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Welcome to the independent mk blog, a blog about Milton Keynes, where you can read the latest news and posts about local independent businesses in Milton Keynes and the local area.
We also share our family experiences – places we visit, events we go to, and the people we meet.
Furthermore, the independent mk blog also offers information about independent business support which helps any businesses looking for a little bit of help.
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How do we approach our editorial content about independent businesses? All blog posts about independent businesses on the independent mk website or posts featured on our social media channels are honest and impartial and therefore give a true reflection on the future development of a business whilst providing sound transparent insights for customer choice. It is imperative to highlight that the content on the independent mk website or any social media channels is written by...

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Gordoni Coffee Cake Snacks or ‘Gordoni’s’ is an Italian coffee shop in Wolverton with great coffee and amazing cakes. Gordoni’s is a family-run cafe that offers bespoke cakes for weddings, birthdays and other special occasions. The main pull for most customers is the fantastic service from the staff and the fact they serve the best cheesecake in the local area. It’s an excellent coffee shop for dining in and is very family-friendly. Furthermore, with an...

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MK Gallery Cafe is an independent coffee shop in Central Milton Keynes (CMK) that offers cold and hot drinks as well as a lunch menu. With plenty of seating and table space, it is great for families. Attached to MK Gallery, and within walking distance of the shopping centre and Campbell Park, it is a perfect starting point to grab a coffee or a bite to eat. Keep an eye out for events and exhibitions...

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Bar Bar Black Sheep is an independent coffee shop in Wolverton with excellent customer service. They offer great coffee as well as a selection of other hot, cold drinks, cakes, and snacks. They also have a lunch menu if you are looking to grab a bite to eat too. Bar Bar is a social enterprise coffee shop that puts the community first before profits. They support the local community in many different ways, from hosting...

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Tomorrow sees Love MK Day being celebrated across Milton Keynes. The annual event highlights and showcases the wonderful things that make up the local area we live and work in. Since 2013, Love MK Day has been inspiring residents, workers, and visitors alike via posts shared on social media. How to celebrate Love MK Day? We can share our happy places on social media. Get creative and post a photo of your favourite places to...

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Bean In Stony is an independent coffee shop in Stony Stratford that offers hot drinks and food to enjoy dining in or to take away. Open Monday to Saturday (9am – 4pm), you can enjoy a cooked breakfast or hot lunch from their menu. This family run cafe also offers some fabulous cakes and tasty tray bakes. With seating inside and outside you can enjoy this coffee shop all year round. Where is Bean In...

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We often look for fun family-friendly events in Milton Keynes that the boys might like. This weekend we took both of them to Bar Bar in Wolverton who were hosting a music event celebrating the Hip Hop scene in Milton Keynes. Break To The Beat is a creative project highlighting Hip Hop culture and the influence it had on Milton Keynes during the early 90s. Those involved in the project are currently documenting Hip Hop...