The family-run café Little Barista is one of the businesses in Burnley celebrating ‘top scores on the doors’ this month.
The café, which is a home to organic coffee and mouth-watering homemade food, scooped the maximum rating of five in the latest round of inspections by Burnley Council.
Andrea Insel, who owns and manages Little Barista together with her husband Ali, said: "We’re delighted to receive the highest food hygiene score and are already proudly showing it off to our customers.
“At Little Barista we take food hygiene very seriously and this rating shows the tremendous effort of all our staff.”
The café opened its doors at the Charter Walk Shopping Centre nine weeks ago and has been a hugely popular with Burnley residents and visitors alike.
The owners, who are from Burnley, say they try to bring a healthy twist to the town by offering ethically-sourced coffee, vegan cakes, smoothies and freshly-made detox water.
Andrea added: “We pride ourselves in customer service and giving our customers a positive experience every time they visit us. So if you haven’t had a chance to sample our delicious homemade cakes, a warm welcome awaits you at Little Barista!”
Other businesses at the top of the menu this month include Zara Café, Siam Thai Café and Takeaway, the Chinese restaurant Red Lantern, Ming Wo, Lower Ridge H.F.E., Burnley Cricket Club and Jalna Home for the Elderly.
Cllr John Harbour, Burnley Council's executive member responsible for environmental health, said: "The latest Food Hygiene Rating figures are extremely pleasing to see.
"The top ratings demonstrate the commitment that business owners are putting into ensuring good food hygiene regimes."
The council's Scores on the Doors initiative aims to help the borough's food businesses to reap the benefits from their high scoring food hygiene ratings.
The council is also sending out monthly posts on social media to let the public know which businesses have recently been inspected.
Inspectors carry out unannounced visits to restaurants, cafés, takeaways and pubs, which serve meals, to assess food hygiene and cleanliness.
The results for all Burnley food businesses are available through a link to the Food Standards Agency website http://ratings.food.gov.uk.