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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” (27 reviews)
“cakes” (130 reviews)
“smoothie” (8 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 5 days ago

Always call in this place when we visit Ambleside, never had a bad coffee or tea here and this visit was no exception. Ambleside was quite quiet on this visit so we didn't have to wait for a table on this occasion. Normally would have...More

Thank Lynne T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Cafe Treff numerous times during our Christmas vacation in Ambleside. Always great soups, super cakes (lemon sponge in particular) and excellent scones. The teas and coffees were lovely too! Well worth the occasional short wait during busy periods. Owner/manager and staff friendly and...More

1  Thank OH222015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in for lunch and had two delicious sandwiches and shared a bowl of the parsnip and chilli soup which was delicious! I just wish we had room for cake after as they also looked lovely, we’ll have to go back next time we are...More

Thank Jobes21
Reviewed 1 week ago

So many cafes to choose from as we walked through Ambleside during our New Year holiday, but we chose this one as the "Snowflake Hot Chocolate" sounded interesting to one of our group. A good choice, the cafe was busy and bustling but service was...More

Thank JackieRMark
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant little cafe with very friendly and helpful staff. Carrot and coriander soup was to die for. Had it with a tuna and red onion sandwich in gorgeous white bread. Finished off with my first but definitely not my last slice of dandelion and burdock...More

Thank OllyandJackie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yet again another successful visit, gorgeous homemade soup, good selection of teas, friendly staff, very tempting and tasty cakes.

Thank n_leahey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a nice little meal here, one member of staff was particularly affable and went out of her way to get us seated. Service with a smile!

Thank Rainy232
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here before so we thought let's go again. I had soup and tuna tasty and my husband had a jacket potato with vegetable chilli and cheese. Delicious!! Absolutely loved it. Soup was delightful!! Defo with a visit!!!

Thank GemH1981
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Absolutely love cafe Tref - best coffee and most amazing ginger cake. If ever i feel like being cheered up we will take a trip from our home town of Manchester to Ambleside and Cafe Tref is our first port of call. Never disappointed with...More

Thank Vicky W
Reviewed 17 December 2017

We first visited Cafe Treff 10 years ago on our first date, and have been coming back ever since!! Excellent coffee, best cakes around, great soups, soup&sandwich if you're hungry enough. Bernie and her staff are always friendly and happy to chat, whist still offering...More

Thank Anthony P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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