Coffee house

John Farrer & Co are one of the oldest independant blenders & roasters of teas & coffee established in 1819.
They use only the finest Arabica coffee beans & this shop is a landmark cafe in Kendal.
I always love the look of this black & white shop & it's equelly attractive inside.
A sort of link here because our son in law has the same name & his family are from the Hawkshead area of the Lake District so I would be pretty sure there is a link somewhere there. John as a christian name is traditional in the family with Jack our grandson being a variation on that name.

Three good things:
1. A chat to my sister this morning on the phone...she was sounding much more like her old self.
2. An interesting couple in last night, they were doing the coast line of Britain. It has taken them eight years up to now & they are about two thirds of the way round.
3. Harry has cleaned the BBQ ready for summer!
It looks so inviting!
posted April 16th, 2015  
bep
Nice picture! Wish you many happy BBQ's!
posted April 16th, 2015  
Lovely old-fashioned frontage, a super nostalgic capture.
posted April 16th, 2015  
I love this Coffee House. A regular haunt when I'm in Kendal (which is quite regular for some reason). I agree, the inside is delightful. Lovely shot.
posted April 16th, 2015  
Great shot and I'd love to be there! Please don't tell Ray about the coastline of Britain jaunt. Jinks would be bound to have some 'event' while he was away!!!
posted April 16th, 2015  
Looks lovely - I love those big plates. I wondered if they were a relation!
posted April 16th, 2015  
@judithg Yes I am pretty sure I have heard there is some connection.
posted April 16th, 2015  
Really enjoying your photos of Kendal - haven't visited Kendal for a very long time and you're making me want to take a trip.
posted April 16th, 2015  
Such a character filled building! I can't wait to get to Europe for sights like this! Great shot, Pat.
posted April 16th, 2015  
Great looking building frontage and so inviting too.i bet it smells great as you pass by.
posted April 16th, 2015  
A super shot.
posted April 16th, 2015  
What a lovely looking Coffee shop.. makes you want to take a seat.. Meet you there...
posted April 16th, 2015  
A wonderful Olde Worlde look to this place , and I love it especially those big plates in the windows !
posted April 16th, 2015  
Lovely, inviting looking coffee shop. Would love to meet you for a coffee here and we could talk countryside, chickens, natures and Agas :-). Fav
posted April 16th, 2015  
This looks a lovely place to visit. I expect you've been in many times?
posted April 16th, 2015  
Beautiful traditional shop
posted April 16th, 2015  
It looks really inviting , lovely shot
posted April 16th, 2015  
I fav'd your photo but really this shop deserves a fav too! Very pretty and inviting! Are this couple just driving round the coast or walking? I have read several books on people doing this, one did it on a horse. Love those stories!
posted April 16th, 2015  
It looks so welcoming. I could happily sit there for an hour or two.
posted April 16th, 2015  
What a fabulous building and I am sure it is just as interesting inside as it is outside. Would love to have a wander around there and a nice cup of tea too.
posted April 16th, 2015  
@maggiemae Thank you Maggiemae......the couple were driving. They had about ten days each year driving along the coast staying at different towns. They were going on from me to Blackpool for a couple of nights then to Southport & Liverpool. I had never heard of anyone doing that before!
posted April 16th, 2015  
@lucypics So would I Lucy!
posted April 16th, 2015  
@busylady No only once before Judith...it goes quite a way back & then up some old wooden stairs to another floor.
posted April 16th, 2015  
@quietpurplehaze ha ha obviously something Ray would like to do then.....well I would quite like it myself! They lived near Aylsebury & had started on the south coast so at some times had quite a journey to start the next leg of their journey.
posted April 16th, 2015  
@aecasey @gijsje @carolmw @motherjane @jocasta @kwind @jennywren @thresheg @julzmaioro @beryl @sharrystar @snowy @kwiksilver @onewing

Would love to meet all of you there....a lovely cup of coffee & a good old chat.....it certainly smells beautifully of coffee aroma inside!
Thank you all for your lovely comments!
posted April 16th, 2015  
those tables and chairs would be a great place to sit with a coffee to shoot a few "passing by" strangers for some streetie shots :)
posted April 16th, 2015  
Very nice indeed
posted April 16th, 2015  
What a fabulous looking place
posted April 17th, 2015  
Such a quaint looking place
posted April 17th, 2015  
I love this....just would so want to stop in and have a "cup a"...here. It is as I would imagine it to be. Charming and inviting. Wonderful composition and pov
posted April 17th, 2015  
What a gorgeous shot of this lovely shop. I love the big platters in the window. Fav
posted April 17th, 2015  
Beautiful capture and a shop I wouldn't be able to pass. DVD arrived I will email you later.
posted April 17th, 2015  
Now that looks like a fine place to sit and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee
posted April 17th, 2015  
It's lovely. It looks so old fashioned. You've captured it really well.
posted April 17th, 2015  
Fabulous architectural shots that look like the kind of independent coffee shop I enjoy visiting!
posted April 18th, 2015  
Looks so inviting. Would love to sit there and enjoy a cup of coffee with friends. fav
posted April 18th, 2015  
@birdy thank you Lois.
posted April 18th, 2015  
Somebody inside that shop really loves their symmetry and their plates.
posted April 22nd, 2015  
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