"Since the news has been announced, our phones havent stopped with emails and messages of congratulations."
Owners of The Crossing Point Cafe, John and Renata Strange, proudly represented Cumbria as the only eatery in the region nominated for an award at the glittering ceremony in London.
John said: “We are absolutely over the moon to have been awarded gold in our category. Just being nominated was such an honour, so to be recognised in this way is amazing. We were ecstatic when we heard that we had won gold, and it felt particularly special given the level of some of the cafes that we were competing against.”
Renata added: “We had such a great night at the awards ceremony and met some really lovely people. Since the news has been announced, our phones haven’t stopped with emails and messages of congratulations. We would both like to thank everyone for their amazing support and we are so proud to have represented Cumbria and helped to put it on the map as a real foodie destination!”
The Crossing Point Cafe, on Market Square in Kirkby Lonsdale, opened its doors in November 2014. In the two years since its opening, the cafe has cemented itself as a firm favourite among visitors to Kirkby Lonsdale and locals alike.
The cafe is rated number three on Trip Advisor, ranked only behind two restaurants, making it the highest rated cafe in the town. Cumbria Life magazine also recently listed it as one of the top 200 places to eat in Cumbria, and it was a finalist in the Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards 2016.
Offering much more than simply cafe fare, The Crossing Point also plays host to popular Wednesday ‘Winesday’ evenings, and they recently added an extra dimension to their unique offering with a wine and cigar shop.