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Cafe, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious Breakfast! Met friends for coffee and a bite to eat and ended up staying for cake as well. Couldn't resist really! Perfect little setting for any time of day or weather. Bonus - the dog was made very welcome.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 22 October 2023 via mobile

This place is a little gem! Quaint, lively setting and the staff are an absolute delight. Friendly service, accommodating for special requests too. The menu and food was great, very tasty lunch and the cakes as a treat were delightful. I’ll be back in a...heart beat next time I’m visiting family in the area.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 15 October 2023

Okay so this is a lovely cafe with lovely surroundings, there's both inside and outside seating and outdoor seating is covered. The environment is lovely. The food itself is great and there are a lot of options. I do however, have a few issues. First...one is the road in. I appreciate the fact its a fishing pond etc but the road is really uneaven and for lowered cars, its an absolute nightmare to drive down. In terms of food, the food itself is great but the portion sizes can be very limited. My main issue is the fact that with sandwiches I was given a tiny amount of coleslaw. Not even a spoon full. You would expect for the price paid to get a decent amount of food.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 22 September 2023

Me and a friend came across this cafe while walking our dogs, what a lovely little set up over looking the lake, food was lovely and service was quick, staff seemed friendly. The only let down was the amount of wasps about but that's not...there fault they did have stuff out to try and deter them.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 6 September 2023 via mobile

Fantastic staff, gorgeous location, tasty homemade cakes. I took my 88 year old friend with dementia for wine & cake and he loves it there and he is always made to feel completely normal. He pays using fake money from his wallet so he still...feels independent and then I pay by bank transfer in secret. The staff were very supportive of this. Shame about the wasps also loving the hot weather, those waspinators work as poorly as mine do at home! Thanks to all staff for making us feel welcome. Coming back to do the walking route next time with a lunch stop of course.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 11 July 2023

Great service, friendly staff, great cakes! We will be going back. It's a fabulous place for a family walk.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 23 June 2023

Very nice breakfast and lovely views of the fishing lake. Great value and highly recommend the full english breakfast.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 28 May 2023 via mobile

Brilliant cafe friendly staff great food make sure if you visit you bring cash or it's bank transfer sitting outside after walking risby round the views as stunning all the birds and watching the fisherman well worth a visit

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 8 May 2023

Arrived after a walk to a busy cafe, and a staff member stood smoking near the toilets. Ordered one ham sandwich & one tuna sandwich on brown. One shortbread caramel & 2 teas. Firstly it’s cash or bank transfer so if you can’t get a...signal you can’t order if no cash with you. The food arrived after a 15 minute wait, I don’t mind waiting it means it should be fresh but what arrived was poor to say the least. Firstly they were the cheapest of white bread cakes not even buttered, served on polystyrene plates, no garnish nothing ! The cups of tea were that full of milk they were tasteless & the caramel shortbread wasn’t set so just a gooey mess. I think the staff need a lesson in providing food they would eat themselves! This cost £16.40 it wasn’t worth £10 ! Whilst I appreciate why they use disposable plates etc, the food should be a bit more appealing. Unfortunately we won’t returnMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 26 March 2023

Went here today and ordered 2 flat whites and a toasted teacake. Waited 40 minutes for them to be ready and when the order arrived the coffees were not flat whites they were plain coffees that resembled dishwater. Could not even drink them. I would...have returned them only i couldn't face waiting another 40 minutes for another one. Needless to say we won't be going back.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 2 March 2023

Popped in for a coffee and sandwich today. Food and coffee as always was great. But today the staff went above and beyond their usual tasks by helping reunite a dog that was lost. This dog also succumbed to their amazing sausages to enable it...to be put on a lead, which we had been trying to do for over an hour on our walk around Risby. A very big thank you to the staff for enabling the dog to be sent home safely and for our much needed sausage sandwiches.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 3 December 2022 via mobile

We visited Folly Lake cafe today. The staff were so friendly and welcoming. We treated ourselves to coffee and a sausage roll. The sausage rolls were amazing. We would certainly recommend them. It’s rare a coffee is served so hot and this really does make...a difference. Thank you. We will definitely be visiting again.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 25 September 2022

I've been here many times over the years and loved the cafe but I have now got fed up with the place continuing to use disposable plates, cups and cutlery (an environmental disaster) and I also find the staff unfriendly. Few of the staff smile...even when you smile at them. The sandwiches seem over-priced and poorly presented. The cafe is definitely not as good as it used to be.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 25 August 2022

Totally relaxing setting in the beautiful forest and lakes of Risby. Brilliant staff and fantastic food ( the home made cakes are amazing ). We started coming here a few years ago and whenever we need to de-stress then this is the place to come!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 10 August 2022 via mobile

Have been for a walk around Folly Lakes returned to the Folly Lake Cafe to purchase a cold drink. I ordered a small bottle of Victorian Lemonade 1 x can of Fanta Lemon & 1 x can of Fanta Orange and nearly fell onto the...floor when they asked for £8.80p!!! Absolutely scandalous. I will never ever purchase anything from there again. How they get away with it is beyond me I would not recommend this cafe to anyone. You can purchase a full case of 24 x Cans of Fanta Orange for £8 at Iceland. That equates to 33p per can. That is over 9 times the price. Check our the prices before you buy!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Outside the cafe are 2 areas, one covered, where dogs are welcome. Dogs aren't allowed inside the cafe.
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Folly Lake Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5