We took over Lemana in 2018, re-opening the cafe in late May with a newly re-furbished interior and new menus.  Owner Cathryn is joined by a small team headed up by our manager, Lesley, and head barista, Jass.

 The name Lemana was inherited from the previous owners, and derived by them from research on the area.  Lymington itself began as an Anglo-Saxon village.  The Jutes founded a settlement called Limentun after  arriving in what is now South West Hampshire from the Isle of Wight in the 6th century.  The Old English word ‘tun’ apparently means a farm or hamlet whilst Limen is thought to be loosely based on a Celtic word ‘lemana’ meaning elm-tree.  In addition, lemana is a ‘she-oak’ (and small Tasmanian town) in Australia, and you’ll notice we’ve used the Aborigine sign for a meeting place in our logo.


Opening times: Tues-Sat: 08:30-16:00 and Sundays 10:30-15:00 (Additional days/hours dependent on season)

Phone: 01590 675535 Email: manager @lemana.co.uk 

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