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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, 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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  • 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
Fantastic cake, coffee, snacks and service

We always visit Cafe Tref it is superb. Nothing like the cakes and coffees what a superb selection. Also very good for snacks and soup a real must for the visitor to Ambleside. Great value and friendly service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 31, 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

We always visit Cafe Tref it is superb. Nothing like the cakes and coffees what a superb selection. Also very good for snacks and soup a real must for the visitor to Ambleside. Great value and friendly service.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Had the most amazing milk shake and the hot chocolate was good too. Carrot cake was yummy as was the chocolate flapjack. A very lovely cafe.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We had not been here for some years (we normally have our dog with us) but looked forward to trying it again, particularly given the reviews. It has a very good choice of tea and coffee, and the coffee and sandwiches were nice. However I don't understand the many five star ratings; to me five stars indicates that the standard... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012 via mobile

...whilst enjoying a beautiful coffee & walnut cake with latte. Sitting in the window on a lovely sunny day in this wonderful little cafe. My wife enjoyed a cheese scone & cappuccino. That came with a proper tea spoon whereas my latte came with a wooden stick stirrer for some reason! However, overall this is a lovely place!

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Ingleton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

At 10am on a Saturday morning there were only 2 other customers seated which wouldn't initially appear to be a good sign for the centre of Ambleside at a popular time. I agree the service isn't what you would go here for, although there is no fault in it. The range of coffees is great and a welcome find. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Disappointed having read the reviews. Coffee was good. Though they did serve us ground coffee when cappuccinos were ordered, they changed the coffees. Poached eggs on toast poor. Do not expect eggs to have been done in a pod and be solid. Thick wedges of toast and solid poached eggs meant breakfast was dry. Slightly over priced for quality of... More 

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Largs, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Cafe Treff still coming up trumps on return visits with a great selection of cakes made locally. Always a warm welcome from Bernie and her staff.

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CUMBRIA
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We often stop here when visiting Ambelside. This place is a cut above the rest. Any cake I have tried from here has been delicious. We would not have our tea and cake anywhere else in Ambleside!

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We only went here because 'Daisys Cafe' was shut (shut on Wednesdays & Thursdays according to the sign). It was a nice place to get a drink and a bite to eat. The choice of teas is better than the norm, and the food was tasty. My wife's food was forgotten/lost so she got hers after mine, but they apologised... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012 via mobile

Hi Just popped into Cafe Treff and was completely taken with the range of coffee options. Mine was just a cappuccino but was accompanied by a great little chocolate. A great touch of class. A must visit.

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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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