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Cafe Ambio

Old Blue Mill | Lakeland Motor Museum, Backbarrow, England
+44 15395 30448
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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09:30 - 17:30All hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Old Blue Mill | Lakeland Motor Museum, Backbarrow, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely visit to a cafe in a lovely situation. It's so lovely sitting at the side of the river as it rushes passed you while you enjoy the great food and drinks on offer.

Thank Coz2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Impeccably clean cafe adjacent to the Lakeland Museum with a vast array of snacks, sandwiches or meals to choose from & located next to the rivers edge affording gorgeous scenic views on a beautiful day like today, we sat outside devouring the delicious ice cream,...More

Thank SharonJT67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cakes here were delicious and though we did not eat lunch here, the menu looked varied and reasonably priced compared to other local cafes and restaurants. The cafe was clean, spacious and comfortable.

Thank David G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic lunch and cakes. All the food we had was really good, freshly cooked and value for money. The ploughmans especially recommended

Thank Robbie D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very clean and fairly big cafe, food looks very good and not too expensive,i had the soup and it was very nice for under £5.

Thank clokedavid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently visited Cafe Ambio whilst enjoying a trip to the Lakeland Motor Museum. The cakes looked absolutely delicious and I had a very nice cappuchino outside overlooking the river. Nice service with a good menu, just a little bit on the pricey side. Would...More

Thank lkash1983
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On the way back from a camping ⛺️ trip in the lakes we needed to stop for some breakfast and a drink , this place ticked both boxes great service and lovely food 👍 and not too far off the beaten track

Thank Terry H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful clean café. Fast efficient ordering and food was delivered hot and all at the same time. Fish finger sandwich was a hit with the adults in the group. Good value for money and good portion size.

Thank Anita H
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Today the Lake District was swathed in sunshine, Bowness was heaving and we couldn't get to our favourite ice cream parlour, Kimi's, so we drove down to the end of Lake Windermere. We stopped off at the Lakeland Motor Museum where we knew there was...More

Thank Cumpston
Reviewed 17 July 2017

On my last review I said this would have been worth an excellent if the cakes were covered up. On our last visit the cakes were uncovered and flies could reach them. Well yesterday we returned. Two months since my last review and the cakes...More

Thank vinniecat869
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Blue Mill | Lakeland Motor Museum, Backbarrow, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Backbarrow
  • Phone Number: +44 15395 30448
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