We are an Edinburgh based group who enjoy cycling in the countryside

 

Cafés in Scotland & Northern England

Here we take up John's idea of a café page. Have you a favourite that you'd like to tell the world about? It can be because its a good cafe or because its the only café for miles.

Just email info@mellowvelo.org.uk the details and it will be posted. A picture would be appreciated too.

 

Scottish Borders

Jammy Coo cafe, Lilliesleaf

The Jammy Coo

The Green, Lilliesleaf nr St Boswells Borders.

Welcome respite after many miles. Also a gallery.

Open: Tue-Fri 10.30 - 5 , Sat 10 - 5, Sun 1-6

Website: jammycoo (2010)

 

The Mainstreet Trading Company

Main Street, St Boswells Borders TD6 0AT.

Popular café within a bookshop. Many gluten free and veggie items from the selection of soups, sandwiches, cakes, soft drinks, teas and of course coffee. There is also a deli across the yard.

Open: Tue-Sat 9 - 5, Sun 11-4

Website: Mainstreet Trading (2015)

 

Cloudhouse cafe, Stow

Cloudhouse café, Stow

23 Townfoot Stow. Tel: 01578 730720

Much needed stop on the A7 route.

Now under new management.

Website: Cloudhouse cafe(2011)

 

Whistle stop cafe, Innerleithen

Whistle Stop Café, Innerleithen

12 High Street, Innerleithen, EH44 6HA

Nice café with interesting memorabilia. Food let down by the bread. Strange reluctance to serve coffee with food!

Open Mon-Sat 8 - 5, Sun 8.30 - 4.30

Website: whistlestop cafe (2012)

 

Bus cafe, Honey Farm, Chain Bridge

Bus Café, Chain Bridge Honey Farm

Chain Bridge, Horncliffe, Northumberland TD15 2XT

Great wee café in an old double decker bus with tables both in and outside. They do teas, coffees and a good selection of delicious cakes including their own honey cake. Light lunches are available too.

Open Mon-Sun 10 - 4.30. April - October

Website: Honey Farm  (but has no page for café!) (2013)

 

Baguette cafe, Duns

Border Baguettes, Duns

41 Market Square, Duns, TD11 3AL.     Tel: 01361 884 986

Mainly a take-away café with a good selection of sandwich fillings. A reasonable £2 for baguette with 2 fillings and salad (which you must ask for). Teas, coffees and sometimes soup.

Open Mon-Sun 11.30am - 11pm (so it says in the on-line directory)

No Website (2013)

 

Cream Puff, Denholm

Cream Puff Café, Denholm

Elm House, Denholm green, Denholm TD9 8NU

Good coffee, excellent selection of cakes and a variety of sandwiches, rolls etc. on the light bites lunch menu, this is a lovely wee coffee shop and is the last till Carter Bar!

Open Wed - Sun 9 - 5. Tue & Sat 9 - 4.  

No Website(2016)

 

Edinburgh

veg stall at Craigies farm

Craigie's Farm

West Craigie Farm, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9TR

Farm shop, deli and café.

www.craigies.co.uk (2015)

 

 

Harbour (Maggie Finns) cafe, Fisherrow

Harbour Café (formerly Maggie Finn's)

222 New Road, Fisherrow Musselburgh EH21 6DQ

Filled rolls, toasties, panini's, baked potatoes and home baking etc. Coffee, tea, Hot chocolate etc. The range for veggies is limited but it's generally good and fairly priced.  Open 10-4 (later in summer)

No Website (2011)

 

Citron Cafe, Edinburgh

Café Citron

14 Marischal Place, Edinburgh EH4 3NF. Tel: 0131 332 2779

Just because you don't want to cycle, doesn't mean you can't have a café stop... ESTC verdict: "The cakes didn't look very home made, but they did very good lattes and toasted bagels, and were extremely welcoming." 

No Website. (2011)

 

Cramond Falls Cafe

Cramond Falls Café

Cockle Mill, 10 School Brae, Cramond EH4 6JN Tel: 0131 312 8408

Renowned for its home baking. Wonderful scones! Great place to stop for coffee and cake. It hosts a small craft stall too.

There is a log fire in the dining area and also outside tables for more balmy days. Open 11-6 weekdays, 10-6 weekends.

Website: Cramond Falls café

(2014)

 

Braw cafe, Edinburgh

Braw Café

54 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3BR.     Tel: 0131 225 7222

Great wee place for a snack. Fair Trade tea and coffee. Home baking. Even eco cutlery & crockery.
There is outside seating but all seating is limited.

Open Mon-Sat 8 - 7, Sun 12 - 4.30

No Website. (2013)

The Lothians

Tyninghame coffee shop

Tyninghame Coffee Shop

Main Street, Tyninghame EH42 1XL. Tel: 01620 860 581

Lovely little gift and coffee shop with an old world feel. Delicious cakes and scones. Outside tables. New owners from August 2015.

No Website. (2015)

 

falko's Kaffeehaus, Gullane

Falko's Kaffeehaus

1 Stanley Street, Gullane EH31 2AD

Lovely coffee shop and bakery. Delicious German cakes and bread. Also serves sandwiches and snacks. Very popular.

Open 9.00 to 17.00 Wednesday - Sunday.

Website: Falko's Kaffeehaus (2014)

 

Steadings cafe, muiravonside

Steadings Café, Muiravonside

Muiravonside Country Park, The Loan, Whitecross EH49 6LN.
Tel: 01506 671290

Selection of drinks, soup and sandwiches, home baking etc.

