A Truly Unique Cafe Setting to enjoy home-made Yorkshire Fayre

Our new cafe has the ‘wow’ factor. Within our brand new cantilevered cafe you can watch the water flow under your feet through the glass floor, spot wildlife in the tree canopy and enjoy your refreshments all at the same time.

The new unique high-quality indoor space has floor to ceiling glass walls that look out into the tree canopy that lines the gorge. It is also cantilevered over the gorge with a partial glass floor, enabling you to see exactly what’s happening in the water below – a view that many people (people who have mobility issues and children in pushchairs) have never seen.

This licensed space is available for private dining, corporate away days and special events such as weddings.

There is a very warm welcome awaiting you a lovely little shop and café we only had hot drinks and scones/cakes which were delicious but there is an extensive food menu too. There is a small kids play area and a big field next to the car park for a run around. We are planning a return visit in the next few weeks to do the Via Ferrata.. which he is extremely excited about!
Sara and Glenn

Home Cooked Yorkshire Fayre

You can choose from an array of hot meals including an all day breakfast, lasagne, scampi, omelette or sausage, bacon, egg and chips. We also have a choice of lighter snacks including jacket potatoes, baguettes, bacon buttie or home-made soup. After your meal you could try one of our desserts, the home-made pavlova has been a firm favourite for nearly 40 years now. Why not try How Stean Gorge’s very own ice cream, made only ½ mile away in Lofthouse, you can even see the cows that make it from the car park. Flavours include chocolate, vanilla and fruits of the forest.

We also have a selection of irresistible home-made cakes including our famous Raspberry Pavlova that just melts in the mouth and the Jap which has also been a firm favourite with customers for nearly 40 years!

Opening Times

The summer opening hours for the café is 10am till 6pm. Last orders for food are taken at 5 o’clock however, we can take groups of 10 people or over for early evening meals if booked in advance. During the summer school holiday, the café is open for breakfast from 9am on Saturdays and Sundays.

In winter we close at dusk unless by prior arrangement. We are closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Fantastic place to go for all ages, excellent cafe and dog friendly
Bryn Richards

Sun Terrace

You can eat, drink and be merry on our sun terrace.


You can order bread, eggs, bacon, sausage or milk from the shop. We also sell toys, souvenirs, maps, books and of course sweets, chocolate, ice cream and ice lollies. Displays of pictures by local artists are on view and for sale in the restaurant.

Free Wi-fi

Free wi-fi is available in the restaurant and on the sun terrace.

Probably one of the most amazing places in Yorkshire. Stan and his team were outstanding and exceeded all our expectations. Nothing was too much trouble – even for the vegan! Thanks for helping make fabulous memories we’ll all treasure and we will most definitely see you again. Thanks for everything.
Lindsey Prior-McKie

We have so much to offer

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