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The Old Engine House

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Family run coffee shop serving a variety of drinks and food from locally sourced produce. Situated in a historic building once serving as part of the city fire station.
PRICE RANGE
US$3 - US$7
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch
CUISINES
Cafe, British
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews flatbread soup sandwiches apricot jam cake light lunch marks and spencer cosy cafe discovered this place great coffee welcoming atmosphere lovely little place regular customers shopping trip pot of tea lovely lunch vegetarian options
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another 5 star review Marco but this is my second attempt at drawing your attention to the frustration of regular customers who can only choose from the same menu that hasn't changed in the last year. Surely you can offer a daily/weekly/monthly 'special' ? The...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Marco A, Owner at The Old Engine House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Corriefans, Thank you for another 5* review. You are right the soup our soups do change daily, and our House Specials have reviews monthly together with salads and pate, according to the season. Our basic sandwiches and toastie as well as our House Favourite...More

Reviewed 8 February 2019

Since finding this gem I not only regularly visit with my husband but also with my sister and friends.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank jogger121
Marco A, Owner at The Old Engine House, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2019

Thank you very much for your review. We are happy you found us and even happier we can now count you as one of our regulars. Feeling blessed. Marco, Carol & Team

Reviewed 7 February 2019 via mobile

Me and my friend thought we would give this place a go on wednesday after reading the review in the cumberland news. Very warm welcome and gorgeous decor. The coffee is beautiful and served in the most lovely cups. The sandwiches we had were very...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Cathgraham
Marco A, Owner at The Old Engine House, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2019

We simply love your review on TripAdvisor 😊 and Becky (the young girl) is flattered for the great comments about her 😍👱‍♀️ Thank you from the entire team.

Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

We went here for lunch when we were in Carlisle for a day. We chose here based on the positive reviews it has here and we were not disappointed. It’s a charming place with lovely staff. The menu is great and we all (2 adults,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank moragd255
Marco A, Owner at The Old Engine House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2019

OMG! What to answer to such a review except a massive THANK YOU. We are so chuffed. Hoping to see you all soon back in Carlisle and at The Old Engine House. Regards, Marco, Carol & Team

Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

We popped in today with our three young children for lunch for the first time. It had been recommended to us by friends and we had a lovely visit. The grown ups loved the coffee and the kids loved their kid-sized portion of sandwiches especially...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank CumbriaGirl
Marco A, Owner at The Old Engine House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2019

Dear CumbriaGirl, Thank you for the time to review The Old Engine House. We are glad to hear that you and your little ones enjoyed your visit and loved the food and coffees. You are most welcome to come back anytime, we look forward to...More

Reviewed 30 December 2018

This was the first place I saw coming from car park, I ended up stopping on way back as nowhere else tempted me. Quite small and friendly, moderate prices and not very busy as it's out of the way. The raspberry and lemon crumble was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank walkerhb
Marco A, Owner at The Old Engine House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2019

Hi and thank you for the time to review The Old Engine House. We are happy you enjoyed the cake and the tea. We hope you will visit us again soon and perhaps try a bit more of what it is in offer. Looking forward...More

Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

Great little cafe tucked away down a side street. Good coffee and tasty food - crumpet with Camembert and apricot jam was an unusual but nice combination. Staff were friendly and helpful and the prices were very reasonable.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Marco A, Owner at The Old Engine House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2019

Thank you very much for your 5* review. We are very happy you found us and that you enjoyed our Cafe. We hope you will return again soon. Regards, Marco, Carol & Team

Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

I’ve not eaten here so can’t comment on the food. The coffee and cappuccino in particular is the best! Huge quirky cups, thick foam, delicious:( service is good and the little place offers a cosy and welcoming atmosphere.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank fairlywelltravelled3
Marco A, Owner at The Old Engine House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Thank you for your review, we are pleased you rank our cappuccino the Best and hope next time will give us the chance to showcase the food too, so perhaps you will award us that 5th * Looking forward to see you again soon. Kind...More

Reviewed 11 December 2018

No wonder this small eating place is always full and that people are prepared to stand and wait for tables! The toasted sandwich I ordered ( cheese and tomato) was delicious with substantial bread and fillings. It comes accompanied with salad and crisps and is...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank u2aremine
Marco A, Owner at The Old Engine House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Thank you for your lovely and comprehensive review. We are happy you had a great experience and value your recommendation. Looking forward to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Marco, Carol & Team

Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

Excellent food good service lovely surroundings give it a go and you can book a table, although on check the booking we were sat at a high table with bar stools. Asked to be moved and was taken to a normal dinning table.

Date of visit: December 2018
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