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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” (28 reviews)
“cakes” (131 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 2 days ago via mobile

We visited today for lunch and were not at all impressed. We had our two girls, 18 month and four year old. Our youngest needed a nappy change, my husband took her up to the toilet to see that both bins had labels saying you...More

Thank Jen237
Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped into Treff, which apparently is German for a meeting place, on a cold rainy day. We got a nice welcome from one of the waitresses, possibly the owner, and found a table. The place was quite busy. We both had the soup and...More

Thank grandad88
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in to warm up and grab a pot of tea with the family (4 adults & 4 older kids), the cafe was busy but the owner squeezed us in. The selection of teas was amazing (they all come loose in your own little...More

Thank mamatraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We can't visit Ambleside without going to Cafe Treff! Today we had a lovely welcome from the owner, who recognises us from our biannual visits. The hot chocolate tastes of chocolate! And is not a thin milky drink. Really rate the sandwiches.

Thank AJSNorthEastEngland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Proper tea, ginger cake delicious. Owner really friendly, accommodating nothing too much bother. I had the peppermint and liquorice tea which was great in fact bought a bag home with me.

Thank booby1961
Reviewed 18 January 2018

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 16 January 2018

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 14 January 2018 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 13 January 2018

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 11 January 2018 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$13
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
Bespoke "Cafe Treff" blend espresso as well as single origin coffees from around the world. We work closely with our Tea and Coffee merchants who have over 40 years experience of blending and roasting coffee in small batches to produce fresh coffee at its best. Breakfast and Lunch available and cakes that will amaze you.
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