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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: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Breakfast
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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  • 16
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  • 9
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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
Always a treat

Whilst in the lakes on holiday we always make time to visit here. Delicious cakes, coffees, teas and milkshakes. Staff very welcoming and attentive to my husbands picky ways.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
Sheila695
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Whilst in the lakes on holiday we always make time to visit here. Delicious cakes, coffees, teas and milkshakes. Staff very welcoming and attentive to my husbands picky ways.

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hertfordshire
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We visited Cafe Treff on out last day in the Lakes for a spot of lunch before heading home and we're pleasantly surprised. Don't be put off by the looks from the window. It may look a bit bog standard, but actually the food is very good and very fresh and the hospitality excellent. We had a selection of toasted... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We stopped off in this busy little cafe shop for 11's. Service was bit slow but it was bank holiday Monday. Great choice of special coffees and cakes, but we only went for the cappuccino con panna (with whipped cream) a meal in itself! Highly recommend.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I stopped here for a drink and cake whilst waiting for friends to arrive on Ambleside. Service was fast and the ginger cake very nice.

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

A well situated little cafe for cakes and tea or coffee. Get a window seat and watch Ambleside go by.

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

We only stopped for a hot drink but the temptation of being sat by the vast display of mouthwatering cakes and treats was too much for me so I went for the ginger cheesecake which was really tasty and surprisingly not too heavy. Teamed with a spiced hot chocolate I was warmed up inside and out in no time. The... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Stopping in for a hot chocolate on a whim we were hooked and returned for lunch the following day. Despite having run out of ciabattas (it was late in the day) we were in for a treat, right down to the salad dressing! Following an amazing toasted sandwich and warm goats cheese and cranberry selection we were more than a... More 

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Sydney
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178 reviews 178 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Nice tea, nice cake and excellent and friendly service on a chilly April day in Ambleside. Well located in Ambleside's Main Street.

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Alton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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 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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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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