We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cafe Ambio

Old Blue Mill | Lakeland Motor Museum, Backbarrow, England
+44 15395 30448
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
All hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Old Blue Mill | Lakeland Motor Museum, Backbarrow, England
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (268)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 267 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered the afternoon tea for two which could actually feed four. It was presented beautifully. To be honest way too much for two people & I asked for a box to take 4 of the cakes back with us. We managed the sandwiches &...More

Thank liverbird850
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great big cafe with wide range of food and cakes and snacks. Staff polite and friendly. The place is nice ,clean, and spacious. Massive scones with clotted cream. Sittings outside with beautiful view over river and surroundings. Don't hesitate to go in.

Thank lacylolly
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having only discovered this in August I was pleasantly surprised by how great this cafe is. A usual visitor to the Lakeland Village I was not aware of how great this cafe is until my husband visited when walking the dog. The coffees, scones and...More

Thank 1cms
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Niped in for some refreshments after going around the Motor Museum reasonable priced for being in the lake district staff friendly and polite nice selection of cakes think there should be a menu list / board by the counter to say what they due besides...More

Thank Andrew A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure you get to try the local scones and cream teas they are absolutely enormous and delicious. For a museum attraction additional cafe they are also the best priced with a huge variety of quality food and drinks.

Thank Brenda G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nicely made sandwiches, quality ingredients, makes me want to go back. A range of cooked foods is also available, along with cakes. There is some outside seating, which has a good view on a dry day.

Thank philip s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place had fantastic food and cakes and staff was friendly and helpful. There is plenty of tables with a nice view of the river. Also has high chairs avaliable

Thank Danny P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pleasant young ladies take orders and serve drinks. At a busy Sunday lunch time, we had to queue for a while. Decent eats in plain surroundings. They can cope with groups, and I could see families enjoying their break here.

Thank Bernardino87
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here before visiting the adjacent Motor Museum. Ordered two griddled chicken and chips and one pasta with tomato sauce for the kids, plus two griddled chicken burgers and chips for the adults, plus four HUGE pieces of cake. Considering the kids' meals said they...More

Thank scrobble
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We luckily arrived before the rush so got a table! The shared platter was devine and the kids enjoyed their sausage and chips kids meals! Unfortunately we didn't get to taste the desserts due to the massive queue at the time!

Thank Danielle M
Nearby Restaurants
The Swan Inn
664 reviews
1.71 km away
The White Hart Inn
242 reviews
2.79 km away
Rusland Pool Restaurant & Bar
174 reviews
3.00 km away
Nearby Attractions
Lakeland Motor Museum
1,115 reviews
.02 km away
Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway
736 reviews
1.21 km away
Fell Foot Park
304 reviews
3.01 km away
Old Hall Farm
183 reviews
3.09 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Cafe Ambio staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Blue Mill | Lakeland Motor Museum, Backbarrow, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Backbarrow
  • Phone Number: +44 15395 30448
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing