Gilks' Garage Café

Gilks' Garage Café
Cafe and coffee shop in Kineton
Gilks’ Garage Café, Banbury Road, Kineton, Warwickshire, CV35 0JZ
Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 8am to 4pm
 Vegetarian  Vegan  Gluten Free  Open Sunday

Here you'll find fantastic coffee from Monsoon Estates in nearby Stratford-upon-Avon


As for sweet, we can recommend the gluten-free Victoria sponge - a generous filling and you'll never taste the difference! For savoury the Mac n' cheese and 'full service' English breakfast are great choices, alongside their breakfast baps and sourdough baguettes


Delicious homemade breakfasts, lunches and cakes all made on-site, with gluten-free and vegan options aplenty. On Friday and Saturday evenings they even serve up pizzas and burgers too!


Cappuccino (£2.75), tea (£1.50), cakes (from £2.60), breakfast baps (from £4.00), English/veggie/vegan breakfast (from £7.50), soup (£5.00), sourdough baguettes (from £6.00), burgers (from £6.50), pastries (from £2.50)


Superb! Park your bike triathlon style on their bike racks (complete with complimentary bike locks)


Plenty of seating indoors and out, bookings can be made beforehand (e.g. afternoon tea)


12 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon, Leamington Spa and Banbury makes it the ideal location to stop off

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Gilks’ Garage Café is not just another hipster or ‘themed café’, it’s been run by the same family for generations and originally started out as a Rootes Motors dealer selling Hillman and Chrysler cars.

The cafe has been meticulously themed to signal back to it’s motoring history, with touches such as the original fuel pump standing proud as you walk in, an original Hillman chopped in half serving as a sofa and oil canisters used as counter lamps.

Park your bike triathlon style on the bike racks located outside, where there’s even complimentary bike locks provided. You’ll even find electric charging points if turning up in four wheels and volts under the bonnet.

The fantastic coffee is sourced from Monsoon Estates in Atherstone on Stour and you’ll find it hard to resist on of their delicious homemade cakes or traybakes, including their devine apple cinnamon & raisin or famous gluten free Victoria sponge cake – you’ll not taste the difference!

On the motor themed menu there’s a wide selection of breakfast and lunch goodies with veggie, vegan and gluten free options aplenty. For those early morning rides we can highly recommend the ‘full’ and ‘interim’ service all day brunch or bacon & maple syrup pancakes. As for lunch the homemade mac n cheese and sourdough baguettes are fantastic, as is the rather filling ‘mighty mechanic’s’ beef burger.

If on an evening ride, Friday and Saturday evenings you’ll find them serving up pizzas and burgers between 17:00 and 20:30.

Whilst you’re there be sure to peer into the replica Rootes workshop adjacent to the counter, complete with original Rootes dealership equipment and vintage vehicles of the day.

Last visited in February 2022

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