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 the details and it will be posted. A picture would be appreciated too.
Please note that although all the information was last tested in February 2020, Covid-19 has ensured that everything is unreliable and needs to be double checked.
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 - 5.30, Sun 11-4
Website: Mainstreet Trading (2015)
23 Townfoot Stow TD1 2QN. Tel: 01578 730720
Much needed stop on the A7 route.
Open Tue - Fri 9 - 4; Sat- Sun 10 - 4.
Now under new management.
Website: Cloudhouse cafe(2017)
2 Market Place, Lauder TD2 6SR. Tel: 01578 722808
Named after a small Tibetan rug and furnished with Tim Stead chairs this place has style. Serves delicious cakes and a selection of sandwiches, soup, teas, coffee and soft drinks.
Open Mon- Sat 9 - 5; Sun 10 - 4.
Website: Flat Cat Coffee Shop(2017)
12 High Street, Innerleithen, EH44 6HA
Serves soup and a variety of fillings for baked potatoes and sandwiches, also has an excellent selection of cakes. Coffee comes recommended.
Open: Fri - Wed 8.30am - 4.30pm
Website: loulabelles cafe (2021)
The Riverside Bakehouse, Abbey St. Bathans, Duns TD11 3TX
Comes recommended by a fellow cyclist.
Open Thurs - Sun 10.00am - 4.00pm
Website : Riverside Bakehouse (2021)
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-Fri 7.00am - 4pm; Sat 9am-2pm; Sun 10am-2pm
No Website (2013)
Southview Evangelical Church, Crosshill, Chirnside TD11 3UF.
Community coffee shop. Selection of light meals, soup and snacks. Also tea, coffee and soft drinks.
Has a lovely locally-made wall hanging to admire!
Open: Mon - Thurs 9.30 to 12.30; Fri 9.30 to 14.00
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 Tue 10-4; Wed - Fri 9-5; Sat 9-4; Closed Sun & Mon.
Bonchester Bridge, Hawick, TD9 8JN
Advisable to book for lunch if a group, as it is not very busy. It has a fairly standard pub lunch menu at reasonable prices.
It's a quirky place, the parade of staff carrying articles through the dining area made one feel part of a Fringe show, which given that it was August, was entirely appropriate! Open pub hours.
May 2019 - Seems to be under new management -restauraunt re-opened.
Website: horse and hound (2017)
Cottage Bank, Eddleston, EH45 8QS
Situated on the A703 just north of Eddleston, this is a useful stop if you've cycled over the Meldons. There is a welcome fire in cold weather. Coffee, tea, sandwiches, cakes and light lunches.
Appears to be closed: (Feb 2020)
West Craigie Farm, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9TR
Farm shop, deli and café.
Open Sun - Sat 9am-5pm
Website: www.craigies.co.uk (2017)
222 New Road, Fisherrow Musselburgh EH21 6DQ
Under new management (2020).
Breakfasts, filled rolls etc, lots of vegan options. Coffee, tea, Hot chocolate etc.
Open: Thurs - Tues 8am-5pm; Closed Wed
No Website. FB page says dog friendly. (2011)
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."
Open: Mo-Sat 7am-4pm; Closed Sun
No Website. (2011)
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: Daily 10am-4.30pm.
Website: Cramond Falls 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 Tue-Fri 8am-3pm, Sat 9am-3pm;
No Website. (2013)
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.
Open Mon - Sun 9.30 - 4.30; Sun 9.30 - 5.00.
No Website. (2019)
Peffers Place Haddington EH41 3DR
Lovely coffee shop and bakery. Ssandwiches and snacks and home baking. Very popular. Has outside tables.
Open: Mon - Sat 9.30-3.00
Website: The Loft (2020)
91 High St, Haddington EH41 3ET
Lovely coffee shop and bakery. Delicious German cakes and bread. Also serves sandwiches and snacks. Very popular. Has outside tables.
Open Wed - Sat 9.00-5.00, Sun 10.00-5.00.
Website: Falko's (2020)
The village shop, Upper Keith, Humbie EH36 5PJ
Lovely coffee shop / Bistro. Selection of light meals, soup and snacks. Also tea, coffee and soft drinks. Adjoining is the village shop that sells an excellent selection of bread. Very popular.
