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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” (122 reviews)
“smoothie” (8 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 5:00 PMAll hours
European, Cafe, British, Soups, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Central Buildings, Ambleside LA22 9BS, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Absolutely love cafe Tref - best coffee and most amazing ginger cake. If ever i feel like being cheered up we will take a trip from our home town of Manchester to Ambleside and Cafe Tref is our first port of call. Never disappointed with...More

Thank Vicky W
Reviewed yesterday

We first visited Cafe Treff 10 years ago on our first date, and have been coming back ever since!! Excellent coffee, best cakes around, great soups, soup&sandwich if you're hungry enough. Bernie and her staff are always friendly and happy to chat, whist still offering...More

Thank Anthony P
Reviewed 5 days ago

This welcoming spot is in the heart of Ambleside. The owners are always happy to chat and offer an excellent array of cakes, snacks and hot drinks. The spicy hot chocolate is especially delicious (but not for the faint hearted).

Thank Lynn S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our most recent visit was this morning (7 Dec 2017). The owners Dave and his wife Bernie are always friendly and helpful. A couple of mid-morning coffees, a chat with Bernie and the mini chocolates set us up after shopping. On the previous visit a...More

Thank Frank R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The coffee at Cafe Treff is without doubt the best in Ambleside. The staff know what they are talking about and consistently produce an excellent product. The cakes etc are also first rate. We had an excellent discussion about coffee roasting, extracting and serving, after...More

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great find, very friendly staff. Delicious cakes, freshly prepared coffee and all very clean. Will be back.

Thank loelodge
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After walking in the hills we decided to stop in to warm. Very friendly staff, rich hot chocolate and a delicious apple and blackcurrant cake.

Thank Hannah T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in after a long walk to find very friendly staff, delicious hot chocolate & great cake. Certainly worth a visit.

Thank Katie F
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 weeks 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
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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