Sat- Sun. Council-run café
Mon - Fri.  Café run by adults with special needs.

Web presence: muiravonside country park (2014)

Argyll

Pierhouse Hotel

The Pierhouse hotel, Port Appin

Port Appin, Appin, Argyll PA38 4DE

Situated by the slipway for the ferry to Lismore, the Ferry Bar offers a tasty selection of barmeals. Local fish a speciality. There are outside tables where you can enjoy the view.

Website : pierhousehotel.co.uk(2016)

 

Dalavich Cafe

Wild Rowan Café, Dalavich

Dalavich, Taynuilt, Argyll PA35 1HN

village shop/café/post office where you can enjoy a varied lunchtime snack menu and stock up on essentials.

No Website (2008)

 

Kingarth Hotel, Bute

The Kingarth Hotel, Smiddy Bar, Bute

Kingarth, Isle of Bute 7 miles from Rothesay

Friendly bar, good food and lots of outside tables. www.kingarthhotel.co.uk/ (2014)

 

Ettrick cafe, Bute

Ettrick Bay Café Rothesay, Bute

Beachside café with outstanding views to Arran and Kintyre. Serving full breakfasts every morning, three delicious home made soups, and a wide choice of home baked cakes, cheesecakes and their famous meringues! Open 9.30am to 5.30pm every day and late in the summer. Children's play area.

No Website. (2014)

 

Bay cottage tea room, Strachur

Bay Cottage tearoom, Strachur

Post Office, corner shop and tea room. The menu offers a selection of lunches as well as snacks and cakes etc. The fish soup can be recommended. Changed hands in 2013. Tel: 01369 860 221

No Website. Open shop hours. (2012)

 

Oystercatcher hotel, Otter Ferry

Oystercatcher Hotel, Otter Ferry

Idyllic setting overlooking Loch Fyne. Outside tables where you can have a coffee or a pint. There is a bar and a restaurant. It is not a cafe so no sones, cakes etc.

Website: www.theoystercatcher.co.uk (2012)

 

Benmore Botanics cafe

Benmore Botanic Gardens Café

Situated approx. 5 miles north of Dunoon on the A815.
You can eat in the café without having to pay the garden entrance fee. It serves fair trade coffee /tea and delicious homebaked scones. They also offer other snacks and meals. You can also buy yourself a plant or two for the garden!

Website: Benmore/visitor-information (2013)

 

Colintraive hotel

Colintraive Hotel, Colintraive

Situated close to the Colintraive-Rhubodach ferry, it's an ideal place to stop for a cuppa or meal. There is a bar and a restaurant but they offer cake and scones too. Friendly staff who are tolerant of wet clothes draped around the fire screen.

Website: www.colintraivehotel.com (2012)

 

Cafe 81, Garelochhead

Café 81, Centre 81, Garelochhead

Old School Road Garelochhead G84 0AT. Tucked in a hall off the main road, this lovely community café is easily missed. The Centre has accommodation so you can sample their tasty and moderately priced food in the evening too.
Open between 10am and 2pm.

Website: www.centre81.org.uk (2012)

 

Riverhill cafe, Helensburgh

Riverhill deli and café, Helensburgh

64 Sinclair St, Helensburgh G84 8TP.

This appears to have changed hands - maybe open, maybe not.

No Website.(2012)

 

Smithyhouse B&B and cafe, Pennygael, Mull

Smithy House B&B and Café, Pennygael, Mull

Friendly café with superb setting overlooking Loch Scridain towards Ben More. Outside tables on grass across road.

Best value is coffee and homemade scone with a selection of homemade Jams for £3.50. They do light lunches and snacks.

No opening times posted, suspect closed in winter.

Web presence: Smithy House     Tel: 01681 704034 (2013)

 

Carthouse cafe, Calgary, Mull

Carthouse Café, Calgary, Mull

Calgary, by Dervaig, Mull. Open 10.30 am to 4.30pm.

Café is in the former carthouse which also doubles as a gallery for local artwork. Outside tables in the coutyard.

Teas, coffees, snacks and light meals. Homebaking and local produce for sale.

Website: Carthouse cafe (2013)

 

The coffee Pot, Salen, Mull

The Coffee Pot, Salen, Mull

Argyll House, Salen, Aros, Mull PA72 6JG

Open 10.30am to 5.00pm April to October.

Teas, coffees and snacks. Outside tables. Welcome watering hole if you've travelled the sparsly caféd west coast.

Website: The coffee Pot (2013)

 

Island cafe, Isle of Coll

Coll island café, Coll

Shore Street, Arinagour, Coll PA78 6SY. Tel: 01879 230 262

Summer opening 11 -2 -and 5 -7.30pm, Sundays 12- 6pm

Drinks, snacks and full meals. Home baking and well presented meals. Ideal place to fill in that hour before the ferry or order a take-away if you're late. Watch the world go by from the outside tables.

No Website.(2013)

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Ayrshire

Cafe Rosaburn, Arran Heritage museum

Café Rosaburn, Arran Heritage Museum

Rosaburn, Brodick, Isle of Arran, KA27 8DP.

The museum is open daily (10.30 to 16.30) during the summer months and on Wednesdays only in winter. Tearoom is excellent. See the soup and ploughman's in picture. For your 50p entrance you get to see all outside exhibits of museum - as doors are left open that's most of it! arranmuseum (2010)

 

Machrie Bay tearoom, Arran

Machrie Bay tearoom, Machrie Bay, Arran

At Clubhouse - on main road. Open 10-5pm 7 days. Welcome respite from the weather! Old fashioned tearoom. Friendly service.

