Our top Cafes in South Lakes

Our favourite South Lakes Cafe’s

Customers often ask us for a recommendation for food between sessions. So as part of our ongoing customer service we have been doing some heavy market research; any excuse to eat cake….

Our favouite South Lakes cafe's
Instructors Matt, Will and Amy (holding the camera) on a tough day off

Coniston area.
Green House Keeper Cafe. This little gem of a cafe is hiding in plain view on the main street of Coniston. We mainly have their superb bacon butties on a dash through to meet customers but an extended stay is highly recommended.
Hollands Cafe at Lakeland House Hotel Possibly the best breakfast in Cumbria? A super friendly, hearty meal awaits…. we make any excuse to come here for breakfast with groups!
The Wilsons Arms in Torver Pub, Restaurant and Deli! This great gastro pub combo is in Torver, 5 minutes drive from Coniston. A great traditional evening meal option, make sure you book as its often busy.

Ambleside and Beyond
Now there are many, many good places to eat in Ambleside and Bowness, so we have decided to point out a couple that you may not find otherwise.
Cafe Altitude, Ambleside Climbing Wall This unusual choice is actually really good, for a place that’s focus is towards the climbing wall the coffee, food and staff are great. Why not go climbing whilst you’re here too?!
Cafe Latte, Bowness on Windermere Talk about finding a needle in a haystack, this little place is a sanctuary amongst a very touristy location. Two words, mmmmmm cake…
Chesters by the River, Elterwater The posh option, where I take my parents when they visit! Afternoon tea? Yes please!

Slightly Further afield.
Broughton Square Cafe, Broughton in Furness Distinctly off the beaten track, you will have to make an effort to reach Broughton. But if you happen to be passing this little cafe it’s well worth a visit. Simple no frills food with friendly local staff.
The Coach House Cafe, Ford Park, Ulverston Locally sourced, home grown, fairtrade, organic, gluten free… sound good? Come here!