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Charlie's of Windermere

7 Oak Street, Windermere LA23 1EN, England
+44 15394 46584
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (11 reviews)
“coffee bar” (17 reviews)
“nice cakes” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
7 Oak Street, Windermere LA23 1EN, England
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11 - 20 of 120 reviews

Reviewed 11 March 2017

On a cold wet day in Windermere we stumbled on this little cafe! When all the the others we passed had no room for five of us the staff here went out of there way moving furniture to allow us space to eat together. Though...More

Thank S P
manjid2016, Manager at Charlie's of Windermere, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2017

Thanks for your review, we remember you. As we recall you also thought our chips were the best! Look forward to seeing you all again

Reviewed 10 March 2017

Our little party of five happened upon this café and what a surprise ! A really friendly welcome, good food at a good price and an adequate menu to suit us - five people, three different choices. We would recommend this café without hesitation and...More

Thank TheWaistcoat
manjid2016, Manager at Charlie's of Windermere, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

So pleased you enjoyed your visit. Our menu is quite small but it suit a wide variety of people.From breakfast to pasta dishes,panini, baguettes or just a burger everything is freshly cooked. If you pass again pop in the welcome will never change Thankyou for...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We visited on a very cold day so the lovely warm atmosphere was greatly appreciated. We both ate sandwiches which were a good size. The star of the visit though had to be the hot chocolate. It was literally like eating a bar of melted...More

Thank Carrie L
manjid2016, Manager at Charlie's of Windermere, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

Thanks for the review. So glad you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Historic breakfasts freshly cooked to order Lashings of hot coffee Add to this one of the most friendly cafes in the world I have ever been in We both thought the food hot tasty and very well cooked Don't miss it C

Thank bwlchtocynman
manjid2016, Manager at Charlie's of Windermere, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2017

Thankyou for the feedback... It's always nice to know the experience was enjoyable

Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Warm Welcome from staff and lovely seating area. Chatty and quick to take our order and food was was our Super Quick!!! The food was great and wasn't covered in grease like some places. Seemed a bit cold with a small halogen heater that didn't...More

Thank Scott H
manjid2016, Manager at Charlie's of Windermere, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2016

Thanks for your comment. We have closed now to update the cafe, hopefully next time you visit we'll have everything up and running,I glad you enjoyed the food and look forward to seeing you again! Happy 2017

Reviewed 24 December 2016

Friendly staff and pleasant atmosphere. Comfortable but the most boring naff caff type menu. They used to have a really good lunch menu here a couple of years ago. Maybe changed hands? OK if all you want is a bacon bun, but you can get...More

Thank hari w
manjid2016, Manager at Charlie's of Windermere, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2016

We took over the cafe 8 months ago and worked with what was there,unfortunately we found the kitchen area to small for us so we changed the menu to suit. But the good news is we close to refurbish in January. So we have a...More

Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Coffee Bar 7 is very pleasent cafe in the heart of Windermere. It serves all types of snacks and meals throughout the day such as chicken burgers, lasagna, soups etc, but it also serves breakfast. The "Charlies" breakfast was very well priced at £6.00 for...More

Thank ozzyfozz
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Called in again to this lovely place in Windermere for our breakfast first glass. Kids loved it and you are always welcome back that is a could thing as some places are not bothered just want you money and then you out. It is very...More

Thank gus74405
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Warm and welcoming staff. Veggie breakfast consisted of two eggs, beans, two hash browns, mushrooms and fried tomatoes, no veggie fake sausages in sight. The eggs were PERFECTLY cooked as were the mushrooms. Papers of the orange sheep were also provided, chatty staff and a...More

Thank 449lydia
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We visited during the quieter moments in the afternoon. The place was practically empty and it allowed us to enjoy the rather quaint decor. The staff were very friendly and made our stay quite comfortable. Would definitely visit again.

Thank gem230
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Cash Only, Free Wifi
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Open Hours
10:00 - 04:00
09:00 - 05:00
09:00 - 05:00
09:00 - 05:00
09:00 - 05:00
09:00 - 05:00
09:00 - 05:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Oak Street, Windermere LA23 1EN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 46584
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We open at 9am for breakfast .11.30 we change to a lunch menu. 3pm another menu change afternoon teas! Then booking only for an evening meal
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