We’re currently open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9am – 2:30pm offering the following: 

Takeaways – Coffees, soft drinks & cakes: 9am – 4:30pm. Breakfast baps: 9am – 2pm. No booking necessary 

Pre-booked Takeaways on Friday Evenings – These will run from 5pm – 8:15pm on a Friday evening. Join our mailing list for booking info.

We will be open for takeaways on Easter Monday 5th April from 9am – 2:30pm.


From Saturday 17th April we will also offer:

EAT-IN (weather dependant!) – Wood-fired sourdough pizzas: 12pm – 4pm on Saturdays & Sundays. Outside only, bookings essential and available via our online table booking system.


From 17th May (dependent on regulation changes), we will be open Wednesday – Sunday from 9am – 4:30pm offering brunch and lunch each day with wood-fired sourdough pizzas on Friday and Saturday evenings. Bookings will be for inside tables from this point forward and can be made via our online table booking system. Our tables are spaced at a minimum of 1 metre with risk mitigation. If you are booked for an inside table, you’re welcome to move outside on arrival provided we have a table available. Please note that we do not currently take table bookings for coffee & cake.


Under regular circumstances, Thistledown Café is open Wednesday to Sunday with food served every day. During school holidays (Easter, summer half term and summer holidays) we are open 7 days a week (but do not serve food on the Monday and Tuesday). Open times may occasionally vary due to private events – please call to double check / make a booking. Booking is highly recommended for all services. 

Our opening times (please check above for current amendments):

  • We’re open Weds – Sun all year 9am – 4:30pm for teas, coffees and cakes
  • Brunch served 9am – 11:30am
  • Lunch served midday – 3pm
  • Pizza evenings Fri and Sat eve (from 21st May until late Sept)

Look out for events such as Indian evenings, yoga, storytelling and foraging mornings. If you’d like to join our mailing list then please email cafe@thistledown.org.uk.