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Cafe Ambio

Old Blue Mill | Lakeland Motor Museum, Backbarrow, England
+44 15395 30448
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Old Blue Mill | Lakeland Motor Museum, Backbarrow, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Having returned from a holiday at the Lakeland Village, we visited Cafe Ambio a few times, as it is 2 mins away. The Food is very enjoyable, soups, sandwiches, and wonderful breakfasts. Afternoon cakes and a cuppa, with a beautiful view of the river Leven...More

Thank Visitover
Reviewed 4 days ago

we visited café ambio in march the service was very good food priced ok .service was quick and friendly would recommend a visit

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited for lunch with wife and daughter before visiting adjoining motor museum. Very nice scenic place to eat with pleasant,polite staff. Beware if you have a large family it can be a bit expensive but the food is great.

Thank Darren M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for lunch on arrival in the Southern Lakes and having read the comments on Tripadvisor decided to have lunch here. It is a clean and spacious cafe with friendly staff and a good variety on the menu from sandwiches to burgers. Between...More

Thank Mistyb1302
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting the Lakeland Motor Museum with our family which included a 14 month old and our Gordon Setter. As we entered the Museum we thought the Café, which is in an adjacent building, looked very attractive and decided to have a coffee after...More

Thank Hope-you-save-time
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A really good restaurant to meet up with friends for coffee. A good mix of seating and tables. Efficient and friendly staff. Added bonus you can check up on items to be auctioned in a few days time.

Thank lakelover908
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and friendly staff. Even though it was busy the food was served quickly. Lovely atmosphere. Dogs were welcome - although we chose to leave ours in the car why we ate. Would definitely recommend.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe ambio is a regular favourite of ours and we love to go there for lunch. There is a good varied menu and the specials are always really good. Can get very busy because it's very popular. Would definitely recommend!

Thank Chris8866
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very clean, nice staff, good food, lovely views, pricing reasonable.We noted there were dog bowls for those visiting with their dogs, highchairs for children.accessability for the museum-Toilets were clean and again accessible from both the museum or the cafe.

Thank oap1947
Reviewed 13 February 2018

Dropped in for a quick coffee whilst researching the adjacent car museum. Stayed for 2 coffees and 2 lots of cake. Very impressed with the cleanliness, the range of food on offer and finally the view across the river

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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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