Open Mon - Sat 8.30 to 16.00; Sun 9 to 4.
Website: Humbie Hub (2017)
1 Main St, Gifford, Haddington EH41 4QH
Scones and cakes to go with your tea and coffee. Also soup, light lunches and advice on cycle repairs!
Open: Mon - Sun 9.00 to 16.00.
Roselea cottage, Broomrigg, Pencaitland, EH34 5DH
New cafe that opened during lockdown. Loads of outside seating. Soup and sourdough sandwiches, the scones and cakes to go with your tea and coffee.
Open: Thurs - Sat 9.00 to 15.00; Sun 10.00-15.00
Beecraigs Country Park, Linlithgow EH49 0AD (by visitor centre)
Tel: 01506 847111
Selection of drinks, soup and sandwiches, home baking etc.
Open 9am - 4pm as a takeaway during 2020.
Polkemmet Country Park, Whitburn EH47 6PL (in visitor centre)
Tel: 01506 847111
Selection of drinks, soup and sandwiches, light lunches etc.
Open as a takeaway during 2020. (10-3?)
Muiravonside Country Park, The Loan, Whitecross EH49 6LN.
Tel: 01506 671290
Selection of drinks, soup and sandwiches, home baking etc.
Sat - Sun. 11-3 run by Falkirk community Trust
Mon - Fri (not Wed). 11-3 Café run by adults with special needs. (2014)
Web presence: muiravonside country park
Warning - may close in April 2020 if no funding.
10B Shorehead, Portsoy, Banff AB45 2PB
Friendly cafe selling hot and cold drinks, soup, sandwiches, baked potatoes and homemade cakes. Excellent Cullen Skink!
Situated on the harbour, it has outside tables but the peace is interupted by cars deciding to turn round in front of you.
Showing as closed (Feb 2020). (2017)
2 Regent Square, Keith AB55 5DX
Noted for its homemade cakes and scones, it also sells soup and salads - and beverages to wash them down with.
Open: Mon-Sat 10.00 - 5.30 and Sun 10.00-5.00.
Website: Boogie Woogie (2017)
Dufftown Station, Keith AB55 4BA
As it is situated alongside the platform, it attracts passengers from the railway but it is also open when the trains are not running.
Serves teas, coffees with good selection of cakes, also soup and light lunches. Smoky Balvenie whisky flavoured ice cream a speciality!
Open: 10am - 4pm every day (8am on Friday).
Website: Sidings (2017)
13-15 Balmellie Street, Turriff AB53 4DW
The only place open in town. Said that they were virtually fully booked, but the alleged customers had not materialised by the time we left...
Has a pub-style menu. Scones were excellent!
Open: Mon - Thurs Noon - 10pm; Fri - Sun 10am - 10pm.
Market Street, Maud AB32 4NH
After you've visited the railway station & museum where better to go than the community cafe frequented by the volunteers!
Serves teas, coffees, soup, light lunches and desserts. They aim to serve ethically produced food and use organic ingredients where possible.
Open: Mon - Fri 9.30am - 3.30pm; Sat 10am - 3pm.
Website: Old Mart Cafe (2019)
23 High St, Stonehaven AB39 2JP
Lovely wee cafe offering a marvellous choice of homemade soups. Having recovered from the surprise of more than one soup there is a good choice of sandwich fillings, drinks, and wonderful homemade cakes and scones - and a great selection of Galloway ice cream too.
Open: Mon - Sat 9.30am - 5.30pm; Sun 10.30am - 5.30pm.
Website: Cool Gourmet (2019)
10 King St, Inverbervie DD10 0RG
The only cafe in town!
Friendly cafe that serves All DAy Breakfasts, teas, coffees, sandwiches, cakes, soup and baked potatoes.
Open: Mon - Sat 9.00am - 3.00pm; Sun 10.00am - 8.00pm.
Website: Crown Hotel (2019)
20 West Port, Arbroath DD11 1RE
Specialises in vintage teas from around the world. Menu offers other hot and cold drinks, breakfast, lunch, snacks and afternoon teas, from British and Mediterranean cuisines. The walls are adorned with uplifting messages.
