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“Hidden Gem” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The No Car Cafe

The No Car Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$9
Cuisines: Cafe, British, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Hidden high in the hills of the Dark Peak "The No Car Cafe" welcomes walkers, horse riders and cyclists. Share in the wild, rugged, beauty of its landscape. Those that make the journey will be rewarded with locally sourced, freshly prepared, real food in a friendly, relaxing,rustic atmosphere. Warm yourself by the log burning stove. Once rested and well nourished, continue your exploration of the Dark Peak hills. Got a car? Not a problem. Park in the lay-by on Sheffield road at the top of Rushup Lane and walk the 500 m to "The No Car Cafe". It will be well worth the effort!
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

A lovely little place with a warm welcome and good food. First visit today on our tandem - I think we will be back.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank HilaryMc
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English first
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A Little Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014 via mobile

Called on off chance and what a lovely surprise, beautiful converted barn down a little lane in idyllic setting. the cafe clean, warm and welcoming, Mrs cafe hostess was lovely and friendly even allowing us to view her b n b bedrooms (very nice) :) beautiful coffee an cakes. We were not walkers on this particular day more of a ladys that lunch day and this place fitted the bill even for us, will definitely be visiting again after a lovely long walk or even a stop by with friends :)

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5 Thank Wendy C
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Brilliant find!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

Very friendly and welcoming cafe. Simple food, fresh and well presented, also is very cheap, we had tea, welsh rarebit and home made cake for £6.75 each.

We stopped there en route from Hayfield to Edale by mountain bike, from which it is a short diversion. Safe to leave bikes outside because it's out of the way.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Alison H
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Glossop, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fantastic value home made food in a beautiful setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

This is a fantastic place to stop if you're walking, cycling or riding in the Edale or Castleton areas. As the name suggests, you can't drive to it but it's worth the 500 metre walk down from the Chapel to Castleton road. We had a lovely lunch there today on our walk (ham and cheese filled Staffordshire oatcakes and side salad, a cream cheese and smoked salmon bagel with side salad, delicious home made shortbread and a tea and a coffee) all for under £12.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Kate R
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Wollaston, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Lovely little cafe in the middle of nowhere!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

Just happened to see sign for this café on our walk from Jacob's Ladder and back towards Edale. A welcome stop for a refreshing cup of tea - service good, friendly staff. Cakes looked lovely - but resisted! Bit out of the way but only 500m from main road, and assume would attract walkers as name suggests you have to leave your car in the layby and walk!!! There were also some self catering cottages that looked very nice and a B&B to stay at. Sweet little place - will probably return when in the area again.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank NorthantsAquababe
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Ollie002, Owner at The No Car Cafe, responded to this review, 2 March 2016
Hello Northants Aquababe,

Come on guys!
Only 500 m from the nearest layby and back up a hill on the return journey so you have the added advantage of having burnt off the calories which means you could have had your cake and eaten it!
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