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5 Best Lake District Brunch Spots

There are few things in life as rewarding as discovering a great brunch spot. Slow mornings fuelled by great coffee, delicious food and good company – bliss. Here in the Lake District there are so many wonderful places to enjoy a delicious brunch so here’s our round up of 5 of the very best brunch spots. Run don’t walk. 

1. Brunch Spot: Bakehouse Born & Bread, Greenodd

Bakehouse Born & Bread. Starting out as a small bakery and cafe, their popularity allowed them to expand to their current larger premises in Grenodd, near Ulverston. They are renowned for their delicious pies, cakes, and other baked goods. They also serve a mouthwatering brunch. Hit it at the weekend and you might find yourself queueing for a table but we can guarantee it’s definitely worth it. Open Tuesday to Sunday and super dog friendly.


Bakehouse Born & Bread Greenodd brunch Lake District

2. Brunch Spot: Joey’s Cafe, Wray Castle

Joey’s, situated within the picturesque grounds of Wray Castle near Hawkshead serves up delicious plant-based goodies throughout the year. Their brunch menu features all the classics, like french toast, burritos, and grilled ‘sheese’, as well as homemade cakes, bread and superb coffee. They are that cool they even have their own merchandise, should you become a Joey’s fan. Open 7 days a week and dog-friendly.


3. Brunch Spot: Undercrag Studio & Cafe, Torver

Tucked away down a quiet country lane not too far from Coniston you’ll find Undercrag Cafe. Run by the charming Hadwin family this hidden gem serves up delicious, healthy vegan/vegetarian delights. Their menu is ever changing and their cake offering is top tier. To add to the charm, the cafe is situated within the art studio of Jackie Hadwin so you can sit and enjoy your brunch whilst admiring the beautifull artwork that adorns the walls. Open Thursday to Sunday & dog-friendly.


Undercrag Studio & Cafe Torver Brunch Lake District

4. Brunch Spot: Steam Bistro, Coniston

Once a popular evening hotspot where booking in advance was a necessity, Steam has rebranded itself and now offers relaxed breakfasts, brunches and all day lunches. The small team take great pride on sourcing the best local produce and serving up creative dishes with their ever changing menu. Most definitely a must visit when in Coniston and the best part no need to book, walk-ins only! Open Thursday to Sunday & dog-friendly outside. *Since publication Steam Bistro has ceased operating February 2024*


Steam Bistro Coniston brunch Lake District

5. Brunch Spot: Homeground Kitchen, Windermere 

A popular brunch spot in the heart of Winderemere, offering brew, brunch and good times. Their brunch menu features classics like french toast, eggs royale and their legendary hash browns. Small and intimate, this a great place to kick back and simply watch the world go by. Open 7 days a week and dog-friendly outside. 


Homeground cafe Winderemere brunch Lake District

These are just a few of the many great places to enjoy a delicious brunch in the Lake District and we hope we’ve made you’re mouth water and helped you find your next brunch spot.

If we’ve inspired you to come visit the Lakes (even just for brunch) why not make a weekend of it and book a cottage with your nearest and dearest? We’ve a great selection of self-catering cottages sleeping from 2-16 and many of which are pet-friendly. Hit the link below to view. 


Happy brunching folks! 

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