Open: Mon - Sat 9.00am - 4.00pm; Sun closed.
no Website: (2021)
Port Appin, Appin, Argyll PA38 4DE
Situated by the slipway for the ferry to Lismore, the Ferry Bar offers a tasty selection of bar meals. Local fish a speciality. There are outside tables where you can enjoy the view.
Website : pierhousehotel.co.uk(2018)
Benderloch, Oban, Argyll PA37 1QP
Situated next to the former Benderloch station, a stone's throw from the NCN78. It has a great selection of light lunches, cakes and snacks. Raspberry scones particularly recommended!
There are outside tables.
Open: 10am-5.30pm. Easter till October
No Website (2018)
Main Street Taynuilt, Argyll PA35 1JE
A tasty array of homebaking and a selection of sandwiches
to have with your soup, tea or coffee.
Open 10 - 4.30 Thursday - Sunday.
Website: robin's nest tearoom(2018)
Dalavich, Taynuilt, Argyll PA35 1HN
Village shop/café/post office where you can enjoy a varied lunchtime snack menu and stock up on essentials.
Open: 10am - 3pm every day.
No Website (2018)
Salen, Acharacle PH36 4JN
New shop/café offering tea, coffee, soup and snacks. The cake went down well too.
Good selection of groceries for those self catering/ camping.
Open: Mon-Sat 9am - 2pm; Sun 10am - 2pm.
Kingarth, Isle of Bute 7 miles from Rothesay
Friendly bar, good food and lots of outside tables.
Website: kingarth hotel (2014)
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 4.30pm every day and late in the summer. Children's play area. (2014)
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)
The cafe is part of the village post office, the dividing partition having an interesting array of painted wooden spoons!
Tasty soup, snacks and homebaking to have alongside your tea and coffee.
Open: Mon & Wed-Sat 9am-4pm; Sun 10am-4pm; Closed: Tuesday
No Website. (2018)
Moved to: Millcroft, Millhouse, Tighnabruaich PA21 2BW
Open: Wed - Sun 10am-4pm
Restaurant with Breakfast, lunch and dinner table d'ote menus offering a choice of local produce.
Website: botanica food
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: the oystercatcher (2012)
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!
Open 10- 6 during the summer
Website: Benmore cafe (2013)
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: colintraive hotel (2012)
26 West Princes St, Helensburgh G84 8TD.
Moved site (from Sinclair St) and expanded.
Website: riverhillcourtyard (2012)
50 Balloch Rd, Balloch, Alexandria G83 8LE.
Good selection of cakes to go with one's coffee.
(They also serve meals)
Open: 9am-6pm every day
Calgary, by Dervaig, Mull.
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.
Open: 10.30 am to 4.30pm. (April - October)
Website: Cafe @ Calgary Arts (2018)
Argyll House, Salen, Aros, Mull PA72 6JG
Teas, coffees and snacks. Outside tables. Welcome watering hole if you've travelled the sparsly caféd west coast.
Open 10.30am to 5.00pm April to October.
Website: the coffee pot(2018)
Shore Street, Arinagour, Coll PA78 6SY. Tel: 01879 230 262
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.
Open: Wed-Sat 11am-2pm & 5 -9pm, Sundays 12- 6pm
Website: Island cafe(2013)
Rosaburn, Brodick, Isle of Arran, KA27 8DP.
The museum is open daily (10.30 to 16.30) during the summer months and reduced hours 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)
At Clubhouse - on main road. Open 10-5pm 7 days in summer. Welcome respite from the weather! Old fashioned tearoom. Friendly service.
Website: machriebay tearoom (2012)
53-54 Drumlanrig Street, Thornhill, DG3 5LJ
Popular cafe with locals and cyclists alike.
No Website. (2010)
High Street, Moniaive, DG3 4EQ.
Open: 10.30am-4.30pm Tue-Fri; 10.30am-5pm Sat & Sun.
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.
Website: glen whisk(2015)
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.
Open: Fri 10am-4pm; Sat & Sun 10am-5pm
Web presence: Ae cafe (2014)
Ken Bridge, New Galloway DG7 3PR
Garden at rear, good beer seletion.
Website: kenbridge hotel(2010)
Dock Park, Dumfries
Good selection of sandwiches, cakes and ice creams.
