We know everyone loves a pit stop whilst out on two wheels. Earlier this week we asked our followers on facebook for their favourite bike cafes – we had a great response from you all so we thought we’d share them… and some even gave a heads up on what you loved about it!
We’ll start with our favourite which also turned out to be a popular choice with you all too…
Café Allez, between Nottingham & Grantham – https://cafeallez.uk/belvoircastle.html
Located near Belvoir Castle (at the top of the main carpark), in the heart of the Vale of Belvoir, between Nottingham and Grantham, this little gem of a café offers the best views around whilst you enjoy a delicious coffee & homemade cake!
What you love about it: Their Flat Whites, awesome coffee & stunning view of the vale! Oh and apparently their sausages are popular with one of our four legged friends!
Located in Claypole, Nottingham this newly opened coffee shop is boasting great reviews! Serving a selection of scrumptious hot/cold food & drinks, it’s proving to be a hot spot for cyclists!
What you love about it: Best coffee and flapjacks
Caffe Velo Verde, Screveton Nottingham – https://caffeveloverde.wordpress.com/
Whether you are a cyclist looking for a place to meet, recharge and unwind, or a local looking for a relaxing unique coffee shop you will be welcome at Caffe Velo Verde. A place where you can relax, feel comfortable, chat and enjoy great coffee, food and enjoy time with friends. They have ‘legendary’ bacon rolls or award-winning sausage for you in the morning, or go for the healthier options of porridge or granola pots!
What you love about it: Legendary sausage baps and community atmosphere
The Grange, Askham Richard nr York – https://the-grange-coffee-shop-and-garden-centre.business.site/
Situated in the village of Askham Richard, The Grange offers a delicious range of snacks, light bites and hot and cold drinks. Whilst you’re there why not have a browse in the garden centre (or perhaps pop back another time minus the bike!)
What you love about it: Great coffee & cake!
Doddington Hall bike cafe, Lincoln. https://www.doddingtonhall.com/eating-and-shopping/eating/coffee-shop/
Situated inside the Giant Store Lincoln it’s the perfect location for relaxed business breakfasts, a stop off for cyclists, or a great spot to relax after one of the many walks around the estate. Enjoy a selection of teas and coffee, expertly prepared by their Stokes trained baristas and treat yourself to delicious homemade cake.
What you love about it: Great coffee, bacon butties & great vibe about the place ?☕?!
Bank View Cafe, Langsett, South Yorkshire –
The Bank View Café is also known as “The Spotty Cafe” after they turned polka dot in 2014 to celebrate the Tour de France coming past the front door! At this cosy cafe cyclists, walkers (even with muddy boots) and those passing by can always expect a warm welcome and good home cooked food sourced from local producers.
The cafe is in the heart of some fantastic countryside. With great walking, mountain biking and road cycling on their doorstep. They are child and dog friendly too!
In fine weather, there is a garden to enjoy and when it turns cold, the fire is lit inside the cafe so you can warm up with a hot drink!
What you love about it: The cosy fire on a cold day with a coffee & cake
Clayton’s Corner, Howsham, near Brigg – https://www.facebook.com/pg/Claytons-Corner-Cafe-350859448434765/about/?ref=page_internal
This little gem of a café is popular with cyclists, with plenty of outdoor space and serving a selection of warm & cold food – including cakes and homemade scones!
What you love about it: “Has got to earn a mention in this list, they serve the best bacon butty. ?”
Lemon Tree, Tadcaster – https://www.facebook.com/thelemontreetad/
The Lemon Tree has recently re-opened with new owners who will offer you a friendly, warm and relaxing venue with delicious homemade food! If you’re doing our Tadcaster Duathlon – why not pop in!
What you love about it: Great gluten free cake range.
Cafe velo, Beverley – https://www.facebook.com/Cafevelobeverley/
A popular cycling themed cafe in the heart of Beverley, specialising in home cooked cakes and locally roasted specialist coffee. All bikes welcome!
What you love about it: Great breakfasts, cakes & provision for cyclists!
Fiddle Drill, Goodmanham – https://www.facebook.com/fiddledrill/
The Fiddle Drill is a family run tearoom in Goodmanham, East Yorks. Take the weight off and enjoy lunch, a slice of homemade cake & a cuppa! A popular cyclists hotspot!
What you love about it: Tea & Pork Pie!
