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Cafe Treff

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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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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

Stopped for a warning drink so chose the hot chocolate.... great decision !! It had very very rich chocolate taste far more so than others I've tasted. Good value and a good choice .

Thank Stephen F
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

The best lemon sponge we've had in ages. Not a 5 star as the waitress was well surly! Decor is a bit underwhelming but the cake is truly makes it well worth a visit.

Thank bbeevvyy
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294 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

We stopped here for coffee and cake, both opting for the seriously ginger cake which was seriously delicious! The staff were friendly and worked efficiently. A lively ambience. We'll be back when in the area again.

Thank Couple10
Sutton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

Cafe Treff at lunchtime. Small but we'll appointed cafe on main street in Ambleside. Nice clean cafe, set out on two levels. Good selection of teas & coffee, also nice sandwiches & cakes so good for lunch. Ordered ham, cheese, spring onion & chutney on wholemeal & a toasted chicken, bacon & tomato relish with hot chocolate & coffee. Both... More 

Thank Cheekyb33
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

We arrived on a busy, sunny Sunday afternoon, with a party of 13 (extended family). The owner and her staff did a brilliant job taking our long order, helping set up a table outside for one of our party with his dog (!), bringing all the food to us simultaneously - and it was delicious. A small, unpretentious gem in... More 

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Tilehurst, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

Popped in for Tea and Cake, From outside does not do itself justice but the Tea range (fresh loose leaves) and menu, make this a must visit. The Ginger cake and Zuccini and lime slice were excellent.

Thank Mark G
Meopham, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

Came here last year and I'm glad to say nothing has changed! Wonderful Fresh broad leaf tea lovely fresh sweet and savoury food, nice friendly staff. If you find yourself in Ambleside you simply must try this place, you will be pleasantly surprised.

Thank Peter S
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347 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

It doesnt look great from the outside and it's really not advertising tiself well. We had soup and a sandwich, healthy vegetable soup and then a tuna and a mozarella sandwich each. So tasty and packed with tuna, fairtrade coffee and tea, ok so the cappucino was too weak but no where is perfect... Really good place for a lunch... More 

Thank LondonFet

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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
USD 7 - USD 11
Cafe, British, Soups, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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?