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Wilf's Cafe

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Staveley Mill Yard Back Lane | Back Lane, Staveley, Kendal LA8 9LR, England
+44 1539 822329
09:00 - 17:00
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had lunch in Wilfs on a very busy Sunday. I had the Cumberland sausage baguette with a lovely side salad. Boyfriend had the soup and sandwich. Everything was fresh and tasty. Cakes looks gorgeous, but as watching the waist line after Christmas we by passed those and just drooled.

Thank MichelleA170484
Kendal, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Wilf’s Café shortly after it opened on a very cold day in January, and we’d already been up and about for a while. We were hoping for a hot and hearty breakfast to enjoy and to set us up for the rest of the day. Wilf’s delivered on all counts. We opted for the Meaty Feast –... More 

Thank Anne A
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away with shops etc next to Hawkeshead Brewery. Was recommended by friends... Ordered big meat breakfast hot choc coffee and crumpets.. Lovely staff , good clean eating areas. Food arrived quickly and was borh attractive and delicious ...well done to all concerned.... Ill be back..

Thank Dean L
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Wilf's two days running for breakfast as the local Travelodge didn't have a restaurant. Bacon, egg and sausage butties delicious not to mention the crumpets and jam!! We've visited Wilf's for lunch on a few occasions in the past and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this popular cafe/ restaurant.

Thank Alison M
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Lovely cafe next to the river in a retail-converted industrial area. Taking a toddler and a 6 month year old we were happy to find kiddies table, toys and books along with quick service to avoid the pending tantrums. Good food, and good prices. Will visit again..

Thank Dan O
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Mid week lunch visit mad busy as always.Special board said Shepherds pie £7.10.When it came it was 50% pie tasty and good but not hot enough the other half of the plate salad and a pot of picked beetroot pickled in savage vinegar.Yes a wholesome meal but left feeling as though it was a branch of Weightwatchers I had just... More 

Thank blackarrowthree
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Brilliant location but same, same, same old story. The Point of Sale is just terrible. There's only enough space for one worker to execute sales and there is always a LONG WAIT to be served. Please, please put a couple of tills in and make your customer focussed sales area bigger.

Thank tarquiniusmaximus
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I have been coming to this cafe for years and years. The food is good, nothing amazing but value for money with most things coming with a salad consisting of more than a few lettuce leaves. The chilli or a jacket potato is a good choice. Despite the good food the service has always been somewhat cold and uninviting. I... More 

Thank HostileWhenHungry
Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Been to Wheelbase looking at bikes and popped in for lunch. I had Wilf's famous veggie chilli and the other half had the meaty special which was cottage pie. Absolutely gorgeous. Generous, tasty portions. Both came with a side salad which was far from your usual bit of cucumber , tomato and lettuce, a lovely variety of grated carrots, chopped... More 

Thank emloulid
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Been here several times since moving to the area and it has always been good. The food is great with a good atmosphere and friendly staff. I like the salads but need to head back soon to try a few of their specials which friends always say are great.

Thank Hungrybo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Cafe, British, Soups, International
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?