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Fresher's Cafe

Unit 3 The Courtyard Rothay Road, Ambleside LA22 0EE, England
+44 7969 578517
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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good9%
  • Average0%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“quiche” (20 reviews)
“scones” (11 reviews)
Open Now
09:15 - 17:00 Hours
Cafe, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Unit 3 The Courtyard Rothay Road, Ambleside LA22 0EE, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We've visited Ambleside for many years and Fresher's is the best cafe we have been to. After an early morning in Elterwater breakfast was calling. The cafe is easy to find with parking very close by. It has a nice terrace on the front where,...More

2  Thank Ethiad
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a find! Slightly outside the very centre of Ambleside, this cafe is superb! Friendly staff (three generations of the same family) and delicious home cooked food. Choice of three homemade soups, freshly made, generously filled sandwiches and amazing scones and cakes. Highly recommend!!

2  Thank KatieScarlettLeeds
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Exactly as advertised. The staff are incredibly helpful friendly and accommodating. The food and coffee delicious. Parking nearby. Can't go wrong... Thank you.

1  Thank Monnty
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was a student doing a project in Ambleside and coming across this cafe was the best thing ever the food was cheap, delicious and hand made and would definitely recommend the banana milkshake. The owners were really lovely and chatty and made me feel...More

1  Thank thompsonrupert20
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went for breakfast after reading the great reviews and it lived up to expectations. Super friendly staff, great breakfast and home baked cakes. Lots of seating outside if the sun is shining!

1  Thank BethanDavies68
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had come down for a field trip at Ambleside and we decided to go out for lunch as the hostel food was a bit pricey This was the first cafe we saw before the town centre so we instantly went in and was greeted...More

1  Thank Raheem A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While looking for breakfast we stumbled across Fresher’s Cafe on our walk into Ambleside. And what a find it was! Such friendly staff and lovely fresh food. We had our son with us and they even asked if we wanted a smaller breakfast for him...More

1  Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a quiche here for lunch which was nothing like I'd had before. It was excellent though, huge and tasted great.

1  Thank thelight2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely, friendly little cafe. The home made quiche is amazing as is the home made shortbread (especially when straight out the oven!)

1  Thank Emmaj7174
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was just walking past and decided to go in because of the name good variety of English brunch very accommodating for my order (beans on toast) wanted eggs added and was no problem nice smoothie aswell highly recommend.

2  Thank Ryan L
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Annette C
29 July 2018|
Response from emeraldcassan | Reviewed this property |
Am I licensed?? Not that I know... Just a simple reviewer who likes a good breakfast which Freshers provides. Closed Mondays
5 April 2018|
Response from JacobGWilliams-93 | Property representative |
Hi there! We do have a few choices for vegans - we serve things like crumpets, tea cakes & toast for breakfast. We are able to rustle up a salad sandwich and we usually keep a pot of hummus to help give it a little more... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$7
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:15 - 17:00
09:15 - 17:00
09:15 - 17:00
09:15 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 3 The Courtyard Rothay Road, Ambleside LA22 0EE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 7969 578517
  • E-mail
Fresher's Cafe is the first & friendliest cafe in Ambleside. We serve excellent coffee, teas, cold drinks, light bites & homemade cakes. Feel free to eat-in or take-away - If you choose to stay we have both indoor & outdoor seating. If the weather is nice you can relax in the suntrap outdoor courtyard. There is some limited free customer parking just past the shop. Good dogs welcome!
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