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4 Central Buildings, Ambleside LA22 9BS, England
+44 15394 31027
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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

We have just visited here today and bought 2 of the spiced chai lattes and a caramel shortbread and a gluten free caramel slice. The service was quick and friendly and the lattes were served with little wrapped dark chocolates. The place was very clean and the selection of cakes and teas was way above average. The cakes were all... More 

Thank esge71
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

Owner far too talkative about her business tea ok but had to wait 20 mins for 1 tea and a coffee No will not go back pleased that no dogs allowed in cafe

Thank Eleanor M
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233 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

Have been in here a couple of times before and always happy with it however I don't think we will be going again. Firstly, the girl who served us was very surly indeed, she couldn't even raise a smile, or greet us. Secondly, due to a condition I cannot drink anything with caffeine in it, and, although it is advertised... More 

Thank amberpop
Preston, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

Very friendly and helpful staff. The scones are just perfect and a good place to relax and watch the world go by.

Thank Mike K
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

We had lunch here, mainly toasted sandwiches and some drinks. They were perfectly fine. Don't expect fancy bread, just brown square slices but they tasted very nice. The tea and coffee are particularly good, as is the hot chocolate.

Thank thelight2
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

Great cafe. Great food and service. A wide range of cafe food and drinks. Available both hot and cold.

Thank Brian P
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

Stopped for a quick morning drink, lovely friendly cafe, plenty of tables. Service friendly and plenty of choice on menu. Loose leaf fresh tea particularly nice!

Thank Lee W
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

We only went to Café Treff because the place we were looking for was closed. How glad we were that it was closed, otherwise we might have missed out on the best slice of chocolate cake I've ever eaten. It was chocolate, dandelion and burdock cake. It might sound strange, but it was pure heaven as far as I was... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

Always like to call in here when in Ambleside for their chai latte as its one of the best I've had. Snacks and cakes were also lovely and they have a great range of loose tea to try. Only downside is that they only have one toilet.

Thank Emma U
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

Visited on Friday for a snack on the way to Grasmere. Great food and good value. A great range of leaf teas, we bought 4 bags of tea and 2 pots, just enjoying a nice Assam whilst writing this. However, as a coffee snob the highlight for me was the cup of flat white I had. Great coffee with strength,... More 

Thank Ian B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$11
Cafe, British, Soups, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?