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| Borrowdale, Cockermouth, Borrowdale CA13 9LQ, England
09:00 - 17:00
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Keswick, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Out for a cycle ride yesterday with a bunch of friends and stopped for a well earned coffee and cake break at the Grange Café. Beautiful sunny day so we sat out on the terrace and had a really nice cup of coffee and excellent date and apple slice. In fact it was the best date and apple slice I... More 

Thank June D
Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been to the cafe many times when visiting Cumbria and have breakfast there every day when staying in Grange. Home cooked food is always excellent and served on hot plates. Top quality egg and bacon Best omelettes ever Delicious flapjack , Borrowdale tea bread and chocolate fudge cake also. All home made. Owners are welcoming,friendly and attentive. Feels like... More 

Thank Carol H
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've come here many times over many years and my wife and I have a fond regard for the cafe, not because its perfect, but because it is what it is and I've always felt comfortable with its straightforward approach. We have never been able to fault the food. We love the canopy and sitting outside, the inside is rustic... More 

Thank Tim H
Carlisle, Cumbria
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Nothing wrong with the food in this cafe but the younger man (I presume that owners son) gave me the third degree before I was allowed to use the customer toilet which by the way is very basic! They obviously have a problem with non customers trying to use it but don't take it out on your actual customers! He... More 

Thank Jaf11
Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Grange Cafe offered a very welcome "watering hole" halfway round a circular walk from Seatoller. Not needing a full meal, we enjoyed toasted teacakes and an excellent cup of tea. We can certainly recommend doing the walk this way round with beautiful views ahead as we approached Castle Crag, and a more gentle return journey along the river bank.

Thank Ian S
Chorley, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Walked from Keswick via Catbells terrace and then onto Grange village and hoped there would be a cafe offering a nice soup and there was ! Lovely vegetable soup. Not over peppered or salted. Just perfect as were the tuna sandwiches on lovely wholemeal bread. Well presented and tidy tea room. Will be returning for sure.

Thank chorley64
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Stopped here on a lovely walk in Borrowdale. Properly old fashioned cafe, excellent service and the best Borrowdale Teabread ever.

Thank Jeffgrasmere
Guisborough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Excellent home made cakes conveniently situated on the Borrowdale Bash and fabulous coffee too. Kids had milk shakes served in old fashioned milk bottles which went down well, literally. Nice outdoor seating too so bike security not a problem. Very attentive staff.

Thank Irideforcake
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Lovely place to stop for refreshments during a walk.Great service from friendly staff. Pot of tea that just went on forever! Homemade soup to die for. Dogs welcome and staff are straight out to offer bowls of water and make a fuss of the dogs.

Thank Lisa T
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Very slow service, not too helpful and when we wanted to order drinks again took ages to notice, we had to go and call into the kitchen. Food ok.

Thank Callymun

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Borrowdale, Cockermouth, Borrowdale CA13 9LQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Borrowdale
  • Phone Number: 01768777077

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?