The award winning Croft House Farm Café in Buttermere village is open every day from 10:00 until 17:00 but please do check our Facebook page for any last minute changes.

We have a a range of sandwiches, snacks and drinks for walkers to take with them, with hot food, cakes and drinks (including excellent coffee) for visitors and the tired returning from a hard day in the hills.

We also stock a basic range of items for walkers, campers and self caterers such as maps and guides, bread, bacon, emergency cagoules etc.

All this in a warm friendly atmosphere and even a free WiFi service. So you can drop in to grab supplies before your walk, if you’re feeling social you can gather round our long table and chat, or if you’re just in need of a quick pick-me-up then you can grab an espresso and a cake.

We are open all year and very much hope that you will visit us soon.

Whilst no longer mandatory or enforced we are politely asking all our customers if able to please continue to wear a face covering when entering and ordering in our Cafe, please use the hand sanitisers and please be mindful of social distance when and where you can. Thank you!

Google Reviews

Mark Hudson TownsendMark Hudson Townsend
16:27 02 Dec 23
Sharon StothardSharon Stothard
13:12 30 Nov 23
Paul SinclairPaul Sinclair
21:35 26 Nov 23
Peter WilsonPeter Wilson
15:00 14 Nov 23
Warm and friendly welcome, nice hot coffee and... beautiful carrot cake..read more
Joe UpsallJoe Upsall
09:05 29 Oct 23
Very nice location and cafe.Can get busy but... don't moan if the Q is too long. It's not there fault it's just the location gets super busy with tourists at peak times.Food and drink are good and the Nice and relaxing if you get a seatread more
gabriel bonnergabriel bonner
15:01 26 Oct 23
Lovely decor but very slow service from staff who... didn’t seem very interested. Dry and tasteless scone. A shame considering they obviously spent a lot of money on making it look nice.read more
Janine NessJanine Ness
12:06 26 Oct 23
Situated in really nice spot in Buttermere... however, the cafe is totally under staffed young staff having to run around yet over priced! You are expected to queue at a counter for 20 minutes 'simply to order coffee;' the queue was running outside the cafe door when seats are "vacant!" They have no system or any understanding of catering management and then when you go to sit down they advise you where to sit.....They had run out of scones by 12 midday and other than that it was a total shambles.read more
James DavisJames Davis
20:51 24 Oct 23
Rohith SanjayanRohith Sanjayan
06:02 23 Oct 23
Ken PhillipsKen Phillips
19:46 21 Oct 23
Helen CampbellHelen Campbell
10:52 20 Oct 23
Heather GowersHeather Gowers
18:44 19 Oct 23
Lovely cafe with friendly helpful staff, we got... stuck in our car and staff went above and beyond to help us get back on our way ☺️read more
lesley lewis-hurstlesley lewis-hurst
15:12 14 Oct 23
Lovely sandwiches.
Richard TaylorRichard Taylor
07:07 01 Oct 23
A very popular cafe in a great spot; the staff... are friendly, welcoming and helpful. The scones are to die for.read more
James MarklandJames Markland
09:54 22 Sep 23
Great place to call at after a walk from keswick
Gemma AldertonGemma Alderton
05:59 18 Sep 23
Lovely hiden gem-bakery looked incredible too
Phil HoldenPhil Holden
16:11 17 Sep 23
Janie McilearJanie Mcilear
18:14 16 Sep 23
Elodie PatteElodie Patte
16:39 16 Sep 23
Great, very ‘cosy’ coffee. Perfect for a break... after a walk along the lake.read more
16:34 15 Sep 23
Clearly don't want customers, wont be going back... again.read more
deepak singhdeepak singh
01:10 11 Sep 23
martin campbellmartin campbell
12:11 10 Sep 23
Never saw service as slow in my life, waited 20... mins to buy 2 cans of pop while they faf on with lattes etc.... what about getting people payed and giving them a receipt to wait, pathetic queuing out of the doorread more
Tam LeTam Le
16:07 29 Aug 23
Ben JonesBen Jones
18:11 28 Aug 23
Edward FitzGeraldEdward FitzGerald
07:06 28 Aug 23
Sat outside of this café in the midst of... Buttermere and had a lovely sandwich and given the link for the free WiFi. The weather was also kind to us, a nice sunny day to enjoy the views.read more
Wurz ReevesWurz Reeves
15:20 27 Aug 23
Ideally situated after a hard trek however the... place is very popular and there seemed limited staff, which is understandable but the prices were far too expensive .. they say you can park in their car park for free if you use the cafe … well I certainly paid for my parking!Two jacket potatoes with beans and cheese and two fruit juices … wait for it… £26! How can this be justified?read more
Dave ForberDave Forber
15:50 25 Aug 23
Very friendly cafe slow service but pleasant staff
bill hawkinsbill hawkins
17:14 24 Aug 23
Great baguettes
Mirela PetcuMirela Petcu
08:18 21 Aug 23
Liaquath CLiaquath C
22:40 20 Aug 23