Website: www.machriebay.com/tearoom (2012)

 

Blackwaterfoot cafe, Arran

Felicity's at the clubhouse, Blackwaterfoot

At the clubhouse - at end of minor road from Blackwaterfoot village. Great views out to sea. Sit outside if the weather is good. Varied menu. Soup was excellent and scones come with clotted cream! Bit pricey. Modern decor, good facilities. Somewhere you could take your great aunt to. www.shiskinegolf.com

(2010)

 

Barn at Millcroft cafe, Arran

Barn @ Millcroft, Tighnabruaich

Open - Mon & Thus-Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11.30am - 5 pm

It has a nice interior, quite quirky and is clearly pretty popular with locals/visitors. It has soups, bacon rolls and cakes on the menu. Coffee and tea in some interesting pottery - especially Simon's milk jug. Not great food for veggies though.

Website: The Barn @ Millcroft
2015

Dumfries and Galloway

Drumlanrig Cafe, Thornhill

Drumlanrig Café

53-54 Drumlanrig Street, Thornhill, DG3 5LJ

Popular cafe with locals and cyclists alike.

No Website. (2010)

 

Green Tea Cafe, Thornhill

The Green Tea House

Now moved to: Thornhill Golf club, Blacknest, Thornhill, DG3 5DW.

Open every day 10am - 8pm

The menu offers homemade soups, light lunches, toasted sandwiches, and a wide range of homemade cakes and scones and a variety of teas and coffees.

www.green-teahouse.co.uk (picture of former location) (2015)

 

Glenwhisk Cafe, Moniaive

Glenwhisk café and Bistro

High Street, Moniaive, DG3 4EQ.

Open 10.30 - 17.00 Tuesday to Sunday.

New cafe serving speciality teas, coffee, milkshakes etc. sandwiches, salads, homemade cakes and scones. Additionally the specials boards are updated with soups, main courses and cakes of the day.

www.glenwhisk.co.uk (2015)

 

Green Tea Cafe, Moniaive

Ae Bike shop and Café

Forest of Ae, Dumfries, DG1 1QB. Tel: 01387 860805

Nice surprise to find such a place in the middle of nowhere.
Soups, snacks and cakes. Hot and cold drinks. Good quality food in pleasant surroundings.

No Website for cafe (2014)

 

Ken Bridge Hotel

Ken Bridge Hotel

Ken Bridge, New Galloway DG7 3PR

Garden at rear, good beer seletion.

www.kenbridgehotel.co.uk (2010)

 

Dock Park Cafe, Dumfries

Dock Park Café

Dock Park, Dumfries

Good selection of sandwiches, cakes and ice creams.

reopening in spring 2015. Website presence: Dock Park. (2010)

 

 

Old School Cafe Bistro, Eskdalemuir

Old School Café Bistro

Community Hub, The old School, Eskdalemuir DG13 0QJ
Tel: 01387 373 760. On the B709 just south of Samye Ling.

Open every day 10am-5pm and 6-9pm on Fri. and Sat.

Home made food from cakes and snacks to three course meals
and they also sell a few essential bike spares. (2015)

Website: Old School Cafe Bistro

 

Pelosis cafe, Langholm

Pelosis Corner café

Market Place, High St, Langholm Tel: 013873 81250

Good basic cafe. Decent portion sizes. Popular, but there is no competition for they own the cafe at the campsite too.
No loo - have to use public one nearby.

No Website. (2011)

 

Olive tree cafe, Newcastleton

Olive tree café and bakery

38/39 South Hermitage St, Newcastleton

Good range of homemade bread and cakes to eat in or take away. Hot snacks too but closes at 4pm.

Website: olive-tree-cafe (2011)

Glasgow

trans Europe cafe, Glasgow

Trans Europe Café

25 Parnie St. Glasgow G1 5RJ.

Popular cafe in the centre of Glasgow. Theme of Trans European express even extends to the seats!

Can get very busy in the evening. transeurope cafe

(2011)

 

The Stables, Kirkintilloch

The Stables

Glasgow Bridge, Kirkintilloch, Glasgow G66 1RH

Situated about 15 miles from the start of Forth/Clyde canal. The pub has an extensive and varied menu. Portion sizes are large. There are outside tables (in need of a wash) overlooking the canal. Bike rack is a wheel bender but there is plenty of space nearby.

Website: The Stables

(2016)

 

Highland

Watermill Cafe, Broadford

The Watermill, Broadford, Skye

The centre is open daily (10.30 to 16.30) during the summer months and on Wednesdays only in winter. Tel: 01471 822 800

Interesting café - loads of information about the local area and the serpentarium. Also sells the local whisky, jams and crafts.

Website: The Watermill (2012)

 

Blue shed cafe, Torrin

The Blue Shed, Torrin, Skye

Great views to Blaven. Friendly service, home cooking. Outside tables. Also sells local crafts/produce.

Website: Blue shed cafe (2010)

 

Cuillin View Café, Elgol

Cuillin view cafe, ElgolPanoramic views across the sea to the islands of Soay to the west, Canna and Rum to the south and the Cuillin mountain range to the north.  The Gallery includes works by local and national artists on display.  The restaurant provides speciality coffees and refreshments.

Open April to October Tel: 01471 866 223

No Website. (2010)

 

Altnacealgach inn, Ledmore

Altnacealgach Inn

1 mile south east of Ledmore junction, Assynt.
Friendly pub/resaurant. Open from 11am in summer.

