A cafe has been given an improved hygiene rating by inspectors but it has been warned to get soap and towels "immediately" after its latest review.

Chapter One Cafe, on 92 High Street, Lees, was given a "three" score hygiene rating, meaning it is "generally satisfactory".

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The business currently alternates between operating as a cafe in the daytime and a tapas bar in the evenings.

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The Oldham Times requested the full report under the Freedom of Information Act.

According to the report, written by council officer Samantha Cox, Chapter One still needs to make the following improvements:

  • A written food safety management system is needed and needs to be on site.
  • Soap and paper towel needed at wash hand basin (immediately).
  • Deep clean needed, especially floor under equipment.
  • Approved antibacterial surface cleaner needed.
  • Replace the damaged plug socket (immediately).

According to Google Maps, Chapter One has a 4.7 out of five rating, with customers praising a welcoming atmosphere and "beautiful food".

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Update 15:50 on Friday, November 24: This article has been updated to remove a reference to the establishment's previous one-star rating, with new owners now in control of the cafe this is unrelated to the currently operating establishment.