Open in summer season. Website presence: Dock Park. (2010)
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
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)
38/39 South Hermitage St, Newcastleton TD9 0QE
Good range of homemade bread and cakes to eat in or take away. Hot snacks too.
Open: Mon-Fri 7.30am-4pm; Sat 8am-4pm; Sun 10am-4pm.
No Website. (2019)
25 Parnie St. Glasgow G1 5RJ.
Popular cafe in the centre of Glasgow. Theme of Trans European express even extends to the seats!
Open: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. transeurope cafe
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
35 Main St, Bothwell, Glasgow, G71 8RD
Open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. They offer a range of vegan and gluten free dishes both for home baking and meals.
There are outside tables and bikes can lean against the decking.
Open 10-5.30 Mon-Sat; 11-5.30 Sun.
Website: The Hidden Teahouse
(On list at owner's suggestion)
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.
Closed - last tripadvisor July 2016 (2012)
Great views to Blaven. Friendly service, home cooking. Outside tables. Also sells local crafts/produce.
Changed to Amy's Place in Oct 2019.
Website: Amy's Place (2010)
Panoramic 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)
1 mile south east of Ledmore junction, Assynt.
now a motel with self-catering facilities.
Website: Altnacealgach Motel.
New management at start of 2017.
Soup and sandwiches available all day, plus cakes, hot drinks and really good coffee. Everything is home made. There is also a small gift shop - local stuff wherever possible.
Welcomes cyclists - even cold, wet, dripping ones (which often happens!). A small selection of bike tools are availible for emergency repairs. (2018)
Usually open from around 10am - 4:30pm (currently summer only).
Latest info is on the Website: Elphin Tearoom.
(updated from information given by owners)
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)
Achness Hotel, Rosehall, Lairg IV27 4BD. Tel: 01549 441239
Good selection of dishes served in both bar and restaurant.
Possible to have just a coffee/tea.
Open pub hours.
Close by are the Achness falls and the remains of a broch.
Website: The Achness Hotel. (2018)
Lochside, Lairg IV27 4EG Tel: 01549 402971
Excellent selection of teas, coffees, cakes and sandwiches. 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. (2018)
Achany Glen, Lairg IV27 4EE
Good to find that this centre has been rebuilt. Restaurant now open but not tried by Mellow Velo.
Open 10am - 5pm every day. (winter 11am-4pm)
12 High Street Dornoch IV25 3SH
Newly opened bakery that also has a cafe. Soup, sandwiches, snacks and cakes with teas and coffee. Outside tables at the rear.
Open 10am - 5pm evry day
No Website - says closed on google (Feb 2020)
Well Street, Portmahomack, Tain, Ross Shire, IV20 1YD
Soups, sandwiches cakes and bakes. Hot & cold drinks.
Open: Mon,Tue,Fri & Sat 10.30-4.15 (summer) 11.30-3.30 (winter) Sun 11.30-3.30 July/August.
Website: Carnegie Hall Cafe. (2018)
Edderton Village Hall, Station Road, Edderton IV19 1JZ
Teas, coffees, soup and snacks.
Also a small selection of crafts for sale.
Open: Mon, Tues, Thurs & Friday 10.30am to 2.30pm (Summer)
No Website. (2018)
Dornoch Rd, Bonar Bridge IV24 3EB
Teas, coffee, cakes and sandwiches. Also does lunches.
Open: 10am - 4pm Tuesday-Sunday
No Website. (2018)
The Seaboard Centre East Street, Balintore, IV20 1UA
Teas, coffee, cold drinks, soup, snacks and lunches.
Open: Tues to Fri 10.30am – 3.00pm
Website: The Seaboard Cafe. (2018)
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)
Coran, Shieldaig, Wester Ross IV54 8XN.
Open 10am to 5pm Monday - Saturday (closed winter)
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.
80A Forrest Street, Airdrie ML6 7AG.
Very close to Drumgelloch Station. Great breakfasts for only £4 to start your day. Also do teas, coffee, cakes, sandwiched etc. and lunches. Very good value for money.
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
Warrenhill Farm, Carmichael, Lanark ML12 6PF (signed off A73).
