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Sun Cottage Cafe

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High Street | next to the Sun Pub, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
+44 15394 36123
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed our mid afternoon stop here. Such a friendly place and great big cakes too! Would recommend stopping in here if you are in Hawkshead. Didn't try them but the sandwiches looked good too

Thank lydonc2017
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very quaint cafe but a little claustraphobic Our group tried 3 of the very large slices of cake which tasted lovely and light .I was suprised however that the cakes were not covered with people coming and going very unhygienic.Please buy some plastic covers .Very pleasant staff but beware of sitting down before you are told to.

Thank Lesley-Phil
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our family of four manage to squeeze in for lunch on a rainy Tuesday - this cafe is small and popular. My sons both had the New York Ruben sandwiches made with home smoked brisket. I had some homemade seafood chowder with cod and mussels and my husband had homemade pea and ham soup. All were delicious! We couldn't manage... More 

Thank Kathleen T
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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274 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have always wanted to have a cake from here, so today we did so. Coffee good, cake was blueberry and lemon, VERY over powerful lemon cake huge slice but not very good. Also had scone which was definately not homemade it was dry and soft from packet

Thank holidaylover201059
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tiny, quirky, quaint. Super little cafe with a surprisingly varied menu and tasty food. The cakes in the window are incredible and they taste amazing (HUGE slices). If you need a bite to eat or drinks, you’ll like it here.

Thank Pinsinamap
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really great little café - totally delicious food. The cakes were unbelievably light and fluffy despite being the largest I've ever seen. We decided to share a slice thinking 1 each would be too much but we were wrong. We had soup / sandwiches first and they were equally as tasty, there is plenty of choice on the menu.... More 

Thank Ness1976
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely cafe. We called in for Seafood Chowder after our walk, it was perfect. We couldn't fit cake in that day so called in the day after and bought some to bring home. It was as delicious as it looks. The host was lovely and really helpful. Thanks.

Thank helen p
Dover, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Love this place, cosy, friendly and food is yummy yummy. Will be back again soon for the lovely cheese toastie and cakes :)

Thank daggerss
Derby, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Fab little cafe, we couldn't resist trying the amazing cakes in the window but as soon as we were settled in, the menu and other customers orders going past us meant we then couldn't resist the lunches on offer and took the huge slices of cake home in boxes! A warm welcome, good menu and great value for money!

Thank J H
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

What a lovely little tea room! The setting is so cozy, the staff are friendly and the cakes are Huge! Thankfully they will give you a cake box to take home the leftovers!

Thank babyblue810

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 14
British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Cash Only, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | next to the Sun Pub, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside  >  Hawkshead
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 36123
Small but quirky cafe home of the giant cakes but also serving full meals from soups to our own cured and smoked meats

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?