The Patio Cafe at Cardwell Garden Centre
The cafe facilities at Cardwell Garden Centre are designed to cater for large numbers of customers at peak times, ensuring that seating is always available.
The Patio cafe at Cardwell Garden Centre is in it’s third incarnation. The original one opened over 30 years ago when we built a second story on top of our original building. Serving home baking, simple meals and drinks, the cafe catered for us and our customers well for over 6 years, until it’s popularity soon meant we had outgrown the area and needed to expand.
At this time the garden centre was expanding as well, to the point where it encompassed the Gallagher family home. Realising that something had to give, a new family home was built and the old one was re-developed into our second cafe, this one taking the name of the Patio Cafe from it’s outdoor seating area. The menu was expanded to include full meals and a wide selection of home baking and speciality drinks. The outdoor patio provided seating when the weather permitted, and with the fantastic vista of our outdoor plant area, complete with stream, it proved very popular.
This format worked very well for over 14 years until, again, customer demand dictated a new, purpose built cafe had to be invested in. We knew that this one had to be a bit special and so we undertook the single largest development in our 50 year history and built the current generation of the Patio Cafe.
With a capacity of over 350 and bespoke designed kitchens and serveries, we now have one of the leading facilities in the west of Scotland. All year round we have around 50 seats available in our covered outdoor area so, temperatures permitting, you can eat Al Fresco.
Most of our baking and cooked food is made on site daily, ensuring that we can offer only the finest and freshest food available. We use as many local suppliers as possible, with most of the meat, fruit and vegetables coming from local butchers and suppliers.
Our speciality teas and coffees are available all day and our homemade cakes and scones offer a treat that’s a little bit special.
Our customer favourites include macaroni cheese, lasagne and steak pie, so these dishes are almost always available. These are supplemented with a range of seasonal dishes which, again, are freshly prepared in our own kitchens with high quality ingredients.
Whatever the season, whatever the weather, whatever your fancy you can indulge yourself at the Patio Cafe at Cardwell.
Cardwell’s Patio cafe has strict guidance in place to meet the Scottish Government regulations on safe trading. Social distancing at 2 metres is in place, hand sanitiser is available and masks/face coverings should be worn when you are not seated. There will not be alcoholic drinks available until further notice.
Cafe Opening Hours;
Full breakfast and hot meals start at 10am. The cafe closes at 4.00pm every day.
The Patio Cafe welcome groups and coach parties all year round.
- We can arrange anything from Tea & Scones to full meals for parties of all sizes.
- Please phone 01475521536 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details and bookings.
Notice to Coach Drivers
You are welcome to come at any time, but we request that you book your group in whenever possible. By booking your party in we can ensure that seating is prepared for you and there is enough food and drinks prepared, to avoid any delay. There is adequate parking on weekdays and on peak weekends we will direct you. Please contact us if you have any further inquiries.