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Cafe Treff

Central Buildings, Ambleside LA22 9BS, England
015394 31027
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Ranked #8 of 85 restaurants in Ambleside
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $8 - $11
Cuisines: European, English, Healthy, Soups
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.
Restaurant details
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
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We love this place. My husband and I come to Ambleside several times a year and we always make at least one trip here. The chai lattes are fabulous and I also recommend the millionaires shortbread - best in the lakes.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

the staff were extremely accommodating and helpful even though it was a very busy day and was pouring with rain, they welcomed us to their café even though we were dripping wet.

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Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Had a great half an hour in this jewel of a café in Ambleside. Coffee was fantastic, as were the toasted sandwiches and the 'Seriously' Ginger Cake (it was!) Really enjoyed chatting to the owner about the reason for the Swiss pictures decorating the walls. Her genuine enthusiasm for delivering great food and service was obvious. We'll definitely be heading... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Fabulous little cafe with wonderful cakes. The selection of teas and coffees is fantastic. Immaculately clean, great staff and by far our favourite cafe in Ambleside. Will be back as soon as possible.

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Scotland
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81 reviews 81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Ambleside is a pretty town and this cafe was a great find with a good selection of food and exceptional coffee and hot chocolate. You order at the counter and we found the service friendly and efficient. Worth a visit.

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Blackburn
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33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

My wife and I really enjoy going to Ambleside and there are a number of cafes we have been to, some better than others. One we had never been to was Cafe Treff. Why would we? Whenever we've looked at it, we've felt as though there is no really compelling reason to try it. We'd never noticed huge numbers in... More

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Buckinghamshire
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The coffee and cake was fine, as was the tea - though don't expect a quick tea as it takes time to brew in the curious little tea pots, but fresh leaf tea it is, so the best things do come to those that wait. Oh and the door opens outwards, those new to the cafe learn that first time... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

excellent refuelling stop, great tea and coffee very friendly and attentive staff varied menu to suit us

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

As a family of 4 we were restricted as to how we could position our chairs, we had our bags moved as they were in the way of staff and could not use the toilets without a secret code! I had a cappuccino which was decidedly weak and more like a latte and even after requesting a stronger coffee I... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

A fantastic little cafe with a very freindly atmosphere. Excellent service with the best staff ive ever seen. This place is a must on anybodys list when visiting the lake district 10/10

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