HUDDERSFIELD town centre is set to become more continental after plans for street cafes won support.
Yates's Wine Lodge, Lloyds No1, Zephyr and Eats all want their customers to enjoy the summer weather by setting up tables and chairs outside their Lower King Street premises.
Members of Kirklees Council's Licensing and Safety Committee backed the plans, which they said would bring vibrancy to the area.
A linked application, made by the bosses of Lounge 68 in John William Street, for three tables also won support at yesterday's meeting at Huddersfield Town Hall.
Clr Gulfam Asif said Leeds had street cafes and they helped improve the economy and the appearance of the city.
"As a council we are trying to encourage people to come out, especially in the good weather. It does create an urban continental feel," he said.
Clr Adrian Murphy said: "I'm all in favour of outside cafes."
The councillors delegated the final decision on all the plans to council officers, who will draw up the seating details.