Looking for somewhere to go for brunch in the Lake District, Cumbria? Across the area, you’ll find welcoming cafes and eateries serving locally sourced meals to suit a range of tastes. From classics like avocado on sourdough, to creative dishes like smoked beef briskets, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Found on lakeshores, in town centres, Lakeland valleys and even on a train, these brunch spots in the Lake District, Cumbria, will be sure to satisfy your appetite and start your day off on the right foot.

Lingholm Brunch

The Lingholm Kitchen

This light, bright and airy cafe can be found at the heart of the beautiful Lingholm Estate on the north western end of Derwentwater, not far from Keswick. Relax with a locally roasted coffee and home cooked brunch - think French Toast and Eggs Hollandaise. Baked goods come from the adjacent Lingholm Bakery.

A striking 100 foot long glass wall offers views across the octagonal walled garden, which stands where the old Lingholm kitchen gardens once were; they provided the inspiration for Mr McGregor’s garden in The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

Open: 7 days a week, 9 - 4:30

Location: Portinscale, Keswick, CA12 5TZ

Dog friendly

Windermere Jetty Museum

The Cafe at Windermere Jetty Museum

In terms of location, it doesn’t get much better than this: enjoy your coffee as you look out over Windermere, the water so close you can touch it (no, really!). The Windermere Jetty Museum tells the tale of lake Windermere, and its lakeshore cafe is a great place to relax over a brew and bacon sandwich, served on Jetty bread. The menu features local produce and dishes like avocado toast and granola.

Open: 7 days a week, 10 - 5 (March - Oct); 10 - 4 (Nov - Feb)

Location: The Windermere Jetty Museum, Bowness on Windermere, LA23 1BN

Dog friendly

Holker Hall

The Courtyard Cafe at Holker Hall

At the impressive Holker Hall, you’ll find a historic house; stunning gardens; a packed calendar of events, and a fantastic cafe, serving locally sourced food from breakfast to afternoon tea. The Courtyard Cafe offers both indoor and outdoor seating, with a brunch menu featuring dishes like smoked mackerel on french toast, and smoked beef brisket.

Open: 7 days a week, 10:30am - 5pm (in season - check website for up to date times)

Location: Holker Hall, Cark-in-Cartmel, LA11 7PL

Dog friendly

Bassenthwaite Lake Station

Bassenthwaite Lake Station & Cafe

All aboard! How about brunch on the Orient Express train, with lakeland landscapes right outside your window? At the award-winning Bassenthwaite Lake Station & Cafe, you can dine on the very train which featured in the 2017 movie, Murder on the Orient Express. Located opposite the beautiful Dubwath Silver Meadows nature reserve, at the northern tip of Bassenthwaite lake, relax and enjoy a hearty Cumbrian breakfast as you admire your unique surroundings.

Open: 7 days a week, 9am - 4pm (take away breakfasts from 8:30am)

Location: Bassenthwaite Lake Station & Cafe, Bassenthwaite Lake, CA13 9YL

Dog friendly

Sticklebarn Langdales


A National Trust pub in the heart of the Langdales, Sticklebarn is worth a visit for its location alone. Their breakfast and brunch menu adds to the appeal: open from 8am for brews and bakes, this is a great place to relax with a coffee and sample dishes like Avocado & Pea Smash on Sourdough and Buttermilk Chicken Pancakes. Stop off mid-walk as you explore the Langdale Valley, or make the trip for the food alone.

Open: Thursday - Monday, 9am to 6pm

Location: Sticklebarn, Great Langdale, LA22 9JU

Dog Friendly

Larch Cottage

La Casa Verde

Step into an oasis of calm at La Casa Verde, inspired by the flavours of Italy and located at the beautiful Larch Cottage Nurseries. Seasonal dishes make use of fruit and veg picked from the on-site organic kitchen garden, with a brunch menu featuring classics like Eggs Florentine and Smoked Salmon and Avocado on sourdough. The terrace is the perfect place for a morning coffee and al fresco brunch, as you enjoy the charming garden surroundings.

Open: 7 days a week, 9am - 5pm in Summer / 9am - 4:30pm in Winter

Location: Larch Cottage Nurseries, Melkinthorpe, CA10 2DR




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