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Fresher's Cafe

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!
US$2 - US$7
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Cafe, British, Soups
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
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All reviews quiche homemade shortbread cake sandwiches jacket potato victoria sponge beans pastry ice cream salad chicken lovely family run cafe friendly cafe best breakfast in town slimming world warmly welcomed by the staff excellent coffee shop
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Service and staff are excellent, helpful - offering biscuits and water for our dogs as soon as we sat down. Yummy quiche and cakes. All served with a smile!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rachris16
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having read some of the reviews my family and I called in on New Years Eve for brunch. We weren't disappointed. Whilst the cafe was fairly busy, the staff quickly moved some table around to accommodate us. My son and I had the english breakfast,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Michael F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely, dog-friendly cafe ran by people who actually care! We ordered 4 breakfasts with drinks and the waiting time for food was great. After we had finished, the family gave us directions to a place we wanted to walk around which was a lovely thing...More

Date of visit: January 2019
3  Thank samanthajayne18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On the walk from the ferry into the town square. Fantastic friendly service. Delicious scones and other baked goods. Family of 6 from Sydney visiting. Will go back anytime.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank samuelh4287
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am one of a local MTB and Road Cycling gang (not a club), like minded friends who enjoy getting out in our local area. We have been to Freshers on a number of occasions and we ALWAYS get treated with a great welcome and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank 25RuthC25
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

My wife and I called in for sandwiches to take on our day's fell walk. One cheese salad and one ham salad were ordered and duly supplied along with a complimentary piece of lemon drizzle cake. Everything was carefully wrapped and so we set off....More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Shieldsmp
Reviewed 9 December 2018

We had a wonderful meal here on Saturday in this cosy cafe. Could not fault the friendly service and the food was excellent. We’ll certainly be calling in again. Thank you.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Linda G
Reviewed 28 November 2018

We, 2 eighty year olds had walked over the hill from Skelwith Bridge and were planning to walk back on the flat along the road, but alas had succumbed to old age, we called into Freshers to have a coffee and enquire about a taxi...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Andy23may
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

The people here are very friendly and the food great. A big choice of milkshakes and smoothies too.The quiche is amazing. Can definitely recommend. There is a smallcarpark round the back too. A great place for cyclists and students but all ages too.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Tryfoodlakes
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Very welcoming cafe with good size outside seating which is rare in Ambleside. Very good service and friendly staff. Food and drinks are also excellent.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank I9883SJjohns
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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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