With rules and restrictions changing on a regular basis, friends, families, neighbours and colleagues in Inverclyde might find it hard to catch-up.
Before March, calling up a loved one to arrange a coffee date would have been a regular fixture in the weekends of many.
Now it may feel like socialising is something of the past.
However, what hasn't changed is the many amazing places in the area that open their doors to those looking for a cosy spot to have a tea and a blether.

While some of them may be closed for the next fortnight in line with new Scottish Government restrictions, this list will give you inspiration for when you can get back out and about.
Here are eight of the best places in the area for a coffee and a catch up as voted by Tele readers.

1. Broomhill Gardens & Community Hub

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Usually bustling with people, the café within the Broomhill Hub is the perfect place for a lunch date.
The Mearns Street spot has an amazing selection of food such as soup, toasties and breakfast offerings as well as a tasty selection of homemade cakes.
Open from 10am to 3pm Monday to Saturday, the tasty offerings won't break the bank either.
View the menu here.

2. Bakehouse 

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A firm favourite on Gourock's Kempock Street, the Bakehouse provides unique, fresh, artisan produce with affordability.
Offerings include a wide and tantalising range of breads and daily specials alongside coffee house delights.
They've even started an 'order online' system for anyone working in the area looking to collect a lunchtime treat.
Visit here for the menu and opening hours.

3. Cafe Balfe

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A favourite of Greenockians, Cafe Balfe has an array of offerings at all times of the day.
With a constantly evolving menu and each day a tasty bowl of homemade soup available, it is understandable why our readers flock to the West Blackhall Street abode.
The friendly, relaxed atmosphere along with spacious layout makes them the ideal location for family and friends to meet for a catch up.
See the menu here

4. The Spinnaker

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The perfect place to stop off after a walk along Gourock's stunning waterfront, The Spinnaker Hotel is a cosy place to catch up with a friend.
With great food, great coffee and lovely staff, there is no shortage of charm at this spot.
The menu can be viewed here.

5. Costa Coffee

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Inverclyde is fortunate enough to have two Costa Coffee branches - one in the Oak Mall and one at the Port Glasgow retail park.
The national coffee chain is loved by people of all ages thanks to their wide array of drinks.
The Port Glasgow cafe also offers a drive-thru facility for those who would perhaps prefer a coffee date via video chat in these strange times!

6. Café Continental

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Back down to Kempock Street, the iconic Cafe Continental is the perfect place to enjoy day and night.
The cafe and restaurant offers stunning views over the Clyde and beyond and its charming decor makes it a staple in Inverclyde eateries.
View the menu here.

7. Café Mór

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This independent café sits in a lovingly restored church hall. 
A warm welcome awaits from the friendly staff and many stop by to enjoy the cosy log burner on those winter days. 
The team serve breakfast, lunch and homebaking from their Patrick Street premises.
Have a look on Facebook for daily specials.

8. Wemyss Bay Station Café

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Sitting in the iconic Wemyss Bay Station, this little cafe is enjoyed by both ferry and train passengers.
However, the seating area inside has recently been renovated, making it a fabulous place to have a coffee and catch-up.
There are daily specials and home baking to enjoy while overlooking the Clyde.
Specials are updated daily here.