Tucked behind an unprepossessing 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)
2 Store Row, Quarter, Hamilton ML3 7XU.
Welcomed wet cyclists even though they had a wedding reception on. Tasty soup for £3.25 and sweets for £4.25 (in 2011).
No Website: (2011)
5 Union St. Carluke ML8 4AG
Run by Scottish Autism, this café has recently reopened after a refurbishment. Tea, coffee homemade soup, baked potatoes, sandwiches, cakes etc. served by friendly and cheery staff.
Open Mon - Sat 10-3. No Website.(2017)
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)
Queen St. Stonehouse ML9 3EE. Tel: 01698 791221
Standard pub fare, nicely cooked.
Staff are friendly and there are outside tables.
No Website. Says closed on google (Feb 2020). (2013)
Palace, Birsay, Orkney KW17 2LX
Open 11am to 5pm Thursday 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
Hoy, Orkney KW16 3NJ (near Stromness ferry terminal)
Open 10.00 -18.00 every day, (summer)
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
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.
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.
No Website. (2010)
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.
Highland Safaris, Aberfeldy, Perthshire PH15 2JQ
Wide selection of breakfasts, lunches, snacks, teas, coffees and cold drinks.
Open: Sun-Sat 9am-4.30pm
Website: Highland Safaris cafe
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.
Open: Sun-Sat 11am-4pm
Website: Highland chocolatier (2014)
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 coffee shop (2015)
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)
Popular cafe in Blair Atholl just across railway line. There are outside tables. Homemade soups and home baking using their own flour. A must stop!
Open: Sun-Sat 9.30am - 3.30pm April to October.
Website: Blair Atholl Watermill (2021)
Queens View visitor centre, Pitlochry PH16 5NR
About 7 miles out of Pitlochry on North side of Loch Tummel.
A pleasant cafe for coffee and an excellent (if rather pricey) selection of cakes. Best visited when there are no coaches!
Outside tables and cycle racks. Open Tue-Sun 10am - 4pm.
Web presence: Queen's view visitor centre
The Square, Kinloch Rannoch PH16 5PF
Open Wed -Sun 10.00am - 4.00pm.
Soup, sandwiches, cakes all day breakfast, tea and coffee
Rannoch Station PH17 2QA (on the platform)
Breakfasts, light lunches and snacks. Wide selection of teas, coffees and soft drinks. (smaller of alcoholic ones).
Outside tables, midge repellent essential!
Open Mon-Thur & Sat 8.30 - 16.30; Sun 10.00-16.30 (Closed in winter)
Website: Rannoch Station Tearoom (2020)
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 2017
Lower Street, Blairgowrie PH10 6AQ
Tucked away off the main drag, a pleasant place to have lunch or to sit outside for a coffee.
Under new management 2020.
Website: cargills bistro(2013)
5 High Street, Blairgowrie PH10 6ET
Excellent cafe in the centre of town. Friendly staff and fast service. The menu gives a wide variety of dishes and there are specials too but they disappear fast when busy.
Soup, sandwich, soft drink and coffee £11.60
cycle racks outside.
Website: Cateran Cafe (2017)
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)
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.
Open: Mon-Fri 10.00-5.30; Sat 9.00-5.00; Sun 11.00-4.00
Stirling road Doune (at Junction). The hotel bar also serves teas, coffees snacks and meals.
Webside: The Woodside
7 Main Street, Doune FK16 6BJ
Interesting selection of light meals in both breakfast and lunch menus. Lovely cakes on display for those in for a coffee.
Open 9am -4pm Mon - Fri; 9-5pm Sat; 10-4pm Sun
Website down (Feb 2020)
Bridgend, Callander FK17 8AH
Café and adjoining hostel are run by the Callander Youth Project. Open 8am-8pm everyday (except Sun 8-4 and Mon 8-10). It serves breakfasts and light meals all day as well as teas, coffees and snacks.
Hostel is open but cafe appears to be closed. (Feb 2020)
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.
2019 - Closed
Stronachlachar, by Loch Katrine, Stirlingshire. About 10 miles from Aberfoyle.
It has a conservatory facing across the loch and outside tables. Selection of teas, coffee, lunches, cakes and snacks.
