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Esquires Coffee House

14 Market Cross | Ambleside LA22 9BT, Ambleside LA22 9BT, England
+44 15394 32182
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
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“cakes” (39 reviews)
“panini” (4 reviews)
“great coffee” (25 reviews)
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14 Market Cross | Ambleside LA22 9BT, Ambleside LA22 9BT, England
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Reviews (267)
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Reviewed 1 week 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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

It looked better than it was. Service was nearly self service. Tables were not cleared we sat though our visit with some else's dirty plates on the table. We only had drinks so cannot comment on the food. We were going to have cakes but...More

2  Thank Simon C
Simom D, Manager at Esquires Coffee House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Hi, i am sorry that we did not meet your expectations on this day, but from looking back at the day. The staff had a very busy day, which is not a excuse but they are working with a new menu and still getting to...More

Reviewed 19 May 2017

We were attracted initially by the appearance of the building from the outside and also by the name. The interior is also very welcoming and modern. The staff are pleasant and attentive. The quality of both the coffee and the cake is top notch.

1  Thank Gerard C
Simom D, Manager at Esquires Coffee House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Thank you for your review and i will pass this onto the staff

Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Upon entering the café we were greeted by a lovely man who was very welcoming and friendly, we were served quickly and the price wasn't unreasonable, the drinks were delicious topped with whipped cream, marshmallows, a flake and chocolate sauce for no added price. A...More

1  Thank karajones141
Simom D, Manager at Esquires Coffee House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Hi, thank you for taking the time to write this review, i will pass this onto all the staff

Reviewed 13 May 2017

Four of us called in yesterday for a coffee and a cake - wish we hadn't bothered. Girl behind the counter was not friendly at all. Asked for more hot milk and was told they hadn't got any more - she was obviously getting ready...More

2  Thank 110margyw
Simom D, Manager at Esquires Coffee House, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our coffee house and bring your issues to my attention. I am sorry you felt this way, but have looked into this for you. From what i have found, your group of friends ordered your drinks and...More

Reviewed 11 May 2017

Called in for breakfast, whilst visiting for the day... large cafe, good menu, staff were pleasant and friendly, despite what the previous reviews say... Bacon roll was excellent, 4 thick rashers of bacon, good quality, and the scrambled egg was also very good.. decent mug...More

3  Thank alisdair t
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Dropped in whilst visiting, it looked promising from the outside but the service was distinctly average/poor. I agree with previous comments about the lack of a smile, it does not cost anything! The seating was comfortable and we stayed a while whilst planning our Lake...More

2  Thank Jef123456789
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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
  • E-mail
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