We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
14 Market Cross | Ambleside LA22 9BT, Ambleside, England
+44 15394 33727
08:00 - 18:30
Open now
All hours
Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

226 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 225: English reviews
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited a couple of times while staying in the area and always found the staff welcoming and it was clean and tidy which most coffee shops can't boast these days. Great value and amazing coffee! Would gladly go back.

Thank JayBee1239
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well visited here today with my very obedient dog 🐕and had an awful welcoming ! As it had just started to rain lightly outside i went in for coffee and toast I had hardly stepoed through the door when the arrogant man on the till shouted to me that i had to sit on a high bar stool if i... More 

1 Thank Marie F
Level Contributor
60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Coffee was very very weak and milky and not enough head for a latte let alone a cappuccino. Tasted like milky dishwater. Worst coffee I've had for a while! Left most of it - waste of good money as we had one dishwater each. Not surprised it's franchise is up for sale.

1 Thank iFeedback
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plenty of space and tables for people requiring a drink and light refreshment. Cakes, prepacked sandwiches, cold drinks, hot drinks. Free wifi. In centre of Ambleside. Dogs welcome in certain parts of cafe.

1 Thank Daphne E
Level Contributor
24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Great strong coffee ,milkshakes with a wide range of flavours. Plenty of space to stop with your packs/coats etc. Overall great place to stop and rest.

Thank Paul L
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
244 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Central location provided shelter from the elements, some warm coffee and a selection of sweet and savoury options.

Thank coh8
Malpas, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
137 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Great place, just off the Main Street - coffee is good and they have a few tables where folk with dogs can also sit inside - even on a rainy day ! Free wifi

Thank JohnMalpas
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Another little diamond. We love to just chill out in here with coffee and read the papers especially if the weather is,nt at it,s best.. No one hassles you and the staff are friendly.

Thank Teresa Marie R
Level Contributor
31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Don't waste your time going here - There are much better cafe's / coffee shops in Ambleside. The service is unbelievably slow and although they claim to be dog friendly they aren't really.... Especially if it has been raining. The attitude of the man be hind the counter was incredibly abrupt and rude. We Will Never Set Foot In This... More 

1 Thank RandCCheshire
Level Contributor
26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Just had the best bacon sandwich for ages. Great service and wonderful coffee. Would recommend to all. They even allow dogs in one section.

Thank Diddlum

Travellers who viewed Esquires Coffee House also viewed

Ambleside, Lake District
Ambleside, Lake District
Ambleside, Lake District
Ambleside, Lake District
Ambleside, Lake District
Ambleside, Lake District

Been to Esquires Coffee House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 18:30
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Esquires Coffee House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?