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Cafe Treff

4 Central Buildings, Ambleside LA22 9BS, England
+44 15394 31027
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ginger cake” (26 reviews)
“cakes” (160 reviews)
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European, Cafe, British, Soups, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Central Buildings, Ambleside LA22 9BS, England
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Reviewed January 5, 2016

We had lunch here on New Year's Eve, the food, service and ambience being just as good as on our previous visits. Even the accompanying side salads have a vibrant taste and freshness not always found during these colder months. Whenever in Ambleside (though we're...More

Thank Maria M
Reviewed January 1, 2016

Popped in today greated by friendly staff informing us a couple of tables would be free very soon. Fabulous carrot and coriander soup, homemade cakes and scones. Loved the large selection of tea's, cosy comfortable and very welcoming. Will certainly be back thank you

Thank 232Rach
Reviewed January 1, 2016

Very centrally located coffee shop in the centre of town. Dropped by for coffee and cake, portions are large, service is fairly quick and friendly and prices are pretty standard. Some of the choices of cakes look delicious and is always a nice little cosy...More

Thank plainchoc
Reviewed December 31, 2015

Next to everything and could spend an afternoon there. Climbers coffee shop - great hot choc. Very friendly.

Thank MiriamMark
Reviewed December 22, 2015

Always my chosen cafe in the surrounding area, the staff are so friendly you just want to stay and chat. The toasted tuna and red onion sandwich is delicious and the hot chocolate is amazing, the best iv ever had! Thank you :)

Thank Katiechippendale
Reviewed December 2, 2015

Popped in for tea and a snack during a one day visit to Ambleside, mainly to get out of the rain! Good cup of tea and a tasty cookie and fresh scone. Average prices.

Thank DJF100
Reviewed December 1, 2015

Popped in for a coffee/cake and was treated to a ginger cheesecake that was something special. Combined with a superb flat white and the very helpful staff putting the remainder of a piece of lemon cake into a 'doggy box' that my companion was unable...More

Thank CharlesPW
Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Popped in here for coffee and cake and was warmly greeted by the staff even though there was only 10 minutes to closing time. My husband chose the lemon sponge and I had the ginger cake and both were fantastic. Looking forward to our next...More

Thank SMD1962
Reviewed November 21, 2015

Visited here on a very wet day in November, was warm and very welcoming.The staff were very pleasant and efficient. We just had a light snack and refreshments. My partner was over the moon with his pot of tea. We enjoyed our visit, dried out...More

Thank Catons
Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

A very warm welcome on a dismal day! Wow what can I say about the Carrot & Coriander Soup? Super? Doesn't really do it justice! Highly recommended, and don't be surprised if you opt for a delicious piece of cake for afters too.

Thank Malcy565
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $12
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Central Buildings, Ambleside LA22 9BS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 31027
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We fell in love with café culture whilst visiting Switzerland and were inspired by the Swiss obsession for quality produce and service. We are very passionate and proud of our bespoke blend espresso as well as single origin coffees from around the world. We work closely with our Tea and Coffee merchants wko have over 40 years experience of blending and roasting coffee in small batches to produce fresh coffee at its best.
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