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Wilf's Cafe

Staveley Mill Yard Back Lane | Back Lane, Staveley, Kendal LA8 9LR, England
+44 1539 822329
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“salad” (48 reviews)
“veggie chilli” (19 reviews)
“rarebit” (18 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Soups, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Staveley Mill Yard Back Lane | Back Lane, Staveley, Kendal LA8 9LR, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went out of our way to come here based on a friend’s review. Be sure to step out the back for the full experience on the river. Good hearty food at reasonable price. Veggie chili and rarebit both good and the veggie and the...More

Thank egnarocatom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Five of us visited this cafe earlier this month for lunch, it was midweek so it was nice and quiet. The cafe is nice and spacious with a lovely outdoor seating area outside overlooking the river. The menu sounded really promising with lots of choice....More

Thank Manchester987
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and atmosphere, friendly staff. But coffee is not up to much. Very weak cafetiere, no taste at all.

Thank janecreed22017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I use Wilf's for lunches, occasional breakfasts and to meet people. The food is tasty, wel presnted and smilingly served and there is plenty of variety. So far as I know it's all made on the premises (OK, not the ice-cream) and they have very...More

Thank Stanley C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went twice as salads were so good great place would highly recommend service is good great place to take dogs with you

Thank Valandcyril
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Just had a lovely lunch by the river here. Welsh Rarebit with mushrooms and salad yummy. Very quick service even though it was full.

Thank Babs R
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Wilf’s cafe Gluten Free bread is the best I have ever tasted. Sometimes when they are busy they supplement it? I generally go for the Rarebit as I love their salads x

Thank Mydaysoff
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Came here at the recommendation of a local. Located in an industrial type setting, the place itself is a little oasis. We ate a bacon n brie baguette and cups of tea. Great selection of food and a nice outdoor seating area as well.

Thank mistermarcus1972
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

Fantastic food at a good price, the cafe was really busy but what do you expect in the Lakes in May! Would happily recommend and I’m looking forward to visiting again.

Thank Aidan2018
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Visted here several years ago and would have recommended it to anyone. Now however I’m not so sure. Visited with my husband and two sons (toddler and newborn) to find that half of the downstairs is “adults only” and yet this areas has sofas and...More

Thank CB786
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Staveley Mill Yard Back Lane | Back Lane, Staveley, Kendal LA8 9LR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal  >  Staveley
  • Phone Number: +44 1539 822329
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Our Cafe is tricky to find at the back of The Mill Yard by the river, but deserves to be found for all sorts of reasons.... Based in the old Bobbin Loft with some of the old line workings still in place, we have traditional seating plus a cozy sofa area inside plus decking over looking the river Kent for warmer days.
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