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Re: Bike Shop Cafes
« Reply #50 on: 12 February, 2018, 02:06:04 pm »


Here for the smallest portion of beans on toast I have ever been served

http://www.beaconfell.com/store

That address in Clitheroe is a long way from Beacon Fell

Re: Bike Shop Cafes
« Reply #51 on: 28 April, 2018, 09:00:06 am »
Anyone know if there's a cycle friendly, back route into M40/A43 Cherwell Valley services?

 edit.  found this... https://oxfordcycling.uk/rides-and-events/sunday-ride-to-waterperry/  Looks like it's a hole in the hedge...   :)
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Re: Bike Shop Cafes
« Reply #52 on: 13 January, 2020, 04:12:30 pm »
Must be some in Eastern England... a small contribution...

Cafe Velo, Beverley - idk if they sell spares and what not long time since I visited.

Wymondham Windmill, Melton Mowbray, has a bike shop (Windmill Wheels) and the cafe at the Windmill itself. Absolutely worth a visit.
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Re: Bike Shop Cafes
« Reply #53 on: 20 January, 2020, 11:00:05 am »
The Victorian Tea rooms . 
The Shackerstone Railway Society Limited,, Shackerstone CV13 6NW England

 Extract from the days log:-

I was thinking of a break when we hit Shackerstone when Pam beat me in shouting to have a break at the Victorian Tearoom.  We followed the signs an nearly missed it except we asked a local who noted it was over the Hump back bridge, it sign hidden by the Bridge.  The access road was long and Muddy, GOAW muddy in a lot of places.  Turns out its next to the canal and a station on the Battlefield line Heritage railway.  The pace is unique absolutely stacked with Victoriana and lace tablecloths, but not linen napkins.  Well worth a visit.  Apprently from Pam’s Chat with the chef, the bulk of the Objects were collected by his mum, he was more select collecting china cups and teapots, of which there were Many.  Highly rated, a Huge China teapot full, of strong tea, china cups and plates and homemade pasty and salad supplied with bone handled cutlery to eat it with.  The only downside of the place is with very few exceptions its only open Sat, Sun and Wednesday.  We were lucky as we normally ride Tuesday and as an exception this ride was a Wednesday.  They do have a website:-
https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Restaurant/The-Victorian-Tea-Rooms-Shackerstone-517008191787879/

 

Re: Bike Shop Cafes
« Reply #54 on: 06 February, 2020, 07:29:48 pm »
Dean Forest Cycles has a good cafe, sells bikes and parts and does bike hire.
We went here with our RSPB group over the weekend.  Very friendly. 'Of course you can leave your cars in the car park while you go to find some birds'. Good jacket potatoes, hot apple juice with cinnamon, and cake.
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Re: Bike Shop Cafes
« Reply #55 on: 20 February, 2021, 09:16:43 pm »
https://porteur.co.uk/kitchen

Excellent coffee if you're a ponce like me. Cyclist size portions of cake. Workshop that seems geared towards gravel and the American style of Randonneuring.

I can't comment on the workshop from experience, but looks to be as high quality as the food and drink.

Currently limited opening hours (9- 12 Friday and Saturday for the Cafe, think workshop is available Tuesdays till Saturdays 8- 5, but on an appointment basis).

Owners seem very quiet people who let their work do the talking.


Re: Bike Shop Cafes
« Reply #56 on: 19 May, 2021, 08:47:24 am »
Spokes CC cafe and workshop. Codicote, north of Welwyn Garden City. Outdoor seating for the summer woodburner indoors for the winter. Great coffee. https://www.spokecycles.cc/

Re: Bike Shop Cafes
« Reply #57 on: 19 May, 2021, 09:44:20 am »
There’s also the Old Post Office café in Datchworth, Herts.  Near the Tilbury pub cross roads if looking for it on a map. Some seating outside but also a green nearby if you get take out.

Re: Bike Shop Cafes
« Reply #58 on: 19 May, 2021, 09:48:09 am »
While I’m on Hertfordshire cafes. There’s also The Barn at Offley.  Located at farm with pond just south of Offley.

