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Sip, Eat, Scoop, Repeat

Experience the ultimate refreshment at Lewis's Cafe in Morecambe!


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The History of Lewis’s Ice Cream Cafe in Morecambe

Lewis’s Ice Cream is synonymous with Morecambe, being founded by Bruno Rastelli-Lewis in 1952. Bruno married Margret Anthony, whose father John Anthony owned Anthony’s ice cream shop in Poulton Square, Morecambe. Guided by Mr. Anthony’s recipe, Bruno embarked on his journey, purchasing the town’s first ice cream van, which proved to be a resounding success.

The business flourished, evolving from a modest shop with a small factory behind it into a large enterprise with a state-of-the-art production facility on the White Lund Estate. While the original Natural Dairy Ice Cream, made with fresh local farm milk and butter, remained the cornerstone of the business, Lewis’s expanded its menu to include sixteen different flavours. Moreover, they established their own bakery, producing gateaux and cakes for both domestic and export business. The reputation of their ice cream soared, finding its way to national markets and venues such as West End and city theatres in Manchester, Liverpool, and Edinburgh to name but a few.

Bruno and Margret expanded into coffee shops in Windermere and Bowness where David, their son, currently operates the Pier cafe. Kendal, Lancaster, Morecambe and Blackpool were also added to their business.

Today, we’re more than just ice cream

Nestled along the picturesque Morecambe promenade, we welcome you to experience the only remaining family-run, full-fledged ice cream parlour and coffee shop. We take immense pride in our rich history and, of course, our delicious ice cream.

Our fully refurbished cafe now offers a continental-style atmosphere, complemented by a diverse menu. Enjoy our freshly ground coffee, our delicious cappuccinos, or try one of our filling breakfasts, with choices ranging from traditional full English to continental delights. Our menu also features a selection of ciabattas, homemade quiches, refreshing salads, and more. We ensure that gluten-free and vegan options are always available.

No visit to Lewis’s would be complete without savouring our exquisite ice cream. Choose from sixteen different flavours, enjoy our creamy milkshakes, or indulge in our array of freak shakes, smoothies, and iced beverages. Our renowned ice cream sundaes, including the famous Knickerbocker Glory and Banana Splits, as well as children’s treats, are guaranteed to satisfy your sweet cravings. We also offer vegan ice cream and tubs of dog-friendly ice cream, specially crafted for man’s best friend.

Today, Bruno’s granddaughter, Francesca, along with her dedicated team, extend the warmest welcome to you at Lewis’s Ice Cream and Coffee Shop.

If you’d like to find out more about us or the history of our cafe, please contact us here. Or if you’ve already visited our cafe and would like to leave us a review, you can do so here.