Welcome to The Courtyard Knutsford

Nestled in the heart of Knutsford, the thriving centre of the Cheshire Peak District, The Courtyard café warmly welcomes you for breakfast, lunch, tea and cakes and much more. Our quaint Cheshire café is situated in the heart of the town in a cobbled courtyard off King Street, also known as Bottom Street to some of the Knutsford locals. Our cosy Cheshire café and sunny courtyard are the perfect places for a spot of lunch or a hearty breakfast in Knutsford.

★ Now fully reopened for indoor and outdoor dinning ★

At last, we are now open. We are able to offer our full menu at the normal opening times see below.
Indoor bookings from the 17th May. Pre-book by calling: 01565 653974

Opening Times

Our Menu


Customer feedback and our highly-respected head chef enable us to create a range of tempting treats to suit all tastes. Food quality is hugely important to us, we only select the best suppliers and use only the freshest ingredients.


Find Us

Our quirky café offers some of the best food in Knutsford, it also has plenty to look at too. As the first Penny Farthing museum, you can browse our unique collection of iconic Victoriana. Get Directions


Our Restaurant


We take great pride in our high level of service and high-quality dishes. Enjoy our roaring log fire on colder days. Or if the sun is shinning, go al fresco in the pretty surroundings of our charming, award winning courtyard.


Best Breakfast in Knutsford

We can help you to start the day right with a wholesome and deliciously tasty breakfast. The Courtyard strives to offer the best breakfast in Knutsford. In fact, some of our lovely customers even say we serve the best breakfast in Cheshire.

Our picturesque location is the perfect place for a relaxing breakfast, and there’s plenty on our breakfast menu in Knutsford to suit every taste. For breakfast in Knutsford, we cater for all dietary requirements with vegetarian, and gluten-free options.

For a lighter breakfast, we offer hot buttered toasted teacakes, cinnamon toast and croissants with a variety of fillings. Our hot buttered toast with homemade lemon curd is a firm favourite with our regular visitors. See our Menu's for more.


Traditional Café in Knutsford

Our cosy and comfortable café is the ideal place to take a break while in the centre of Knutsford. Our quirky and stylish interior makes for a relaxing setting, while our model railway will keep the children entertained. In summer, you can enjoy dining outside, while our cosy Cheshire café is always warm and welcoming inside. We are also home to the famous Penny Farthing Museum

We look forward to hosting you and will do our very best to make sure you have a great time and fantastic food. Open all day; you can enjoy breakfast in Knutsford as well as lots of popular lunch options. We always have a variety of freshly baked cakes and a selection of teas, coffees and premium cold drinks avialble throughout the day.


Looking For a Café Near Me

Situated in the heart of Knutsford, we welcome our local residents and the towns' many visitors and shoppers. We provide the perfect resting place for a trip to Tatton Park, a popular local visitor attraction. As well as for visitors attending Tatton Park shows, The Courtyard is also the ideal stop for nearby things to do in Knutsford such as the Heritage Centre and Birds of Prey Park. Or as a break from the very busy M6 motorway!


Cheshire Café With a Difference

We have an extensive menu to ensure there is always something to tempt you. Whether you’re looking for a quick refreshment, a spot of indulgence, a traditional breakfast or a perfect lunchtime venue to catch up with friends and family, we cater for everyone.

We make sure our customer favourites are always on the menu while also offering seasonal specials and a fresh batch of our soup of the day, complete with crusty bread. The Courtyard Café and restaurant in Knutsford welcomes children too, who will love our quirky decorations and garden gauge train. To make sure kids feel at home, we have a special children’s menu including sandwiches and home favourites comfort food to make them smile. See our blog for important news and updates.

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Recent Reviews



"Went to Knutsford and the first time in a cafe since last year.. what a find.. saw the board advertising the cafe and a few steps up the passage way entered a lovely courtyard.. had a coffee and cake and made very welcome with fantastic"...

Michelle Bray


"What a lovely place! Staff were very accommodating and efficient, nice to see happy smiling faces. Thank you David for the recommendations, food was amazing. Looking forward to my next visit with friends."



"Great little cafe in a stunning courtyard. Great atmosphere, amazing food, brilliant service and value for money what more could you need!"...

Joyce Ward


"Lovely food service was excellent really nice relaxing afternoon looked after by David I will be back soon and have told my friends what an excellent place you have."