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“Great cake and great people!”
Review of Cafe Latte - CLOSED

Cafe Latte
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed June 14, 2012

Do not go else where for lunch or afternoon tea - this is the place to be!
Everything is perfect from the decoration to the homemade cakes. The owners are helpful and really friendly. This is what customer service should be like everywhere :) keep it up x

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Thank jowettWindermere
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Reviewed June 13, 2012

Our second visit to this lovely coffee shop. Haven't sampled all of the cakes because we haven't got beyond the lemon meringue pie which is DELICIOUS! Generous portions, great coffee and a very friendly welcome. This is a must visit whilst in Bowness.

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1  Thank Itsabigworldouthere
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

This is the first time that I have ever written a review on this site - but this place is that special. I can only agree with the two other reviewers. In short from the outside nothing special. Inside a textbook example of how to do a tearoom and yet so seldom, if ever accomplished. Great, friendly welcome. Very child friendly. Salad accompanying smoked salmon sandwich complete with toasted seeds - fried egg sandwich with perfect egg and genuine cake heaven. No complaints at all - long may Cafe Latte continue. A genuine beacon.

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1  Thank Simon M
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

Cafe Latte is an unassuming little place from the outside but inside it swells to its rafters with fantastic service and wonderful food.

A simple bowl of tomato soup was delicious beyond all sense of duty on the part of the chef - hand made that day and pack full of fresh, deep flavour. It's the only recipe I recall my wife ever asking the staff for.

Everything, but everything, is made fresh on the premises. My delicious cheese and onion quiche came with a tasty salad, delicately dressed, as well as (who does this anymore - we really, really should) home made coleslaw and a wonderful home made chutney to match the cheese perfectly.

Its amazing to find such a confident, delicate touch in such a small place. They've only been open ten weeks but, if they keep up this quality of food and service they will end the summer season having showed the competition just what passion, talent and hard work can achieve.

And I haven't even mentioned the cakes! The whole counter groans with the most beautiful, hand baked creations. A lemon cake with tart moistness enhanced with lemon curd. A chocolate cake so rich it needs no accompaniment, roulades and slabs and scones and, towering above them, the best looking lemon meringue tart I've ever seen (and believe me, I've seen a few).

If you like tea and cake, or coffee and cake, or just cake with more cake, this is the place to be!

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1  Thank SidLothian
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

A small, traditional looking cafe, with a few contemporary bits and pieces that serves excellent freshly cooked food and some of the finest cake you're going to find. We received a very friendly welcome from the owners, who had only been there 10 weeks, and enjoyed some quality freshly cooked food from their simple menu.

All the food is home made, down to the jam on your scone, and it's the kind of quality that will keep you coming back. We ended up visiting three times over four days. It's the cake that really rises above anything else on offer in the area. Not only a good selection of home made fayre, but all of them excellent. Special mention goes to the lemon meringue which towers above inferior offerings and tastes as good as it looks.

Somewhat unassuming from the outside, absolutely not to be missed.

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1  Thank Idiotzoo
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