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The Filling Station Cafe

Crosthwaite Road, Keswick CA12 5PR, England
017687 72103
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Ranked #10 of 104 restaurants in Keswick
Price range: $4 - $12
Cuisines: Diner, Café
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Family friendly 60's themed cafe diner on the outskirts of Keswick, just 150yds from the A66 with off road private parking and outside seating. 'Highly Commended' by Cumbria Life Magazine in the 2013 Food & Drink Awards.We offer freshly ground Italian roasted coffees and en extensive menu including all-day breakfasts, a wide range of 100% Lakeland Beef Steakburgers and sweet or savoury American Buttermilk pancake stacks.Ignore the odd malicious fake review made against us, it appears we have someone who stalks us!
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

First time visiting today and it was spot on! Best pancakes i ever had! Will definetly be back soon :-) friendly service to!,.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Having found out that our old favourite haunt the Lakeland Pedlar has closed we headed here for a much needed breakfast after a four hour drive all hungry and cold. Very friendly, good service, eggs benedict lovely as was the cumberland sausage bap but would have been great had the plates been warmed, all the food sadly tepid by the... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

I called here a few times with my 3 dogs during recent walking holiday in the area. Tried the full vegetarian English breakfast on the first visit and it set me up for the day for a days walk on the fells. After that first visit I knew I had to come back to sample 1). The eggs benedict, and... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Have been here twice, once as a lunch stop during an MTB ride, service was excellent , could keep an eye on our bikes and food was just what we needed. So after finishing the Whinlatter Xtreme Duathlon this was the obvious choice and it didn't disappoint in fact the main course was so good I had to decline some... More

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Recently got introduced to the FSC by a friend, and i have to be honest, i have possibly had the best burger in my life! Ever since that, every Monday's lunch is at the Café. Service is excellent, food is great, and the milkshakes are even better! Looking forward to the next visit!

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Out on motor bikes planned ride to here well worth a visit top food we had route 66 burgers piping hot & fresh friendly & helpful staff

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I regularly adjust my route when driving to and from the lakes to make sure I can grab a bite in here. The food is top notch...I'm always a sucker for the pancake stacks with sausage, the wife is rather partial to the burgers! What's more...they do whole pints of tea...that's right! And not that insipid rubbish most places with... More

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Keswick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We go here on a regular basis, warm very friendly and more important good food. It occurs to us the more we go, it's like minded people who go there. Walkers love it, dog owners feel comfortable,even after a muddy walk( because they have clean easy floor) and we love to hear the bikers talk of there fantastic ride they... More

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Cumbria
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52 reviews 52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The Filling Station in Keswick is a breath of fresh air in the Lake District, its individual, independent and has real personality. This cafe's theme provides it with identity - something that is lacking in so many cafe's, particularly in the lakes. The music and memorabilia really added to what was a fantastically hearty breakfast and the service and value... More

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Cumbria
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16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

got out on the bike again and ended up at the cafe, always a great atmosphere with customer who have never met chatting to each other. good food and excellent service. considering the problems they have had with some agencies it is so good to see them still giving customers a great experience

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