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Central Buildings, Ambleside LA22 9BS, England
015394 31027
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Ranked #6 of 91 Restaurants in Ambleside
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $11
Cuisines: European, English, Healthy, Soups
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I am fussy. I expect excellent coffee when I order it but I'm frequently disappointed by insipid and lukewarm concoctions. I drink espresso with no sugar or milk to distort the taste. The espresso at Cafe Treff was quite the best I've had in years! The fact that it's made from their own blend of beans and then freshly ground... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The staff were very welcoming and gave exceptional service. The shop is clean and homely. The coffee was excellent as was the chocolate.

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Dalton-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Small cafe with friendly staff who make tasty food. Would recommend the spicy hot chocolate on a cold winters day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This Cafe is a really clean place the staff are friendly and the food is good,, A nice place to dally a while and enjoy the food which is tasty and freshly done

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Paphos, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

When I am in UK and visit Ambleside my first stop is Cafe Treff As usual the food, service and atmosphere were great. Look forward to my next visit

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Ambleside, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The place is very friendly, clean and the staff are most helpful and funny, good sense of Humour, Premises could do with some more Xmas cheer and the music in English please !!!

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Lancashire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Beautiful day here in Ambleside and having lunch in this warm and friendly cafe. Always good food and drink and the staff are always very helpful. Thank you : ) Kenny & Tina

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I visited the cafe today and I can only think that previous reviewer on the 10 th Nov had blinkers on.The drinks we ordered were hot and excellent. The staff could not have been nicer, the cafe and restrooms were spotless.The choice of food and drinks were also excellent.If I am ever in Ambleside again, I would certainly visit them... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

called in for a late lunch, quality of food was good, the tomato soup and tuna sandwich was presented well and tasted even better. The coffee was great but the tea, I'm a tea drinker, was really good. Loose leaf tea served in a glass cafeteria meant that you good decide on how strong you wanted your drink, find it... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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35 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Called in for a quick snack on our way home from Ambleside. Service was good and the food was exscellent quality. The coffe and cakes were also excellent. Would recommend.

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Additional Information about Cafe Treff

Address: Central Buildings, Ambleside LA22 9BS, England
Phone Number: 015394 31027
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
Average Prices: USD 8 - 11
Cuisine: European, English, Healthy, Soups

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