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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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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“cakes” (38 reviews)
“rarebit” (15 reviews)
“salads” (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 4 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed vegetable chilli with pitta bread and salad. Lovely having an adult only area in a busy cafe. Food always tasty served with salads, a tomato salad, sweet corn and pasta salads were today's specials. Only downside was it was fairly cool indoors, this was...More

Thank Daisydreaming
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came in here after buying artisan bread two doors away ! We wish we hadn't already eaten before we came as the food looked amazing ! We had a beverage tea and a hot chocolate - great for family's and couples they have a designated...More

Thank Joanbelle
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been before we called for light lunch today .busy but prompt service .two jacket potatoes with different fillings .mine tuna mayo and salad very nice .but to my revulsion I had what I thought a hard piece of lettuce in my teeth after finishing...More

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked out yesterday. Miserable face and attitude to other customers of the person 'serving' whilst we stood in the queue put us off. Why do so many people seem to put up with being treated like this? There is certainly a problem with the...More

1  Thank Happy4u23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at Wilf's Cafe between Kendal and Windermere, and although the parking lot that the cafe shares with other businesses was crowded, there was plenty of room in the restaurant. It has a variety of indoor and outdoor seating. The tables on the terrace...More

Thank M D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got here early and there were already lots of people in the cafe. I had the sausage bacon and egg barm and it was great, it was so tasty. Tea was great too. Well worth a visit, before or after a lovely walk along...More

Thank Elliep59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here for breakfast when staying in Staveley for a week as a base for touring The Lakes. It was lovely to stroll along the river for a morning walk and then pop into Wilf's for breakfast. Portions not very big but the food was...More

Thank Annie58UK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Wheelbase bike store nearby (excellent) and stumbled on this fab Cafe. One of the best cooked breakfasts I have had in a long time. Egg, bacon, sausage, mushroom, toast all spot on... And cafetiere coffee.

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great little cafe, supplies lots of different meals, lovely waterfall outside the back, you can sit inside or out, always clean , can get busy though.

Thank dawnmichelle16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch. Very popular with walkers. It is a lot bigger than it first looks as goes quite a long way back. So lots of seating. You do have to queue for food and drinks but the wait is worthwhile. Wonderful welsh rarebit.

Thank lakelover908
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 11
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
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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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