World Peace Café



*Free WiFi*

Open seven days a week – 10.30am – 4.30pm

Drop in to Madhyamaka KMC’s World Peace Café and try the delicious vegetarian light lunches and yummy cakes. (Do you want to know our menu?)

Snuggle up inside next to the wood burning stove with a cappuccino or hot chocolate, or sit outside on the terrace with a smoothie and enjoy the beautiful scenery.


There’s acres of woodland and parkland to explore after your visit to the café, or simply relax in the gardens and enjoy a lazy afternoon. There’s plenty of space for kids to play and dogs are welcome if kept on a lead. A play area for young children is just next to the cafe. Finish your trip with a browse in the gift shop, and explore the World Peace Temple.


Saturday and Sunday volunteers needed – email to volunteer!





We serve vegetarian food with vegan options, please ask about food intolerances.

We use fairly-traded goods wherever possible.

Locally sourced
We feel it is important to support other local businesses.



All profits go to the International Temples Project, founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, with the aim to introduce the Buddhist faith and practice of the New Kadampa Tradition publicly, and to exemplify contemporary Buddhist practice through public service. It achieves this through building traditional and non-traditional temples, meditation and retreat centers, and through the activities in Kadampa  Schools, World Peace Cafés, and Tharpa Publications.

MadhyamakaRetreat15-29Groups Welcome

Whether stopping off for a cake and coffee, arranging a day trip to Kilnwick Percy Hall, or planning a bikers pit stop, we would be very happy to cater for you. If you would like to visit the café with a group of 6 or more people, please ring or email in advance to ensure we can fit you in and feed you!
Email the World Peace Café:



Volunteer Opportunities

The success of the café depends upon the kindness of volunteers. If you have an interest in helping, please ask in the World Peace Café or email:






Tots’ meditation mornings

Mondays 11am-12pm / Age 4 and under /Free Class

Take a rare opportunity to relax in a peaceful child-friendly atmosphere and meet other parents and carers. The children can play in a safe environment and carers can socialise and share experiences; all in the fabulous surroundings of Madhyamaka KMC.

The session begins with some quiet time and guided meditation in one of the beautiful meditation rooms and then we move to the sitting room for activities, toys and discussion. If the weather is nice we can also do learning and playing activities outdoors.
*Free class – children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


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