Eat & Shop

Take a look at the new Lakeside webcam to see what’s happening on Lake Windermere right now!

Whether you are visiting Lakes Aquarium or simply enjoying the lakeside location make time to visit our choice of cafes and restaurant.

1872 Café and Gift Shop

1872 is an exciting shopping and eating experience located on the ground floor alongside the station and pier.  It’s the perfect place to grab a quick bite to eat and choose some special gifts and treats! From Beatrix Potter gifts and local spcialities such as Kendal Mint Cake.  Sandwiches, pasties, cakes and cookies plus much more available to eat in or take away.

Open daily from 10.00am 

NOW 'Proudly Brewing Starbucks!'

Available in 1872 and Oscars Cafe.  Here’s a sample of what’s on offer:

  • Caramel Macchiato – A Starbucks original. Foamed milk marked with espresso and vanilla, then topped with a distinctive caramel pattern. Sweet, buttery and intense.
  • Caffè Mocha – Delicious Starbucks mocha chocolate, espresso, steamed milk and whipped cream.
  • Cappuccino – Light and foamy, a real classic, An intense shot of espresso, steamed milk and half a cup of foam. Ask for an extra shot for a more intense taste.
  • Caffè Americano – Despite the name, this is actually a European way to enjoy coffee: espresso with hot water.

As well as a delicious selection of speciality teas, including Zen, wild sweet orange tea and passion tea.

Oscar's Café

Situated on the upper floor of the station building, Oscar’s offers both traditional and contemporary food including home-made soup, burgers and paninis with a choice of delicious fillings.  Freshly homemade cakes, delicious Starbucks coffees and refreshing cold drinks. Children’s menu available, high chairs are provided as are facilities for warming baby food and milk. Baby changing is available in the Aquarium.

Currently closed for the winter season