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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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“cakes” (37 reviews)
“rarebit” (14 reviews)
“salads” (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 2 days ago via mobile

Worth visiting here for breakfast or lunch, nice fresh produce and good coffee. Skipped breakfast at our B&B to go here. Good choice of food.

Thank Famrev2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wilf's is famous in the area. Popular with walkers, bikers, families, dog walkers. Great food - the prawn salad is scrumptious and the Chilli great invwinter - but all the menu is popular. Huge breakfasts available too. Good cakes, home made chocolate bars, tourist info....More

Thank Cumpston
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a very good approach from the car park but persevere and if fine go through the cafe to sit by a waterfall.I enjoyed Welsh rarebit with extra mushrooms and a wonderful,varied selection of salads.Would certainly go again.

Thank carolevtomlinson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place to go if you're in Staveley! Have a decent lunch here (breakfast rolls recommended) and some good coffee then you can walk over to the brewery for the rest of the day for a perfect time

Thank brucemoose
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here when staying locally, great cafe, the food was great and the staff very good, only good things to say...lovely feta salad and tomato bread, yum!

Thank ttime9
Reviewed 12 June 2017

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 5 June 2017 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 1 June 2017

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 19 May 2017 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 22 May 2017

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
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Jenny G
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Response from Mike H | Reviewed this property |
We had three well behaved dogs with us on our visit and we're made very welcome.
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, View
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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