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Waterside Cafe and Food Bistro

Kent View, Kendal LA9 4DZ, England
+44 1539 729743
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“salads” (17 reviews)
“quiche” (7 reviews)
“cakes” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Kent View, Kendal LA9 4DZ, England
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1 - 10 of 84 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's great to have somewhere in Kendal with good quality vegetarian food in a light bright setting and really friendly staff. I always have the salad plate but friends reported that the cheese scones and soup were brilliant. The cakes are also gorgeous. We booked...More

Thank hawthorn_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a quesadilla gorgeous meal had a lot of different salads very filling. My only complaint is the potatoes they were disgusting had to find a bin to puke them out! But, other than that the brownie I had for dessert was gorgeous I...More

1  Thank GoofyLlama
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visit here on a regular basis and am never disappointed. I nearly always have my 2 year old with me and the kids play area makes sure he has plenty to do while we enjoy our visit. Have sampled a variety off the menu and...More

Thank Lisa T
lanamay827, Owner at Waterside Cafe and Food Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Lisa T Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. I am glad you enjoy our cafe and your little one can have fun:) All the best and see you again Magda and the team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place, formerly the Josefina Cafe named after centigenarian Brazilian sculptress Josefina Vasconcellos, is in a lovely position alongside the River Kent and below the town centre. The building is in a recess and looks a bit like a Spanish bodega. Great fresh salads, mega...More

Thank RiodeJaneiroWanderer
lanamay827, Owner at Waterside Cafe and Food Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Thank you very much for your lovely feedback. I am glad you enjoyed the visit in our cafe:) I am sorry about the draughts,we will make sure the doors are closed so it should not be too draughty next time when you visit us:)...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The chocolate and date crumble slice is to die for. A large piece for £2.85 is enough for 2. My vegan daughter was so thrilled to get a cake we took one away with us and it kept her going for 2 days! The soup...More

Thank Sally K
lanamay827, Owner at Waterside Cafe and Food Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Thank you so much for your lovely feedback:) I am glad you enjoyed your visit The chocolate and date slice is one to gorgeous :)and I am glad you like to portions of it (I know ..it is really huge:)) All the best and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a snack outside overlooking the river. Great cakes and coffee. Others were enjoying lunch. Staff were very friendly.

Thank BillMancs
lanamay827, Owner at Waterside Cafe and Food Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

hello Thank you very much for taking the time to leave this lovely feedback:) I am glad you enjoyed your visit in our cafe and hope to see you again All the best Magda & the team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was delicious and excellent value. I had the medium salad plate:- 5 salads chosen from a selection of 10ish and my husband had quiche and salads. We spoke to several members of staff and they were all very helpful and friendly. We were...More

Thank dn1002016
lanamay827, Owner at Waterside Cafe and Food Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Thank you very much for your lovely feedback:) I am happy you enjoyed your visit in our cafe and hope to see you again All the best Magda and her team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With a beautiful setting overlooking the River Kent this is a very friendly cafe/bistro which has surprise cakes of unusual ingredients that taste heavenly. There is even a special section for parents and babies/small children to relax and gently play together. Tasty lunch menu or...More

Thank Jacqueline F
lanamay827, Owner at Waterside Cafe and Food Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Thank you very much for your lovely comment. I am glad you enjoyed your visit in our cafe:) Cakes are our passion :) All the best and hope to see you again Magda and her lovely team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As we passed the Waterside Cafe we decided to stop and get a drink as it was a hot day, when we went in to order we noticed all the delicious cakes. I can honestly say I have never seen such a great selection we...More

Thank Anne-Marie V
lanamay827, Owner at Waterside Cafe and Food Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Thank you so much for your feedback. I am glad you enjoyed your visit:) Hope to see you soon again...new cakes are coming:) All the best and hope to see you again Magda and the team

Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We visited this place yesterday because we read that they do smoothies and vegan food options. The cafe is cozy, lovely, with a small terrace and great views to the river. The menu was stunning. Many if not every food was possible to have vegan...More

Thank James L
lanamay827, Owner at Waterside Cafe and Food Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Thank you very much for such a fantastic feedback:) I am glad you enjoyed it. We do our best to make sure our customers are happy :) The food is fantastic and my lovely team is doing their best to make sure it is...More

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Yes, it is. Dogs are very welcome in some of the areas of cafe. Magda
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Not sure but if it is a nice day, there is outside seating.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Monday
08:30 - 16:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 16:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 16:00
Thursday
08:30 - 16:00
Friday
08:30 - 16:00
Saturday
08:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kent View, Kendal LA9 4DZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: +44 1539 729743
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Description
We are a family run vegetarian and vegan cafe offering delicious food at edible prices in a pleasant riverside setting just a few minutes walk from the town centre and just off the A6. We offer vegan, wheat and gluten free options freshly prepared on premises daily using the finest, largely organic and fair trade ingredients., All the food is sourced locally. Our eggs are sourced from free range "happy hens".
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