Please be advised that tables cannot be booked. We operate a walk in system and allocate tables to parties as they arrive. On busy days a 'wait list' may be in play and we will seat you as soon as we can. For larger groups please be advised that our largest pre-set table is for 6 people, for parties larger than 6, it is likely the group will need to be sat on 2 tables. Please check in with the host on arrival.
Hidden back from the main road over the river you can find us on Longholme Island between the upper & lower Great River Ouse. Join us for breakfast, lunch or hire one of our boats. Our humble venue is open to all and has been refurbished to benefit all who use the river & local area. The Longholme Café sits lake side with ever changing views, plentiful wildlife and a guarantee that you and your party take away with you something that we like to call 'The Longholme Life' - let us look after you, enjoy the view, love the people your with and let us do the rest.
With many years hospitality experience, this independent cafe in Bedford won't let you down. We are one of the few places to offer recreational boat hire in Bedfordshire & proud of it. Our food and beverage choices have been carefully selected and lovingly prepared to ensure the best quality at an affordable price. We pride ourselves on good coffee and local fresh foods with regular seasonal changes and special dishes available.
Card payments welcome.
Managed locally by Tom & Andreas we're on site daily making things work. We would love your feedback and your support as we grow the site to add more activities and attractions in the coming months & years.
You can contact us via our social sites, in person or here: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Order from our menu or pick from our display fridge. Don't forget our dedicated children's choices & delicious fresh cakes!
Ground to order every time.
We love coffee and want you to enjoy every cup with us. All varieties served with decaffeinated choices & Organic herbal teas also available.
This summer try our homemade Iced teas or one of our iced coffees. Enjoy them to stay or to take away
in a biodegradable cup on your walk.
Rewarding loyalty -
Collect stamps on hot drinks and get one on us! T&C's apply.
With lots of places to roam and run The Embankment is a perfect dog walk, more so with a coffee or light breakfast. Treats available!
Fresh juice, smoothies, great coffee
18 hole putting, table tennis + more
Across the river in Russell Park.
Our boats have suffered damages in December 2020 and a date to re-open this service is still pending.
Scooping during high season in fair weather. Some of the best local artisan Gelato supplied by Gelato Johns of Bedford.
Just across the river in Russell Park you can enjoy putting. Our 18 hole course is available during high season from April - October.
Closed for winter 2020