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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“salad” (39 reviews)
“rarebit” (19 reviews)
“veggie chili” (17 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Soups, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Staveley Mill Yard Back Lane | Back Lane, Staveley, Kendal LA8 9LR, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great little cafe. A bit hard to find but well worth the effort. Would be great to sit out by the river in summer. Very clean and pleasant staff. The food was delicious with a very varied menu. We had Welsh rarebit with...More

Thank caroline3262
Reviewed 4 December 2017

The main specials were served in dishes with a good range of salads on the plate. I enjoyed the smoked haddock and spinach pie others in the group had vegetarian chilli and leek and stilton . There was a good range of tasty,well presented main...More

Thank 22kathhryn50
Reviewed 29 November 2017

The food in this place was great and everything could be made with gluten free bread if required. I'm not usually a salad fan but the ones here were amazing - interesting and very fresh. It was also nice that the downstairs seating area was...More

Thank Charlie3693
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

The jacket potato was alright but for customer service the worst place in the local area. When I checked the ingredients the service wasn't sure and didn't seem interested in checking. Wouldn't visit here again.

Thank Emma V
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Never had a bad lunch or breakfast here Great for vegetarians lots of options for them. Also meat on the menu. Always clean and well staffed. Great place to stop

Thank Emma B
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Great food and good service. Love the chicken salad with lemon mayonnaise and the varying salads which go with each main meal.

Thank Helen C
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

I love Wilf’s. Great food and coffee after an MTB ride in the hills. Can get very busy during the tourist season and school half terms but always good service and excellent quality.

Thank Jenny E
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Really good flat white coffee by Helen ! Good atmosphere lovely place recommended by friends many thanks

Thank Kate J
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Best BLT ever! It was only a flying visit today but will definitely be back when we're in the area again. Highly recommended

Thank Lyn L
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Called for lunch on the way to 6 days in the Lakes. Excellent food, large portions and really helpful staff. Sometimes a problem parking due to it’s location in the busy yard but usually manage to find a spot.

Thank Mike H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$11
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups
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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