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Park Life Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner

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We are a small and friendly, community centric cafe that strives to meet the needs of the 'Park People'. We are located in the old pavillion in Calder Holmes Park, with the river on one side and the beautiful canal on the other. We serve quality food from a simple but varied menu with meat and vegetarian options, the ingredients for which are locally and ethically sourced. Choose from a range of freshly prepared sandwiches and salads, fresh fruit smoothies, great fairtrade and organic coffee, the tasty Park Life Burger, falafel pitta or a good ol' bacon butty! We offer 22 exciting and enticing flavours of local dairy ice cream that is served from our hatch at the side of the cafe building. Sit
US$ 5
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Cafe, British
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Found Park Life on Tripadvisor when looking for somewhere to bring my two year old niece for a morning out. We chose this place because it was in a park which she loves. Staff were lovely and friendly. The food was delicious, lovely thick bread....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Scorpio1987
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

This cafe is a perfect stop after taking the kids to the park. The staff are so lovely . The food is good , and the ice cream is the best I have ever tasted. The prices are good to say it is in Hebden...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank janeca7ver
Reviewed 9 July 2018

The only place to go for an ice cream if you are in Hebden Bridge - try the sorbets, they are gorgeous!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Yeeeeed
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Me and Mr S out for an early walk stopped here for tea and 'breakfast'. I had tea and a well done bacon sandwich, Mr S a herbal tea and a caramel and ginger ice cream. Food fantastic drinks delicious... Coul have cried the ice...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank helensD4758CF
Reviewed 25 May 2017

6 of us called in for lunch whilst on our way home after a bike ride. It was 12.30pm & they had run out of brown bread. The service was very slow with drinks arriving & been drunk before any food arrived, they were only...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Richard B
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We visit this cafe every time we are over from Manchester and it has always been a favourite of ours, alas it wasn't the same on our last visit a couple of weeks ago. The service was terrible, nobody seemed to know what they were...More

Date of visit: April 2017
3  Thank ManchesterTreacle
Reviewed 24 April 2017

22 Flavours of good ice cream that benefits greatly from not being too sweet. Well worth a visit on a hot day but big queues and slow service from a moody teenager when I went.

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank JimJimmeney
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We queued for nearly 40 minutes to get an ice cream from this cafe on a hot, sunny weekend in early April. There was only one girl serving and the queue moved incredibly slowly so we were really hoping that the ice cream better be...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Harlequin33
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here for a full English breakfast and wow, what a breakfast! All cooked to order so very fresh and staff were fantastic. Will defo come here again if we're ever in the area visiting again. 10 out of 10 x

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I popped here for a sweet treat and a coffee on the way home after lunch in a nearby pub and we're delighted we did. Great selection of hot drinks, I had a latte and the chocolate brownie/buns were heavenly. Such lovely...More

Date of visit: March 2017
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