Re: Bike Shop Cafes
« Reply #59 on: 19 May, 2021, 06:08:41 pm »
And there's me planning a ride on Saturday. All three in one day? ;D

Re: Bike Shop Cafes
« Reply #60 on: 18 September, 2021, 06:56:44 am »
The Revolution Café at Cotswold Cycles, Moreton in Marsh
http://www.therevolutioncafe.co.uk/

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Re: Bike Shop Cafes
« Reply #61 on: 18 September, 2021, 07:58:19 am »
The Revolution Café at Cotswold Cycles, Moreton in Marsh
http://www.therevolutioncafe.co.uk/

Excellent - but if you're in Moreton on a Monday when the cafe is closed there is an excellent cafe in the Co-op store where the main road crosses the railway bridge (the other tea rooms in the town are nearly all pretty cyclist un-friendly IME - and expensive)

Re: Bike Shop Cafes
« Reply #62 on: 21 November, 2021, 09:13:52 pm »
AllezAllez has very recently  opened in (Chipping) Ongar, Essex  - https://www.allezallez.co.uk/.  Not had a chance to try them yet, mainly as too close to home to even kid myself that I have earned the calories.

Re: Bike Shop Cafes
« Reply #63 on: 21 November, 2021, 09:30:19 pm »
AllezAllez has very recently  opened in (Chipping) Ongar, Essex  - https://www.allezallez.co.uk/.  Not had a chance to try them yet, mainly as too close to home to even kid myself that I have earned the calories.

Oooh - that could easily be included in my regular training route and would be at the 2/3 point.  Perfect :thumbsup:
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Re: Bike Shop Cafes
« Reply #64 on: 21 November, 2021, 09:30:43 pm »
I have not been to Emily's Tea Rooms in Whitwell, Herts. I understand they sell bike spares, which doesn't make this a bike shop...

They have a resident mechanic on the weekend.  There is also a workshop I’ve popped into during the week when it was unmanned. The guy used to run his business up in Bendish but not so much passing cyclists as Whitwell. The cafe was there first. Separate businesses really but co located on the farm.

Re: Bike Shop Cafes
« Reply #65 on: 22 November, 2021, 09:24:42 am »
I have not been to Emily's Tea Rooms in Whitwell, Herts. I understand they sell bike spares, which doesn't make this a bike shop...

They have a resident mechanic on the weekend.  There is also a workshop I’ve popped into during the week when it was unmanned. The guy used to run his business up in Bendish but not so much passing cyclists as Whitwell. The cafe was there first. Separate businesses really but co located on the farm.

I've been cycling past Emily's Tea Rooms without realising what lay beyond the roadside sign. Next time I'm in the area I will stop there instead of Hitchin.

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Re: Bike Shop Cafes
« Reply #66 on: 22 November, 2021, 09:45:31 am »
AllezAllez has very recently  opened in (Chipping) Ongar, Essex  - https://www.allezallez.co.uk/.  Not had a chance to try them yet, mainly as too close to home to even kid myself that I have earned the calories.

I ride past there on my commute twice a week but it's too early/late each time and dark.   I never really go that way at weekends, though.

Re: Bike Shop Cafes
« Reply #67 on: 22 November, 2021, 02:19:51 pm »
I ride past there on my commute twice a week but it's too early/late each time and dark.

Not a bike shop cafe so slightly off topic, but if you needed a late evening caffeine hit, then you could try Fratellis on the bend by the Two Brewers.  That is often still serving at about 7pm or later when I go through Ongar.

Re: Bike Shop Cafes
« Reply #68 on: 22 November, 2021, 02:55:46 pm »
I ride past there on my commute twice a week but it's too early/late each time and dark.

Not a bike shop cafe so slightly off topic, but if you needed a late evening caffeine hit, then you could try Fratellis on the bend by the Two Brewers.  That is often still serving at about 7pm or later when I go through Ongar.

