About Us

Start the day right with Wakefield's tastiest breakfast

If you're looking to start the day right, our cafe is the place to be. We serve delicious and nutritious breakfasts, as well as lunches, diners, desserts and hot and cold drinks. Our experienced and skilled chef has created a menu fit for any appetite and any time of day including fantastic vegetarian and organic options. Whether you are enjoying an early morning walk, recharging yourself in the afternoon, or looking for a heart dinner you can't beat a visit to Lakeside Café in Wakefield. Call us now on 01924 251 241 for details.
Organic and freshly baked breakfast

About us

Lakeside Café is located in the picturesque Wakefield village of Newmillerdam, and was established by John and Joanne Coxon. The café has an idyllic lakeside position within a stunning local nature reserve and we serve a menu that is packed with dishes made from the freshest organic ingredients available, all locally sourced. Our chef has worked in some of London's finest restaurants and we serve everything from breakfasts, light bites, salads and sandwiches to hearty meals including burgers, pasta, fish and chips and Sunday roasts as well as desserts and sweet treats. Come and see us today and find out about our weekday specials or call 01924 251 241 to find out more.


Sometimes only a breakfast will do. From an immaculate omelette done just the way you like to a full English breakfast experience, at any time of day, come to Lakeside Café. 

We use fantastic local ingredients, including eggs, mushrooms, herbs, Yorkshire sausages, bacon and black pudding, so your body will thank you for it for the rest of the day. Order your breakfast just the way you want it, with any combination of ingredients, and top it off with delicious coffee and freshly squeezed juice and for the perfect brekkie experience.
Surrounded by nature, with indoor and outdoor seating, we are the perfect spot to enjoy the most important meal of the day, at any time of the day!


With an outdoor terrace and views of the lake, it's no wonder Lakeside Café in Wakefield is such a popular spot to enjoy a relaxing lunch. Freshly prepared and lovingly presented, our lunch menu offers everything from scrumptious bite-sized snacks and homemade soups to mouthwatering mains including locally sourced fish and steak. We also carry a substantial wine list to choose from as well as a selection of local real ales, so you are bound to find the perfect drink to wash down your meal.


From classic dishes such as prime cuts of Yorkshire steak with handcut chips, beef burgers with Wensleydale cheese to newer favourites like mouthwatering sticky pork belly or vegetarian options including field mushroom and asparagus risotto, you can always be assured of the freshest ingredients, beautifully prepared and reverently presented. And with our considerable wine list, you'll find the ideal tipple to top it all off.


From the most succulent sausages to the most aromatic herbs, we pride ourselves on only using locally sourced organic ingredients.
Combined with our famously friendly service and cosy setting, we believe this results in a better tasting, healthier breakfast.
Friends enjoy a cup of tea in our café

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea at the Lakeside Café is a local institution. Hunker down in a fabulously warm and cosy spot and savour a delectable selection of handmade cakes, scones with jam and clotted cream, and dainty sandwiches accompanied by speciality teas from Taylors of Harrogate.
Our afternoon tea is the civilised way to kill a few hours, catch up with friends or wait for the weather to change in your favour!


Our homemade desserts are made with love and consumed the same way! Don't miss our famous white chocolate bread and butter pudding, locally grown organic rhubarb crumble, or sample a selection of Yorkshire cheeses, amongst many other delicious treats. We also serve freshly ground coffee to help remind you that you're not dreaming!

   Call us today 01924 251 241

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