The Rusty Bike, Swainby, North Yorkshire – https://www.yorkshirebikehire.co.uk/rusty-bike-coffee-house/
The Rusty Bike Coffee House, located in Swainby is a bicycle and coffee shop ideal for those seeking an active, outdoor lifestyle, and anyone looking for somewhere new to relax in North Yorkshire.
Why not escape by their fire and fill up on some delicious food and tasty cakes.
What you love about it: Delicious cakes and scones
Rockets and Rascals located in Poole, is sure to give you a warm welcome whether you’re re-fuelling on a ride, having a business lunch or relaxing with friends your guaranteed a welcoming and friendly atmosphere every time. The Rockets & Rascals team have been innovating, exploring and getting creative in the kitchen since the doors opened in 2014. They serve hot & cold food, cakes, juices and smoothies to keep you fuelled and eating healthy.
What you love about it: Amazing cafe, great decor, fab shop also and amazing coffee and cake ?
Birkin Fisheries Tea Room – https://www.facebook.com/Birkin-Fisheries-Tea-Room-174943809332954/
Located in the quaint village of Birkin, this lovely little tearooms sits alongside a fishing lake and has plenty of space outside to grab a coffee, snack or piece of cake mid ride and is a popular spot for cyclists and cycling clubs in the area!
What you love about it: Peaceful garden area, coffee & toasted teacakes
The Bike Cave Driffield- https://www.facebook.com/thebikecavedriffield
The Bike Cave in Driffield, claims to be The Yorkshire Wold’s best cycling themed cafe and bike shop and were nominated for one of the UK’s best cycle cafes in 2018. The cafe offers freshly cooked, homemade food, freshly ground coffee, loose leaf teas and homemade cakes made by their very own special Patisserie chef. Using local coffee roasters the York Coffee Emporium to create their own unique blend of 100% Arabica beans. They also hold maintenance evenings and social events throughout the year!
What you love about it: Great breakfast, fantastic atmosphere and excellent coffee!
The Drop Off café, Edenfield – https://www.facebook.com/thedropoffcafepage/
The Drop Off café in Edenfield pride themselves on welcoming the muddiest, sweatiest, stinkiest cyclists and their 4 legged friends to come and relax. With outside and inside sitting areas including a bike wash station for those extra muddy days. They sell fresh salads, panini, unique exciting specials, sandwiches, cake, tea and of course coffee.
What you love about it: Great food & coffee and fantastic decor
Squires, Sherburn – https://www.squires-cafe.co.uk/
Squires Cafe Bar was originally known as ‘Squires Milk Bar’ when it first opened back in 1954. Situated in the small town of Sherburn in Elmet in North Yorkshire it quickly became a popular destination for motorcyclists, with many coming from all over Yorkshire, the North of England and all parts of the UK. In 2002 Squires moved to a larger site on the outskirts of Sherburn which further expanded it’s customer base, with people now coming from not only all parts of the UK but from all over the world. The café is also popular for cyclists too!
What you love about it: A favourite for us as the starting venue for our Festive Fifty ride – we love the friendly atmosphere & coffee!
Leger Lakes, Sheffield – https://www.facebook.com/legerlakes/?hc_location=ufi
Established in 2017, Leger Lakes in Sheffield is home to two well stocked fishing lakes and an on-site tea room which has become popular within the cycling community. Serving a range of homemade food and cakes.
What you love about it: Lovely afternoon tea!
The Dynamo Putney Bridge – https://www.facebook.com/The-Dynamo-482612458896464/
Located in Putney Bridge London, this cycling café is famous for it’s delicious pizza and often hosts cycling events – and when you’re not on the bike, it’s dog friendly too!
What you love about it: The delicious pizza!
The commute coffee House and Cycle Workshop in Ilkley was born out of a love for cycling and craft coffees which means they are passionate about what they do. Located in the town of Ilkley a few cycle pedal strokes north of Leeds and on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales which is blessed with some of the best cycling roads in the country.
The Commute has grown into a hub for keen cyclists searching for the perfect stop off point for coffee, lunch, cake and those quick bike tweaks in their workshop. They welcome everyone looking for a cool place to relax, chat and enjoy some delights from their locally sourced, freshly prepared menu.
What you love about it: Excellent coffee & bike workshop!
We hope that has left you raring to get out on your bike and pedal that bit faster to grab a coffee and treat in between – enjoy!!