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Review of The No Car Cafe

The No Car Cafe
Price range: US$1 - US$9
Cuisines: British, Cafe, Soups
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Description: Hidden high in the hills of the Dark Peak "The No Car Cafe" welcomes walkers, horse riders and cyclists. Share in the wild, rugged, beauty of its landscape. Those that make the journey will be rewarded with locally sourced, freshly prepared, real food in a friendly, relaxing,rustic atmosphere. Warm yourself by the log burning stove. Once rested and well nourished, continue your exploration of the Dark Peak hills. Got a car? Not a problem. Park in the lay-by on Sheffield road at the top of Rushup Lane and walk the 500 m to "The No Car Cafe". It will be well worth the effort!
Reviewed 4 May 2017

usually go here after a walk. marvellous scones, jam & cream & a good cuppa too. Only problem? You have to walk back up the hill (500metres) to where you parked the car!

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Reviewed 3 April 2017

A small group of us came upon this place while on a walking trip and needed emergency loo stop! we called into use the loo but while we were there some members of the group asked if they sold crips/chocolate etc to make up for just dropping in to use the loo. The people there didn't seem pleased to see us, and didn't sell any of the above, so we didn't stop. On the up it seemed a nice clean tidy place for something to eat rather than a loo/snack stop.

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Ollie002, Owner at The No Car Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

We were not at all pleased to see this group of about 10 people who visited our cafe solely to use the toilet facilities but with no intention of buying anything. We are not a take-away cafe (planning restritions) so do not sell anything that can be consumed off the premises. We do, however, sell lots of items that can be consumed on the premises. Being a smallish cafe with one "loo" we do not appreciate people turning up on mass to use the "loo" one after another, thereby preventing our paying customers from being able to use it. They were so rude and ignorant that they did not even have the courtesy to ask if we minded them using the toilet and queuing up outside, leaving the door open and blocking the entrance so that no one else could get in or out! We are a cafe for walkers, cyclists and horseriders and not a public convenience for groups of people with weak bladders who are too mean to support us by buying anything but do expect us to provide them with an emergency toilet stop. Please do not come back as you are not welcome here and have no right to disturb our real customers.

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Reviewed 15 January 2017

Great welcome with great soup and filled oatcakes. All very freshly done in beautiful converted barn. Great for cyclists and walkers. Let's use it.

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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Very welcome stop at this cafe during a walk at the head of the Edale valley. Made to feel very welcome despite our muddy boots and dog. Food really nice (plus a cheeky beer).

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Ollie002, Owner at The No Car Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2016

Hello Cwtchy,
Great to hear from you again and thanks for the review.

Muddy boots and dogs are never a problem to us - we had the floor tiled for that very reason - as no cafe should ever have a problem with walkers, dogs or cyclists no matter how muddy or sweaty!
In fact given that we are a "No Car" establishment we expect our customers to have toiled to get here but hopefully when they arrive they will enjoy the experience and feel that the effort was worthwhile.
We always do!
Thanks once again and we look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed 26 October 2016

The No Car Cafe was a delightful find in the heart of the Peaks. A very welcome bowl of home made vegetable soup, accompanied by a delicious bacon butty (with plenty of bacon!) and lovely fresh coffee made a warming half way stop whilst walking through amazing scenery. Horse riders, cyclists and of course walkers, with or without children or dogs, are all welcome at this family friendly cafe. A jewel to take note of!

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1  Thank Trevor C
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