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The Green Housekeeper Cafe

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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PRICE RANGE
USD 3 - USD 10
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Soups
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews bread soups scones rarebit cake baked potato salad toasties cream tea home made full english breakfast friendly service late lunch well worth a visit lake district generous portions lovely lunch
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Reviewed 12 December 2020 via mobile

Such a warm welcome! Hospitality at its best. Oozing with comfort food and plenty of it. Scrumptious home cooked food and gluten free is never a problem (even delicious home baked cakes....yes and not the usual chocolate brownies) The only problem might be getting a...table.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Helpful?1  
Reviewed 16 November 2020

It is a little on the pricey side but the rarebit here was delicious. Generous pot of tea and a nice ambience despite the looming 2nd lockdown.

Date of visit: November 2020
Helpful?1  
Reviewed 31 October 2020

We’ve just enjoyed a fantastic lunch at this café. The lady was extremely attentive to all our requirements and the food was absolutely gorgeous. There’s a great choice of tasty soups all home-made and lots of other delicious things to choose from. This is how...all cafés should be. Well done. We would highly recommend and if we return to Coniston we would definitely return in a heartbeat.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Helpful?1  
Reviewed 24 October 2020

I had previously written a critical review of The Green Housekeepers Cafe, not because of the food or service (which were very good) but because the food was served in plastic containers due to Covid and on the day of my visit there was also...a problem with flies. I have since removed this review as the owner has taken on board the feedback and now serves the food and drink in crockery, which makes for a much better experience. The owner clearly cares about her customers enough to respond politely to each review and also take feedback seriously (where others may be defensive). This is a real positive in my book and we will surely return.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Helpful?2  
438gillianh, Owner at The Green Housekeeper Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words, I’m really touched. You are right myself and my staff (who feel like family to me) genuinely care about customer satisfaction. It’s extremely important to us and we do try our best to please. I look forward...More

Reviewed 22 October 2020 via mobile

Had 2 cream tea. Came on cardboard chip tray to eat off. And cardboard cups, to drink from, very disappointed. Scones, Coffee and tea lovely and fresh. Presentation let it down. No need even during covid.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Helpful?1  
438gillianh, Owner at The Green Housekeeper Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2020

Oh I am so dismayed by your review - thank you for visiting my café, I really do need to keep visitors coming and eating with us as we are open all year around providing employment for local people. I do appreciate your feedback this...More

Reviewed 21 October 2020 via mobile

Lovely little cafe. Extremely good food but with a limited menu due to the pandemic. Food and drink served in/on disposal plates/cups which may put some people off. Lovely friendly service. My husband and I will certainly be visiting again.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Helpful?1  
438gillianh, Owner at The Green Housekeeper Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your wonderful review! I really appreciate it having just responded to some dreadful ones yours put a smile back on my face! I look forward to your next visit - returning customers are my favourite...More

Reviewed 19 October 2020

Small little cafe, both had toastie bread was very thick good overall. However there were no plates and the toasties were served in tin foil and the drinks in single use plastic cup. It was unclear if these were recyclable.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Helpful?1  
438gillianh, Owner at The Green Housekeeper Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and I am pleased that you enjoyed the toasties. All of the bread is handmade locally. I’m sorry you were unhappy by the lack of crockery. This is a temporary measure (I sincerely hope) as...More

Reviewed 15 September 2020

Stopped here for a much needed lunch. We were warmly welcomed, enjoyed a huge pot of tea (with a cosy!), and an epic cheese toastie. A great little cafe in the village, well located, and 10 mins walk from the lake shore. A great range...of food and homemade cakes.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Helpful?3  
Reviewed 3 September 2020 via mobile

Group of ours (12 people) where camping in the area and happened to find this cute little place. Soups, home made bread, butter, wrap, English breakfast, cream tea with home made strawberry jam - amazing! Service was very friendly and warm but still professional, made...us feel very welcomed. Would go back again any time.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Helpful?2  
Reviewed 22 August 2020

Great little place, the food we had was nice, tasty & prepared well. It was nice food, great prices. Staff were friendly & good service

Date of visit: August 2020
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Goolia2772
2 May 2019|
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Response from 438gillianh | Property representative |
Hello Yes indeed we are open every day! Hope to see you over the weekend- safe journey, Gill
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eastlands22
13 November 2018|
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Response from 438gillianh | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your enquiry and yes we do offer gift vouchers. The vouchers are available in £5.00 or £10.00 denominations. We also offer a voucher for cream tea for two (the cost is £9 but the voucher does not state... More
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Samanthajo1993
20 September 2018|
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Response from 438gillianh | Property representative |
Hello, I’m sorry we do not allow dogs (other than service dogs). It isn’t that we dislike dogs but we have such a tiny space for seating we feel it unfair on the dog - surrounded by the smells of home cooking and we have... More
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