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14 Market Cross | Ambleside LA22 9BT, Ambleside LA22 9BT, England
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
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197 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It looks a bit dirty and unkept inside, and as there are so many others in the town would try another next time. Coffee wasn't that good either.

Thank Sharonfv
Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visit esquires every time we visit Ambleside which is quite often. We have always been happy with our milkshakes and cakes etc. I have always noticed that the staff are a bit loud but it's never bothered me. As long as they are ok with me then that's fine, but on this occasion it was terrible customer service at... More 

Thank hollywood1338
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for quick bite to eat before checking into b&b across the road. Esquires is spacious, staff are friendly and it does a good range of pre packed salads and sandwiches. Cheerful surroundings.

Thank HeatherSt091
Redcar, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were hoping to find a local cafe that could make us a good filter coffee. This was average coffee. The cafe was clean but the man serving was abrupt and not welcoming. We will not go there again.

Thank greenlady2016
North Wales
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here primarily for the wi-fi but also enjoyed cakes and drinks as well. The cakes were all very nice and the hot chocolate delicious. We will definitely return on our next visit to Ambleside.

Thank chicken286
Louth, England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came to this coffee shop as the cinema over the road wasn't open for tickets yet. We were met at the counter by two charming gentlemen who took the order and delivered the cakes and drinks in no time! The scone was beautiful and the tea (I asked for a mug) came in what could only be described as... More 

Thank Frannabel
Darlington, United Kingdom
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235 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Well think I made a bad choice when looking for a drink. Start not to bad when ordering as I had missed a huge banner advertising what milkshakes and I asked the chap we who did laugh and say change opticians as yes I do where specs it then went down hill. Milk shake not worth calling it that hubby... More 

Thank boydy73
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

I love the flat white from here. Not the nicest of cafe's to sit in but it's worth visiting for the coffee

Thank thelight2
Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

A great place to chill at the start, middle or end of the day. Basically a great cup of Americano coffee. Also recommend Chai Latte for indulgence. Free wi-fi, dog friendly, daily papers and sandwiches to take out on walks - plus gooey cakes to finish the day's outing with. They also have a loyalty card that we carry over... More 

Thank Watson18and2
Oxford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

I went there with a couple of friends and my girlfriend as we were spending a weekend off in the Lakes. We came in half an hour before the coffee shops closes, but you could feel the anger in the girl that was taking our order. She was so rude with us, almost shouting because we arrived on Friday evening... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Market Cross | Ambleside LA22 9BT, Ambleside LA22 9BT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: 01539433727

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