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The Filling Station

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Cafe, British, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Grill
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Crosthwaite Road, Keswick CA12 5PR, England
+44 17687 72103
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You know that sinking feeling you get on the last day of your holiday? You've had a great time, and don't want it to end? Well, The Filling Station Cafe is the perfect antidote! Friendly staff, great coffee (or a pint of tea - yay!) and a brilliant breakfast menu. Between us, we had bacon & egg subs and pancakes;... More 

1 Thank Shirley R
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic cafe/diner have been going for a few years now never had a bad meal.its always Our first port of call after our drive to Keswick always a friendly welcome by the staff and great food. A must place to try in Keswick and dog friendly too.

1 Thank Graeme P
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mrs LJ and I popped in for coffee two mornings ago. Excellent well priced coffee and a lovely brunch. Eggs Florentine and Eggs Blackstone (we went half and half) which was cooked and presented perfectly. Service was quick and friendly. It was the first time Mrs LJ had been but she was making a list of things on the menu... More 

1 Thank marklj l
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great lunch here with my kids, my sister and her family. The staff were great, the food was brilliant and I'd certainly recommend it if you're in the area. The only let down? They didn't have any t-shirts in my size, but I now know they'll be doing mail order before Christmas. Seriously, go here if you're in... More 

1 Thank Duncan H
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great Cafe to call in for refreshments if your travelling around the Keswick Area. Motorcycles welcome; this cafe has a classic motorcycle diner theme. Great coffee & food to revive you. Staff are really nice & friendly and very helpful Well Recommended :-)

2 Thank Lee T
Burnopfield, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Calling here has become one of the reasons I visit the Lakes. Food is very good, reasonably priced, coffee is good and generously sized. Always the first place we stop when we come to Keswick.

2 Thank David P
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went for breakfast a couple of times in August. I dont remember a long wait. Food was very good. Friendly atmosphere.

2 Thank Maryjennifer
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

£3.95 for a coffee , been coming here for years and prices rise every year . Will be looking for a new cafe to go in the future . Sadly because this cafe has become popular with tourists the prices are getting silly for food and drinks . Service is totally crap

Thank Paul W
FSCafe, Owner at The Filling Station, responded to this review

Even though we have recently updated our menu our coffee prices are still the same as they were on the previous menu. We have only increased our coffee ONCE since opening in 2011 when our drink prices increased by around 10p (20p for a pint) to reflect the increase in price of roasted coffee beans from our suppliers at the... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is ok as long as your not in a rush. 25mins just for a couple of lattes. A woman ordered a cup of tea before me and I noticed her come back and ask where it was. However I saw them serve a motorcyclist straight away while she was still waiting.

Thank Neil C
Cottingham, null, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this place at the end of a family holiday and while it was OK it is certainly not a biker cafe by any measure I have. It is also not that particularly family friendly as they, and I quote, "are not allowed to alter the menu" so when there wasn't really anything my 3 year old wanted we had... More 

Thank Gary A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $13
Cafe, British, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Grill
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crosthwaite Road, Keswick CA12 5PR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 72103
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 and finalists again in 2015. We offer freshly ground coffees and an extensive menu including all-day breakfasts, a wide range of Lakeland Steakburgers and sweet or savoury American Buttermilk pancake stacks in addition to a wide range of vegetarian dishes.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?