Tucked away above Lakes Climber on Cheapside in Ambleside is a ‘real’ walkers cafe.
Paninis will not be found on their menu nor will you find any over priced over thought out dishes. Bilbo's cafe does the things you need after (or even before) a long walk on the fells, Pint mug of Tea anyone? Bacon and sausage butties, hearty soups & Thai Green Curry are among the reliable standbys. They also have a good range of cakes which change on a daily basis. Combine this with friendly service a relaxed atmosphere + internet access if you can’t be ‘away from the world’ for too long & you have a great place to while away some time.
Lakes Climber/Lakes Runner also run a ‘Sports Injury Clinic‘ so you might be able to check out some of those lingering aches & pains while you’re there