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Cafe Treff

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British, European, Healthy, Soups
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Central Buildings, Ambleside LA22 9BS, England
015394 31027
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
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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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
Perfect food. Excellent staff. Consistently high standards

We eat at Cafe Treff every time we visit the area and often take a trip to Ambleside just for the perfect cuppa and toast. Today the service from Helen and the staff was excellent. I have Crohn's disease and eating out can be tricky, but at Cafe Treff nothing is too much trouble. Thanks once again... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Angela1608
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat at Cafe Treff every time we visit the area and often take a trip to Ambleside just for the perfect cuppa and toast. Today the service from Helen and the staff was excellent. I have Crohn's disease and eating out can be tricky, but at Cafe Treff nothing is too much trouble. Thanks once again for the lovely... More 

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Thank Angela1608
Hereford, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We always visit this cafe when in Ambleside . You are assured a warm friendly welcome and good choice of coffees and teas. The cakes are very good too.

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Thank bundicus
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94 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A perfect place to stop and refuel after a fell walk. The ginger cake and lemon cake are both delicious and a generous serving. For green tea lovers try the gunpowder green tea served in a proper pot which allows the fresh leaves to infuse. It's good to see proper green tea leaves rather than the insipid tea bags often... More 

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Thank Tiggerandfish
south petherton
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed our decaf tea, decaf coffee and cake in this popular Ambleside cafe. Surprised to find decaf cost an itemised extra £0.25. When I queried it I was told it was due to decaf being more expensive to buy! Hard to imagine it being that much more expensive. On 100 cups per packet that's £25! Having paid up, the lady... More 

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Thank JohnFrancisN
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Warm welcome and the very best drinks and cakes. Went beyond the call of duty to source my sons favourite English Lakes Ice Cream which made his day. Was it expensive? No - just excellent value for money and no compromise on quality. Will we be back? Definitely.

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Thank Nicky L
Eastham, null, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderfully friendly cafe with amazingly attentive service from the owner Bernie. Such a lovely lady we could have stayed chatting all day! Gorgeous cakes and sandwiches all home made with local ingredients. Definitely pop in for a brew and a bite if you're in Ambleside you'll be so glad you did! Xxx

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Thank Clare B
Halifax
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cosy cafe on the high street. Really like to see all the food made fresh. So much choice of tea (loose leaf & tisanes) and fresh coffee! Fabulous customer service!

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Thank fayee91
Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been to Ambleside dozens if not hundreds of times but never been to this cafe before. Very good coffee, tea and cakes. Also has longer opening hours than most, which is good to know if you're looking for a cuppa after 4:00pm.

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Thank Anonymous822
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The very best lunch I've ever had in Ambleside and best I've had in a very long time. Coffee was great too. Every reason to come back next time we're here.

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Thank Nick S
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped for refreshments. The tea was made with large loose leaves and served in a clear tea pot with a filter so you could see the tea leaved swirling around. That amused my small mind for a while. Hot chocolate v nice. No wifi though which would have made a difference as I needed to check some information.

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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: British, European, Healthy, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?