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“Seriously good breakfast!”
Review of Bilbo's Cafe

Bilbo's Cafe
Ranked #52 of 117 Restaurants in Ambleside
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$13
Cuisines: Cafe
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Manchester
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655 reviews
369 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
“Seriously good breakfast!”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

Nice hippyish vibe, friendly and welcoming staff, a plethora of outdoors magazines and Lakes related art and a breakfast so mighty it would take the most serious of truckers a good twenty minutes to work his way through it's magnificence. All this and at a very reasonable cost (compared to the rest of the robber barons of Ambleside). Excellent choice to kick start a day in the hills or as Mr Baggins might have said on an awfully big adventure! :-)

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
Orpington, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A great place.”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Family friendly, relaxing, colourful and vegetarian friendly. We popped in on the way back from Stock Ghyll waterfall.

My only complaint... is that we found this great cafe on the last morning of our holiday. I want to go back to try the VLT (veggie BLT) and the veggie burrito. Sadly we are now 300+ miles away, I'll have to wait until next year.

(and don't worry, they do meat dishes too)

  • Visited April 2014
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guisborough
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183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
“Delicious freshly made food”
Reviewed 28 March 2014 via mobile

Four of us stopped off for a late lunch here. Two had VLTs (vegetarian sausage version of BLT!) Delicious! Another had a jacket with tuna, and I had a veggie chilli jacket. Both were very tasty and served with a large side salad. Absolutely nothing to complain about. The two young girls who were taking orders as well as preparing and serving the food were very friendly. I had originally ordered a cheese jacket and they willingly accepted the change of order while preparing our meal. They even said to forget about the extra charge! They definitely deserved the tip we left! A quirky little eatery well worth a visit.

Visited March 2014
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Thank Couple10
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Ambleside, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Check out the walls”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

It's always good to pop in here for a coffee, lounge around on the comfy sofas and marvel at the decor.
Has a very homely feel to it.

Visited February 2014
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oswestry,uk
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic breakfast ”
Reviewed 7 March 2014 via mobile

A very welcoming laid back cafe, excellent value for money there's no 'Ambleside tax' here.
Make the effort to venture those few metres from the main street and leave satisfied and a few quid richer.

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