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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
Cafe, British
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in here for a late lunch after a hike up to Whiteless Pike. The cafe is so much more than a cafe. The meals are superb and as you order you can even see the lovely chef preparing the food and looking out smiling...at people. I had the vegetable soup with a cheese scone which so so divine I could have eaten it again if I wasn’t so full. My husband had the Scotch egg which came with a lovely salad. Hot chocolate with marshmallows & a slab of chocolate was also to die for. Lovely happy cheery staff made the visit even better. Thankyou ladies for a great lunch xMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little tea room. But very meagre portions. Cappuccino in a very small cup. Half a bowl of soup in-fact out of the 2 bowls purchased one didn’t even have half !! Tasty but disappointed with value for money. Probably go to the other cafe...in the village next timeMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has got the be the best tea room I have ever been to !! The staff were extremely friendly even give my dog a homemade doggy cheese scone , the pies were exceptional just what we needed after a chilly walk around the lake...not to forget the vegan and gluten free options for cakes which were just heaven !!! Keep up the good work guysMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 21 January 2024 via mobile

We visited Sykes for escape from torrential rain & winds, hoping for a quick sit-down to dry off and a coffee. Myself and my boyfriend live in London and are no strangers to cake & coffee shops - but Sykes’ cakes were unparalleled over those...we’ve sampled in London. We had the coffee cake and the vegan apple and cinnamon. Both were absolutely sublime, and the apple & cinnamon was the best, most exquisite vegan cake I’ve ever tasted. If I could’ve purchased a repeat delivery subscription for that cake alone, let me tell you I’d have paid a fortune for it. Thanks for surpassing all expectations!!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 19 January 2024 via mobile

Fabulous Tea Room with wonderfully friendly staff, and the most divine vegetarian pie I’ve ever had! I have to admit that I really wasn’t keen on the idea of a Curried Cauliflower Pie - but I was hungry and thought if I don’t like it...at least I’ll have mashed potatoes to line my stomach. But I couldn’t have been more wrong - everything from presentation to taste and texture was superb! My son and daughter-in-law also enjoyed their food options too. We did eye the cakes (which looked amazing) but there was literally no room for any more food! Highly recommended and definitely worth visiting.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 16 January 2024

Once again, another delightful coffee, yummy homemade cake, and lovely friendly staff! It's not my first visit and certainly not the last 😋

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 16 January 2024 via mobile

Lovely place in a great location with lovely staff. We come here every year and it’s always lovely. We got giant Yorkshire pudding wraps off of their winter menu. We will be back in summer for some delicious icecream. Keep up the good work!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 8 January 2024

Soup and pies arrived so hot ( microwaved?) they were inedible for ages. One pie ( meat) very dry, one pie wet and mushy ( veggie). Really disappointing as this used to be my favourite cafe in Buttermere.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 29 December 2023 via mobile

Ordered a pie and 2 bottles of water. No one else was in there to be served. Sat there 25 minutes waiting for the pie despite the pies being on show. 4 customers came in and were served straight away. I asked where my pie...was they had forgot ? Why ? The lad said pie sh$t! They weren’t actually busy, god knows how they would cope in a busy tearoom or cafe. I asked for a refund as it was beginning to get darker and the weather was turning. We politely left. Shame really as they looked lovely pies but I’ll never know.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 29 November 2023

Delicious food in a comfortable atmosphere served by friendly staff. What a great way to relax after a day wandering in the Buttermere fells.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 7 November 2023

As you drive into Buttermere the Old School House is on the right and Syke Farm Tearooms are on the left. We came across this lovely tearoom (adjoining Syke Farm) as we finished an anti-clockwise walk around Buttermere. The cafe is run by a group...of welcoming ladies (from the farm) who bake the wide range of delicious cakes & scones, etc. They also provide hot lunches (filled Yorkshire puddings, soups and pies etc). The cafe initially looks quite small inside with limited seating but there is a large mezzanine floor with plenty of room. We only stopped for coffee and scones (which are served warm from the oven & were excellent) We’ll be certain to make sure we stop there again on our next visit.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 9 October 2023

Nice little tearoom for when finishing the Buttermere circuit. Good choice of cakes and pies. Staff friendly.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 3 October 2023

Nice lunch selection of soups and sandwiches and gluten free options with tasty gluten free bakery items. Nice staff too.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 28 September 2023 via mobile

£25 for two coffees and two pies. Pies were reheated in the microwave so pastry was rubbery and chewy. Wasn’t given the option if we wanted this. Wasn’t handed a menu on entering and seem more focused on hurrying orders out. Cake selection looked good,...but again, no prices listed. Disappointing considering the prices.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 26 September 2023

Great find in Buttermere Friendly warm welcome received, shame we only wanted coffee and cake today! Cake was delicious and my latte was excellent muchly needed on a very wet day ! We ended up taking home two homemade steak pies which were absolutely scummy...well meaty and tasty highly recommend a visit !More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Stephen M
2 August 2023|
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Response from Steve C | Reviewed this property |
Not sure - however there is plenty of outside seating
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Tristan W
10 June 2023|
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Response from DelandSuzy | Reviewed this property |
No i dont think so..... theres is a lovely cafe ie cooked food rathjer than a shop.. They do pre cooked pies and sausagerolls, cakes...... Cooked breakfast.....
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Response from Chris H | Reviewed this property |
We were there in good autumn weather and everyone was sitting outside. I can't imagine that dods would be refused outside...!!! I'm not sure about inside - there must be seats for bad weather. probably best to ask them... More
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