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Cafe Treff

4 Central Buildings, Ambleside LA22 9BS, England
+44 15394 31027
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ginger cake” (26 reviews)
“cakes” (127 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

Love this cafe. Always call in whenever in Ambleside. Lovely home cooked food & coffee that always hits the spot after a day in the hills

Thank Anita H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Have visited Treff for many years now. Always busy but staff are more than helpful to sit you down and serve you. I always try the Specialty coffees, which are always very good. The food and service is excellent. Bernie in particular always manages to...More

Thank ybob2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in for a quick soup lunch. Not all tables occupied. Our order was taken with some disinterest. After 15 mins our soup had not arrived. When I simply enquired about our order, (other tables had been served before us) I was curtly informed that...More

Thank CAROLYN244
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in as liked the look of the place but now regretting it. Lady with dyed red hair was miserable and plain rude when giving the order and when brought the coffee to the table

Thank Rizwan K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always love going to Cafe Treff😀!! Berni, always welcomes her customers personally. It’s a haven to sit & watch Ambleside life, have a coffee & eats - a chance to rest your legs after a good walk!!

Thank Jackie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Uninspiring and there are better places to visit in Ambleside (where you will bot require a code number to use their toilet)!

Thank Fynn L
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 12 October 2017 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 8 October 2017

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 7 October 2017 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
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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