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Stiles of Ambleside

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
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A note from Stiles of Ambleside
Updated 30/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Located on the busy main road leading into Ambleside town centre Stiles Coffee Bar is a stylish licensed cafe offering locally roasted coffees, high quality loose leaf teas and freshly prepared food. Our coffee is roasted in Keswick by Carvetti. This coupled with our wide selection of beers, wines and cider along with a varied menu offering varied breakfasts, lunch and sharing platters make Stiles the ideal place to rest after a busy day on the fells or by the lake. Finally, we have our very own afternoon tea on a wooden Lake District stile (pre-booking required!). See many more details in our food section. We are a family run cafe and will do everything we can to cater for any specific needs
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Cafe, British, Healthy, Soups
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Dog Friendly
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious breakfast in this lovely small eatery in Ambleside. Dog friendly, great coffee, immaculate toilets, very friendly staff and really delicious Cumberland sausage!!

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An OK small restaurant with attentive staff. I welcomed the vegetarian breakfast option on the menu, which was good. There was a home made vegetarian soup as well as Heinze tomato. Not a sophisticated restaurant but we would return for similar.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brought my mum here for lunch today and yet again no disappointment. Food is always amazing and the Salted Caramel Frappe was to die for. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visit here for breakfast every day when in Ambleside. Great gluten free options. Not only do they do a gluten free breakfast they give you an option for a small gluten free breakfast. Cannot fault. Staff all friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Super service, super coffee, super food and good gluten free options. Stopped for coffee after 5 mile walk. It was great.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 September 2021

Enjoyed breakfasts, teas, teacakes, etc. Staff pleasant, cleanliness is high and the atmosphere is nice.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 31 August 2021 via mobile

Great little cafe with plenty of choice. Fast service and friendly. Breakfast was really good the hole family loved it. Coffee was also good and the cold drinks selection sent my kids koo koo with delight.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 26 August 2021

Caters well for vegans - my partner and I were able to order vegan full English breakfasts and dairy free iced lattes so we were very happy! Only marked down a point as it seemed very expensive for two breakfasts and drinks (at £27) but...maybe that’s normal for a popular tourist spot. The food was great anyway.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 18 August 2021 via mobile

Positives: Staff were excellent, very chatty and engaged, service was quick and the menu has a nice amount of variety in it. Clean venue, nice hand soap in the bathrooms and some vegan options. Negatives: The scrambled eggs were like indigestible sponges. Microwaved and dehydrated....Definitely do not put yourself through this, choose something else.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 13 August 2021

Again I indulged in the fabulous Stiles breakfast. As a local working in a similar industry, I often get asked for breakfast recommendations. I feel slightly proud when I say Stiles as I know my customers wil not be let down

Date of visit: August 2021
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4 August 2020|
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Response from Jet783807 | Property representative |
Hi Philip, yes, we do allow dogs. Your table is reserved. See you soon! Niall
Robert T
30 November 2018|
Response from Jet783807 | Property representative |
Hi there! Thanks for your enquiry. Yes, we do serve afternoon tea, we just need a days notice. It is currently £25 for 2 people or £30 for the Christmas option. We will be open on Christmas Eve until 4PM. Any more... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Stiles of Ambleside

Yes, Stiles of Ambleside offers takeaway services.

Yes, Stiles of Ambleside is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Stiles of Ambleside is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5