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Updates

From Tuesday 18th April we will be open for both indoor and outdoor dining.

Social distancing rules will still apply, including the wearing of face coverings when indoors, except when seated at your table.

We're also switching to our summer opening hours, which means we open at 9am Tuesday to ...

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We are reopening on Tuesday 13th April, from 10am. Initially outdoor seating only, plus takeaway of course. Looking forward to seeing everyone. 😁

Due to Tier 4 Coronavirus restrictions, we are now completely closed for a temporary period.

A fresh batch of Fresher's gift vouchers now available for Christmas
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What people are saying...
"Great way to support your local café"
"Better than Amazon!"
"You know they'll love it"
"Give a taste of The Lakes... with the unique friendly Fresher's experience"
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Re-opening 10am on Wednesday 2nd December. Looking forward to welcoming customers, old and new.


Testimonials

a week ago
If you want the best ham and cheese toasty in the UK then you need to travel to Ambleside and visit Fresher's Cafe. The owners are extremely friendly and make great conversation. During COVID guidelines they make you feel welcomed and ensure that you have a pleasant stay (even if it's cold, wet and windy). As I said, the ham and cheese toasty was the best I've had since living here and it won't be the last time we stop for a warm bite to eat. It's extremely well-priced and worth it. Highly recommended!
- Kyle W
4 weeks ago
Wow... what a gem we found after a round of crazy golf that is a 1 minute walk away. Family owned cafe by mother and son with fantastic and enthusiastic waiting staff. Car park around the back. A tight knit operation driven by passion to make great food and provide excellent service. Awesome. Walkers and cyclists, families were seated. Finding a table took 5 minutes as they were busy and covid restrictions were in place. Indoors was not available at the time. The food was mouth watering - the quiches were fantastic, I mean absolutely fantastic - all made in-house by mum - coffee superbly made, and the cakes - yum. The bacon and sausage bun was polished off by our son and when we discovered we’d forgotten to remind the waiter we didn’t want butter on the bun they changed without hesitation. UGo there hungry. I noticed a very positive and polite elderly gentleman who was serving and he deserves special mention because his demeanour and service made us feel very welcome and special - a...
- Alan P
2 weeks ago
Excellent service and exceptional food. The staff could not do enough. With limited seating due to restrictions the staff made sure each crusty was attended to quickly. They explained clearly the reasons for the wait and accommodated everyone as quickly as they could. The wait was worth it. The food and coffee were excellent and we will definitely go back when we’re in Ambleside. Believe me try them out they will not disappoint
- John o

First and friendliest café in Ambleside

Famously friendly café in Ambleside, the heart of the English Lake District. Delicious homemade food including all-day breakfast, spectacular quiches, sandwiches, toasties and jackets, fresh homemade soups and cakes galore. Vegan and GF options. Premium coffees, selection of teas, smoothies, milkshakes, ice creams and iced coffees. Accessible by wheelchair users - please call for further information. Child friendly, dog friendly, bike-friendly, basically all-round friendly family run business. 

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  • 07969 578517

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3 The Courtyard
Rothay Road
Ambleside
LA22 0EE
United Kingdom

Opening Hours

Mon:Closed
Tue:9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wed:9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thu:9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fri:9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sat:9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Sun:9:00 am – 4:00 pm
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