A big caffe with sandwiches, cakes and salads.... Theres a parking for the guests. The price is okay considering the big portion. Very close to the lake and the waterfallread more
Teju BrTeju Br
13:43 20 Aug 23
Pretty cafe in buttermere, good place to have... cake and coffee before the walk around the lake 🙂 , friendly staff , good ambience and amazing coffee.read more
Liaquath CLiaquath C
19:01 19 Aug 23
David EvansDavid Evans
17:41 15 Aug 23
Quite a limited menu and doesn't cater well for... customers with a toddler (only adult-type drink selection, for example - not a 'Fruit Shoot' in sight!). Not unfriendly, but not particularly personable staff.read more
Family FlackFamily Flack
16:54 15 Aug 23
Carol Brooking (Cb)Carol Brooking (Cb)
17:28 12 Aug 23
Αθανάσιος Χ.Αθανάσιος Χ.
09:29 05 Aug 23
Very beautiful place, quite nicely decorated. We... had 2x sausage and bacon baps, two coffees and a soup. Quite a bit pricey for the items but quality and taste is top notch. Nice little place for some walking fuelread more
Duncan CoatesDuncan Coates
10:35 02 Aug 23
Very slow service...
Paul CarruthersPaul Carruthers
14:15 30 Jul 23
Shocking poor. Avoid during busy periods (when... it's queuing outside). Obviously lacking staff to run in busy periods but didn't warn us of this. Took 30 minutes to get served to be told there was a 30 minute wait for food. There were only 10-15 people in the queue. My partner only wanted a scone and to use the toilet to be told we had to be served first and get a code for the toilet, which I respect stops non customers just using the toilet, but my partner had to desperately wait 30 minutes 😔 The person in front of me ordered the last FOUR scones, meaning we ended up getting two small cake slices, two hot drinks for nearly £20. There were staff just stood about, I think the manager was calmly walking around putting glasses back whilst the front of house was painfully slow.read more
Cinzia SgreviCinzia Sgrevi
13:00 29 Jul 23
Great food
Carolyn GentCarolyn Gent
06:38 26 Jul 23
Absolutely brilliant. One of our party is a... coeliac. The cafe staff could not have been more helpful, careful and understanding. The food was great especially the GF cappuccino cake! Thank you!read more
Matilda LimMatilda Lim
14:51 16 Jul 23
Nice setting but terribly weak coffee. Color... looked like tea. Disappointing ripoff paying more than £3 for itread more
Paul SimpsonPaul Simpson
22:11 10 Jun 23
A real treat for coffee and cakes before setting... off on a walk ..... And an extra special treat for the ice cream when you finish your walk. A great seating area with leather sofas and big tables , and plenty of outside seating too . Only had coffee and cakes and ice cream but the service is great just as if we had had a 3 course meal.read more
Paul WilsonPaul Wilson
08:42 26 May 23
only nipped in late afternoon after a long hike... as they were winding down to close, but cake and coffee were lovely.read more
Claire ChurchhouseClaire Churchhouse
18:59 03 Dec 22
I had a lovely ham and cheese panini with a latte... here today. Despite being very busy and a big queue when I arrived, the lady serving was very professional, polite, friendly and efficient.The food was fresh and the coffee was very nice indeed. I liked the added touch of free jugs of tap water and glasses for guests to help themselves at the end of the counter, what a nice touch and much appreciated. You get the Wi-Fi code on your receipt when you’ve paid which another good idea 😊I’d definitely return when back in the area. Thank you.read more
Michael DickinsonMichael Dickinson
00:12 30 Aug 22
Absolutely fantastic place, we stopped off for a... cup of tea, and ended up having the Italian tomato soup, large bowl of soup and a bread roll. Great price great value 5*****read more
James RoeJames Roe
18:01 24 Aug 22
Stopped for a quick takeaway sandwich but a wait... of over 25mins for a cheese and ham sandwich to takeaway was a bit too much for us. Sandwich itself was good. £4.40 so premium lakes pricing. Maybe make some takeaway sandwiches ready to grab and go.read more
Andrew ParryAndrew Parry
16:40 19 Aug 22
Welcome stop after a wet walk with the kids. Nice... place with good food and drink. Bit of a queue for the only two toilets.read more
Jennie MartinJennie Martin
12:28 10 Aug 22
Beautiful cafe, good ice cream, coffee & hot... chocolates after a day in the nearby lake 😊 staff were nice, would definitely go back.read more
john fitzgeraldjohn fitzgerald
15:11 03 Aug 22
Called in mid afternoon on a very busy July... weekend and as expected they had sold out of most cakes. But a very good cup of tea, great ice cream and lovely staff and great service.read more
Roni AmesRoni Ames
17:36 06 Jul 22
Had a great pit stop after walking around ... Buttermere fantastic service the girls were all very switched on and the service was excellentread more
