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Reviewed 5 March 2024 via mobile

Most recently stopped in here for lunch - a ham and cheese panini and a cappuccino. Nice food and nice coffee, though the wait for food was quite long. Have to say though that this place is worthy than more than 5* after the hospitality...of the staff saved my friends and I of a situation last year where we were wet and cold after swimming the length of Crummock but our support vehicle with our warm clothes hadn’t arrived… they let us stay warm in the cafe and order hot food and drinks despite us not having any way to pay while we awaited our support (our payment cards were in the support car). Honestly went above and beyond to help us all and I’ll always be grateful 🙏More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 27 January 2024

Lovely cafe to look at, but am sorry to say that the Scones were truly dreadful, not fresh and very crumbly. The Flat White coffee was mainly milk, not how a flat white should be made and was so pale and weak it was undrinkable....Only plus was it was dog friendly.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 19 November 2023

Great cafe with lovely cakes. Really good for gluten free options. The GF desserts are wrapped up in cling film on a second shelf and separate server to prevent cross contamination. I am very sensitive coeliac and I had no issues. One of the best...gf carrot cake I’ve ever had. Only thing that would make it better is if the Gf options were on a top shelf.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 1 November 2023 via mobile

Lovely cafe , called in for a sandwich and coffee after a walk around the lake. Been to Buttermere a few times but never called in and always headed for next door.cafe. After reading the reviews i knew to wait to be seated. This is...a lovely cafe , great food and coffee and i sat and watched people just walk in and ignore signs to wait until they had their food and drinks. It's ignorant people just thinking they can do as they please , brought a dog in and the couple and their dog took over a table for four. Was just wrong and i sat and watched really selfish people. People who complain about this cafe need to seriously look at themselves. Lovely cafe and sanwiches were gorgeous really fresh. Will be back again , and will wait to be seated its not hard.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 30 September 2023

I don’t mind being directed to a table , but I expected better food. Home made spiced lentil soup sounded good . But it tasted of lentils( fair enough) and cayenne pepper . No other spices, no vegetables . The toilet facilities have been mentioned...in other reviews , .There is a four digit code for the keypad on the door ( which you are given on the printed receipt) I found it very difficult to operate. The owners are making a lot of money with little regard for their customersMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Suzanne Medd, General Manager at Croft House Farm Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2023

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of our Cafe, I suspect the title of your review reflects the real reason and you did not actually like being directed to a table? I know this does not suit everyone but it really...More

Reviewed 6 September 2023 via mobile

Very handy little cafe with excellent food and service. They provide free hot water top ups for tea drinkers. One of the better ideas they have is to stop people jumping the queue to bag a table. People can only sit down after they’ve ordered...so there will be a table for you when you get your food. The car park is for customers while they are in the cafe so it’s more likely to have space.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 22 August 2023 via mobile

The soup had a taste of the cream of a cream pasta with a few mushroom inside him. A nice toast and a nice workers. We waited around 10 minutes till we got inside the restaurant because there were a lot of people in the...line- as a result of them being the only restaurant in the area…More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 21 August 2023 via mobile

The ice creams the kids had were rated excellent. It was good to have plant based milk alternatives & a good option for teas & coffee. The let down was the scones (with jam & cream at £4.50 a pop) - the scones were definitely...delicious on the day they were made but that was at least 2 days before we had them! Stale scones that were now very dry were not a treat. Such a shame as the place was heaving! If they aren’t fresh - take them off the menu is my suggestion!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 20 August 2023

Called in for cake & a cuppa after a long drive over the pass,was not impressed,bought a latte & a pot of tea for one,a caramel slice & a peace of coffee cake,went to sit indoors & the girl said take a table for two,this...is despite the fact the place was empty,I use a rollator to walk with so need extra space,we did sit at a table for two but were hunched up & uncomfortable. Will give this place a miss in future as didn't feel welcome at all.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 14 August 2023

Very over priced, sausage balm dry and bland, no butter on beans on toast. Food in general was mediocre at best. Not very friendly, Left here feeling quite annoyed.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 13 August 2023 via mobile

Fantastic! After a lovely walk around Buttermere we treated ourselves with a visit. Really friendly staff and the food was excellent. Great choice of cakes which included gluten free options. They also had ice-creams, soups and sandwiches. All the cakes were homemade and loads of...choice for drinks including, milkshakes, hot chocolate and coffee’s. This place is everything you want from a cafe, really nice decor, lovely staff and amazing menu and food. An absolute gem of a place.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 25 July 2023 via mobile

Lovely cafe in a great location and suitable for coeliacs. Gluten free bread was available and the staff team had a good knowledge of cross contamination. They made a bacon sandwich with fresh tongs, separate butter spread and brought it out separately with blue gloves....The young lady who took our order wrote "very important" and then personally made it herself. They also had all their gluten free cakes covered over to avoid crumbs of gluten from other cakes dropping on them. While it was busy we weren't made to feel like it was an inconvenience at all. As a silent coeliac with non obvious symptoms, I felt confident I could trust them. They had three gluten free cakes too, and the coffee cake was so good and you wouldn’t know it was gluten free.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 18 July 2023

Lovely dog friendly cafe with charming staff. We had scones and coffee mid morning. Scones were warm, fresh and well risen. The coffee is their own blend, lovely and not at all bitter, I bought a bag of it to take home. The hot snacks...looked amazing and there was an excellent selection of cakes and tray bakes.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 14 July 2023

We visited the Croft House Farm Cafe for a drink and a scone after a walk around Buttermere. Housed in what a appears to be a fairly new building the process for ordering was a little confusing as there was a "please wait to be...seated sign" behind the counter although people were queuing at the counter to order. I joined the queue and spied what appeared to be homemade scones in the counter. I duly ordered but was very disappointed to find that the scones were pretty dry and , I'm guessing, probably hadn't been baked that day. Disappointing given that we paid £2.70 or £2.80 for a scone with butter. In retrospect, I should have spoken to the person in charge.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 24 May 2023

Called here before walking around Buttermere Lake .We had take out cappuccinos and flat white which were good. Very helpful and friendly staff

Date of visit: May 2023
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Croft House Farm Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4