Hello and welcome

We are Paul and Lou and we are very pleased to be able to welcome you to Muse Music and Love Café. We bought the business, originally established 1997, at the start of 2020. With our passions for vinyl and food it’s the perfect place for us.
We have an incredible place to share with you and feedback tells us people have enjoyed visiting. The surroundings look amazing and even in these difficult times the atmosphere has been great.

We look forward to being able to open fully as soon as we are allowed. We have plans, not least a full menu in the cafe, which we can’t wait to put into practice.

Love Coffee

Our own exclusive available to taker home
Beans and ground for cafetiere or espresso
Ethically sourced and locally roasted by Limini

We Buy Vinyl

We pay a fair price for good quality vinyl
Whole collections or just a few records
Just contact us with some details of what you have

Slider

We are Paul and Lou and we are very pleased to be able to welcome you to Muse Music and Love Café. We bought the business, originally established 1997, at the start of 2020. With our passions for vinyl and food it’s the perfect place for us. 

We closed temporarily, or so we thought, to repair and refit after the flood in February 2020. Shortly after we began work lockdown was upon us. Materials became scarce and the refit became difficult to finish. We were finally ready to open at the last weekend of August 2020 ready for Record Store Day.

We have an incredible place to share with you and feedback tells us people have enjoyed visiting. The surroundings look amazing and even in these difficult times the atmosphere has been great. We look forward to being able to open fully as soon as we are allowed. We have plans, not least a full menu in the cafe, which we can’t wait to put into practice.

We’d like to thank everyone for their love and support; friends and family, local tradesmen and businesses and of course our wonderful customers.

Be safe. Music and Love x

We are Paul and Lou and we are very pleased to be able to welcome you to Muse Music and Love Café. We bought the business, originally established 1997, at the start of 2020. With our passions for vinyl and food it’s the perfect place for us.

We closed temporarily, or so we thought, to repair and refit after the February flood. Shortly after we began work lockdown was upon us. Materials became scarce and the refit became difficult to finish. We were finally ready to open at the last weekend of August 2020.

We love the way the place looks now and are grateful for all the help and support we have received along the way.

temporarily, or so we thought, to repair and refit after the February flood. Shortly after we began work lockdown was upon us. Materials became scarce and the refit became difficult to finish. We were finally ready to open at the last weekend of August 2020.

temporarily, or so we thought, to repair and refit after the February flood. Shortly after we began work lockdown was upon us. Materials became scarce and the refit became difficult to finish. We were finally ready to open at the last weekend of August 2020.

By the end of August the inside was refitted with a new kitchen and racks for the vinyl. We had waited a long time to get to this stage. One of the defining moments was putting the new sign go up outside.

Inside, along with the other flood resilience work, we had a powerful pump installed which, in the event of another flood, will pump the water back out faster than it gets in. You can see this in the corner of the shop. Hopefully it won’t be needed!

Practically at the last moment we were ready to open for the August Record Store day. We’ll never forget that Saturday and all those who came along to support us with our new venture. It got us off to a flying start.

We have an incredible place to share with you and feedback tells us people have enjoyed visiting. The surroundings look amazing. Even in these difficult times the atmosphere has been great.

There’s no doubt that taking on the business is an interesting journey. First the flood in February, then various lockdowns and associated restrictions. We look forward to being able to open fully as soon as we are allowed. We have plans, not least a full menu in the cafe, which we can’t wait to put into practice.

We’d like to thank everyone for their love and support; friends and family, local tradesmen and businesses and of course our wonderful customers.

Be safe. Music and Love x

From Sid and Valeen, the previous owners

A short history of Muse Music and Love Cafe

Muse Music was opened in 1997 by lifelong Hebden Bridge resident, Sid Jones. It had been Sid’s dream to own his own record shop for many years. The business began life in 40 Market Street (now 2Tone Comics) and after a couple of years, moved next door to number 38, a bigger shop. Sid concentrated on his specialist knowledge of Progressive, Psychedelic and Heavy Rock to stock the shop. Oher categories were introduced… Jazz, Folk and more esoteric selections. The shop soon gained a great reputation and became a “destination” choice, not just for loyal local customers but for international visitors too.

In 2012, following a devastating flood in the Calder Valley, Muse Music was refitted to include another dimension to the business; the Love Cafe. Sid’s wife, Valeen, ensured that customers could now enjoy artisan coffee and lovely snacks while they chose their music selections. Boxing Day 2015 and the River Calder burst it banks. The ensuing flood sent water five feet deep through Hebden Bridge. The whole town was badly affected and many people did not have flood insurance, including Muse Music and Love Cafe. All the stock and the kitchen were destroyed.

To get the shop back up-and-running, fans, supporters and record companies donated stock and raised money to prevent one of their favourite shops from being lost. The Trades Club on Holme Street organised a huge “one-off” record fair for the shop. Celebrity contributions from Bjork, Mike Joyce, Pete Wylie, Tracey Thorn, Sparks, Hot Chip, Franz Ferdinand and Enter Shikari boosted funds. There was even a fund-raising live concert performed in Japan by the Acid Mothers Temple.

Muse Music and Love Cafe was able to open again in the spring of 2016 after drying out and redecorating. As said says they “couldn’t have carried on without everybody’s help!”

Early in 2020, Sid and Valeen decided it was time to retire after nearly a quarter of a century running the shop.

You can read more about the shop in two books, “Last Shop Standing” and “The Vinyl Revival” by Graham Jones.