A coffee house has opened in Oldham where a former tea room used to sit.

Dele Coffee House on High Street in Lees village opened to the public last month after a new owner, Shelley Shaw, took over the premises.

Ms Shaw gave the former MadHatters Tea Rooms a makeover, with new signage and a cosy interior setting.

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Announcing its grand opening on social media, the family-run coffee house has been well received by residents who have described the new decor as "classy".

Ms Shaw said it was her "dream" to own and run her own shop and cafe, "so when I saw the old Mad Hatters Tea Rooms for sale, we decided the time was right to give it a go".

She continued: "We wanted to give the cafe a completely new identity so we did a total refit on the interior and renamed it, Dele, after our two dogs, Dexter and Lexi."

The Oldham Times: The premises has opened with a fresh look and new owners at the helmThe premises has opened with a fresh look and new owners at the helm (Image: Dele Coffee House)

Ms Shaw continued: "Having been open for a few weeks now, we've been so pleased with how warmly the cafe has been received and how much people are enjoying the food and our speciality coffees and teas.

"We serve Naked Bean coffee and our loose leaf teas are all served in individual cafetieres." 

Photographs show the cafe has been painted in cool tones of pale blue and pastel greens and has plenty of seating areas.

The Oldham Times: ele Coffee House has a range of cakes, specials and sandwiches to tuck intoele Coffee House has a range of cakes, specials and sandwiches to tuck into (Image: Dele Coffee House)

Meanwhile, the cafe serves a range of hot food and beverages, including breakfast, paninis and toasties, sandwiches and specials such as the Dele club sandwich.

Freshly baked cakes are also a feature of the cafe.

In line with the festive season, Dele launched a new Christmas and hot chocolate menu earlier this week.

Photographs of the decadent beverage shows the hot chocolate can be purchased with a variety of toppings - from caramel sauce and marshmallows to shortbread biscuits and chocolate cream.

The cafe is open from 9am until 3pm, Monday to Saturday, and 10am until 2pm on Sundays.

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