Website: Alt Motel. Tel: 01854 666260

(Inchnadamph hotel seems to be closed during day)
Cafe at Elphin also appears to be closed. (2014)

 

Maryck, Kylesku

Rock Stop Café, Kylesku

Unapool School, Kylesku IV27 4HW. Tel: 01971 488765

1 mile south of new Kylesku bridge. Small cafe with large views! The community cafe is still there but the dolls museum has been converted into an interesting exhibition about the geology of the area. Website: Rock Stop cafe (2014)

 

The Pier, Lairg

The Pier Café and Restaurant, Lairg

Lochside, Lairg IV27 4EG     Tel: 01549 402971

Excellent selection of teas, coffees, cakes and sanwiches. Also does lunches every day and evening meals at weekends.

Lovely view over the loch and has outside picnic tables.
Has a small craft shop attached.

Website: The Pier Cafe. (2014)

 

The Potting Shed, Inshriach

The Potting Shed, Inshriach

Near Aviemore, Inverness-shire PH22 1QS. Famed for its mouth-watering array of cakes. (£4.50 - £5 with coffee). Sit inside and watch the birds feeding or outside amongst the plants.

Open 10am to 5pm 1st March to 31st October

inshriachnursery.co.uk (2012)

 

Whistle Stop cafe, Kinlochewe

Whistle Stop Café, Kinlochewe

Old Village Hall, Kinlochewe, Wester Ross IV22 2PF.

Open 9am to 9pm March to October

More than a cafe - it offers full meals as well as the usual tea, coffee, sandwiches and cakes etc. An extensive menu and wide variety of food - except no veggie options for main courses.

No Website. (2015)

 

The mountain coffee company, Gairloch

The Mountain Coffee Company, Gairloch

Village Square, Gairloch, Wester Ross IV21 2BX.

Quirky cafe famed as much for the size and variety of scones as for the coffee. Tea and cakes are also on the menu.

There is a bookshop adjoining with an eclectic selection of books.

No Website. (2015)

 

Nanny's cafe, Shieldaig

Nanny's Shop, Shieldaig

Coran, Shieldaig, Wester Ross IV54 8XN.

Open 10am to 5pm Wednesday - Monday

Famed for its lentil and coconut soup, this popular bright cafe also offers teas, coffees, sandwiches and cakes. Also Breakfast! Wonderful view over the sea.

www.nannysshop.co.uk(2015)

 

Lanarkshire

The Wallace Tearooms, Lanark

The Wallace Tearooms

18 Broomgate, Lanark, ML11 8EE.

Welcoming cafe serving excellent coffee and cakes. Also serves breakfasts, lunches and snacks. Open 9.30 - 4.30 (not Sun).

Website: The Wallace tearooms

(2014)

 

 

carmichael visitor centre, Lanark

Carmichael Visitor Centre

Warrenhill Farm, Carmichael, Lanark ML12 6PF (signed off A73).

Tucked behind an unprepossing exterior is a pleasant tearoom offering excellent lunches using local produce, as well as snacks and hot drinks. (variable opening hours)

Take a look round the waxwork museum while you are there (free admission).

Website: Carmichael Visitor Centre tearoom(2014)

 

The Bully Inn, Quarter

The Bully Inn

2 Store Row, Quarter, Hamilton ML3 7XU.

Welcomed wet cyclists even though they has a wedding reception on. Tasty soup for £3.25 and sweets for £4.25.

Website: bullyinn.com/lunch-menu/(2011)

 

The Kirkton Inn, Carluke

The Kirkton Inn

10 Kirkton St. Carluke ML8 4AB

Surprisingly quiet for a Sunday lunchtime. We had a tasty soup for £2.50. TV dominates room and could be annoying if it's on.

No Website.(2011)

 

The Last Shift, Braehead

The Last Shift Inn, Braehead

38 Carnwath Road, Braehead ML11 8EY. Tel: 01555 812700

A great find. Staff are most welcoming and accommodating to six wet cyclists. Extensive menu and excellent food. Lunch starter and main for c. £10.

Website: The Last Shift Inn(2014)

 

The Cross Keys, Stonehouse

The Cross Keys Inn, Stonehouse

Queen St. Stonehouse ML9 3EE. Tel: 01698 791221

Standard pub fare, nicely cooked.
Staff are friendly and there are outside tables.

No Website.(2013)

 

Orkney

Birsay Bay Tearoom

Birsay Bay Tearoom

Palace, Birsay, Orkney KW17 2LX

Open 11am to 6pm Wednesday to Monday (summer)

Busy tearom offering light lunches, sandwiches and snacks. Variety of teas, coffee and other drinks. Great views across to Brough of Birsay.

Website: Birsay Bay tea room

(2015)

 

Beneth'ill Cafe, Hoy

Beneth'ill Café

Hoy, Orkney KW16 3NJ (near Stromness ferry terminal)

Open 10.00 -18.00 every dat, 18.30 - 21.00 Tue to Sun

Great bolt hole to escape the weather! It offers soup, sandwiches, light lunches, cakes and scones. It is licensed so beer or wine in addition to the usual selection teas, coffee and other drinks.

Website: Beneth'ill cafe

(2015)

 

Flotta community cafe

Flotta Community Café

Community Centre, Flotta, Orkney KW16 3NP

Open 12.15pm to 3.30pm Tuesday to Saturday

Another chance to get out of the weather! Support the local community cafe. It offers tea, coffee, soup and snacks.

