No cycle ride is complete without a coffee stop, or perhaps a tasty lunch.

em’s Bistro, near Carlton, offers a delicious menu with hot and cold drinks, tasty cakes, plus bacon baps, sausage baps, vegan sausage baps and other seasonal menu items available.

There are plenty of Sheffield bike stands available to store your cycle. Indoor and outdoor seating is available, plus a takeaway option.

Opening hours: Wednesday to Saturday 9.30am – 4pm & Sunday 10am – 4pm

Don’t just take our word for it: we’re very proud that em’s Bistro was named ‘Cafe of the Year’ by Brixworth Velo Cycling Club.

Ouse Valley Cycle Map

Ouse Valley Cycle Map

Where to find em’s Bistro: cycling nearby

em’s Bistro can be found at Emmaus Village Carlton, in the beautiful Bedfordshire countryside: School Lane, Carlton, MK43 7LQ

The popular Ouse Valley Cycle Route passes only a 6 minute cycle ride away. This lovely 16 mile ride through Bedfordshire’s Ouse Valley visits several delightful limestone villages and offers splendid views over the River Ouse. Download the Ouse Valley Cycle Route map.

You can also download this useful map of Rural Bedfordshire Cycle Routes produced by Bedford Borough Council, to plan more local cycling adventures.

Charity shopping village

During your visit, be sure to also check out the on-site Home StoreBric a Brac and Boutique charity shops for some quality secondhand bargains. The Home Store sells great value quality second-hand cycles, so it’s worth a visit to have a browse.

All money raised at em’s Bistro and the Emmaus Village Carlton charity shops helps us continue to support people who have experienced homelessness.

Cyclists recharged and ready to continue their adventure!
Bistro till area
Bikes on sale in the Home Store
Outdoor seating near to Sheffield bike stands
Bistro entrance
Fabulous selection of cakes
Fabulous selection of cakes
Fabulous selection of cakes
Fabulous selection of cakes
Indoor seating area