Famous for our Big Dishes*

*And sandwiches, snacks, treats and drinks


Our First Light Café, will be open 10am – 4:30pm Tuesday – Sunday.  

Our Planet Café, is open 10am – 4.30pm on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays. 


Time for a nice relaxing cup of tea…

Visit our First Light Café in our stunning new building to enjoy some delicious food and drink, with yummy options for our younger visitors, and anyone with a range of dietary requirements.

When open, you can pop by The Planet Café for a light bite with a spectacular view of the mighty Lovell Telescope.

We also have a range of covered picnic areas for you to enjoy, if you prefer to bring your own!

At Jodrell Bank, someone decided it was time for a nice relaxing cup of tea.

From The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Our Suppliers

Nice Buns Bakery is a specialist family run bakers in nearby Stockport. They freshly bake all our nice buns -teacakes, barms, tray bakes and scones.

H.M. Pasties (pictured) was set up to ‘bring out the good inside’ by employing ex-offenders to make and sell handmade pasties and pies. The social enterprise was born in 2018 with support from the Big Lottery Fund, Forward Trust and the Santander Foundation.

All our milk is provided by the gorgeous Bidlea herd at the dairy down the road. By partnering with this lovely local farming family (pictured), we’ve cut food miles and plastic bottles. Plus, our milk is as fresh as the day!

Royle’s is our cheery local butchers over in Macclesfield. They provide the meat for our breakfast barms including their own special recipe Manchester sausages – highly recommended!