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Esquires Coffee House

14 Market Cross | Ambleside LA22 9BT, Ambleside LA22 9BT, England
+44 15394 32182
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (41 reviews)
“panini” (4 reviews)
“great coffee” (26 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 18:00All hours
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
14 Market Cross | Ambleside LA22 9BT, Ambleside LA22 9BT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had coffee at this cafe twice in 2 days, both times the two flat whites were strong, tasty and at a good temperature.

Thank MMcLintock
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good coffee, but poor service. Was left waiting for coffee for a while, even though cafe was fairly quiet.

Thank Julian B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this coffee house in the centre of Ambleside. Not only is the coffee great, and the staff friendly, but the choice, quality and presentation of food is excellent... Breakfast scrambled eggs with Smoked Salmon is a winner, as was my Chicken and Bacon salad...More

Thank dreadducks
Simom D, Manager at Esquires Coffee House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review i will pass this onto the staff, once again many thanks for taking the time to review our shop

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in here twice for coffee and cake very friendly staff the person who appeared to be in charge asked several times whilst walking around if everything was ok which it was and the young lad that put all the designs on top of the...More

Thank jeff c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We discovered this café early on during our holiday in Amblesde, and kept going back! The food & drinks on offer are varied and what we have tried was very good. Special mention for the smoothies and cakes, and also the hot sandwiches (especially the...More

Thank marge708
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Here, you'll find a big range of cakes, snacks and drinks to satisfy everyone and anyone with nicely arranged layout and a chilled ambience. The coffee is very nice and effective. My only critique is that the staff were a little abrupt and not overly...More

1  Thank RJLD7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been here numerous times and the café keeps improving in choices of excellent hot and cold drinks. A comfortable place with free wifi and papers, a relaxed atmosphere with big windows to watch people go by if you wish. Had latte with turmeric...More

Thank Marcela B
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Pop in for a coffee and a cake before a days walking. Always a friendly welcome. Good selection of cakes including gluten free options. Always enjoy it here. And they have WiFi.

Thank JohnnyOr
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

We visited for a quick bite to eat before tackling the Langdale Pikes. On first impression the place was great. Friendly service, good coffee and lots of charge points for our phones/cameras. Unfortunately it was the food that let it down. I ordered eggs florentine....More

Thank Samfw1989
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Looked great outside. Inside looked good with plenty of relaxing chairs and plenty of charge points for computers etc. Coffee was fine. However the place was quite dirty. Several menus had dried food on them. Lots of flies landing on our coffee cups etc. Used...More

Thank Saint49er
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
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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