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14 Market Cross | Ambleside LA22 9BT, Ambleside, England
+44 15394 33727
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08:00 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:30
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited a couple of times and each time the staff have been so rude and disgusting attitude. Nice coffee so its such a shame spoilt by rude staff. Won't be going back

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1 Thank J3938POchristinem
Durham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good coffee, free wifi, reasonable price, good atmosphere, and comfy seats. What more could you need

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Thank ian B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hot chocolates and coffee before lectures in a morning are the best. Lovely staff and tasty, good looking drinks. Plus free wifi! Aha

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Thank Marina G
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The coffee is nice, what you would expect, nothing amazing. The front of house staff on the other hand are generally unprofessional, patronising, rude, unwelcoming, slow and arrogant. Read the most recent reviews, a lot of people think the same. They obviously don't care though as they haven't bothered to reply or leave any comments and the staff in question... More 

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1 Thank 206mancman
Penrith, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just dropped in for a drink on a cold damp December day and discovered a wonderful welcome and amazing cookies. I had rhubarb and custard flavour and it was like eating a bowl of crumble in a biscuit, truly outstanding, The chocolate brownie and salted caramel were equally fabulous. Also I must mention the most beautiful mocca drink I have... More 

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Thank Ellen C
Windermere, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to grab a quick coffee after the cinema. RUDE unprofessional staff who basically shout out you across the confusing counter ordering system! Made to feel like a cattle market, no time or care for any customer. Seems they all hate their jobs and serving people. Slow service and poor coffee.

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1 Thank DineOutCumbria
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice coffee. Staff have a slightly rude and cocky attitude sometimes. They could do with some etiquette lessons.

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1 Thank Andy o
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived game man serving here today, red faced and barking choices at customers and orders at staff. The man was sarcastic and when my husband s and couldn't read the ice tea flavours on the board he shouted 'Again!! The choices are....' Please avoid. This staff member lets the whole place down, regardless of food quality, which is decidedly average.

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1 Thank Billygoatlancs
United Kingdom
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78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We have been there many times and love their drinks, good muffins too, newspapers available, nice big windows. However, some of the staff could be a bit more presentable......

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Thank Marcela B
Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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783 reviews
617 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We were in Ambleside on holiday recently, and went to the Xmas lights switch-on in the town. It was a freezing November night, so we called in at Esquire's for a take-out hot chocolate. It was, understandably, extremely busy on our visit, but the team of serving staff were super-efficient, and kept the queue moving. We ordered two hot chocolates... More 

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Thank Steve W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 18:30
Monday
08:00 - 18:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 18:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 18:30
Thursday
08:00 - 18:30
Friday
08:00 - 18:30
Saturday
08:00 - 18:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Market Cross | Ambleside LA22 9BT, Ambleside, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 33727

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