Name: I Love Cafe

Where: Kinmont Arcade, Fisher Street, Carlisle,


TEL NO: 07834 735386

OPENING HOURS: Monday - Saturday 9.30am till 4pm

Owner: Charlotte Birkett

History: I Love Cafe was established six years ago in the secluded Treasury Court which is set within the beautiful historic quarter of Carlisle.

Charlotte took over the cafe in July after previously working there as an employee. She is putting her own stamp on the place but keeping the quirky, vintage feel that makes I Love Cafe individual.

STYLE OF FOOD: Traditional cafe-style. Breakfast is served until 11.30am. Light lunches are served throughout the day, along with freshly baked scones and homemade cakes and traybakes.

Vegan and gluten free options are always available.

Hot drinks include Bruce and Luke’s coffee, speciality tea’s and hot chocolate. We also have a range of cold drinks and milkshakes.

MENU SAMPLE: Included in our breakfast menu are bacon rolls (£3.25) and sausage rolls (£3.50), both using locally sourced meat; freshly baked scones with butter (£2.50) jam and cream are available; homemade soup of the day served with chunky bread or roll (£5), or served with a panini, sandwich or wrap (£7.50). A full range of sandwiches served with salad, crisps and coleslaw (£6); or paninis, wraps and toasties served with salad, crisps and coleslaw (£7). Homemade quiche of the day, with a large side salad and coleslaw (£6.50).

Children’s meals including, soup, sandwich or panini (£3).

The homemade cakes (£3) include coffee and walnut, chocolate, caramel fudge and Bakewell tart. Traybakes (£2.50) can feature Lotus Biscoff bars, mint Aero chocolate, Jammie Dodger blondie, and Rolo rocky road. Gluten free and vegan cakes and traybakes are always on offer.

Afternoon tea is £15 per person, including finger sandwiches such as ham, salmon and cucumber and egg mayonnaise, homemade mini sausage rolls, plain and fruit scones served with jam and cream, and a selection of cakes and traybakes. Tea, coffee or cold drinks included.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: “I pride myself on fresh homemade food and always have a large selection of my granny’s home bakes on offer. We offer a sanctuary for people of all ages who are on their own or want to find a peaceful location away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.”