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Cafe Treff

Central Buildings, Ambleside LA22 9BS, England
015394 31027
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Ranked #6 of 94 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
Keighley, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Went to Cafe Tref for an afternoon cuppa. The drinks & cakes were delicious. I had a loose leaf breakfast tea & it was so good I took a bag home with me. I am now home having a cuppa, which is as lovely as I remembered.

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St Annes on Sea
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We loved our cakes so much we had 2 each and almost died of chocolate. We arrived just before they closed and the staff told us to stay and made us very welcome, they didn't make us feel we should rush. Will definitely return.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

I always come to Cafe Treff whenever I am in Ambleside. The staff are always very friendly and the food is superb which is always freshly made to order. Their coffee exceptional and they have a wide selection of cakes. Its so nice to find a cafe that is so passionate.

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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Visited for lunch, place virtually empty. Had to go to the counter to place your order, and pay up front. The food came in a reasonable time, it looked appetizing and fresh, and proved to be very tasty. It was also reasonably priced. As the café was so quiet the staff just stood around the counter chatting, and as their... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Didn't have much choice - as seems to be the case with a number of Lakes cafes - and we thought it was a little expensive for what we got. But the food was tasty enough.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We took time out to grab a cup of tea mid-morning and every so glad we did. The tea (breakfast leaves), was superb, refreshingly wonderful and a great scone and jam/cream.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Nice little place good food and wonderfull tea. No tea bags !! they use broad leaf tea. you can buy foil bags of tea and the teapot to go with it.

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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Thank you so much to the owner and staff of this fabulous cafe that we visited on Thursday whilst on holiday. Totally recommend. We had a fantastic lunch there with fabulous teas, coffees and cakes. Well worth a visit.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Great little place to have a break from walking around in the rain. Shame they'd sold out of what I wanted but still enjoyed the alternative.

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Haydock, England, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Always a favourite when in Ambleside. If you don't want generic tea and coffee head for Cafe Treff and their cakes are glorious too!

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