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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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European, Cafe, British, Soups, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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4 Central Buildings, Ambleside LA22 9BS, England
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1 - 10 of 588 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited here on a visit to the lakes. The great things about this cafe were the food and the service. I had carrot and parsnip soup with cumin which came with a slice of bread which I would call doorstep thick. My husband had...More

Thank Gill T
Reviewed 5 days ago

Always pop into Treff when we are down at the Lakes. Bernie & staff are excellent. Tea, coffee, toastie and scone were first class as usual. Cafe Treff is always a must to visit when in Ambleside.

Thank sheenamcg22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a really nice stop for a snack. Superb leaf tea and some excellent parsnip soup. Good service, too.

Thank Simon D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cafe consistently produces the most wonderful coffee to be found in Cumbria, and it is always served with a smile. Delicious selection of cakes also offered.

Thank Ben B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I visited here yesterday afternoon. The manager (I presume) was the only one who looked happy to see any customers. The rest of the staff were extremely disinterested and made us feel like we were in the way. We only had tea...More

Thank 12Kang12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best coffee this side of New Zealand made to our specs. Excellent food, service. Best yet on this tour of Europe. Peter and Paula

Thank PeterBaynes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recommend the Hotter Hot Chocolate with cinnamon, cardamon and chilli and 4 secret ingredients. Wonderful!

Thank Adam C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for coffee with my husband and ordered one of the cafetieres, the coffee was a little weak for my tastes but give it a try as there were loads of other things on the menu.

Thank kimmymerino
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very reasonably priced. Huge portions of good cafe food. Gluten free bread available to be made into toasties as in the freezer. Staff worked hard to serve quickly

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cafe was empty when we walked in for a bite of lunch. The staff were more interested in carrying on their conversation than serving us, the food was ordinary and the coffee dreadful.

Thank ChiaraTheCat
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 12
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
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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