Open: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Website: The Pier cafe (temporarily closed July 2021) (2018)
6 Main street Gargunnock, Stirlingshire FK8 3BZ
Pub with a good selection of beer but more importantly it serves food all afternoon!
Open Wed - Sun 12 noon onwards
Website: Gargunnock Inn
A great find on the main street in Kippen.
It is a delicatessen with a cafe. Serves teas, coffees, cakes and snacks.
Open: Mon-Sat 9.00-4.30; Sun 10.00-4.30
Website: Rhubarb Lime
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 (2017)
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.
No Website. (no recent reviews - closed?? Feb 2020) (2013)
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)
80 Buchanan St, Balfron, Glasgow G63 0TW
Friendly café with good quality food offering teas, coffees and light lunches. (also a pizza specialist according to website).
Outside tables and cycle parking.
Open 10-4.30 Mon-Thur, 10-9 Fri and 10-3 Sat.
Website: Doyles cafe (2021)
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)
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.
Open Mon-Sun 10 - 4.30. April - October
Website: Honey Farm (2019)
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 Mon-Fri; 10-5 Sat-Sun May-August. Shorter hours in winter. Welcomes walkers and cyclists.
Website: Lavender Tearoom (2019)
Ford Village, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland TD15 2QG
Tea, coffee, light meals, snacks and cakes.
Under new management from August 2018
Website: Village shop(2018)
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(2019)
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 - Sun 10am - 4.30pm. (Shop 10-5)
Website: Powburn Tearoom(2016)
Chillingham Castle, Northumberland
The Castle Tea Room has home baking, afternoon teas, soups and snacks. The is a 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)
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 (There is also a branch in Longframlington - and 'soon' in Shilbottle.)
Website: Running Fox (2016)
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.
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. (2016)
Situated on south side of Kielder resevoir near the dam.
Lovely views. Unfortunately now taken over by a waffle company.
Emphasis on the sweet stuff, though there are savoury options.
Website: Tower Knowe Visitor centre (2019)
Falstone Northumberland NE48 1AA
Independant community run cafe just east of Kielder Water. They offer homemade cakes to have with your coffee. They also serve soup, sandwiches and light meals. There are outside tables, cycle racks and it is on local cycle route 10.
Open: Mon - Fri 10am-4pm; Sat & Sun 9.30am-4.30pm.
Website. Falstone Tearooms (2019)
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. Open till 4.30pm
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(2016)
Spitalford, Alnwick NE66 3DW Tel: 01665 571371
Primarily a shop selling crafts, cards etc.
It also serves teas, coffee and excellent cakes.
Website: Eleanor's Byre(2018)
Lucker, Belford NE70 7JH Tel: 01668 213824
Offers an excellent lunch menu. It is not cheap but is a welcome alternative to Bamburgh when it's too busy.
Lunch 12.00-14.00 Mon-Sat, 12.00-17.00 Sun.
Website: Apple Inn (2018)
Brownieside, Chathill NE67 5HW
A welcome addition to an area a little short on cafes. Refuel to get you over the hill to Wooler! A very pleasant cafe and shop offering a good selection of cakes and snacks even at 3.30pm!
Open 9.30am - 4pm every day.
Website: Carnaby's cafe (2018)
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.
Quayside, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 1BU
Gannin' to Newcastle? Here you'll find out what's 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.
Website: The Cycle Hub
18 Hill St, Corbridge, Northumberland NE45 5AA
Tel: 01434 632948
Table d'ote menu with four choices but also possible to have just tea, coffee and cakes.
Open: Mon-Fri 9.30am - 5pm; Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 10.30am - 4pm
Website: corbridge larder
1 Westgate, Haltwhistle, Northumberland NE49 9AQ
Serves tea, coffee, cakes, snacks and soups. Uses local and organic ingredients. Strawberry scones are delicious!
Open 10am - 4pm
Showing closed on google. (July 2021) (2015)
Whitfield Village Pantry, Sawmill Track, Hexham NE47 8HA
Village shop and café known for their large breakfasts! However, we only arrived in time to grab a drink and a good-sized tasty scone to enjoy at the outside table…
Open: Tues-Fri 8am-2pm; Sat 9am-2pm; Sun 9am Noon. Mon closed.
