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North Stainmore, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4EU, England
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a bad look back in time of past days of transport cafes, lovely fresh home cooked food, could do with more of a veg range other than chips or the rare mash, Lorne sausage is nice along with the potato cakes, I recommend "corned beef egg chips and beans tea and two slices £5:50 could do with wifi, and... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

From the outside it looks like a scruffy transport café but on the inside it is clean and offers very good food, especially the truckers favourite 'all day breakfast' which is excellent value for money. Easy to get to just off the A66. Highly recommended even if you are not in the transport profession.

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1 Thank davidwilliambarnes
Boston, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Very friendly, welcoming staff. Excellent food, large all day breakfast £5. Shame it was misty so the view could not be fully appreciated

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1 Thank snipe1201
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

On the way home from Kendal to Gateshead, we'd had a late breakfast and kind of missed lunch but were desperate for a cuppa. Didn't want a pub, and it was only when we got close to the cafe (which is in the middle of nowhere) that we could read that it was a cafe. Expansive menu of basic truck... More 

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Thank seawife
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Recently travelling on holiday we needed a toilet/meal break. Decided to stop at the next one we see. Came across this little place. Went in, the girls were very friendly and it had a decent selection to eat on there very smartly wrote out chalk boards. The prices seemed very fair. Ordered our food and went and sat down. Within... More 

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Thank Nige W
Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Situated about 4 miles east of brough on the a66 is stainmore cafe. It offers a typical English transport cafe menu. Friendly staff. Excellent food. Brilliant value for money. Breakfasts for everyone. Recommended.

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Thank gazrobbo
Hull
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

It's open to everyone, but it is primarily a transport cafe. Parking is free and cars can park directly outside the front of the cafe. We had the big cooked breakfast, £5.50 including tea and toast. A bargain!. For the price, speed of service and size of the big breakfast I have give a rating of "very good". If you... More 

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and clean cafe. More of a transport cafe but excellent value for money. It wasn't quite lunch time but my granddaughter wanted just sausage and peas which was no problem at all. Staff are very welcoming and friendly. If you are travelling on A66 towards scotch corner it is well worth stopping.

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Goole
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

Good food , nice prices , friendly staff , nice to find somewhere clean and welcoming , although the waste ground used for parking trucks is on the rough sided

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Thank Paul S
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

A great little find on the A66. A no frills transport cafe which serves good food. Large portions and reasonable prices. Spotlessly clean too. Also a terrific view from the car park on a bright sunny morning! I'll be back for more soon :-)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
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Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Stainmore, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4EU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Eden District  >  Kirkby Stephen

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?