It’s time to meet your Cafe of the Year winner...

Little Amsterdam is the winner of the Banbury Guardian’s Cafe of the Year competition, as voted for by our readers.

Ilja Harvey, who owns the Dutch pancake house on North Bar, said: “I am delighted and chuffed to have won the competition, and it is even more amazing considering we have been open less than an year. We have got a great team.”

Little Amsterdam wins the Banbury Guardian Cafe of the Year award. From the left, Adriana Danciu, Lino Abbattista, Tjobbe Andrews, Ilja Andrews and Ben Stacey. NNL-150809-173731009

Little Amsterdam wins the Banbury Guardian Cafe of the Year award. From the left, Adriana Danciu, Lino Abbattista, Tjobbe Andrews, Ilja Andrews and Ben Stacey. NNL-150809-173731009

Little Amsterdam faced strong competition from seven other nominated cafes in the Banburyshire area.

The Whistling Kettle on Market Place came in second place, whilst the Greenhouse Cafe at Barn Farm Plants in Wardington was third. To see a video message of thanks from Ilja, visit our website: www.banburyguardian.co.uk