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Cafe Treff

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European, English, Healthy, Soups
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Central Buildings, Ambleside LA22 9BS, England
015394 31027
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: We fell in love with café culture whilst visiting Switzerland and were...
We fell in love with café culture whilst visiting Switzerland and were inspired by the Swiss obsession for quality produce and service. We serve the highest quality coffee and tea alongside our favourite cakes and light lunches.
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  • 235
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    Very good
  • 16
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  • 9
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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The staff were very helpful in assisting us in the selection of teas and coffee to suit our varied tastes. Cakes very nice too. Not the most attractive surroundings given the limitations of the building but very clean. Recommended.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Stephen O
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Alton, United Kingdom
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319 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Alton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The staff were very helpful in assisting us in the selection of teas and coffee to suit our varied tastes. Cakes very nice too. Not the most attractive surroundings given the limitations of the building but very clean. Recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Excellent zucchini and lime cake. You'd have to be mad to select the costa over the road in preference to this cafe

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Fantastic cafe with absolutely top quality, tea, coffee and cakes. Puts all the others in the shade. Friendly, helpful staff, very knowledgeable about the things they sell.

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Birmingham
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Lovely place for a pit stop! Would recommend their smoothies, I had the strawberry one and found it extremely refreshing on a hot and sunny day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Great tuna sandwich and spicy hot chocolate. Do not accept swipe card, however, and bathroom requires customer receipt.

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Hindhead, United Kingdom
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150 reviews 150 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The place was busy, but everywhere in the Lake District is busy at Easter. You have to find a table and then order at the counter which for singles or a single parent with child can be problematic. The staff were efficient though not particularly friendly. The tea and cakes we had were okay but not exceptional. In fairness, I... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Delicious cakes, lovely loose leaf tea, a real treat after a day on the fells. They also do an amazing hot chocolate for warming on cold wet days.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Nice little cafe with ambience and my partner enjoyed his coffee with soy milk. Two suggestions to staff: one, a smile wouldn't hurt (to the bespectacled lady behind the counter who took our order this morning) and two, please don't charge extra for soy milk!

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Central location. Great coffee and a good selection of sweet treats. Can definitely recommend the ginger cake!!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Went here for lunch midweek during our stay in Ambleside. Quite busy but was greeted by lovely staff who said it wouldn't be long and was really keen on us staying, so that was very welcoming! We had sandwiches and hot drinks. The sandwiches were lovely, warm and very tasty and served with salad. The hot chocolate and white chocolate... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Central Buildings, Ambleside LA22 9BS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: 015394 31027

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 11
  • Cuisine: European, English, Healthy, Soups

Description

We fell in love with café culture whilst visiting Switzerland and were inspired by the Swiss obsession for quality produce and service. We serve the highest quality coffee and tea alongside our favourite cakes and light lunches.

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