Decent idea.   It's still 17 miles back from there.   I have often eyed up the chippy on the high street but realised it's better to arrive home still wanting my dinner (if anyone's in).

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Re: Bike Shop Cafes
« Reply #69 on: 22 November, 2021, 07:36:49 pm »
Spokes CC cafe and workshop. Codicote, north of Welwyn Garden City. Outdoor seating for the summer woodburner indoors for the winter. Great coffee. https://www.spokecycles.cc/

Went in there on Sunday, as part of the planning/route checking for the Hopstock audaxes next August. (And a sociable DIY on 29th Dec - see ACME Christmas Perms ...) They're keen to promote their own events, more the sportive/leisure-ride type and wanted to know any recommendations for bike cafes in Essex/Suffolk. So many of their preferred routes go as we do: head away from London - sideways east-west routing is not really on many folk's radar round here.

Re: Bike Shop Cafes
« Reply #70 on: 22 November, 2021, 07:41:29 pm »
Earlier on this year, I led a ride to a cafe that was quite unusual. The Secret Diner, near Utoxetter.

Situated inside Sudbury prison, the food is prepared and served by prisoners.

Although only open weekdays for a couple of hours at lunchtime, the premises are usually the wardens cafeteria.

The food is very nice and incredibly cheap and proper coffee is prepared with Costa beans.

The prisoner serving us was quite chatty and the ladies in our group were quite happy to be referred to as 'Miss' although they were all aged over 70.

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Re: Bike Shop Cafes
« Reply #71 on: 22 November, 2021, 07:47:25 pm »
Earlier on this year, I led a ride to a cafe that was quite unusual. The Secret Diner, near Utoxetter.

Situated inside Sudbury prison, the food is prepared and served by prisoners.

Although only open weekdays for a couple of hours at lunchtime, the premises are usually the wardens cafeteria.

The food is very nice and incredibly cheap and proper coffee is prepared with Costa beans.

The prisoner serving us was quite chatty and the ladies in our group were quite happy to be referred to as 'Miss' although they were all aged over 70.
I like the 'alternativeness' of that.

Re: Bike Shop Cafes
« Reply #72 on: 22 November, 2021, 08:37:01 pm »
Earlier on this year, I led a ride to a cafe that was quite unusual. The Secret Diner, near Utoxetter.

Situated inside Sudbury prison, the food is prepared and served by prisoners.

Although only open weekdays for a couple of hours at lunchtime, the premises are usually the wardens cafeteria.

The food is very nice and incredibly cheap and proper coffee is prepared with Costa beans.

The prisoner serving us was quite chatty and the ladies in our group were quite happy to be referred to as 'Miss' although they were all aged over 70.
I like the 'alternativeness' of that.

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Re: Bike Shop Cafes
« Reply #73 on: 22 November, 2021, 09:41:17 pm »
Performance Cycles, in its new shop between Cerney Wick and South Cerney (rich Lahndon weekenders, give us your money) does coffee and flapjacks.  Closed Sundays, thobuts.
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Re: Bike Shop Cafes
« Reply #74 on: 23 November, 2021, 07:56:10 am »
Earlier on this year, I led a ride to a cafe that was quite unusual. The Secret Diner, near Utoxetter.

Situated inside Sudbury prison, the food is prepared and served by prisoners.

Although only open weekdays for a couple of hours at lunchtime, the premises are usually the wardens cafeteria.

The food is very nice and incredibly cheap and proper coffee is prepared with Costa beans.

The prisoner serving us was quite chatty and the ladies in our group were quite happy to be referred to as 'Miss' although they were all aged over 70.

Here on the South Coast right next to Ford Open Prison* there's a café called Serving Thyme which is staffed by the inmates who also did all the construction work.

https://www.littlehamptongazette.co.uk/news/crime/ford-prison-inmate-turns-life-around-to-become-barista-at-new-coffee-shop-here-is-his-story-2500845




* as used by ex Tory MPs as a nice cushy incarceration on the rare occasions when they get caught
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