England, United Kingdom Food Guide: 10 Cafe food Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Ilkley

January 12, 2020 Madelene Haan

Discover Restaurants offering the best Cafe food in Ilkley, England, United Kingdom. Ilkley is a spa town and civil parish in West Yorkshire, in Northern England. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Ilkley civil parish includes the adjacent village of Ben Rhydding and is a ward within the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council. Approximately 12 miles (19 km) north of Bradford and 17 miles (27 km) northwest of Leeds, the town lies mainly on the south bank of the River Wharfe in Wharfedale, one of the Yorkshire Dales.
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10. Wharfedale Deli

Burley in Wharfedale, Ilkley England Cafe, British Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch Takeout
Wharfedale Deli

Reviewed By Domski_71

Having visited quite a few times now I've concluded there are better places to get a sandwich.For the breakfast sandwiches I've had the bread has often been quite dry and the bacon or sausage not a great quality or overcooked. Other sandwiches have been okay but for the money I'd expect the fillings to be a bit more generous. A bit disappointed as was hoping for better.

9. The Ilkley Cafe Company

14-16 Wells Road, Ilkley LS29 9JD England Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +44 1943 600064 http://theilkleycafecompany.co.uk
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5 based on 22 reviews

The Ilkley Cafe Company

As a indépendant cafe, we pride ourselves on providing organic, fair trade tea and coffee. We work with local dairy suppliers and bakeries to source the freshest, highest quality offerings.

Reviewed By carronk

We called in the week before & loved the cafe and guinness & chocolate cake so much we went back on Saturday for breakfast. They don't allow dogs inside the cafe but have a few tables outside so we sat under dark clouds, fingers crossed it didn't rain. We ordered coffee, the clouds opened so we moved our table under the alcove between the bay windows, at least we were dry! We ordered eggs benedict (swapping the muffin for sourdough bread)& potato cake & smoked salmon & 2 more coffees. The waitress brought the potato cake...........I asked my partner to start after 5 minutes as it was going cold. A couple of minutes later my eggs benedict came which was nicely presented but it was cold. had it been forgotten about? 2 more coffees then came, but as the waitress hadn't taken the earlier cups when she left empty handed she then had nowhere to put the next ones. We put down our cutlery & assisted. Okay, it may sound as if i'm finding fault, but it is the little things that make all the difference. The food is tasty, but serve it warm. The service is okay, but should be good. The menu has so much choice & all looks great on paper, sort all the other bits out & this will be the best cafe in Ilkley, it's just not quite there yet.Thanks for your very detailed and specific feedback following your recent visit. I’m sorry that there were a few examples of us not meeting your expectations as we do strive to deliver excellent food, drinks and service to all our customers. I hope your experience does not deter you from visiting us again in the future.

8. The Little Teahouse

27 The Grove Promenade, Ilkley LS29 8AF England Cafe, British, Soups Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service, Reservations +44 1943 817387
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4 based on 202 reviews

The Little Teahouse

Reviewed By Gillfluff

Fortunate recently to be in Ilkley after some time away and glad to return to this wonderful little tea shop. The menu as wide as ever, food beautifully presented and tasty as before - all served by the the exquisite Claire. Good to be back.

7. HAMILTONS by the river

8 High Mill Lane Olicana Park, Addingham, Ilkley LS29 0RD England British, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +44 1943 830500 https://www.olicanapark.co.uk/hamiltonscafebistro/
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5 based on 48 reviews

HAMILTONS by the river

A love for the surrounding landscape inspired us to create a space that people would immediately feel at home in. The chunky construction of the cafe/ bistro provides a warm welcoming feel that is matched by our family favourite dishes. Seasonality and su

Reviewed By 275jabee

The whole place exudes quality: beautifully built and decorated, terrific location and overall great food. Simple variety of open type sandwiches, nicely presented and tasty. The pizza was excellent. Good size portions. Should also mention the friendly staff, very attentive and pleasant.

