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The Lakes Cafe




Welcome to The            Lakes Cafe
& Owl Kitchen

Monday, Thursday & Friday, 10am-4pm inside & take-aways 

We offer a warm and welcoming retreat following those chilly autumn and winter walks and a space for a sit down and a rest after a warm summer afternoon in the park.

With our selection of all-day brunch, teas, freshly ground coffee, great hot treats and our famous homemade gluten free cakes and treats we offer something for every taste!  We have WIFI and a garden, so why not pop in next time you're in the area?

We have indoor and outdoor seating, Covid-19 safeguards in place, and look forward to seeing you soon!

"Growing up I had two dreams – to be in a rock band and to have my own cafe. 


In my misspent twenties I was in a girl-fronted punk band played on prime-time Radio 1!  Then, after hanging up my bass guitar and having kids, I discovered how hard it is to find a place you can hang out with mates over a coffee while your kids play.

That drove me to turn the Lakes Cafe into the kind of place I would have loved, somewhere new parents can relax and anyone can feel at home.  As a celiac it makes me angry that supermarket gluten free food is overpriced and pretty revolting, so the Cafe and my baking business Owl Kitchen makes sure gluten free doesn’t mean taste-free.  So come along and enjoy our little oasis next to South Norwood Lake.   

See you soon!"  


why not come to one of our

Selection of Activities

We have a selection activities everyday here at the Lakes Cafe, from Little Folks Nursery Rhymes for the little ones to Fiona's Holistic Massage for the not so little ones.


Visit our What's On page to see what we have on from day to day.

why not try

Our Famous Homemade Cakes!

Our cakes and treats are made especially for us by Mel at Owl Kitchen.


We have Flapplejacks, Peanut Butter Squares, our very popular gluten free Brownies and our super popular homemade gluten free Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting.


To see more of our menu and get your taste buds tingling just visit out Menu page

Carrot Cake
Cappucino and Carrot Cake
Cappucino, Carrot Cake and flower.
Latte and Flower
Luke making coffee.