Photo of the day: cyclist-friendly cafés

Discussion in 'Photo Gallery' started by briantrumpet, 8 May 2016.

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  2. clid61

    clid61 Über Member

    Location:
    The North
    Love this place
     
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    briantrumpet

    briantrumpet Guru

    Location:
    Devon & Die
    Ashton's Coffee Lounge in Market Street, Crediton. The coffee (just £1 for an espresso) and homemade cake (£1.60) for a big slice were both good, and they have outdoor and ample indoor seating, with bike racks outside. Really recommended. The photo is of our Paris to Rome reunion ride, and at the end we met some LEJOG riders who braved it over Dartmoor yesterday. If you're passing, it's well worth a visit.

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    briantrumpet

    briantrumpet Guru

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    More's the pity, I was in a car, but at the highest village in England - Allenheads (1340ft above sea level) - is this lovely little café with decent coffee and cakes, plenty of outdoor seating (and some inside) and a bike rack outside..... and free wifi.

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  5. ItsSteveLovell

    ItsSteveLovell Veteran

    Location:
    Bristol
    I haven't a picture to share of the shop, but Absolutely Gorgeous in cheddar are fantastic. Stopped for a cream tea when out on Sunday, it was huge and very enjoyable!

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  6. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    Do you mean Simply Gorgeous, opposite The Mousehole, or is there another? Didn't you get any higher up the gorge? ;)
     
  7. ItsSteveLovell

    ItsSteveLovell Veteran

    Location:
    Bristol

    That's the one. I've been there a couple of times now and was jealous of those I was riding with when I didn't have the cream tea last time I visited

    I've done the gorge too many times to count, but if you're doing it on at weekends I find there's too much traffic between 10.30-5 to actually have a go at it and not have to keep stopping.
     
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  8. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    Oh yes. As I've opined elsewhere recently, I prefer the Lion Rock, partly because it has seating above/behind, away from the motorists polluting the gorge.
     
  9. ItsSteveLovell

    ItsSteveLovell Veteran

    Location:
    Bristol

    Exactly, I only cycle up if it won't have drivers stopping seemingly without warning whilst they search for a parking space
     
  10. Vertego

    Vertego Just reflecting on the meaning of life.

    Location:
    North Hampshire
    Only a village store café, and not a lot of room, but I can't remember ever having just riding past without stopping.

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  11. clid61

    clid61 Über Member

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    The North
    Yours is the world cafe in parbold right on Leeds Liverpool canal , by
    Brilliant !
     
  12. Capheaton tea room in Northumberland, only opens on weekends but a bit of a Mecca for cyclists. It's like stepping back in time. One of my frequent rides. image.jpeg




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  13. Hill Wimp

    Hill Wimp Fair weathered,fair minded but easily persuaded.

    @coffeejo this is one of your locals is it not?
     
  14. coffeejo

    coffeejo Ælfrēd

    Location:
    West Somerset
    Yup. I've been in several times. Never disappointed. Their cake is superb.
     
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  15. Hill Wimp

    Hill Wimp Fair weathered,fair minded but easily persuaded.

    I missed that one then !!!!!!!!
     
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