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#4 of 31 Cafe in Bude


US$4 - US$20
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 23 September 2021

Found this GEM while walking the canal route its a very popular meeting place for locals on Sunday it was very busy and with new staff everyone was very patience all served with no problem all staff very polite will visit again before our holiday...endsMore

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 14 September 2021 via mobile

We were visiting Bude for the day and I was looking for a cafe that had some gluten free lunch options. The Riverlife cafe had loads to choose from - jackets, sarnies, toasties, and salads all gluten free. I went for a cheese and tomato...toastie which came with homemade coleslaw, salad and crisps. All very lovely. We sat outside and enjoyed the sunshine while we ate our lunch. This cafe is just off the Bude canal walk and definitely worth the detour.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 5 September 2021 via mobile

Stopped in here on our walk 2 kids and a dog, sat outside - lovely sheltered spot in the sunshine. Lots of options to choose from on the menu. Loved our sandwiches no skimping on the fillings either , all staff we encountered were super...polite and helpfulMore

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 September 2021 via mobile

Friendly and warm welcome. Super clean. Great service and we had some excellent scones and pastries. Recommended.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 11 August 2021 via mobile

Lovely menu with a ‘off the beaten track’ feel. Bude can be insane this time of year and the little walk to this lush cafe is well worth it. Great menu co side ring the size of the place. Salads need a rethink as very...small and oddly presented with constituent parts in individual pots. This is typical though it’s very hard to find a good salad on these shores. Ice cream was lush. Burger looked amazing and they eve got the sunshine out for us.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 31 July 2021

Found this amazing cafe. We were a party of 3 adults & 3 children all drinks arrived at same time. All food arrived at same time hot and delicious. Will definitely be returning.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 16 July 2021 via mobile

Went for breakfast this morning before leaving the area. We both had a cooked breakfast and it was superb, well cooked/presented with good quality ingredients. The staff were friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend this cafe without hesitation.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 27 June 2021 via mobile

Great cooked breakfast for my partner. Fab gluten free breakfast for me. Really friendly staff and dog friendly. Lovely setting too. Would definitely recommend!

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 20 June 2021 via mobile

Wanted to find a quiet cafe away from the town. Weather was nice so sat outside. Got our menus, went inside to order food then they brought it out to us. Staff were friendly and welcoming. Gluten free friendly. I had a yummy bacon, brie...and cranberry on a gluten free wrap with salad and crisps and my husband had pulled pork, red onion and cheese on a normal panini with salad and crisps. Will definitely come back when next in Bude.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 12 June 2021 via mobile

Visited here this morning after walking the canal ….Friendly welcome from the guy at the counter , Lovely coffee, made exactly as requested…. Wasn’t planning on eating but I saw a Mexican breakfast burrito on the menu and couldn’t resist. My wife had the avocado...on toast with a poached egg. Both were awesome and and very good value. The young girl who served us was very friendly and polite. We live about 12 miles away and will certainly come here again on our next trip to Bude. His lordship gives you 10/10 and a 100% recommendation. Thank youMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about River Life Cafe

Yes, River Life Cafe offers takeaway services.

River Life Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5