Mrs F’s Fine Food Emporium serving tea, artisan coffee, homemade cakes & scones, grilled cheese sandwiches & homemade soup. Also selling vintage collectables, retro clothing, Cumbria range wool and locally made greetings cards
Homemade, handmade, put together on a shoestring with ingenuity and thrift, a little haven away from the commercial tearooms and cafes in the lakes
Embracing the Danish art of Hygge, Mrs F’s Fine Food Emporium offers the weary walker or shopper an excuse to curl up in a comfy chair, do a little mindful colouring, stare into the fire, browse through a few books, pick up a vintage collectable or piece of pre-loved clothing, people-watch whilst coiffing delicious velvety coffee roasted locally in Kendall by Rinaldo.
Downstairs on a local slate floor, hundreds of years old, there are 7 tables, all wobbly-legged and all different styles seating around 24. Whilst upstairs in a less wobbly but equally unusual space there are a further 4 tables seating around 12 including a craft table where small people can draw, stick and colour to their hearts content.
A simple, unpretentious menu offers a variety of homemade cakes including a vegan and 2 gluten free options plus fruit and cheese scones baked fresh every morning in Mrs F’s kitchen.
All the ingredients are locally sourced where possible and every day a fresh vegan, gluten free soup served with sourdough or gluten free toast forms the basis of the lunch menu. Favourites include carrot & courgette, minted pea & spinach and leek and sweet potato.
Grilled cheese sandwiches with ham, spicy chorizo, sliced onion or tuna can be eaten in or wrapped and taken away…
Local coffee champion Rinaldo supplies our delicious espresso blend, delivered freshly roasted from Kendall we offer espresso, latte, cappuccino, mocha, flat white, machiato and americano coffee made with cows milk or soya milk.
We offer a wide variety of Twinings teas including English breakfast, earl grey, green, peppermint, fruit, and decaf as well as a small selection of loose leaf teas served in china cups with either cows milk, soya milk or lemon.
Homemade ice cream milkshakes, elderflower cordial, fruit juice or the classic coca cola in the design classic glass bottle are also available.
Everything we make is available as a take away. Simple as that, if you like it we can wrap it or serve it: to go!
Mmmmmmm take away…….
Upstairs we have a space with a stair-gate, to help keep your kids safe. We have toys and games and books and paper and pens and glue. Our aim is to provide a relaxing, family friendly space where you can enjoy your coffee and cake and let your kids play whilst you don’t have to worry, for half an hour or so…longer if you prefer.
Last season we had a family who literally dozed off upstairs…well the kids didn’t doze off, they were playing with the toys on the floor but the parents nodded off…they had been out on the fells…lovely customers)
We love knitting at Mrs F’s, just love it.
We sell a fabulous range of wool called Cumbria made by The Fibre Co
Every Wednesday afternoon from 1-3 pm we welcome knitters to join us knitting for Nepal or the Linus Project or just bring the project you are working on and enjoy the company.
We are very pleased to offer a selection of Karins collectables from her shop Vintage @ Maysons on Lake Road. If you are looking for anything in particular do let us know and we can ask Karin to keep an eye out for you. Karins extremely affordable collection is available 7 days a week @ Mrs F’s.
Over the years Kirsten has collected a range of pre-loved clothing and called it: Retro Pedlar. Very reasonably priced eclectic mix of clothing, accessories and jewellery available 7 days a week @ Mrs F’s.
Jane Lancaster is a water colour artist based in Arnside who has created a series of greetings cards featuring her favourite animals including cows, pigs and fieldmice. Janes cards are on sale 7 days a week @ Mrs F’s.
74 Main Street, Keswick, CA12 5DX
From Junction 40 of the M6 motorway take the A66 westbound to Keswick. Park in any of the town centre car parks and head for the market square. Head down the Market place and cross the road at the pelican crossing. Keep left, walk down the street for two minutes and Mrs F’s can be found on the right.
We hope to see you soon.