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Staveley Mill Yard Back Lane | Back Lane, Staveley, Kendal LA8 9LR, England
+44 1539 822329
09:00 - 17:00
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited midweek lunch Pretty busy as it always is Order taken quickly, food arrived soon after Food and drinks were good. Nice relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Cookiecatxx
Kemsing, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I had lunch there on a very wet Friday and what a welcome retreat from the adverse weather it was. They have a great selection of food, and treats for our dog too. Comfy sofas in the back were awfully seductive and once settled with the rain beating down outside very hard to get back up from.... More 

1 Thank Nick G
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I deeply value feeling relaxed in a cafe restaurant and appreciate a bright clean feel with a good dollop of quirkiness. Sit towards the back of the cafe and you can walk onto a boardwalk over the mill wheel of the old wood sawmill. The vegetarian food was tasty and just being there let me relax and enjoy our long... More 

1 Thank Linda M
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been here a number of times with our two dogs who are always made to feel welcome. Food is spot on and the staff very helpful and accommodating. This place is always a must when we visit the Lakes

Thank Bonnyo2016
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They took my lunch order for the vegetarian special at the counter, but 5 mins later came to say 'all gone!' Hmm, I settled for the replacement along similar lines, celeriac, apple with smoked cheese, but it wasn't really savoury enough. It came with an extensive mixed salad, excellent and fresh but rather drowned in throat-catching vinegar. Please let folk... More 

Thank furness5
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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I decided to head out for a nice Sunday breakfast somewhere locally to where we live in Kendal and thought we would try Wilf's after hearing it reopened in January. Upon arrival we headed in and found a table in the back of the cafe (a child free zone) however children were in there! We then had... More 

1 Thank LucyO4
charlottew32, Owner at Wilf's Cafe, responded to this review

Thankyou Lucy, we welcome constructive comments & will always work to put things to rights. Of course it would have been nice to have had the opportunity to talk to you in person & put your breakfast to rights on the day & in person. More 

Yorkshire, UK
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15 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Uncomfortable wooden chairs or low, destroyed sofas. I'd rather sit in my car. Gents loo ridiculously small...hope ladies is better! Food adequate - try nearby cafe eclec for much better home made grub. Or More bakery for better sarnies. Or Hawkshead Brewery for better booze. Or Eagle & Child for better seating (and warmth!). All within 2 mins of this... More 

1 Thank Bea-and-Jamie
Durham, United Kingdom
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240 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

We have eaten here in the past (and reviewed the great lunch), but this time we decided to go for breakfast. It was a good decision. The "big meaty" breakfast (veggie options also available) was superb with top quality suasage & bacon and all the trimmings, accopanied by lovely granary toast & plenty of tea & coffee. The place was... More 

Thank Philip H
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Had lunch in Wilfs on a very busy Sunday. I had the Cumberland sausage baguette with a lovely side salad. Boyfriend had the soup and sandwich. Everything was fresh and tasty. Cakes looks gorgeous, but as watching the waist line after Christmas we by passed those and just drooled.

Thank MichelleA170484
Kendal, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We went to Wilf’s Café shortly after it opened on a very cold day in January, and we’d already been up and about for a while. We were hoping for a hot and hearty breakfast to enjoy and to set us up for the rest of the day. Wilf’s delivered on all counts. We opted for the Meaty Feast –... More 

Thank Anne A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cafe, British, Soups, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?