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Monties Cafe & Guesthouse

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Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BX, England
+44 15394 42723
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Stoke on trent
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203 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a lovely little cafe as you negotiate the hill up and down. Great to stop off and recharge, 3 times we've stayed in the lakes and 3 times we've stopped here :)

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Settle
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We only had coffee, but the cakes on display looked good and the atmosphere was welcoming and comfortable, with quirky art on the walls.

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Thank Rachel S
Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you vey much for your lovely comments and we hope you stay for more than coffee next time! More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Came in on a wet afternoon looking for shelter, ended up having the most gorgeous and fresh cream tea with a fab range of teas available alongside this, will definitely be back! Lovely atmosphere where you almost feel like you're left to settle in and make yourself at home.

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Thank TillieNat
Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this review

What a lovely review to read and so glad that you are already planning a return visit. Your comments were very much appreciated by all the Monties team. Thank you. More 

Brighouse, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had breakfast here twice on three day break lovely food nice quirky decor would recommend had scrambled eggs with smoked salmon next day had boiled eggs both lovely

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Thank Tina W
Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you Tina for your valued feedback and we do hope we will be on your list of places to visit next time you are back in Bowness. Our breakfast menu has certainly enjoyed popularity with both visitors and locals alike. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast was lovely, when I FINALLY got it. Breakfasts where getting mixed up and delayed etc. I understand how hard it is in a busy cafe/ restaurant, I've worked in the hospitality industry myself as a waitress but you need to keep on top of it in the quiet moments, clearing/ wiping tables for the next customers etc. Even if... More 

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Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this review

I am sorry to read that you felt you had poor service when you said you recently visited Monties as we more often than not are complimented on our service and friendliness of staff. I am sure had you brought this matter to the attention of a member of staff, they would have gladly cleared the table for you. We... More 

Kirkby Lonsdale
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is great - fresh ingredients and good size portions. But the girls - who are lovely - just have not been trained whatsoever. They left my table uncleared from breakfast for 2 hours, and didn't come to check if I wanted anything else (which I did). In the end, I had to leave my laptop and dog to go... More 

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Maidstone
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This cafe has a great location in Bowness but should be so much better. When we entered there was only one other couple and we can now see why. The place lacked atmosphere and although the coffee and food was pleasant enough the whole experience just lacked anything good. I was suggest Wifi would help and a more contemporary breakfast... More 

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Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this review

we are such a busy ,busy café infact we have a regular clientel that have been coming for over 20 years.i would strongly disagree that we are lacking in atmosphere,we are always complimented on our coffee .local is at the heart of everything we do,pherhaps you are used to costa,we do have wifi.our breakfast menu has something for everyone and... More 

Stafford, United Kingdom
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Came here looking for breakfast - not disappointed. Food was well cooked and sometimes with a full English it can be a bit greasy - this was perfect. three cups of tea to a pot as well. Priced at £5.60 ish it was excellent value. Staff were very friendly and happy and made the experience very welcoming. If we are... More 

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Thank CharlieeDee
Deborah C, Manager at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and we hope you do come this way again, we will look forward to welcoming you back. More 

Middlewich, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

My husband & I called into Monties last Friday afternoon for a snack. We ordered an Americano, a strawberry milkshake, some chocolate fudge cake with ice cream & the sticky toffee pudding with ice cream. After a few minutes everything arrived and it was all very nice, my husband thought the sticky toffee pudding was one of the best he... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We popped in one Sunday in January for lunch - so it was quite due to the time of the year. Got a lovely seat by the window which is great for people watching too! Lunch arrived quickly and the atmosphere is nice and friendly. If we are ever in the area again we will visit! (Great milkshakes too!) Although... More 

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Thank Amy R
Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you Amy, so glad you enjoyed your visit to Monties and your lunch. We hope to welcome you back again very soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 42723

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?