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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” (27 reviews)
“cakes” (130 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 7 May 2016 via mobile

We visited after a long drive for our weekend away and stopped in for a quick refresh. The lady who served us was so friendly and welcoming and there was plenty of drinks (including a long list of speciality teas) on offer. The only thing...More

Thank cendlr
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Escaped from the rain on Saturday afternoon to drink good coffee and eat very, very, good lemon cake. Will go back.

Thank UntaSeca
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Visited this cafe when on a tour of the lakes Facilities really let it down no high chairs and no changing facilities for babies had to change daughter on the floor !!! Earl grey tea was the highlight of our visit Cream tea was dissapointing...More

1  Thank adek30
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

We had a quick pit stop here for milkshake, hot chocolate, tea and a millionaire's shortbread and thought it was lovely. Lots to choose from on the drinks menu and cake selection very good. Staff were very pleasant and helpful.

Thank SanchoPanza07
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Been to Cafe Treff many times, first review. On most recent visit we had lunch. Our toasted sandwiches and tea were delicious, great on cold day in Ambleside. The staff were very friendly as usual

Thank James L
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Found this place on a day visit to Amble side and what a find. The food was EXCELLENT and the coffee and hot chocolate were top notch. Really good service with a great atmosphere. Would HIGHLY recommend. ALL the food looked beautiful and all what...More

Thank EnglandJules
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Sun was shining on the Friday - popped in for a couple of lattes to take out and sit in the fresh air. Really enjoyed the coffee, will visit again next time in Ambleside

Thank Geordie7982
Reviewed 23 April 2016

excellent coffee and tea in comfortable friendly surroundings. Delicious cakes too! Lovely posters of our favourite place in Switzerland added to the experience.

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Fabulous little cafe, the coffee & cake was by far the best we've tasted in a while, very clean and staff friendly and helpful . Look forward to our next visit!

Thank Clare R
Reviewed 21 April 2016

I visit this cafe whenever I am in the Lake District. I love it. The food is always fabulous and I particularly like the 'Hotter Chocolate' after a day out on the fells. It is only a small place but well worth a visit and...More

Thank Cathmars1975
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 12
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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
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We fell in love with café culture whilst visiting Switzerland and were inspired by the Swiss obsession for quality produce and service. We are very passionate and proud of our bespoke blend espresso as well as single origin coffees from around the world. We work closely with our Tea and Coffee merchants wko have over 40 years experience of blending and roasting coffee in small batches to produce fresh coffee at its best.
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