6. Cafe J

52 The Grove, Ilkley LS29 9PA England Cafe, British Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Dog Friendly +44 1943 601131 http://www.cafejilkley.co.uk
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4 based on 105 reviews

Cafe J

Reviewed By DaveP789

Called in here mid afternoon for coffee and cake. We were extremely pleased with the choice of home made cakes on offer and they all looked delicious. My wife chose one and trust me, if she enjoyed it, it must be good. Julie, the proprietor was very friendly and we had a good chat with her about Ilkley and places to stay. The young lady serving with Julie was her first day but you wouldn’t know as she seemed to fit right in.We will return because the food being served looked really good and the friendliness of our welcome was second to none.

5. Daniel's Cafe & Bistro

34 Leeds Road, Ilkley LS29 8DS England Cafe, European, Healthy Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Serves Alco [email protected] +44 7985 432133 http://www.danielscafebistro.co.uk
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5 based on 105 reviews

Daniel's Cafe & Bistro

Daniel's Cafe and Bistro is an independently owned bistro situated in the beautifully quaint town of Ilkley. We serve delicious healthy, light dishes and homemade cakes. We are also now open on Friday and Saturday evenings for late night nibbles and alcoh

Reviewed By carronk

Lovely that we can take our dog on a Saturday morning breakfast stop. Not a huge choice on the menu but the food is very good. The chorizo with eggs was tasty and the coffee was also nice. The service was very friendly & you can tell they are very proud of their achievements with this little cafe

4. Wells Cafe & Bistro

7 Wells Road, Ilkley LS29 9JB England Cafe, European, British Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Table Service [email protected] 01943-60-17-93 http://www.wellsbistro.co.uk
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4 based on 267 reviews

Wells Cafe & Bistro

Reviewed By momagic8

Visited Wells Bistro for dinner in Saturday night and we all loved it. It's a tiny place and almost felt like we were having dinner on our kitchen...in a good way! Very friendly, relaxed atmosphere and great food. Small portions but that's to be expected these in most places tbh. Will definitely be going back for smoked haddock scotch egg and sticky ginger pudding with marmalade ice cream!

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3. The Veggie

32 Leeds Road, Ilkley LS29 8DS England Cafe, British, Soups Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Reservations [email protected] +44 1943 600245 http://www.theveggiecafe.co.uk/
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4 based on 288 reviews

The Veggie

Serving Freshly cooked vegetarian food and cakes including gluten & dairy free.Freshly ground coffee,loose leaf teas and fresh fruit smoothies. All served in beautiful surroundings within the spa town of Ilkley.

Reviewed By SOTinMalhamdale

Our first attempt to eat here saw us turned away as they were fully booked - even at mid-day! Two pre-booked visits later, the food is consistently excellent, tasty, varied and inventive; from snacks, to main courses and the cakes. A relaxed yet stylish cafe, with very friendly helpful service.

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2. J Reserve

52-54 The Grove, Ilkley LS29 9PA England Seafood, British, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service +44 1943 816989 https://www.facebook.com/jreserveilkley/
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5 based on 178 reviews

J Reserve

Fine dining relaxing dining experience. Afternoon Teas,Sharing platters. Licensed. Our other bistro is Cafe J

Reviewed By Nicnac010

Tasty food , good service although seems quite fake/ artificial!?? I could be wrong but the staff are very OTT. Nice decor and atmosphere, lovely menu , food always nice although on 1 occasion hair found in chips ( apology but no refund or discount) . Overall good cafe for lunch.Thank you for taking time to review us this week. Our staff are encouraged to make all our customers feel welcome and I am sorry that on this occasion you felt that the staff were not genuine.We strive to offer excellence in all areas of the business and we will always endeavour to rectify any problem brought to our attention on the day.I hope if you choose to visit us again that you don’t encounter further issues. Kind regards Julie

Where to eat Italian food in Ilkley: The Best Restaurants and Bars

1. Pranzo Italian Lunch Bar

139 Bolling Road Ben Rhydding, Ilkley LS29 8PN England Italian, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Wine and Beer [email protected] +44 1943 600084 http://www.pranzoitalian.co.uk
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5 based on 130 reviews

Pranzo Italian Lunch Bar

Reviewed By Havekidswilltravel_9

Brought my 12 year old son here for a late Saturday afternoon lunch and we loved it. Very welcoming staff and atmosphere and fantastic pizzas. Especially loved the garlic roast potatoes. Then had the most amazing dessert ever, the milk tart. Was heaven! Would highly recommend. Very authentic Italian cafe. Can’t wait to come again.

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