Killhope, The North of England Lead Mining Museum
Near Cowshill, Upper Weardale, County Durham DL13 1AR
The café has a choice of Hot and cold drinks, soups, sandwiches, scones, cakes etc.
You can enjoy the view from the picnic area at the back. There is an awning over some of it but it unfortunately doesn't stop the wind! There is bike parking in the car park at the front.
The museum is interesting too if you've some time to spare.
Open: 11.00am - 4pm daily.
Website: Killhope Museum Cafe
Allendale Forge Studios, Market Place, Allendale Town, NE47 9BD
Community owned space housing a gallery, shop and café. Has outside tables.
The café serves breakfasts, lunches and a good selection of light refreshments, cakes etc. The scones are mega size!
They can get busy, but that gives customers the opportunity to browse the gallery and artists’ workshops or idly watch life on the Market Square.
Open: 9am - 5pm (4pm in winter)
Website: Allendale Forge cafe
Walton Village Hall, Walton, Brampton CA8 2DJ
Lovely wee cafe in a room with 'old penguin books' wallpaper! Variety of teas, coffee, sandwiches, cakes and light meals.
In summer open 10.00 - 4.00 daily, reduced hours in winter.
No Website: (2017)
40-42 Bridge St, Longtown, Carlisle CA6 5UD
Varied menu with a number of GF options.Tea, coffee, sandwiches, soup and light meals.
Mon - Sat 8.00am - 5.00pm; Sun 8am - 4pm.
Website: The Sycamore Tree (2019)
Church Road, Greystoke, Cumbria CA11 0TW
Very reasonably priced tea, coffee and cakes. There is only one table but it is open all year to give shelter from the weather!
Open Mon-Sat 7am-5.30pm, Sun 8am-12noon
Webpage: Greystoke Post Office (2014)
Station Road, Thelkeld, Cumbria CA12 4RT
Clean airy cafe serving soup, sandwiches, cakes and Fairtrade tea and coffee. Outside tables.
Open Tues - Sun 10am -5pm (4pm in winter)
Website: Threlkeld Coffee shop (2014)
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.
Variable opening hours.
Website: fox and pheasant (2014)
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 Tues-Sat; 10-4 Sun & Mon
Winter (Nov-Mar) 10-4 Tues - Sun.
Website: Cafe 4 Eden (2015)
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 9am - 4pm Wed - Sun.
Website: Millyard_cafe (2015)
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 Mon - Sat 9am - 4pm; Sun 10am - 4pm.
Though quite a bit under Silver Yard cafe (previous ownership)(2018)
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 - 4.00 Thurs - Tues..
Website: Watermill_cafe (2015)
Melmerby, Cumbria CA10 1HE
Popular café with great home made cakes! Also serves teas, coffees, breakfasts and light lunches.
Open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm; Sat-Sun 9am - 5pm (Summer)
Welcomes cyclists - loads of racks!
Website:old village bakery(2019)
Hazel Dene Garden Centre, Culgaith, Cumbria CA10 1QF
Now closed and moved to:
Four and Twenty, 42 King St, Penrith CA11 7AY
Website: Four and Twenty (2014)
Hallbankgate, Brampton, Cumbria CA8 2NJ
Community run shop and café. Teas, coffees and lovely home baking all day. Hot food served at lunchtimes Tue-Sat.
Open Mon-Sat 8.30am-5pm, Sun 9.30am-3pm.
Website: Hallbankgate Hub (2019)
Village shop and tearoom, Hesket Newmarket CA7 8JG
Small tearoom at side of shop. Homemade cakes and scones, sandwiches, soup and snacks, plus tea & coffees.
Open 9.30 - 5 Mon-Fri; 9.30-1 Sat.
Priest's Mill, Caldbeck CA7 8DR
Popular cafe tucked away off a side road in Caldbeck. Choice of soup, five lunches, desert, sandwiches, cakes etc. as well as the usual tea, coffe and soft drinks. Craft shops next door.
Open 9.00 - 5.00 Daily (reduced hours in winter).
Website: Watermill cafe(2017)
The Old Rectory, Bowness on Solway, Wigton Cumbria CA7 5AF
Cafe both inside and outside in the lovely garden. Soup, sandwiches and homemade cakes as well as tea, coffee and cold drinks.
