The Top Cafe

Alston Cumbria

About Us


Our Long And Successful History

The Top Cafe was re - opened three years after being renovated in 2017. Previously the cafe had been known as The Country Kitchen and had been a hub of Alston for many years providing locals and tourists with delicious menues and at one point the best fish and chips in the town.

Today we offer the best coffee and our menu offers a wide variety of choices all freshly homemade  inc  Gluten Free / Vegatarians and dairy free options.

The Top Cafe is managed by Sami Nash, after spending  the past 15 years coming and going from Florida and Georgia USA. Sami thought it was a great opportunity to add a hint of an American theme to her menu which is proving to be a great hit wth everyone.

Alston Cumbria

The beautiful town of Alston famously known for being one of the highest market towns in England is set in the stunning countryside of the Pennines and once a thriving market town full of history, is now a thriving tourist hub and the gate way to the Lake District. 

Alston has lots of attractions for everyone C2C, South Tynedale Railway, Epacium (Roman Fort) Nenthead Mines and collective of beautiful little shops and cafes and country pubs.

Awesome day out for everyone 

Gluten Free

We have a variety of cakes scones and breakfasts for our Gluten Free customers

Pumphreys Coffee 

Pumphreys Espresso Creme roasted until oils start to emerge from the bean. This blend has a traditional Italian espresso flavour with  a thick creamy head 

Our customers favourite 

Snacks & More...

Truly Scrumptious Cheesecakes 

Home made cheesecakes in wide variety of delicious flavours, also gluten and dairy free range