No Website

(2015)

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Perthshire

Auchterarder tearoom

Auchterarder Tearoom

121 High Street Auchterarder.

Pleasant tearom to hide from the rain for half an hour. Tea, coffee, cakes and snacks.

There is another cafe further up the hill with a better menu but it only has two tables.

(2011)

 

St Fillans coffee House

Coffee House, St. Fillans

East end of Loch Earn on the A85. St Fillans village store has the coffee house to the rear. There are a couple of tables outside and picnic tables across the road. Open 7am-5.30pm (7pm at weekends).

Coffee, teas and snacks including Orkney ice cream. (2010)

 

Blair Atholl Watermill

Blair Atholl Watermill

Popular cafe in Blair Atholl just across railway line. Open April to October. There are outside tables. Homemade soups and home baking using their own flour. A must stop!

Website: Blair Atholl Watermill (2010)

 

Glen Lyon tearoom, Bridge of Balgie

Glen Lyon Tearoom

Bridge of Balgie, Glen Lyon, Perthshire PH15 2PP

Welcome break after climbing over into Glen Lyon. Sheltered outside tables. Homemade soup and cakes. Tea, coffee, sandwiches etc. and a small store and post office.

No Website.(2014)

 

Legends Coffee House

Legends Coffee House

Grandtully, Pitlochry, Perthshire PH9 0PL

Wide selection of coffees and teas, Scones with jam and cream to start the day off. Simply gorgeous chocolates for those with deep pockets.

Website: Legends of Grandtully (2014)

 

Gloagburn cafe and farmshop, Tibbermore

Gloagburn Café and farmshop

Gloagburn Farm, Tibbermore PH1 1QL

Great place to stop for a coffee and scone in the middle of nowhere! You can buy a couple of presents to save a trip out later...

Website: Gloagburn farm shop (2015)

 

Cafe Circa,Abernyte

Café Circa, Abernyte

Scottish Antiques and Arts Centre, Abernyte PH14 9SJ

Another eatery in the middle of nowhere! (One mile south of Abernyte on the B953.) Or rather a restaurant in the middle of an antiques emporium. It's geared up for meals, but you can also stop by for coffee and cake. Varied menu and good cooking.

Website: Cafe Circa (2015)

 

Treats cafe, Kinloch Rannoch

Riverbank Café, Kinloch Rannoch

The Square, Kinloch Rannoch PH16 5PF

This review was under it's former name of Treats: Great place to stop for a large bowl of soup and hunk of bread. The sandwiches and paninis were no mean size either. Plenty of tea and coffee. Great stop for hungry cyclists.

There is a small gallery and gift shop too. Open daily 10am - 5pm.

No Website:(2013)

 

Kirkmichael cafe and shop, Kirkmichael

Kirkmichael Café and shop

Kirkmichael, Perthshire PH10 7NT

Village store, Post office counter and community cafe. The coffee may come from a machine but the cakes are made by the local residents! Great stuff!

And you can sit outside in the company of a lovely lady from Keltneyburn smithy.

Web presence: kirkmichael village shop 2013

 

Cargill's bistro, Blairgowrie

Cargill's Restaurant and Bistro

Lower Street, Blairgowrie PH10 6AQ

Tucked away off the main drag, a pleasant place to have lunch or to sit outside for a coffee. Soup and sandwich for £6.50.

Website: Cargill's bistro

(2013)

Stirlingshire

Allanwater cafe, Bridge of Allan

Allan Water Café, Bridge of Allan

Popular cafe in the centre of Brdge of Allan opposite a bicycle shop! Reviews say excellent fish and chips. Coffee and scones were fine too.

The Allanwater cafe (2010)

 

Beech Tree cafe, Dunblane

Beech Tree Café, Dunblane

2 Beech Road Dunblane FK 15 0AA

Great place to hang out while waiting for your friends on the next train. Homemade cakes and scones etc.

No Website.

(2011)

 

 

Woodside Hotel, Doune

Woodside Hotel, Doune

Stirling road Doune (at Junction). The hotel bar also serves teas, coffees snacks and meals.

Webside: The Woodside

  (2011)

 

Brig o' Turk Tearoom, Callander

Brig o' Turk Tearoom, Loch Achtray

Situated on the Aberfoyle - Callander Road at Brig o'Turk about 7 miles from Callander (FK17 8HT).

The tearoom is gloriously old-fashioned with sturdy wooden tables and chairs. There are even those 3-layered cake stands! It Serves tea, coffee, delicious cakes and snacks.

Open 9-6 and sometimes in the evening till 9pm.

Website: Brig o'Turk tearoom(2012)

 

Stronachlachar Tearoom, Loch Katrine

Stronachlachar Tearoom, Loch Katrine

by Loch Katrine, Stirlingshire. About 10 miles from Aberfoyle. Cafe now open to November! It has a conservatory facing across the loch and outside tables. Selection of teas, coffee, cakes and snacks.

Open April to November. Website: The Pier cafe (2013)

 

Wee Blether Tearoom, Kinlochard

Wee Blether Tearoom, Kinlochard

Lochside, Kinlochard FK8 3TL About 5 miles from Aberfoyle. Nice view across the loch and many objects of interest amongst the outside tables. Lovely wee cafe with friendly staff and a good selection of cakes!         Open April to October.

