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Mathilde's Cafe


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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Cafe, European, Scandinavian
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
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Reviewed today

We stopped in for a coffee, some incredible cakes and treats on offer. The atmosphere is gorgeous and the cafe feels light and bright. Delicious coffee and lovely scones! Was lovely to be able to browse the gallery and shop too.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank cs1236
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a pleasant ambience here as the paintings provide a stimulating backdrop. The waitress seemed bored and we weren’t pleasantly received. I asked for a glass of water and was told to help myself from a nearby table. I don’t object to this, but...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank CumbrianLady2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Mathilde's over weekend. Had one of the lunches - great scandanavian inspired food that was well presented. Service was excellent and great atmosphere.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Gary T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We called in after a morning's walking and enjoyed a very nice decaf latte each (good decaf is by no means a given) plus a yummy cheese scone for me and a massive piece of flapjack that nearly beat my sugar-loving husband! If you're looking...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Helen R
Reviewed 7 February 2019 via mobile

Forget gingerbread. It’s all about Grasmere’s Danish buns. Mathilde’s is chic designed addition to the gallery founded by and displaying the work of local artist William Heaton Cooper. It celebrates the Norwegian wife of the artist (and aims to cash in on the fashion for...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank RobL1199
Reviewed 29 January 2019 via mobile

We visited this cafe on Sunday the 27th of January at around 3.30pm as a party of 4. The place was clean and as we had just spent 6 hours on the hills we were really looking forward to something nice and warm as it...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Deano1957
Reviewed 28 January 2019

Mathildes is my current favourite cafe to visit in the whole of the Lakes, more of a casual restaurant than a cafe. My absolute favourite is the mackerel pate, and the coffee is good, like really good. Well worth a speical trip just for lunch.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Louise0706
Reviewed 27 January 2019 via mobile

Had a fabulous walk up Helm Crag today with my partner and two friends. On our return to Grasmere we called in to Mathildes for a coffee and cake. As we had two dogs we sat outside which was fine. The premises really well presented...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 866dandy
Reviewed 27 January 2019 via mobile

Very nice cafe with a Swedish slant ideally positioned in the village. However despite having high chairs there was no menu for children so we had to pack up and go elsewhere. Fingers crossed this changes - until then there are better options nearby for...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank StevenJolly
Reviewed 22 January 2019

Nice to find a place to eat that has a slice of history to tell as well as the cake on offer. The cafe is an extension of the Heaton Cooper Art Gallery next door which is another reason to visit. The Mathilde in question...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank David S
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31 July 2018|
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Response from John K | Reviewed this property |
Yes I believe Dogs are welcome on the outside tables
5 April 2018|
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Response from Rosiecat55 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know their exact opening times, but would suggest it's from mid morning to late afternoon. The cafe is part of the Heaton Cooper shop/gallery so you could ring them, and they have a website.
24 September 2017|
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Response from Simone N | Reviewed this property |
Also as a customer only unable to help - sorry.
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