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Monties Cafe & Guesthouse

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Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BX, England
+44 15394 42723
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had breakfast here as we were staying at Oakthwaite. We got a warm welcome from the waiter as we arrived and were given a choice of where we'd like to sit. We both ordered the breakfast and it was one of the best we've had. Great quality ingredients cooked well, not fatty like many breakfasts I've had before. Set... More 

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Thank LHep1
Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you Laura for your lovely review and we were delighted to read how much you enjoyed Monties and our breakfast (very popular with locals and visitors). We hope you come back soon to enjoy that milkshake! More 

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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

close to shopping area at bowness, reasonably priced food, with friendly staff. breakfast has always been excellant with a good choice for smaller or heartier appetites, also a licensed restaurant so good for a little tipple later in the day

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Thank gordonramsy
Deborah C, General Manager at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and glad to read you enjoyed your visit to Monties. Our "Full Montie" breakfast is very popular with both regular and visitors to Monties. We hope you come back and visit again soon. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice lunch local ham and eggs with salad and potato wedges quick service nice place very good staff reasonable prices

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Thank razor1955brumvillan9
Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and glad you had an enjoyable lunch, please come back again soon. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Location was excellent. Right in the heart of the town. We had room 5 which had a great view. Very clean, cosy and comfy room. Lovely staff. Food in restaurant was excellent. We parked our car in the lane behind the guesthouse and it was very handy. Our wee springer spaniel was very welcome too. Even though we overlooked the... More 

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Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much Ally and Gerry for leaving such a lovely review of your short stay with us. I will be sure and pass your comments onto all the Monties team and we look forward very much to welcoming you and Ellie back again. More 

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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We had coffee and some of the cake of the day here. We originally only popped in for a quick bite, but ended up staying for nearly two hours. We felt really comfortable and enjoyed the coffee so much, we ordered more. The chocolate orange cake was gorgeous! Definitely coming back ☺️

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Thank DigiWelch
Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this review

We were so happy to read that you enjoyed your time at Monties Café and stayed a little longer than intended to enjoy the atmosphere and our coffee. We hope you come back and visit us again very soon. Thank you. More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Popped into Mounties for breakfast and what a lovely breakfast it was too. Service was good, coffee is amazing and the Monties Breakfast was very tasty. Highly recommend.

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Thank Rawlings_Rabble_11
Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and glad you enjoyed our "Monties" breakfast. Hope you come and visit with us again. More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch ! Very filling and tasty! We had a chilli jacket potato and a blt all very good! Blt comes with fries can only pay by cash

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Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we hope you come back and visit us again. More 

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Loved the atmosphere of the cafe. It was very relaxed offering different types of seating areas i.e. Comfy seats and low tables. Food was delicious. Served by really helpful staff.

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Thank cannonjune
Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely review and so glad you enjoyed your visit to Monties. More 

Stoke on trent
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204 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely little cafe as you negotiate the hill up and down. Great to stop off and recharge, 3 times we've stayed in the lakes and 3 times we've stopped here :)

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Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and we look forward to welcoming you back again and again. More 

Settle
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We only had coffee, but the cakes on display looked good and the atmosphere was welcoming and comfortable, with quirky art on the walls.

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Thank Rachel S
Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you vey much for your lovely comments and we hope you stay for more than coffee next time! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$17
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 42723
Description
At Monties we offer clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation, together with a fantastic breakfast! We are open daily, serving breakfast, lunches, afternoon tea, drinks and homemade cakes.
We always aim to use as much local produce as possible for our dishes. Monties also have a great wine list so you can enjoy a glass of wine and watch the world go by!

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?