Open April to October.
Website: wallsend tearoom(2016)
Seaville Farm, Silloth, Cumbria CA7 4PT
They serve sandwiches with fruit salad which is a great idea. Excellent fruit tarts too. Good selection of homemade cakes as well as tea, coffee and cold drinks.
Open 10.30 to 4.30 daily. April to October
No Website: (2017)
Oxenholme Railway Station, LA9 7HF
Small cafe selling teas, coffees, pies and pastries just outside the railway station.
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: 10am - 4pm Thurs - Mon.
Farletonview Fishery, Crooklands Rd, Milnthorpe, LA7 7LR
This family run cafe serves excellent quality light meals, cakes and drinks. It is on a farm with a garden plant centre and fishery and comes highly recommended by a local cyclist.
Open 9.00 - 4.00 Thurs - Sun (and Bank Hols) March - October.
Website: Farletonview tearoom(2018)
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 - 4.30 Mon - Sat, 10.00 - 5.00 on Sun.
Website: Scorton coffee shop (2015)
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)
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(2016)
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: 9.30 - 4.30 Tue - Sun
Website: Riverbank tearooms (2015)
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)
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 Post Office, 8-10 Main Street. Hornby Lancs. LA2 8JR
The tea rooms are open every day bar Wednesday and offer home made cakes, light meals and all day breakfasts as well as teas and coffees.
Website: hornby tearooms(2013)
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.
No Website: (2016)
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!
Open 10am - 4pm Fri - Sun.
Website: Meadowside cafe (2011)
Garsdale Road, Sedbergh, Cumbria LA10 5LW
Mill has a permenant historical exhibition (£4) but you can see some of the old machinery and the selling exhibitions for free.
Cafe offers a good selection of cakes, sandwiches and light lunches and is open 10.30am - 3pm.
Website: Farfield Mill(2018)
Cautley, Sedbergh, Cumbria LA10 5NE
Lovely old pub about 4 miles North East of Sedburgh. The outside tables have a great view of the Howgill fells and Cautley spout.
Excellent selection of cakes to have with one's coffee.
Also serves full meals.
Website: Cross Keys(2018)
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. (2013)
On the A166, at Gate Helmsley, nr York, YO41 1NB.
It’s also on the NCN66 and Way of the Roses cycle routes.
There is cycle parking, but it is not visible from the seating areas.
Pleasant airy café with lots of outside tables. Extensive menu covering Breakfasts, lunches, light bites and cakes. A good selection of teas, coffees and soft drinks and a small selection of alcoholic ones too. Very popular so be prepared to queue for a table.
Open 9.00 - 5.00 severy day
Website: The Balloon Tree(2021)
Sledmere House, Sledmere, Driffield, Yorkshire, YO25 3XG
Brunch and lunch menus, lots of cakes and the usual hot and cold drinks. Some outside tables at rear of cafe.
If you are too late / in a hurry, the farmshop has a well-stocked deli counter of savouries, cakes and cold drinks.
Open Tues-Sun 10-5 (hot food till 3.30)
Website: The coach house café (2021)
Burton Agnes, Driffield, East Yorkshire YO25 4NB
Opening varies but core times are 11-4 every day except in mid-winter. Normally tickets to the gardens must be purchased, but the café is free to those arriving by bicycle!
In July 2021 only the outside area was open and it was serving a basic tea, coffee snack + soup menu. The plants for sale served as a mini garden to walk round in itself.
Open 9.00 - 5.00 severy day
Website: Burton Agnes Hall(2021)
Main Street, Goodmanham, Market Weighton YO43 3JA
Popular café that serves breakfast, lunches, snacks and cakes. Extensive hot and cold drinks menu. Indoor tables can be fully booked at lunchtime. There are outside tables at the front.
Open Wed - Sun; 10.00am - 4.00pm
No Website (2021)
The Rambler’s Rest. Main Street, Millington, YO42 1TX
Serves soup, hot and cold drinks and a variety of snacks, desserts, cakes and ice cream. There are outside tables.
Open Thurs – Mon; 10.30am to 4.00pm
Website: The Rambler's Rest(2021)
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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