The best senior-friendly cafes

We recently spoke with one of our Care Professionals, Louise to get her opinion on the best cafes in the area for elder, wheelchair users or people with mobility problems.

Talking with Louise, we’ve uncovered some real gems in the South Sheffield area! These cafes are ones that Louise regularly takes her clients at Home Instead to, taking into account wheelchair users or people with mobility problems.

We hope this list may be useful to family members wondering where to take their parents or loved ones for a nice lunch out, or for Care Professionals to try something new with their clients!

Endcliffe Park Café

The Endcliffe Park Café is located on Rustlings Road, Fulwood and has indoor seating as well as an outdoor area – perfect for those warm summer months!

They serve delicious homemade food and cakes, accompanied by friendly staff. A tip from Louise, “there’s free parking on the road or on the corner of Ecclesall Road and Rustings Road!”.

Lovely Pear Café

This quirky, small café sells, “amazing homemade cakes with an unusual selection, brough to you by very friendly young staff”. Found on Oakbrook Road and, what’s more, the parking is free (on the road).

Please note that the café is only open 9am-3pm Wednesday to Saturday, though!

The Hidden Gem Café

As the name probably gives away, Hidden Gem is truly not one to miss. It’s perfect for Louise, who regularly takes her clients here, as it’s completely accessible and welcomes all those who come along.

A “quiet retreat with a pleasant atmosphere”, the café also opens vacancies with WORK Ltd for people with learning disabilities, in the aim of providing “a friendly, encouraging and rewarding environment for people with learning disabilities to develop life skills which helps to build confidence and self-esteem”. You can read more on their work to “make Sheffield sparkle” here.

Jameson's Tea Rooms

If you’re looking for quintessentially British afternoon tea out, then Jameson’s Tea Rooms is the place for you! Situated on Abbeydale Road, the café follows a truly classic aesthetic, decorated with old-fashioned chandeliers and staff that wear traditional uniforms.

On their menu, they offer a huge selection homemade cakes and afternoon teas, lunches and light bites – what’s not to love? If you’d like to try it out, simply just book online.

Mayfield Animal Park Café

Described as a “delightfully unusual café” by Louise, The Mayfield Animal Park Café is the perfect place to see the countryside – accompanied by great food, of course.

The café is located on an Alpaca farm where you can enjoy homemade treats with a view Lamas and Alpacas out in the fields! It also has a lovely wood burner to keep warm and cosy in the colder months. Completely wheelchair accessible and has a large car park right in front of the café.