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Cafe Treff

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European, British, Healthy, Soups
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Central Buildings, Ambleside LA22 9BS, England
015394 31027
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Dining options: 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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    Very good
  • 17
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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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Popped in for Tea and Cake, From outside does not do itself justice but the Tea range (fresh loose leaves) and menu, make this a must visit. The Ginger cake and Zuccini and lime slice were excellent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Tilehurst, United Kingdom
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Tilehurst, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Popped in for Tea and Cake, From outside does not do itself justice but the Tea range (fresh loose leaves) and menu, make this a must visit. The Ginger cake and Zuccini and lime slice were excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Came here last year and I'm glad to say nothing has changed! Wonderful Fresh broad leaf tea lovely fresh sweet and savoury food, nice friendly staff. If you find yourself in Ambleside you simply must try this place, you will be pleasantly surprised.

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London
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88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

It doesnt look great from the outside and it's really not advertising tiself well. We had soup and a sandwich, healthy vegetable soup and then a tuna and a mozarella sandwich each. So tasty and packed with tuna, fairtrade coffee and tea, ok so the cappucino was too weak but no where is perfect... Really good place for a lunch... More 

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Lake District, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Excellent choice across the menu, chose veg chilli jacket spuds on this visit, had soups and cakes on previous visits - really good and tasty. We are vegetarians and there is always a good choice. Drinks good quality and service is always especially good - if only more establishments were as good as Café Treff eating out could always be... More 

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Warrington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

First visit to Cafe Treff; we weren't disappointed. It offers a good choice of food and beverages. It was a busy lunchtime but the friendly staff were on top of things and we didn't have to wait long for a tasty home made carrot & cumin soup and a goats cheese toastie. We will definitely return.

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nottingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Extremely attentive and caring staff, with excellent quality in terms of the food (including their English breakfast tea) and the manner in which it was served. We always try and visit Cafe Treff when we come to Ambleside as it's so good.

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Washington, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Considering the area it was reasonably priced. The staff were extremely friendly, greeting and conversing with every customer genuinely. Wide selection of delicious looking cakes. Chose to try the ginger cheesecake after some lovely carrot and coriander soup and was not disappointed. Delicious.

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Crediton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Excellent place, friendly service, lovely atmosphere and cake so nice it's tempting to drive all the way back just to have it again! Definitely recommend it. - the bikers from Devon.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We went into Café Treff for a welcome hot chocolate after a long walk on a wet day. The staff were welcoming. I opted for a slice of beetroot & white chocolate, somewhat foolhardy I thought at first, but it was delicious. They also have a good selection of gluten free products, including a very nice Victoria sponge, which according... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We were enticed in by the frappe adverts but I actually had a peanut butter milkshake, I know bizarre right, but seriously delicious if you're a peanut butter fan. Nth is was accompanied by the seriously ginger cake which I can sum up in a few short words TO DIE FOR! If nothing else you must try this cake.

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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, British, 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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