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Cafe Treff

4 Central Buildings, Ambleside LA22 9BS, England
+44 15394 31027
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ginger cake” (26 reviews)
“cakes” (120 reviews)
“smoothie” (8 reviews)
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European, Cafe, British, Soups, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Central Buildings, Ambleside LA22 9BS, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Living in the Lake District we’ve been here quite a few times over the years, but today was the last. My simple request to have a pot of hot water with some tea leaves separate in the strainer was met with a complete refusal that...More

Thank jiminkendal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped in after reading reviews for scone and cake. Scone okay and served unfortunately with squirty cream and not proper fresh cream. Good selection of coffees and staff very friendly

Thank J10den
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I only visited for a coffee as I was passing. It was okay but nowhere near the nicest flat white I've had elsewhere. Service was friendly.

Thank thelight2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the short wait for a tasty granary ham and cheese toasty and bacon and Brie Cooked to perfection Fabulous and friendly staff A must visit

Thank Wendyswaine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this Cafe as we were discovering the beautiful village. It has great character, and was playing peaceful and calming music! Our Tea and coffee we ordered was lovely, and the cakes were to die for! Perfect getaway from the busy tourist atmosphere outside!

Thank NattyNonky
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have come here for coffee and lunch everytime I've been to the lakes. It always serves lovely coffee's. Choices for light lunches and cakes always good and not unreasonable for price. Always clean and staff always seem to be pleasant. No complaints, first place I...More

Thank AmyCraggs
Reviewed 16 September 2017

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 15 September 2017

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 9 September 2017 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 8 September 2017

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
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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