Today I jumped on the bike for a little blast up to Holmfirth to grab some breakfast with a few mates at The Carding Shed.
I'd passed the old Oil Can Cafe at the old Dobroyd Mills in Hepworth a few times in the past, but never had a chance to visit - so was looking forward to having a nosey at it's new home.
The Carding Shed sits in the old Washpit Mills and houses the Oil Can Cafe, IK Classics Garage Services and High Society classic clothing.
It's a mega mashup of all things cool, vintage, classic and retro. From the bikes and oil cans hanging from the ceiling to the cars parked right in the cafe itself.
I love a bit of classic rusty steel and this place is definitely right up my street.
After visiting the cafe and sampling the manly-named 'Mechanics Breakfast' served with a contradictory fine-china-cup of tea, we had a good gander at the displays. Historic bikes and cars (some for sale) sat next to a mock up workshop in the main hangar. A couple of nice Mustangs and a huge Lincoln sat side-by-side with a couple of Porsches, a classic MG, a classic Mini and a few other prestige motors. The corner was home to a few bikes - Lambretta, Triumph, Velocette, AJS and Norton standing in the ranks.
The vintage clothing store was tucked round the corner (at the side of the actual workshop) with a few more displays dotted around - complete with some pretty awesome race beasts.
A couple of vintage-styled gift stalls were set up nearby too.
The car park also held a few beauties. The Morgan crew were out in force as well as the scooter lads. We also spotted a very cool classic Jeep Cherokee Chief.
All in all, it's a very cool place and worthy of a visit. The food gets a thumbs-up too.