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Cafe Treff

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Central Buildings, Ambleside LA22 9BS, England
015394 31027
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Stamford, United Kingdom
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208 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Tea, coffee and cake, a good selection of cakes, some a little bit different from the usual ones offered in a cafe. Good service.

Thank Zaniskull
Tadcaster, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not the cheapest place but where in Ambleside is nowadays. But wow! Loose leaf breakfast tea served in a cafetiere - top quality. Strawberry 🍓 and kiwi fruit 'tea" - amazing. Even the humble apple juice went down a treat. They also have gluten and lactose free cakes! Fantastic

Thank YorkshireCol
Workington, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an excellent sandwich and cup of coffee. Sandwiches were very tasty and filling. The staff were really friendly. A nice pleasant atmosphere to just sit and relax and enjoy the tasty food on offer.

Thank Vicky193
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nicely positioned cafe overlooking the central square in Ambleside. Great coffee and cakes. Didn't try the main meals, but they looked good when being served to other diners!

Thank Mrs Jackie C
Hobart, Australia
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good coffee seems hard to come by in the UK, but Cafe Treff has nailed it. I had a cafetiere with one of the 6-7 blends they offer. It was great. My husband enjoyed his lapsang souchong tea very much. They cater well for food intolerances, so he had no problems finding a dish that was lactose free - the... More 

Thank kizzie56
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always visit Cafe Treff whenever we are in Ambleside. Never disappoints. Great food and friendly staff. I have special dietary requirements and this is never a problem when visiting Cafe Treff. We called on Tuesday and they had run out of the bread I can eat so Bernie went out to buy some straight away! Can't thank her enough... More 

Thank Angela W
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious jacket potatoes and a huge range of teas and coffees. I particularly recommend the Brazilian coffee (hints of black cherry and chocolate). Very reasonably priced and very friendly helpful staff.

Thank Des F
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for a slice of carrot cake, rhubarb and custard cake and a raspberry milkshake to share. They were all brilliant, particularly the milkshake which tasted so fresh and even had a jug to top it up! Will definitely return when in Ambleside in the future.

Thank fkc1991
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51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a day trip to Ambleside. Tasty smoothies and very refreshing. Felt a bit hard done by with the lemon cake and salted caramel bubble bar at over £3 each a pop. They were nice but think were a tad over priced but I suppose it is a tourist spot. I loved the decor near the till and looked... More 

Thank Dizzy_blonde_chick
Durham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wanted cake and he wanted savoury so we went in to see what we could have. He had the vegetarian chilli with cheese and I had the ginger cake - having seen the size of the sandwiches I decided I couldn't manage both them and the cake and the cake was more important! The chilli was a good size... More 

Thank jan n

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $11
Cafe, British, Soups, Healthy
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?