Mark SammonMark Sammon
15:27 27 Jun 22
Only called in for a couple of cans of pop. Food... looked really nice though.Took 25 mins to serve 6 people. Every time somebody wanted a coffee this added to the delay.I'd been in there that long, when I left it had changed seasons.read more
D CartyD Carty
18:10 09 Jun 22
Beautiful setting, but average offerings and weak... coffee (extra shot asked for). Lots of potential to make this place a true jewel, but in our opinion it falls short when compared to other places that we've visited.read more
Kathy McCandlessKathy McCandless
16:54 08 Jun 22
Lovely wee spot just at the carpark/bus stop in... Buttermere. It was a gorgeous day yesterday so it was busy. Decided to wait until after our walk before we got our ice-cream!Served fairly quickly by the friendly staff. Lots of seating, indoors and out. Ice-cream was scrummy. And large! Coffee also nice. Their menu for lunch/food looked good, although we didn't order anything from it.Would I recommend it? Yip certainly.read more
Anastasia UlichevaAnastasia Ulicheva
19:53 05 Jun 22
We came on a very busy afternoon, by 3pm they... were out of mostly everything bar sausage rolls. Nice experience overall.read more
Kirsty DevineKirsty Devine
08:14 31 May 22
Absolute chaos inside despite the fact it was... only half full, the management didn't appear to be able to cope. We paid £25 for two sandwiches (made with Hovis bread loaves, that didn't even have a bit of salad in them despite me requesting it), one mixed meat Ploughman's salad which consisted of three small slices of ham, three small slices of turkey, a side salad, tomato chutney and pickle (not even a chunk of cheese or a bit of pork pie), and three slices of shortbread. I know these places can be on the pricey side, but it wasn't even decent quality food or portions. £4.20 for a tuna mayo sandwich made with cheap processed bread, a couple of spoonfuls of tuna and a teaspoon of mayo is a very poor do indeed.read more
17:53 24 May 22
After walking around Buttermere water we called... into the Croft house farm cafe for a well deserved drink and a snack, very pleasant atmosphere with friendly and helpful staff, the coffee was excellent quality and a very tasty scone with cream and jam.read more
Christian NørremarkChristian Nørremark
19:20 08 May 22
Amazing cafe. The staff was friendly and nice.... Great stop on the way. Food was delicious tooread more
Yasumy VYasumy V
17:02 23 Apr 22
Fantastic Café with excellent food and ice cream.... Loved it! Obviously a phenomenal view too. Top tip: Free parking at Cafe while dining there. So move your car from the parking spot to here while eating to save on parking.read more
sophie Hughessophie Hughes
08:14 05 Apr 22
Lovely clean place with plenty of seating after a... long walk. Selection of ice cream and hot drinks to choose from.read more
Karen WatsonKaren Watson
09:22 24 Mar 22
Lovely coffee shop, staff very friendly and the... home made scones were devineread more
Sara NSara N
00:15 13 Mar 22
Lovely vibes, coffee was nice and there were a... few milk alternatives thankfully! The tray bakes were also good and seemed fresh, and there are even some light lunch options such as paninis, salads, etc. The views are beautiful and it’s less than a 10 minute walk from the lake and waterfalls!read more
Celyn GlazCelyn Glaz
14:48 18 Feb 22
Great stop for a quick bite in this cafe. Prices... were reasonable and the food itself was really good. I had a tuna panini and my husband had the soup of the day. Staff were great at helping us with heating our baby's food too. Would recommend for anyone coming by this area.read more
Emma MurkinEmma Murkin
12:40 13 Jan 22
Lovely cafe to visit after a wet and windy walk.... Clean and socially distanced. Great prices! Gluten Free, Vegetarian and dog friendly tooread more
jennifer williamsjennifer williams
19:33 04 Jan 22
Lovely tea rooms, fresh soup and lovely... sandwiches with quality ingredients. Definitely recommend stopping in here, if in the area. Lovely staff and spacious and modern insideread more
Scott NivenScott Niven
16:29 02 Jan 22
Good coffee, cakes and bacon bap for reasonable... prices. Nicely set up with entry well spaced indoor and outdoor seating. Staff friendly and efficient, even with lunchtime rush building and cheeky customers trying to jump the queue for seats!!read more
Eugene LambertEugene Lambert
13:54 01 Jan 22
Mad busy here today, New Year's Day, but still a... pleasure to lunch here (as always). Never have I seen staff work harder yet remain so good humoured. Unlike some eejit customers, who would try the patience of a saint ...read more
Claire LouiseClaire Louise
05:24 28 Dec 21
For me the best place in Buttermere.Great... coffee lovely cakes, perfect little place to refresh after a great walk.Highly recommend.read more
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