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.
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)
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)
23 Townfoot Stow. Tel: 01578 730720
Much needed stop on the A7 route.
Now under new management.
Website: Cloudhouse cafe(2017)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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.
Open 10.30 - 4pm.
West Craigie Farm, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9TR
Farm shop, deli and café.
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)
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)
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
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)
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)
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)
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 9.00 to 16.00 every day.
No Website: (2017)
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)
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.
open 11am - 4pm every day.
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 10am - 5pm Mon-Sat and 11-4.30 on Sun.
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).
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, 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, Isle of Bute 7 miles from Rothesay
Friendly bar, good food and lots of outside tables. www.kingarthhotel.co.uk/ (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 5.30pm every day and late in the summer. Children's play area.
No Website. (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)
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)
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 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: www.colintraivehotel.com (2012)
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.
2017 - cafe removed from website - closed??
No Website (2012)
64 Sinclair St, Helensburgh G84 8TP.
This appears to have changed hands - maybe open, maybe not.
50 Balloch Rd, Balloch, Alexandria G83 8LE.
Good selection of cakes to go with one's coffee.
(They also serve meals)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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
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.
2017 - The Barn has closed down.
53-54 Drumlanrig Street, Thornhill, DG3 5LJ
Popular cafe with locals and cyclists alike.
No Website. (2010)
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.
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, New Galloway DG7 3PR
Garden at rear, good beer seletion.
Dock Park, Dumfries
Good selection of sandwiches, cakes and ice creams.
reopening in spring 2015. 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
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)
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
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
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.
No Website. Maybe closed - last tripadvisor July 2016 (2012)
Great views to Blaven. Friendly service, home cooking. Outside tables. Also sells local crafts/produce.
Website: Blue shed cafe (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.
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)
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)
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)
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
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)
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 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.
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 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)
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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)
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.
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: 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 farm 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. 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)
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 raks. Open daily 10am - 4pm.
Web presence: Queen's view visitor centre(2017)
The Square, Kinloch Rannoch PH16 5PF
This has gone up in price and down in (portion) size sunce Treats days. Good place to stop for a bowl of soup and slice of bread (no soup and sandwich deal). They have sandwiches, paninis, salads and cakes to accompany your tea and coffee.
Soup, toastie, soft drink and coffee £15.75
There is a small gallery and gift shop adjoining. Open Tue- Sun 10am - 5pm.
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. Soup and sandwich for £6.50.
Website: Cargill's 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.
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 (5pm on Sat)
Webside: Buttercup cafe
Bridgend, Callander FK17 8AH
Café and adjoining hostel are run by the Callander Youth Project. Open 8-8 everyday (except Sun 8-4). It serves breakfasts and light meals all day as well as teas, coffees and snacks.
Webside: Callander Youth Project
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)
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)
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
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 - 8pm on Suns)
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. Does appear to be open - recent tripadvisor report.
Website: Rhubarb Lime (not up in Jan 2016 or 2017!)
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. Hotel has good reviews but
Website: Carronbridge hotel(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 (2017)
The Square, Drymen, Glasgow G63 0BJ
This appears to be closed now.
No Website: (2012)
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)
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)
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)
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, 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)
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)
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)
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)
Barrowburn, Harbottle, Northumberland. NE65 7BP.
This welcome tearoom has unfortunately now closed.
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 Northumberland NE48 1AA
We did not actually go here but there are loads of cycle racks and it is on local cycle route 10. Open summer only.
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
Website: Rocky Road cafe (weblink not working Feb 2017)(2015)
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 Feb 2017) (2015)
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)
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.
Website: www.castawaysteashop.co.uk (not working Feb 2017)
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.
Website: The Cycle Hub
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)
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)
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.
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: Bettyann's Tea Parlour (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 9-5 every day and evenings Fri & Sat.
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.
Website: Orton Scar
Though quite a bit under Silver Yard cafe (previous ownership)(2015)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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.
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.
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)
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)
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
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)
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 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 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!
Website: Meadowside cafe (2011)
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).
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. (reviews bad in 2015) (2013)
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.
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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