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Wilf's Cafe

Staveley Mill Yard Back Lane | Back Lane, Staveley, Kendal LA8 9LR, England
+44 1539 822329
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“rarebit” (14 reviews)
“salads” (15 reviews)
“veggie chili” (16 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Soups, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Staveley Mill Yard Back Lane | Back Lane, Staveley, Kendal LA8 9LR, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On Friday, June 9th my son and his partner had a small wedding reception for 24 family and friends, the buffet was excellent, the staff could not have been more helpful and the private room with balcony was perfect. The weather was great and we...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a good meal here. Food arrived quite quickly but it didn't seem so busy when we were there. Choices on menu quite simple but was all very tasty. Would return.

Thank californiansquaw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely café by the side of the river set over a couple of floors with different areas. Excellent food - caters for all tastes. Superb salads and cakes. Staff are friendly and efficient. Lovely place to sit out the front in the sun, or out...More

Thank JMH4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good and wholesome food. Coffee could be better, despite it being a great bean.....I always feel that it's a bit over heated and burnt. However, the main problem is the service counter. It's always so haphazard and it takes ages to get served, primarily due...More

Thank hungry
charlottew32, Owner at Wilf's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Hungry Service wise at the counter we think the same! We have tried a variety of options but if you would like to come in & have a think through the system with us, you would be welcome.

Reviewed 10 May 2017

Accommodation a stone's throw away but quality sausage/bacon buuns bought fro breakfast frim here. Extremely well-cooked and still hot n arrival!

Thank FussyBum67
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Great place this. Located in Staveley at the heart of so much good biking, walking and runnning. Hearty food, great quality, plenty of outdoor seating. Top coffee and cakes too.

Thank BaileyRanger
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Could take the dog into the cafe with no problem. We just had their vegetarian chilli - really good and as described, tasty but not too (spicy) hot - served with selection of salads, which were brilliant, tasty and plentiful. Staff helpful, friendly and food...More

Thank Keith1004
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

I visited this place on April 24th 2017, with friends and family there was a group of four of us and I really enjoyed having a drink and meal on the upstairs terrace/balcony that over looks the river. I would recommend this place to anyone...More

Thank Kwan Ming
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

From the outside this just looks like a normal cafe. Far from it. Deliciously good food and drinks with a wide variety to suit everyone. Great vibe throughout the place. Deffo be coming back here.

Thank mufcdudaniec
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Really good classic food The girls had simple filling beans on toast and a sausage butty and ate the lot Local sausages from the butchers over the road so you know they are eating good quality produce I had the jacket potato with prawns and...More

Thank wilkie74
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Staveley Mill Yard Back Lane | Back Lane, Staveley, Kendal LA8 9LR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal  >  Staveley
  • Phone Number: +44 1539 822329
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Our Cafe is tricky to find at the back of The Mill Yard by the river, but deserves to be found for all sorts of reasons.... Based in the old Bobbin Loft with some of the old line workings still in place, we have traditional seating plus a cozy sofa area inside plus decking over looking the river Kent for warmer days.
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