Website: Wee Blether

(2011)

 

RhubarbLime cafe, Kippen

Gargunnock Inn , Gargunnock

6 Main street Gargunnock, Stirlingshire FK8 3BZ

Pub with a good selection of beer but more importantly it serves food all afternoon! Soup and sandwich good value at £6.50.

Open 12 noon - 9pm (12.30 - 8 on Suns)

Website: Gargunnock Inn

(2013)

 

RhubarbLime cafe, Kippen

Rhubarb Lime, Kippen

A great find on the main street in Kippen.

It is a delicatessen with a cafe. Serves teas, coffees, cakes and snacks.

Website: Rhubarb Lime    (not up in Jan 2016)

 

(2013)

 

Courtyard cafe, Fintry

Courtyard café, Fintry

Knockraich Farm, Fintry, Stirlingshire G63 0LN
1 mile from Fintry.

Light and airy café offering lunches and home baking. Also has a gift shop. Gets busy.

Website: Courtyard cafe (2012)

 

Carronbridge Hotel, Denny

CarronBridge Hotel, Nr. Denny

Carronvalley Denny, Stirling, FK6 5JG
Situated on the B818 Fintry road approx 5 miles form Denny.

A fire to warm us after our August picnic at Carron Resevoir! We only had coffee but there was a reasonable menu of snacks and meals. Hotel has good reviews but

Website: Carronbridge hotel(2013)

 

Town and country cafe, Killearn

Town and Country coffee shop, Killearn

16 Balfron Road, Killearn, Glasgow G63 9NJ Tel: 01360 550 830

A small café sharing space with a design shop. Tea, coffee, home baking, and light meals.

No Website. (2012)

 

Pottery cafe, Drymen

Pottery café, Drymen

The Square, Drymen, Glasgow G63 0BJ

This appears to be closed now.

No Website: (2012)

 

Oak Tree Inn, Balmaha

Oak Tree Inn, Balmaha

Balmaha, Loch Lomond, Glasgow G63 0JQ

Award winning pub that is in the process of setting up its own micro brewery. More importantly it was open at 10.30am for coffee and scones. Welcomes walkers and cyclists. Outside tables.

Website: the Oak Tree Inn (2012)

Northumberland

Lavender Tearoom, Etal

Lavender Tearoom, Etal

The Post Office, Etal, Northumberland TD12 4TN

Homemade Soup, light meals, snacks, puddings and cakes. Try their homemade Lavender scones!

Cafe and shop open 9-5 every day April-Oct. Shorter hours in winter. Welcomes walkers and cyclists.

Website: Lavender Tearoom (2015)

 

Cornhill Village shop and cafe

Cornhill Village Shop and Café

Main Street, Cornhill on Tweed, Northumberland TD12 4UH

Homemade Soup, snacks and cakes. Shop sells the Doddington Cheeses and speciality jams and honey.

Cafe and shop open 9.30-4 every day except Sun when it's 9.30-2.

Website: Cornhill coffee shop(2015)

 

Powburn Tearoom

Powburn Village Tearoom & Emporium

Hedgeley Services , Powburn, Northumberland NE66 4HU

Cafe serves their snacks, soup and cakes; teas and coffees in the china that once graced your grannies' display cabinets! Shop has a wonderful selection of bric-a-brac.

Cafe open Wed - Mon 9am - 5pm. (Shop 10-5)

Website: Powburn Tearoom(2016)

 

Chillingham castle cafe

Chillingham Castle Café

Chillingham Castle, Northumberland

The Castle Tea Room has home baking, afternoon teas, soups and snacks. log fire in cold weather.
Obviously the owners would prefer you to tour the castle, but the staff are happy to escort hungry cyclists to the cafe direct.

Website: Chillingham Castle   Open April - October (2014)

 

The Runnibg Fox, Felton

The Running Fox, Felton

2-4 Riverside, Felton, Northumberland NE65 9EA

Popular cafe by the river in Felton. Advisable to book at weekends. Great selection of pies, quiches, cakes etc. from the bakery.

Extensive menu of sandwiches, snacks and light meals including breakfast.

open 9-5 daily

Website: Running Fox  (2016)

 

Tomlinson's cafe, Rothbury

Tomlinson's Café, Rothbury

Bridge Street, Rothbury, Northumberland NE65

Very popular with locals. The full lunches looked delicious! Quite pricey but worth it. 2 course meal £15. Soup, scone and coffee about £7.

Website: Tomlinson's Cafe and Bunkhouse (2015)

 

Elsdon Inpromptu cafe

Impromptu Café, Elsdon

The Schoolhouse, Elsdon, Northumberland NE19 1AA

Great wee cafe full of cyclist memorabilia. Racers and audax folk stop here too. Will welcome the tired and wet at almost any time. Unlimited tea and tasty snacks at reasonable prices.

No website but plenty of mentions on cycle blogs. (2011)

 

Barrowcurn Tearoom, Alwinton

Barrowburn Tearoom, Nr Alwinton

Barrowburn, Harbottle, Northumberland. NE65 7BP.

Situated 5 miles up the Coquet valley from Alwinton this welcome tearoom has an excellecnt selection of cakes and savouries for the hungry cyclist. Opportunity to read the Information about access and activities on the Otterburn ranges while you drink your tea.

Open Wed - Sun 11am - 4pm.

Website: barrowburn tearoom(2016)

 

Tower Knowe cafe

Tower Knowe Café

Situated on south side of Kielder resevoir near the dam.

Lovely views. Standard but good quality cafe food. Review advises avoiding if its busy.

