lake district cafes and coffee shops

Cafe Culture

Lake District cafes and coffee shops

Cafe Culture

Lake District Cafes & Coffee Shops

Cafe culture has come to Allerdale with a range of interesting coffee shops that are well worth seeking out. From the quirky to the traditional and the downright classy, we have something for everyone.

Lingholm Kitchen and walled garden

Lingholm Kitchen and Walled Garden

Open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, Lingholm is a wonderful place to visit. With its artisan breads and tasty cakes and pastries, as well as full meals, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Once popular with Beatrix Potter, make sure you visit the walled garden too (but look out for Mr McGregor). A popular way to visit is to get the Keswick Launch to Lingholm’s very own jetty.

The Coffee Kitchen and Bakery, Cockermouth

Serving specialty coffees, real bread, homemade cakes and different varieties of tea. They even roast their own hams and make their own pickles, lemon curd and have a separate artisan bakery in Market Place.

Herciti Maryport

Herciti, Maryport

Superb coffee and light bites and more including retro clothing and bric a brac in this popular town centre meeting point.

Fairydust Emporium, Silloth

1950s themed cafe with a real atmosphere, excellent coffee and great home baking.

Fairydust Emporium Silloth
Java Coffee shop Keswick

Java Coffee Shop, Keswick

Friendly welcome, lots of nice sweet treats and quality coffee.

Wordsworth House and Garden, Cockermouth

The birthplace of both William and Dorothy (and their other three brothers), also has a small cafe on the first floor (disabled access is available) whose scones are so good they feature in the National Trust’s Book of Scones. 

But is it cream or jam first?

Wordsworth House and garden Cockermouth
Abrahams Cafe at George Fisher Keswick

Abrahams' Café at George Fisher, Keswick

Upstairs in the Keswick landmark store with great cakes to choose from.

Café Bar 26, Keswick

Lively cafe bar with Illy coffees and rooms upstairs if you are staying in Keswick.

Cafe Bar 26 Keswick
Merienda cafe Cockermouth

Merienda, Cockermouth

Cockermouth staple for fab breakfasts and food and coffee throughout the day.

The Hungry Catepillar, Workington

A focus on fresh, healthy food in this town centre café.

The Hungry Catepillar Workington
Cafe Twelve62 Wigton

Café twelve62, Wigton

Home – made soups and cakes a specialty as well as a friendly service.