night in a few weeks time!! Thanks Bessie x

Esther Lockhart

Absolutely gorgeous food and a great selection to choose from. Sweet potato hash to die for!!!
Wonderful, friendly service. Will definitely return next time I’m in Sheffield!!

Jo Wallace

We love this local cafe for brekkie or lunch. Amazing food at a great price. It’s worth trying as an alternative to the bigger local cafes in the area.

Lisa Barraclough

Had a fantastic breakfast here. Delicious food with loads of gluten free options. Owner and the staff were lovely and couldn’t have been more friendly.

Amy Wright