Website: Tower Knowe Visitor centre (2011)

 

Falstone Old schoolhouse cafe

Falstone Old School Tearoom

Falstone Northumberland

We did not actually go here but there are loads of cycle racks and it is on local cycle route 10. Open summer only.

Website: www.falstonetearoom.co.uk (not working Jan 2016) (2011)

 

Rocky Road cafe, Bellingham

Rocky Road Café, Bellingham

Manchester Square, Bellingham, Northumberland NE42 2AH
Tel: 01434 220510

Popular cafe in the centre of the village. Serves breakfasts, lunches as well as snacks and cakes.

Website: Rocky Road cafe Open till 4.30pm (2015)

 

Kasteale cafe, Haltwhistle

Kasteale Café, Haltwhistle

1 Westgate, Haltwhistle, Northumberland NE49 9AQ
Tel: 01434 394121

Serves tea, coffee, cakes, snacks and soups. Uses local and organic ingredients. Strawberry scones are delicious!

Website: Kasteale cafe Open 10am - 4pm (weblink not working Jan 2016) (2015)

 

Shoreline cafe, Craster

Shoreline Café, Craster

Craster, Northumberland     Tel: 01665 571251

Popular cafe near the harbour and bus turning point! Serves breakfasts, lunches as well as cakes and snacks.
Also sells crafts and a selection of groceries.

Website: Craster community cafe(2014)

 

SHAK Caravan

Coffee and Scones

Beach Car Park, Seaton Delaval, Northumberland

Coffee and Scones of a Sunday morning sold in aid of SHAK dog rescue.

Otherwise go to nearby Castaways Tea shop
32 Collywell Road, Seaton Sluice NE26 4QZ

Recommended, and popular with locals.

(2012)

Website: www.castawaysteashop.co.uk (not working Jan 2016)

The Cycle Hub

The Cycle Hub

Quayside, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 1BU

Gannin' to Newcastle? Here you'll find out what' going on.
Everything under the one roof - workshop, bike hire and cafe.

Sells cakes, snacks and lunches and has outside tables with a grand view up the Tyne.

(2013)

Website: The Cycle Hub

Cumbria

Greystoke post Office cafe, Greystoke

Greystoke Post Office

Church Road, Greystoke, Cumbria CA11 0TW

Very reasonably priced tea, coffee and cakes. There is only one table but it is open all year so give shelter from the weather!

Open Mon-Sat 7am-5.30pm, Sun 8am-12noon

Webpage: Greystokes Post Office (2014)

 

Threlkeld Village Hall cafe, Threlkeld

Threlkeld Coffee Shop

Station Road, Thelkeld, Cumbria CA12 4RT

Clean airy cafe serving soup, sandwiches, cakes and Fairtrade tea and coffee. Outside tables.

Open Tues - Sun 10-5

Website: Threlkeld Coffee shop (2014)

 

Fox and Pheasant, Armathwaite

Fox and Pheasant, Armathwaite

Armathwaite, Cumbria CA4 9PY

Popular pub with real ales and outside tables. They have a light lunch menu of soup, jacket potatoes, baguettes etc. as well as the full works.

Open 12-2pm, 6-9pm weekdays and 12-9pm weekends.

Website: Fox and Pheasant (2014)

 

Eden cafe, Brougham Hall, Penrith

Eden Café

Brougham Hall, Cumbria CA10 2DE

Wide range of snacks and light meals. Home cooking, locally sourced food. Teas and coffees. Outside tables.

Summer open 9-5 every day and winter (Nov-Mar) 10-4.

Website: Eden_cafe (2015)

 

Millyard cafe, Morland

Millyard Café

The Square, Morland, Cumbria CA10 3AZ

Wide range of snacks and light meals. Home cooking, locally sourced food and beers. Fair Trade tea and coffee. Outside tables.

Open 9-5 every day and evenings Fri & Sat.

Website: Millyard_cafe (2015)

 

Orton Scar cafe, Orton

Orton Scar café, Orton

Silver Yard, Orton, Cumbria CA10 3RQ

A selection of delicious cakes! They also serve teas, coffee and soft drinks. Breakfast and lunches availible. Outside tables.

Open 10-4.30pm.

Website: Orton Scar
Though quite a bit under Silver Yard cafe (previous ownership)(2015)

 

Watermill cafe, Little Salkeld

Watermill Café

The Watermill, Little Salkeld, Cumbria CA10 1NN

Wide range of cakes and light meals. Home cooking, organic and locally sourced food. Teas and coffee. Outside tables.

Opportunity to look round the mill.

Open 10.30 - 5.00 every day.

Website: Watermill_cafe (2015)

 

Village Bakery cafe, Melmerby

Melmerby Village Bakery

Melmerby, Cumbria CA10 1HE

Great home made cakes! Also serves teas, coffees, breakfasts and lunches. Shop sells cards and souvenirs as well as the expected bread and cakes.

Open Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 9.30am - 5pm (Summer)

Welcomes cyclists - loads of racks!

Website: Village_Bakery_cafe (2014)

 

Mrs Millers cafe, Culgaith

Mrs Miller's Café

Hazel Dene Garden Centre, Culgaith, Cumbria CA10 1QF

Home cooking, locally sourced food. Lunch memu looked tempting. Coffee and scone deal £3

Open Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10.30am-4.30pm also evenings on Fri/Sat.

Website: Mrs_Miller's_cafe (2014)

 

Corrie's Tea Room, Appleby

Corrie's Tea Room

1 Bridge St, Appleby, Cumbria CA16 6QH

Teas, coffees and a selection of cakes. Also billed as an ice cream parlour. Outside table on balcony at rear. Large area at rear for cycle parking.

