I have just visited Molesey Lock Cafe which has now been open for two weeks.
The new cafe is being run by Ruth Knight who is a river user, a Dittons Skiff and Punting Club member, and had the idea for a cafe on the site for at least ten years.
Walking east from Hampton Court Bridge you soon find the Thames Path passing between the lock (right) and the cafe (left).
There is a garden with shelter for bad weather. The menu includes hot and cold drinks, homemade cakes, sandwiches and ice cream.
This facility on the towpath is perfect for walkers and is open daily 9am to 6pm until the end of September.
The further surprise is that the Environment Agency hopes to open more cafes at locks along the River Thames. Goring could be next which will be handy since the tea shop by the bridge is only open on weekdays and even then closes at 5pm just as you want tea.