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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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Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Old Blue Mill | Lakeland Motor Museum, Backbarrow, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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 4 days ago

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
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the cafe twice on the same day while at the motor museum. Our first visit left a good impression. Cups of tea all round with cute little milk bottles that my seven year old niece loved. We tried a couple of cakes which...More

Thank Willowcat74
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tacked on to the side of the Lakeland Motor Museum (itself a very pleasant way to spend a couple of hours), Cafe Ambio is part of (I believe) a four premises chain of similar cafes dotted around the district. You don't have to pay to...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited twice in a week. First visit was for some coffee and cake as a refreshment whilst visiting the musuem. Fairly busy considering it was a riany day. One of the advantages is they allowed us to take the dogs in (didn't fancy...More

Thank Pipsqueak40
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at a nearby hotel which warned of a busy breakfast service so we popped in to Cafe Ambio instead. It was lovely! The prices are reasonable and the menu featured an excellent range for breakfast (sandiches, full cooked breakfasts or mini versions,...More

Thank Pippa E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dropped in for a snack lunch before visiting the motor museum. We were very pleasantly surprised - delicious home made soup and lovely artisan bread. We didn't sample the cakes etc but they looked scrumptious - the soup was so filling, we had no room...More

Thank Anne O
Reviewed 14 June 2017

We don't normally eat a big breakfast bur decided to eat here today as we were walking about 8 miles. Lovely breakfast, stopped about 12.30, everything fresh and cooked to order. Exceptional black pudding, as a lover of this (either love it or hate it)...More

Thank ToniBolloni
Reviewed 11 June 2017

After our excellent interesting visit you have to complete your afternoon out with tea & cake in this cafe. Staff were very friendly , tea was enjoyed with salted caramel cake & lemon poppyseed cake, both are highly recommended.

Thank alison s
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

As regular visitors to the lakes we know most of the decent places to eat, or so we thought! Arrived at this cafe and were pleasantly surprised by the location, beautiful views along the river and glimpses of the steam trains through the trees made...More

Thank Gchef71
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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, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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