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Treeby & Bolton Cafe

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$2 - $9
Cafe, British
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 07/05/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/05/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed 5 days ago

After a substantial walk around part of Derwentwater (whilst here on our North/Western Lakes holiday) we retreated to Keswick town centre; as it was now quite warm in the strong sunshine. We had spotted this Shop, Gallery & Café on our initial town centre recce;...we made a note of the location of the Café entrance which is down a side-street. We were able to secure a table right next to the servery and we were quickly offered menus. We both ordered a pot of tea, my partner had perused the cakes on display and had, after some anguish, chosen a slice of the Lemon Cake, whereas I opted for a jumbo sausage roll. The tea soon arrived and after a short wait the food arrived. My Partner’s cake looked the part, the sponge was light and well-baked, but there was not enough lemon flavour, so overall it was a little disappointing. My sausage roll was superb, nicely warmed with a very flaky casing and beautifully firm and tasty meat filling. The addition of a sprinkle of fennel seeds before it was baked changed the taste a little, but definitely for the better. I do like fennel and I congratulate whoever had made the decision to add this wonderful herb. The tea was really good, made with loose leaves, it was strong (mostly because we let if brew until we were ready to drink). Each pot yielded two large cups of refreshing tea. This was a good snack, much enjoyed.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled across this cafe while on holiday in Keswick. A really lovely cafe, lovely homemade food. Kid friendly and really lovely food. Kids were made up with the massive homemade sausage rolls.

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed May 3, 2022

First stop on route to our visit to Keswick at the Treeby cafe, we were lucky as it wasn't peak period and we scored a nice window seat. Service was prompt and friendly. We Made some selections from their menu, display and specials. The soup...of the day with cheese scone, fennel sausage roll, lemon meringue pie were all terrific as was the proper Suki teas and the coffees also pretty good. Great location and chance to browse through the lovely gallery an added bonus. Thorughly enjoyable light meal. Recommended.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed March 30, 2022 via mobile

Met friends for coffee, cake and catch up. Cakes (homemade) were excellent, and the sausage roll delicious. Coffee top quality too. Service was speedy and very friendly - we felt very relaxed and had time to get up to date with our news. Our second...visit this holiday and we will be back when we return later this year.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed February 27, 2022 via mobile

Review based on customer service as no one came to take our order! This is the message I left, yet to receive a reply: Hi, not usually one to complain, but we visited the cafe today. It looked appealing. We were taken to table 18...by a lady, she gave us a lunch menu and was told someone would take our order. We sat for quite a few minutes. The people next to us finished their drinks etc and left. A man came and took away the dirty cups and wiped the table down. We were still sat with our menus thinking perhaps he would take our order. But he disappeared. More time passed, and a couple came in, they were seated next to us. The same man came and took their order, and their food and drinks followed shortly after! We were still sat with our menus. I’m just wondering if we hadn’t have got up and walked out, how long it would’ve been until we were seen too? Would you care to explain?More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed February 21, 2022 via mobile

We visited Treeby on the off chance whilst in Keswick. What a find. The staff were excellent and the food was good. The only thing to let them down was the fruit cake was overdone and as it was the last piece, really should not...have been served. But that said, it was an enjoyable experience.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed February 20, 2022 via mobile

Found this place by accident and delighted we did, the art gallery is very good and worthy a look in itself. The cafe is excellent, very friendly staff with a good choice of food. I had soup and scone deal and it was excellent. My...partner had the sausage roll and cake - again no complaints. Cafe is nicely decorated and modern which creates a pleasant atmosphereMore

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed January 3, 2022

Always visit here when in the Lakes! Love the coffee & selection of cakes. Tastefully decorated too. Wonderful shop upstairs with helpful staff!

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed December 22, 2021 via mobile

Food was really excellent, salmon sandwich delicious, and my little girls loved their pasta. Thanks a lot we’ll be visiting again.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed December 5, 2021

Couldn't wait to return to our favourite cafe in Keswick, excited to have hot food back on the menu after such a long break, however we were hugely disappointed. There was nothing on the menu for our taste apart from soup, which unfortunately was quite...under whelming. Shame as our number 1 place has lost it's top slot and we won't be back 😢More

Date of visit: December 2021
Dan B, Owner at Treeby & Bolton Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2021

Hi Caroline, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We’re sad to hear that you didn’t enjoy your recent visit. Like you, we are excited to be serving lunches again after a very difficult and challenging year. We have a great new...More

Reviewed November 27, 2021 via mobile

We have been visiting the cafe for many years and have never been disappointed, however it has changed its menu and gone from a vibrant venue with a original and innovative selection to a rather humdrum run of the mill establishment. Such favourites as the...meat/seafood/cheese platters are gone, as are the wonderful omelettes, along with other long-standing goodies. If you want soup and a sandwich you now need to order them separately, bumping up the cost considerably. Prices in general are just unreasonable now, £9.50 for rarebit? Must be the priciest cheese on toast in the north! Such a shame that Treeby’s has gone down this route, and sadly I think they will regret it in the long run.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed November 16, 2021 via mobile

Stopped in here for Tea and cake after a walk around town and the lake, Nice display of cakes caught my eye, Welcomed by the staff as we entered and told it was table service. Ordered 2 teas and scones , scones came warm and...our 2 year old soon decided that my scone was hers and it was gone ! Ordered a slice of lemon meringue and portion was massive! All in all great place to eatMore

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed October 10, 2021 via mobile

Despite the nice waitress, we were disappointed with the cakes and coffees. The cake display looked amazing but lacked flavour, especially my lemon meringue, not very “lemony” at all! The coffees were luke warm and very weak, definitely not a cappuccino. £14 for two cakes...and coffees, will not return.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 5, 2021 via mobile

We called in yesterday while visiting Keswick. It was always our favourite coffee stop when we lived in the town but having moved away 2 years ago, we hadn't visited for some time avoiding the busy tourist town during the summer months. We were so...pleased to get a table and enjoyed a cream tea and coffee. It was still as good as ever with the bonus that they don't allow dogs in the cafe. Friendly staff and delicious food. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 1, 2021

After a long walk up to Latrigg a cup of tea and an excellent slice of chocolate and orange cake was just what was needed. Really like this place, good selection of cakes, friendly service, we liked it enough to go back again next day.

Date of visit: September 2021
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December 5, 2020|
Response from vics40 | Reviewed this property |
I expect you can book in advance, however we didn’t & they had tables available. It was mid-week though
May 23, 2019|
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Response from BartonDaniel | Property representative |
Hi Alison, Yes the cafe is wheelchair accessible from the main cafe entrance just round the corner from the main shop entrance. We hopefully look forward to seeing you soon.
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Yes, Treeby & Bolton Cafe offers takeout services.

Yes, Treeby & Bolton Cafe is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Treeby & Bolton Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4