Open 5 days of the week including Sunday.

No Website.(2015)

 

The Old Post Office, Beetham

The Old Beetham Post Office Tea Room

Old Beetham Post Office, Church St, Beetham LA7 7AL

Small upstairs cafe overlooking the church. Homemade cakes with a good reputation, teas, coffees and light meals.

Open 8.30 - 6 Mon, Wed-Fri; 9-5 Sat and 10-4 Sun.

No Website.(2015)

 

Lancashire

The Barn at Scorton

The Barn at Scorton

The Square, Scorton, Near Garstang, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 1AU

Large coffee shop, part of garden centre. Covered space for cycles (in a barn!). On NCN6.

Open 9.00 - 5.00 Mon - Sat, 10.00 - 6.00 on Sun.

Website: Scorton coffee shop (2015)

 

Applestore cafe

Apple store Café

Wyresdale Park Estate, Snowhill lane, Scorton, Lancashire, PR3 1BA

Located in the shelter of the walled garden and surrounded by trees, the Apple Store Café sits at the heart of Wyresdale Park. The daily menu consists of hearty soups, sandwiches, delicious cakes, scones, salads and full english breakfasts. The cafe is unique: dinning takes place in restored glass houses, and digestion takes place during a ‘stroll round the grounds.

Open year round Wednesday to Sunday, 9.30am to 4.00pm.

Website: Apple store cafe (2016)

 

Cobbled Corner cafe

Cobbled Corner Café

2 Club Lane, Chipping, Preston, Lancashire PR3 2QH

Home baking, full of cyclists when I visited on a Sunday morning

Open 10.00 - 5.00 every day

Website: Cobbled Corner Cafe (website not working Jan 2016) (2016)

 

Riverbank tearoom

Riverbank tearooms

23 Chapel St, Slaidburn, Clitheroe BB7 3ES

Down by the River Hodder in Slaidburn. Meals and cakes, free wifi, close to award winning public toilets! Also sell maps, which is handy if you have dropped yours in a river.

is on the northern loop of the Lancashire Cycleway, RCN90

Open 10.00 - 4.30 Tue - Fri, 9.30 - 4.30 at Weekends

Website: Riverbank tearooms (2015)

 

ndercroft, Whalley Abbey

Autisan Café, Whalley Abbey

The Sands, Church Lane, Whalley BB7 9SS.

In the Abbey precinct. Teas, Coffees, snacks and light meals.

Whalley is on both northern and southern loops of the Lancashire Cycleway, RCN90 and 91

Open 10.00 - 4.00 every day

Website: Cafe Autisan(2016)

 

The Millstone, Mellor

The Millstone, Mellor

Church Lane, Mellor, Lancashire BB2 7JRS.

Hotal that offers fine dining but also has outside tables (and a bar) where you can enjoy a coffee and sandwich.

Mellor is on the southern loop of the Lancashire Cycleway, RCN91

Website: Millstone Hotel(2016)

 

Hornby Tea Room, Hornby

Hornby Tea room

Hornby Post Office, 8-10 Main Street. Hornby Lancs. LA2 8JR

The tea rooms are open seven days and offer home made cakes, light meals and all day breakfasts as well as teas and coffees.

No Website: (2013)

 

Bridge House Farm Tea Room, Settle

Bridge House Farm Tea room

Bridge House Farm Tearooms, Wray, Lancaster LA2 8QP

Just over the bridge going eastward out of Wray on NCN69 (Way of the Roses). Good range of lunches, desserts and cakes. Welcomes cyclists.

Open 10.00 - 5.00 (4pm in Winter) closed Mon.

Website: www.bridgehousefarm.co.uk (website not kept up to date) (2016)

 

Yorkshire Dales

meadowside cafe, Dent

Meadowside Café

The Laning, Dent, Cumbria LA10 5QJ

Home cooking, locally sourced food and beers. Lunch memu looked tempting. Soup + drink c.£5

Welcomes walkers and cyclists - but no cycle parking!

Website: Meadowside cafe (2011)

 

White house tearoom, Reeth

White House Tea room

Anvil Square, Reeth, Yorkshire DL11 6TE

Very popular with locals. The full lunches looked delicious! Large portion of soup + 'bottomless' coffee was £5.90 (in 2011).

No Website.

Curlew Crafts cafe, Ingleton

Curlew Crafts Tea room

Main Street, Ingleton, Lancs. LA6 3HQ

Home made cakes and scones. Delicious local ice cream! They also do light lunches.

Open 9.00 - 5.30 (suumer), 9.00 - 4.00 (winter)

No Website. (old website looks hacked - reviews bad in 2015) (2013)

 

Poppies Tea Room, Settle

Poppies Tea room

Bishopsdale Court, Settle, Yorks. BD24 9EB

Fair trade teas and coffees, Home made cakes and light lunches.

Open 8.30 - 4.30 (3pm on Weds) closed Sun.

No Website(2013)

 

North Wales

Poppies Tea Room, Settle

The Café at Abakhan

A548 Coast Road, Mostyn, Flintshire. CH8 9DX

A selection of homemade Sandwiches, Cakes, Scones & Soups along with a selection of daily specials, main meals including a meat carvery.

A large bike rack is available for safe storage.

Open Mon - Sat 9.00 - 5.00, Sun 9.00 - 4.30.

Website: cafeatabakhan.co.uk(2016)

 

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