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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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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Visitor rating
  • 224
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Vegetarian Chilli is gorgeous. One of the best I have eaten.

Love this cafe.It is spotless.You can view food being prepared. Very clean. The chilli vegetarian is my favourite.Enjoyed the assam tea. It's my second visit. The cafe has a cosy feel. I love the various quotes they display on the mirrors. I will be visiting again. The staff are very helpful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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303 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Love this cafe.It is spotless.You can view food being prepared. Very clean. The chilli vegetarian is my favourite.Enjoyed the assam tea. It's my second visit. The cafe has a cosy feel. I love the various quotes they display on the mirrors. I will be visiting again. The staff are very helpful.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Called in for lunch great food and coffee though no skimmed milk. Could maybe do with some background music but would Definately go back.

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

This cafe rates itself on having fine coffee and teas however we have had much better elsewhere. It is over priced and a little pretentious. It is also rather dated in style - hard wooden chairs and not at all cosy or comforting. Portions on the small side too. Would not recommend at all!

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Tebay, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Waited a long time for our coffee and Ive got to say I've had a lot better I found I couldn't finish it.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Been there with a colleague for lunch break. Coffee and tea great and the service, wooden floor, sunlight and cleanliness positive. I have found the food however a bit expensive as the ham sandwich costed around £6 and did not "fill" me adequately. Maybe because I could not eat the side salad which had vinegar (probably vinegret) that I am... More 

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Saltaire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

After walking around a decidedly closed, damp and cold Ambleside we decided that we needed something to warm us up. Café Treff definitely didn't disappoint! One Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee and a Spiced Hot Chocolate later (not forgetting the cranberry and white chocolate slice) we were perked up and ready to go. Cosy, friendly and a great people-watching spot...why go... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Obvious German/ Austrian style with posters to match all around. We had the vegetable soup which was almost a meal. Should have had the hot chocolate - it looked fabulous.

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Called in yesterday for lunch as my husband and I were out for a walk. We were really pleased with our service and food. Staff were very friendly and very helpful. Prices were reasonable. Cafe was very clean and tidy. We enjoyed it that much we called again today, before heading home after a few days away. Will definitely be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I am fussy. I expect excellent coffee when I order it but I'm frequently disappointed by insipid and lukewarm concoctions. I drink espresso with no sugar or milk to distort the taste. The espresso at Cafe Treff was quite the best I've had in years! The fact that it's made from their own blend of beans and then freshly ground... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The staff were very welcoming and gave exceptional service. The shop is clean and homely. The coffee was excellent as was the chocolate.

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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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