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“Simplicity with real food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Treff

Cafe Treff
Ranked #6 of 117 Restaurants in Ambleside
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$11
Cuisines: Cafe, British, Soups, Healthy
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Good for: Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We fell in love with café culture whilst visiting Switzerland and were inspired by the Swiss obsession for quality produce and service. We serve the highest quality coffee and tea alongside our favourite cakes and light lunches.
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
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“Simplicity with real food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

Great quality food very gluten free friendly. Hearty stylish food that had a real healthy homemade overtone.High quality presentation and friendly professional staff

Visited June 2014
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London
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Lovely Tea, Tasty Sarnies, Lakes Prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

I have to say that after a week in the Lakes I have got used to things being £2-3 more than anywhere else that is not a tourist hotspot. It's understandable but never welcome, so two albeit tasty sandwiches and one pot of tea here costs the same as two main meals, 2 pints and a juice when eating just outside The Lake District. That is not to say this place is overly pricey, but just a point that if I am paying more for a product, I expect it to be pretty good to justify the tourist price, happily the food and service at Cafe Treff is pretty good. The tea comes in a coffee style carafe with lots of lovely big tea leaves floating about - no bags here. Sandwiches were substantial and served with a side salad - the option of having them toasted is great as often in the lakes you don't want a big meal, but you do want something warm. We had a BLT and a Tomato and Mozzarella- both well made with tasty seed bread. There is a huge choice of coffee to choose from, something to meet every taste. The atmosphere is friendly and welcoming and there was plenty of people coming and going. I would have loved to see a take away option as it was quite a pleasant day when were were visiting and to be able to have a tasty bite to eat in the fantastic scenery would have been fabulous - maybe a service that might come in the future.

  • Visited June 2014
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Really Friendly and Helpful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

We visited today and had really great coffee and tea. Ask for an Afogatto! It's right next to Fred's Bookshop.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Dave M
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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“Good Breakfasts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

We always go to cafe tref's when on holiday as we are never disappointed. Great service and my husband had wholemeal toast which was thick and lovely, I had crumpets and we both had lattes.
A lovely cafe worth a visit when in ambleside.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank debt1
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“superb little eating place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

called in for a quick sandwich and coffee at lunchtime -ive eaten all over the world and this was an absolutely superb bacon and brie toasted Panini with a beautiful side salad -spotlessly clean cafe and superbly presented -would never eat anywhere else now!!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Marilyn W
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