Food for Thought

Our warm and cosy Food for Thought bistro seats up to 50 people in a relaxing setting.

What makes Food for Thought special compared to other cafés in the area? If you fancy a change from your usual café scenery, our Food for Thought bistro is perfect for you. Enjoy lunch with us, or just pop in for a cup of tea or coffee! In the hottest days of spring and summer, why not take your tray out into the sunshine and relax at one of our outdoor tables? Our food is locally-sourced and freshly cooked; our homemade Gladstone biscuits are a real favourite and go down a treat with a hot cup of tea or coffee.

Food for Thought is open 10am - 5pm seven days a week. Lunch is served 12noon – 2pm, but don’t worry if you miss this as we serve a yummy Afternoon Tea Monday – Friday, 3pm - 4pm. We also serve traditional Sunday LunchIf you're staying with us you can enjoy dinner in the evenings 6.45pm - 7.15pm - prices from £7.50 for main courses and £2.95 for dessert. Complimentary tea / coffee is served in the common room to follow.

Booking in advance is required for both Afternoon Tea and Sunday Lunch - please contact Reception on 01244 532350 or to do so.

* Free Wi-Fi
* Daily and Sunday newspapers
* Wide selection of teas and coffees
* Delicious homemade cakes and biscuits
* Tasty food at affordable prices

Please note, only food and drink bought onsite may be consumed in Food for Thought.


Click here to view our Lunch menu, available 12pm - 2pm daily.

Click here to view our Light Snacks menu, available 2pm - 5pm Monday - Friday.

We also cater for a variety of special occasions and events. Please contact Reception on 01244 532350 or to enquire. 

'It's rare that you get to feed both your head and your belly when you go to a restaurant but that’s exactly how my wife and I felt after we’d popped into Gladstone Library’s Food For Thought cafe...'

- The Leader