Relax and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of this European-style café bar.
It’s just the place to meet for coffee and cake, brunch, lunch, tea (and more cake), and then cocktails.
Slate serves the finest locally roasted Carvetii coffee, homemade cakes, platters, soups and sandwiches. As well as artisan gins and wines from around the world.
The team are very good at creating talking points and reasons to return from Monday Madness and quiz nights to Fizz Friday. Their ticket-only Gin Evenings are popular, where you can learn about the fascinating history of the spirit and train your palate to pick out the tasting notes of each gin.
Cocktail inspiration often comes from local happenings including when the town hosts international festivals like Kendal’s Comic Art. It led to a cocktail menu entirely devoted to all things comic – Iron Man, Cat Woman and Boy Wonder brews to name but a few.
The most important point about Slate is that it does anytime very well.
A regular sums it up very well with this review:
The service is always excellent even when they’re rushed off their feet, and the cocktails really are very, very good! Great atmosphere and a lovely place to hang out with friends.
Slate bar & Cafe, 5 Wainwrights Yard, Kendal Cumbria, LA9 4DP
t: +44 (0)1539 00000, E: To go here, W: To go here