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The Coffee Kitchen

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$$ - $$$
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40 Challoner Street, Cockermouth CA13 9QU, England
+44 1900 824474
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for the first time as we had family up to visit. Very nice setting as it looks tiny from the street but opens upstairs into a comfortable and spacious room....however....there were 5 teenage girls/staff behind the counter chatting and watching us which was a bit intimidating. My daughters bread basket was put on the table first with no cutlery...the... More 

Thank AlexaGreen16
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109 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped by for lunch with my family. We were pleasantly greeted on arrival and ordered teas/coffees and our lunches. The drinks arrived fairly quickly but without milk for the tea. I went to the serving area to ask the waitress for milk and was told it was going to be sent along - it never was and I had to... More 

Thank Martin_Doc
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207 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Excellent coffee, good food (mainly light meals), pleasant staff, moderately priced given the quality - deservedly popular

Thank jdboyd
Skomer Island, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Lovely Americano, great taste, nicely served relaxing atmosphere. Nice comfy sofas upstairs. Food smelt amazing but didn't have enough time to sample it

Thank Chris_Skomer
London, England
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Careful you don't miss this place, tucked up a lane off Cockermouth Main Street; and don't be put off by the lack of seats when you go in. Head upstairs for the place is huge, the coffee is hot and the cakes (all baked round the corner at their own bakery) are huge and tasty. Great place to pass the... More 

Thank Craig C
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

We struggled to find anywhere to eat on a Saturday afternoon in Cockermouth and were pleased to find this little place. Specials were no longer being served but service was friendly and I enjoyed the Moroccan Lentil soup with two different kinds of bread. Seating was upstairs which is difficult if you struggle with stairs. Prices were reasonable.

Thank ScottishTeacher
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Coffee fans so noticed this slightly off the beaten track place and decided to give it a go. Very nice staff, good coffee and delicious/ good value take out sandwiches. Dog friendly too.

Thank Philip G
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

Nice pot of tea and excellent capuchino cakes looked very good too. Bacon rolls with brie and onions were very good, the home baked bread makes a big difference. Went straight to the shop for bread.

Thank walkerhb
Poulton le Fylde, null, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Lovely cafe with excellent bread and a range of coffees for coffee afectionado's. Good table service and take-aways

Thank Barrme
Leicester, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

The wife was brought up in Cockermouth and we’ve watched it slowly gentrify over the years when we visit. One aspect of gentrification that is entirely positive is you get places like the Coffee Kitchen opening up. The place is utterly faultless – everything is baked in house (including the superb bread) and they’re very serious about their coffee and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $9
Pizza, Cafe, British
Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Takeout, Buffet, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Challoner Street, Cockermouth CA13 9QU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Cockermouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1900 824474
Cafe and artisan bakery serving lunches and open every Friday for our café-bar featuring continental beers, Cumbrian beers, great wines and pizzas

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?