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Park Life Cafe

Calder Holmes Park, Hebden Bridge, England
+44 1422 847626
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“ice cream” (17 reviews)
“sandwiches” (2 reviews)
“lunch whilst” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Calder Holmes Park, Hebden Bridge, England
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Me and Mr S out for an early walk stopped here for tea and 'breakfast'. I had tea and a well done bacon sandwich, Mr S a herbal tea and a caramel and ginger ice cream. Food fantastic drinks delicious... Coul have cried the ice...More

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 25 May 2017

6 of us called in for lunch whilst on our way home after a bike ride. It was 12.30pm & they had run out of brown bread. The service was very slow with drinks arriving & been drunk before any food arrived, they were only...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We visit this cafe every time we are over from Manchester and it has always been a favourite of ours, alas it wasn't the same on our last visit a couple of weeks ago. The service was terrible, nobody seemed to know what they were...More

2  Thank ManchesterTreacle
Reviewed 24 April 2017

22 Flavours of good ice cream that benefits greatly from not being too sweet. Well worth a visit on a hot day but big queues and slow service from a moody teenager when I went.

Thank JimJimmeney
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We queued for nearly 40 minutes to get an ice cream from this cafe on a hot, sunny weekend in early April. There was only one girl serving and the queue moved incredibly slowly so we were really hoping that the ice cream better be...More

Thank Harlequin33
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here for a full English breakfast and wow, what a breakfast! All cooked to order so very fresh and staff were fantastic. Will defo come here again if we're ever in the area visiting again. 10 out of 10 x

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I popped here for a sweet treat and a coffee on the way home after lunch in a nearby pub and we're delighted we did. Great selection of hot drinks, I had a latte and the chocolate brownie/buns were heavenly. Such lovely...More

Thank Opinions-mattr
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Good staff food and a genuine good business, like the idea of diffrent types of ice cream as well really good for the summer

Thank Wilbur321
Reviewed 16 October 2016

A cafe that serves great coffee, veggie and vegan food, allows dogs, plays good music, is friendly and welcoming IN A PARK??!! This is sooooo hebden bridge !!😍

2  Thank ManchesterTreacle
Reviewed 2 October 2016

nice food and lovely owners but an incredible wait for food, been here alot and it's always the same. I think the kitchen is too small for the menu they offer

1  Thank Claire M
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 17:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calder Holmes Park, Hebden Bridge, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Hebden Bridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1422 847626
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We are a small and friendly, community centric cafe that strives to meet the needs of the 'Park People'. We are located in the old pavillion in Calder Holmes Park, with the river on one side and the beautiful canal on the other. We serve quality food from a simple but varied menu with meat and vegetarian options, the ingredients for which are locally and ethically sourced. Choose from a range of freshly prepared sandwiches and salads, fresh fruit smoothies, great fairtrade and organic coffee, the tasty Park Life Burger, falafel pitta or a good ol' bacon butty! We offer 22 exciting and enticing flavours of local dairy ice cream that is served from our hatch at the side of the cafe building. Sit inside and listen to some good tunes, read from our bookshelf or flick through one of the interesting magazines we subscribe to. Or just look out the window, out across the old bowling green and watch the birds busy in the treetops. We pride ourselves on our strong community ethos (having been qualified youth and community workers in another life!) and work closely with the Friends of Calder Holmes Park to try and improve and develop the park, a valuable and dynamic public space.
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