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“My fav cafe in the lakes”
Review of Cafe Treff

Cafe Treff
Ranked #1 of 4 Dessert in Ambleside
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $12
Cuisines: European, Healthy, Soups
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
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.
Chester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“My fav cafe in the lakes”
Reviewed June 13, 2012

I found this cafe a few years ago and always come back and sit in the window when I return.
On this occasion had two beautifully cooked poached eggs and cafetiere of Blue Mountain , fab x

Visited May 2012
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“Best cafe in the Lakes”
Reviewed June 13, 2012

Been visiting the Lakes and Cafe Treff for years and haven't found anywhere else anywhere near as good.
Excellent coffee, cakes and food. Staff are all really friendly and the service is top class.

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Thank David220
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Lake District,U.K.
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent coffee, excellent company, excellent food!”
Reviewed June 12, 2012

Nice to find a little privately run coffee house not attached to any of the big name conglomerates. Popped in once by chance and now pop in regularly. It's always good whether you just need a quick dose of caffeine or whether you've time for a delightful (always) freshly prepared snack. It's not often that you can say, "its' always good" but in the case of Cafe Treff it certainly is.

  • Visited June 2012
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Dolgellau, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“The place for snacks”
Reviewed June 9, 2012

Prior to embarking on a long hike up the hills above Ambleside my wife and I popped into Cafe Treff for a quick snack. She had a very nice toasted tea-cake and I had the best cheese and bacon on toast ever. The bread was not of the sliced variety and the cheese and bacon delicious and reasonably priced. If ever you have the chance, pop in a nd try it - you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited June 2012
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London
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A great place for a coffee & and sandwich pre or post hiking :)”
Reviewed June 5, 2012

We went for a long hike starting in Ambleside and when we returned around 4pm in the afternoon we found that none of the pubs were serving food at this time of the day.
Absolutely starving we went on a search to find a place where we could at least get a sandwich and soon after we found Cafe Treff very close to the market place.
The owner was very accommodating - even kept the cafe open for longer when we wanted to stay for a coffee afterwards - and everything was up to the best swiss standard (although English owned). Great food, fantastic coffee, lovely staff and nice surroundings. I can highly recommend this place!

  • Visited June 2012
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