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“Bread rolls only suitable for throwing”
Review of Cafe Altitude

Cafe Altitude
Ranked #4 of 5 Dessert in Ambleside
Price range: US$1 - US$11
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: You can find us on the 2nd floor at Adventure Peaks above the Ambleside Climbing Wall where you can enjoy wonderful rooftop views towards the mountains, or relax on the sofas and watch climbers on the indoor wall. Our menu is available from 9am-5.Pm. Delicious Lavazza coffees, teas and speciality teas, all day breakfast, cumberland sausage buns, soups, home - made cakes and sandwiches. Everyone including dogs and muddy boots are welcome here at Altitude!
Reviewed 18 May 2013

Called in with friends around noon as one fellow had just recently stopped some strong antibiotics and needed soup-and-a roll. He finished the soup but could only bear a bite of one roll, I tried the other to learn his protest and it was dense with a disgusting taste - presumably bought-in frozen dough. You'd have to be starving to eat it.

Cafe Altitude clearly does some things right, from the reviews here, fair extent of patrons and convenience for climbers using the wall (also watching from the cafe). But in my book, food starts with decent bread and if an establishment fails on this score then avoid.

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Thank Edmond_Jackson
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

A small cafe; servicing the customers of Ambleside climbing wall - I expected filter coffee and best and maybe a bit of cake. What I got were awesome freshly ground and brewed cappuccino with the full compliments of coffee on offer including hot chocolates. There were about 5 different sweet cake treats to choose from and the food menu was extensive and not at all simple.

I was only there for coffee and cake so didn't get to sample the savouries however people around me were tucking in and all looked lovely and their plates were eaten clean!

The service in the cafe was excellent with the staff delivering your drink to you at your table once it was ready, with a smile and although it is quite small the seating is excellent. I highly recommend

Thank AJGnewtrees
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Reviewed 9 January 2013

Found this cafe by accident but very glad we did. Waiter was polite and friendly, location v quirky, and food brilliant. My wife had a cracking baked potato, and I had quite simply the best bacon sandwich ever with a piping hot cup of Mocha.

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Thank OllyandJackie
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Reviewed 26 September 2012

Popped into the shop to look at the walking and climbing gear and decided to head up to the cafe for breakfast...what a decision! Outstanding quality and for a good price too! The sausages and bacon were clearly not cheap fillers from a cash and carry as they were really tasty and after asking the staff found they were locally sourced. A real find!

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Reviewed 13 August 2012

We popped in for a quick lunch and a cake when i was in Ambleside. I had the sausage and egg bap which was simple but delicious. Followed up with the lemon polenta cake.

Not a huge place but plenty of good seats for either watching the climbers or looking out towards Fairfield Horseshoe. The food was great, nicer than a cafe and not too fancy so it was a relaxing hour.

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Thank Dave P
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