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“Outrageously Overpriced ”

The Giggling Goose Cafe
Ranked #62 of 129 Restaurants in Ambleside
Cuisines: Cafe
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Visited for a cream tea, just wanted to purchase one but was forced into buying two due to a card limit issue.

The scones were awfully dry, not enough jam was provided and for the price the quality just wasn't there.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Other reviewers have commented on this being a little scruffy. One man's scruffy is, I guess, another man's informal, and yet another's relaxed. The Giggling Goose is certainly informal, but sitting outside on a sunny day with the river a mere 2 metres away, enjoying a slab of lemon drizzle cake and a cup of tea, was very pleasant. Not sure we'd go out of our way to snack there again, but, if in Ambleside and needing a little something, we'd certainly pop in.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We only popped in for a drink but found the staff surly and rude to our children and another guest. Flat white coffee tasted thin and burnt and the cafe was scruffy with dirty toilets. Such a shame for this prime location. Should be much better.

Thank Susie L
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Slightly set back from the hectic town centre is this very pleasant cafe. The cakes were great as was the coffee.

A good choice and also dog friendly.

Thank Adrian B
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Visited for a hot chocolate and cake on a particularly chilly afternoon.
Hot orange chocolate was nice enough but the chocolate fudge cake was very poor with very little flavour of chocolate and a slightly stale taste.
Plenty of good cafes in Ambleside so won't visit here again.

Thank 1234duke58
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