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Esquires Coffee House

14 Market Cross | Ambleside LA22 9BT, Ambleside LA22 9BT, England
+44 15394 32182
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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (30 reviews)
“great coffee” (29 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 6:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
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LOCATION
14 Market Cross | Ambleside LA22 9BT, Ambleside LA22 9BT, England
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1 - 10 of 304 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having had the best birthday of my 39 years over the weekend, we decided to wander into Esquires in Ambleside just after 9am on Sunday 26th November for what sounded like our perfect breakfast. We ordered salmon and scrambled eggs on brown, poached eggs with...More

1  Thank bucketlist1978
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Called in for a Bacon Buttie and coffee x 2. Walked out in a daze after paying £15.50. Can only describe the bacon as having that microwaved look and the coffee, although £2.80 was small. If you are expecting value for money, go elsewhere.More

2  Thank Simon L
Simom D, Manager at Esquires Coffee House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we pride ourselves on offering value for money so if getting 4 thick cut middle back bacon slices cooked in a oven and served on a 5 inch floured roll, and we are proud to...More

Reviewed 5 November 2017

This has been a frequent stopping point for us but with tea for £3.00 it feels like a rip off! May look attractive but having had a dry muffin and with silly prices for small cakes I think they may lose custom. Doesn't compare favourably...More

2  Thank Vivienne R
Simom D, Manager at Esquires Coffee House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, i can only assume that you had a pot of lose leaf fair trade tea which is £3.00, but we still offer a cheaper priced mug of tea. As for the dry muffin if you...More

Reviewed 5 November 2017

Run of the mill cafe joint well laid out for internet surfing, with plenty of table and plug space. There are big comfy sofas and the whole room is light and airy.

Thank machinmad
Simom D, Manager at Esquires Coffee House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Will pass this onto the staff

Reviewed 4 November 2017

I had the cumberland sausage sandwich, and WOW, it was full of sausages, it was great. The staff were friendly and helpful, and as a group of 7 we created a very British queue, and the man that I assume was the manager saw this...More

Thank cgmoo
Simom D, Manager at Esquires Coffee House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this review and will pass your comments onto the staff, i am glad you liked your Cumberland sausage sandwich its one of our best sellers.

Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Good decent coffee, cakes and food looked good. Partly dog friendly. Would certainly return in the future, would be good to see them welcome dogs throughout.

Thank jimboe89
Simom D, Manager at Esquires Coffee House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, will pass your thoughts onto the owner about the dogs throughout.

Reviewed 3 November 2017

we visited this cafe on a trip into Ambleside. It didn't stand out from the crowd but it was central to the town. We had a cake or two and some very nice coffee. The cafe was clean and warm and the atmosphere was welcoming...More

Thank Roy_and_Val
Simom D, Manager at Esquires Coffee House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, sorry we did not see that you needed to use our toilet downstairs, but will pass on your comments to the staff about the coffee and cakes

Reviewed 1 November 2017

This has had a refurb downstairs and it feels like the customer is paying for it -which of course they are but this isn't subtle, more Robin Hood. I live in Oxfordshire so I'm used to paying through the nose for things but the tiniest,...More

4  Thank elsapelsadogsa
Simom D, Manager at Esquires Coffee House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, and we are sorry that we did not meet your expectations but i don't think this is about our shop or its been mixed up with another shop. As our regular hot chocolate is £3.10...More

Reviewed 30 October 2017

Why I am writing this review is the way the gentleman serving spoke to my husband and I. The coffee shop looked great and as it was pouring with rain we decided to stop. There was no sign on the door saying no dogs, they...More

3  Thank Mothership2013
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Esquire a is a great cafe for a snack providing excellent coffee and herbal teas. A nice atmosphere with friendly staff a well recommended snack cafe.

Thank gary1964_11
Simom D, Manager at Esquires Coffee House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this review and will pass on your comments to our staff, thank you again for taking the time to write this

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Market Cross | Ambleside LA22 9BT, Ambleside LA22 9BT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 32182
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