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The Arches Coffee House

21 Fisher Street, Carlisle CA3 8RF, England
+44 1228 818855
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“baked potato” (2 reviews)
“sandwich” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
21 Fisher Street, Carlisle CA3 8RF, England
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We try other places but we always end up coming back here. It's a traditional style cafe; not a modern arty style one with a traditional menu. There's always nice specials on the board and you get a decent sized portion. It's always busy at...More

Thank Leanne P
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Lovely cafe, lovely staff, lovely food. Very popular little cafe in a great location. Lovely friendly welcome from the staff even though they were very busy. Loads of choice on the menu. Very reasonably priced. Can recommend the sandwiches and salads. Very generous portions. Lovely,...More

1  Thank 999kermit
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I have used the Arches cafe for many years when I have been in the centre of carlisle shopping or just browsing the shops. The meals are always well presented at a reasonable price and the staff are polite and helpful. I have always assumed...More

Thank douglasparker161
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We visited at lunchtime and were lucky to find a table that was vacant. I chose one of the specials- jacket potato with cauliflower cheese & smoked bacon. My friend went for the ploughman's & was delighted with what she was given.

Thank Barbara C
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Stayed overnight in Carlisle and decided not to have breakfast in the hotel, really glad we didn't. The place is old fashioned but could not fault the service! My partner had the breakfast which was cooked to order with really fresh ingredients. I had toasted...More

1  Thank Diane P
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Always call in for a mug of milky. A basic café with great home cooked food. Staff always polite and friendly

Thank vjqueenbee
Reviewed 14 September 2016

The staff in The Arches are so welcoming and friendly for elderly people and young families. I would describe the cooking as traditional home cooked meals. Freshly made every day. Having elderly parents myself I appreciate how nice the staff are.

Thank Jo P
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Waited 20 minutes for anybody to take our order but to no avail. When the staff were alerted to the fact we had been waiting that long their attitude was far less than I would expected from somebody who might have been concerned at losing...More

1  Thank Chris M
ANDREW F F, Owner at The Arches Coffee House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2016

Thank you for your comments. I am extremely disappointed this happened. We pride ourselves on our service as you can see from previous reviews and I can assure you this is not the norm. I have made my staff aware of the situation. Please accept...More

Reviewed 24 June 2016

When in Carlisle a visit to this pleasant coffee shop will feature in your enjoyment of the city. Situated in a back street quite near to the Cathedral, this place offers more than coffee or tea. A variety of food is served including cakes and...More

Thank Graham D
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Situated just off the main square, this little coffee shop offers freshly prepared food with friendly staff. We visited here whilst on a day trip to Carlisle. We had ham salad and prawn sandwiches. Both were freshly made and came with salad, coleslaw and crisps...More

Thank Drew W
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10 January 2018|
Response from ANDREW F F | Property representative |
We have been open for 26 years.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Fisher Street, Carlisle CA3 8RF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +44 1228 818855
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