Cool cafés and bars around Lancaster

Lancaster has a great reputation for warmth and hospitality and is home to many cool cafes, independent restaurants, stylish bars and friendly pubs.

Here’s a selection below…


Printroom Café

Printroom Café & Bar, located in the historic Storey Building is a popular casual eatery with a passion for local, independent and responsibly sourced produce. Open for coffee and cake, casual dining and craft beers.

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The Sunbury Coffee House

Serves the finest teas and coffees and open daily for breakfast. Enjoy a relaxing atmosphere with vintage teapots and cups.  The Sunbury Coffee House is the perfect place for any occasion.

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What better way to enjoy breakfast than with amazing coffee, tasty food served in a casual atmosphere showcasing Lancaster’s finest produce by people who love their jobs.


Journey Social 

Speciality coffee shop in Lancaster offering the best Lancastrian produce for Brunch and Lunch, with a focus on sustainability and ethical sourcing.

The Whale Tail Café

Enjoy a wholesome lunch at the Whaletail Café created from the very best vegetarian, vegan and gluten free produce. Established over 25 years ago,this place is the perfect spot to sit back and relax during your lunch.

The Borough

The Borough is the perfect vibrant establishment to enjoy excellent food and drink set in beautiful city centre surroundings. This inviting pub restaurant is great for an informal lunch. The Borough offers ‘School Dinners’ Monday- Saturday 12pm-6:30pm where you can choose from a select menu for a reduced price.


 Spaghetti House

A family run business offering a relaxed atmosphere whilst serving high quality Italian and Mediterranean food. Even better, it is open 7 days a week and has a daily ‘happy hour’ where a large range of dishes on offer.

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The White Cross

The White Cross is situated in a refurbished cotton mill warehouse which was part of the old Storey’s Cotton Mill that was built next to Lancaster’s main canal. With its canal side seating The White Cross is the perfect place to have your evening meal during your stay in Lancaster. You may be tempted to stay there for the evening as they offer up to 20 different rotating beers each week all come from breweries less than 40 miles away.


The Hall

J Atkinson & Co – Coffee roasters and tea merchants since 1837 opened the former Priory Hall next door to their tea and coffee emporium on China Street, serving syphon coffee and lever espresso along with freshly baked cakes and delicious desserts. They also serve savoury food and alcohol during the day and until 21.30 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays with live music on Saturdays from 9pm.



Fancy a tipple? Head to Lancaster’s boutique cocktail bar in the heart of the city centre. Passionate about quality spirits, wines and beers.


Merchants 1688

A historic cellar restaurant and bar set in a 300 year old former wine merchants offering a selection of wines from the new world, cask ales from Britain’s best local brewers and a great selection of craft beers.