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Cafe Ambio

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Old Blue Mill | Lakeland Motor Museum, Backbarrow, England
+44 15395 30448
09:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:30
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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We often call in here for a coffee and cake after a walk in the area. Being gluten free it would be nice if the cakes on view at the counter included some gluten free choices. However it's always welcoming in here with good views of the river

Thank westy7777
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I attended here as a break while going round the museum and was presently surprised. We went in with the intention of getting a light snack however when looking at the specials board me and the rest of my family decided to get the roast dinner. There was a choice of local roast beef or pork with potatoes and veg... More 

Thank Robyn P
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139 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The café serves very good food. On a point of caution be prepared for a wait if you arrive after a coach visiting the motor museum

Thank partiLancashire
Estacion de Cartama, Spain
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for a quick sandwich before going round the Museum, good menu, lovely food and well presented. Staff friendly and good value for money.

Thank Lesley A
Shuttleworth. uk
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a snack here after visiting the Motor Museum, the staff were very friendly and helpful. The coffee was excellent , I had the Mushroom soup and a Beef sandwhich both were first class, my partner and her Dad just had toasted teacakes which they enjoyed. The cakes in the display cabinet all looked extremely inviting, all the food... More 

Thank Sicksquid
Richmond, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious coffee, with large freshly baked scone accompanied by butter Jan and clotted cream... delicious. Stopped off in the middle of our motor museum visit to find this really good cafe overlooking the Lakeland river. The cafe was very busy but we were served quickly and ordered cooked food came in a few minutes. Nice friendly ambience, high chairs for... More 

Thank jenbrown1948
Llandudno, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This was a real treat for me to be able to walk into a cafe and see instantly that you could have something more than just a cake gluten free i had a lovely beef sandwiche. The cafe is bright and very clean and the staff are lovely and friendly. A lot of cafes could do with taking a leaf... More 

Thank pamelajackman
Preston, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Visited Cafe Ambio whilst at the adjacent Lakeland Motor Museum, superb service, very friendly and very quick, had a pot of tea for two and tea cake, we were that impressed that we returned the following morning for breakfast, despite getting it free at our hotel ! My wife had the light breakfast, I had the Ambio Breakfast (full english),... More 

Thank Nick M
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59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great coffee, amazing hot chocolate with ice cream float and brilliant selection of cakes. I had a scone which was historic.

Thank Madcal9000
Manchester, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Visited when at the adjacent Lakeland Motor Museum. It was fine. Decent cup of tea with some cake. Nice setting near to the river. Worth a visit if you're at the museum but not really worth making a special effort.

Thank iamian16

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Blue Mill | Lakeland Motor Museum, Backbarrow, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Backbarrow
  • Phone Number: +44 15395 30448

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?