“A book is a dream you hold in your hands.” – Neil Gaiman

The Looking Glass Cafe

Ruth and the team at The Looking Glass Cafe are excited to welcome you to the new Covid-19 compliant layout and menu whilst The Book Warren still has an outlet within the cafe.

Many of us like nothing better than to sit back with a good book, a steaming cup of tea or coffee and a slice of cake. A warm welcome awaits you and whether you’re here for a quick coffee and cake or a leisurely lunch, make sure you make time to relax in our cosy nook where you can indulge your appetite for food as well as looking for that next great read.

Waiting for you will be a great range of second-hand books. Fancy fiction? Thrilled by crime? Fanatical about facts? Or are you just looking for a good book to curl up with? 

You are welcome to explore our books, perhaps select something that appeals to you and whilst you make your choice of purchase, enjoy one of our scrumptious sandwiches with a pot of loose leaf tea.

Elevenses in the library? We have comfy chairs that surround our fireplace. Sit back and enjoy your slice cake with our excellent Fair Trade coffee or tea.

For information about our second-hand book stock and bringing books to the shop, please see our page on Books.

If you’re looking for somewhere to stop off when walking your dog, please pop in, our canine customers are most welcome!

We look forward to meeting you.

Follow the link below to the new dedicated Cafe website for details of opening times, menu and upcoming special offers, events and news.