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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 27 March 2016

we have been using wilfs for years it is a very friendly café and the cakes are fresh and delicious coffee good

Thank janeto286
Reviewed 26 March 2016

I only went in because I had lost my wife at the crowded beer festival in the brewery next door. The nice lady ( not wilf) was suitably concerned so I drowned my sorrows in buying a few delicacies. The venison and fennel sausage roll...More

Thank swpratt
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

We visited here today, the food was very nice. However, my husband and son sat at a table downstairs towards the back of the cafe, I cam through with coffee to await our lunch arriving when my husband noticed a sign on the table that...More

2  Thank KateMcCaughey28
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Nice cafe selling the usual cafe fare. Layout of the cafe is nice with option of an outdoor balcony overlooking the river. However the cafe seems to be obsessed with prohibition signs; no entry, no adults, no children, baby's bottles only, patrons only etc. I...More

1  Thank Davidmstephenson
Reviewed 22 March 2016

We called at this cafe today as we travelled through the area, The food was poor to say the least ! I ordered Wilfs special veggi chilli, it lacked flavour, and was lukewarm, My husband ordered chicken pie with new pototoes, it was quite awful,...More

Thank marya746JW
Reviewed 2 March 2016

We attended a geocaching Leap day event here otherwise would have missed this super cafe. Returned a few days later for a bite to eat before our walk. Food was lovely and it's well worth a visit with some good walking nearby

Thank Sarmoyah
Reviewed 1 March 2016

A great café to visit especially after a long walk, its very comfortable with a separate area for children. The food and cakes are very good at good prices. Staff friendly and helpful.

Thank TaffBernilynn
Reviewed 25 February 2016

Good place to stop for a quick bite and a drink, nice quality. Used a lot by walkers and cyclists ,and OK for families too

Thank Deborah D
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Our family tie to Wilf's pre-dates the cafe and goes back to their days event catering for orienteering events up and down the country. A chocolate brownie from Wilf's was always the highlight of these gatherings and thankfully these are going strong to this day....More

Thank Peter J
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Great after walking and muddy boots acceptable. Hot rabbit sausage rolls were interesting and coffees were hot and fresh. There are many local walks taking in weirs, woods and tarns. Will return!

Thank Jenny S
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine
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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