This lovely, modern, little café is situated just before the start of the iconic Cragg Vale climb, which is the longest continuous climb in England.
The staff are lovely and happy to provide drinks, sandwiches, bagels, wraps and baguettes. If you want a breakfast sandwich there is a lot of choice with bacon, local sourced sausages, egg, spam, black pudding, tomatoes; its a proper mix and match (they also do a great veggie sausage sandwich!).
There is simply a great choices here and we haven’t even touched the cakes that are on offer yet!
The café has a great selection of coffees and homemade cakes and the Cafe Hero cake of choice is a moist fruit cake washed down with a nice latte – just the job after climbing and descending Cragg Vale.
As the cafe is small inside you may fine that large groups may struggle, although there is room for 6 – 8 to sit outside with places to lean your bike.
The Riverside Café can be reached from Halifax, via Todmorden through Hebden Bridge along the A646 or by descending Cragg Vale.
Pot of tea – £1.00
Latte – £2.10
The fruit cake – moist and full of flavour
Local Climb / Segment
The only climb that can be suggested here is Cragg Vale (also known as the B6138 – a rather dull road number!) which is 5.5 miles long, avg grade 3% (max 7%) with a highest elevation of 1,268ft:
Emma Pooley – small but packs a real punch
- 1 New Rd, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, HX7 5DZ
- 07751 274653