Situated in the heart of the Forest of Dean at the home of the popular MTB downhill and family cycle trails is a superb, great value cafe located just three miles east of the town of Coleford serving up hearty breakfasts, lunches, cakes and coffee to hungry cyclists, walkers and tourists alike.
Open every day from 9am, early risers will find a superb value veggie or English breakfast alongside American pancakes, ‘on toast’ options (avocado, beans or eggs) and a selection of breakfast baps (pictured); bacon, sausage or egg in bap or buttie.
At lunch there’s a brilliant selection of locally sourced and aptly named burgers after their MTB routes; wild boar with cheese & BBQ sauce, butter-fried chicken with mozzarella & pesto, veggie burger with onion rings & mayo and bacon & cheese. Additionally there’s a well stocked fridge of freshly prepared sandwiches, toasties and savoury rolls.
We cannot forget to mention Mary’s cakes too, the stuff of legend and a must for hungry roadies and MTBers alike; rich brownies, cakes (the carrot is delicious), tray-bakes, flapjacks and cookies. There’s also a well stocked selection of protein and high performance bars, crisps and Kendal cake too!
Their freshly roasted coffee comes from Boost Coffee Co. just a short cycle down the road in Drybrook and is double certificated organic and free trade.
The cafe is excellent value and they even serve up daily special deals which include:
- Tuesday: free bottomless tea or filter coffee with any breakfast menu purchase
- Wednesday: coffee & cake – £4.25
- Thursday: curry & chips – £6.50
- Friday: Pieminister pie with chips & gravy – £6.50
One of our favourite cycling cafe, here’s an ideal pitstop for groups of all sizes with a vast amount of seating both outside and in, complete with log burner for those cooler months. What’s more there’s plenty of secure racking right out front with locks and bike pumps provided.
For those in need of maintenance, there’s a superb on-site workshop alongside bike hire for those wishing to try out their excellent MTB trails.