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The Hydro Cafe & Restaurant

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The Hydro Cafe & Restaurant is a 1950's & 60's themed Diner that provides delicious homemade food. Service is 5 * and we are family friendly. Come in and soak up the nostalgia. From Full English Breakfasts to Delicious desserts we have something for everyone. Also, we are the only Cafe / Restaurant to offer a wide range of Gluten Free & Vegan Foods.
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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Cafe, British
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews fish and chips burger hash browns soup rice curry vegan and gluten free late breakfast full english breakfast pot of tea great cafe piping hot visiting buxton pleasant staff home made quick service food was lovely
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a full English breakfast, the bacon had been pre cooked, as was the black pudding, these were just a small touch up from cold, the beans Luke warm as were the mushrooms. We paid £16.95 for that breakfast and advised the member of staff...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Andy W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

You will never get bored when you visit. It's full of classical architecture. The whole of the building is a gem that brings the spar town to life. Relax and enjoy your time there will a coffee and cake.

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank DavidTWinfield
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on our way to a hostel in another village and decided to stop in Buxton on the way. The only snag for us was that we set off quite late on a Sunday evening which almost always guarantees most if not all places...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank grenouilleauchoco
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch. The place is very erratic seems to be themed in very different ways. Staff were welcoming although seemed a bit confused the food was good, very plain, but hot.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AmBear69
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called today for lunch today had the homemade lamb curry very tasty à must try for anyone who loves a curry also we had a homemade chilli yet again very tasty would recommend the hydro

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank wackyBuxton
Reviewed 14 January 2019

On a cold Saturday morning a fairly full Hydro cafe was inviting for coffee. Good cups of coffee and friendly service. Tables were clean and tidy ready for next customers. Lots of people eating, so it looks a popular venue in Buxton. When we left...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank grantourismo99
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Place looks nice, staff all seem a bit busy with other things. Presentation very good, coffee okay, tea weak and tastes like train stations. Scone was served warm (microwaved) and rather stale. Shame as the atmosphere suggests it will be good.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dl_live
Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

They do great gluten free choices - including gf fish and chips and some lovely cakes. Great service. Relaxed and informal. Friendly customers and staff Very dog friendly- they get their own menu and a bowl of water! Decent sized portions reasonably priced. Home cooking...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank carriecI7042FQ
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

The location is great just on the main high street, the menu looks nice with GF, & vegan options. Once we entered the dated and well used cafe we felt so cold that had to leave our coats on. The staff were polite but slow...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Foxtrot426
Reviewed 13 November 2018

We went for lunch last Thursday after shopping and fancied the all day breakfast but according to the menu we were just a bit late. There was plenty of other things to choose from but before we did the waiter came over (as he'd heard...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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