Cafe & Bakery

The Cafe & Bakery are open 7 days a week, serving goods, produced and baked onsite in the heart of Ambleside. The bakery has now grown to spread across two floors with a skilled team of 7 bakers and confectioners producing hand crafted goods from scratch, with an emphasis on quality, freshness and good value. We were delighted to be included in the Guardian’s Top 10 Places to Eat in the Lake District in 2023.

The Apple Pie 203

The Apple Pie Cafe

The cafe is located to the rear of the bakery, serving delicious breakfast and lunch options. Our ever evolving menus and specials include homemade soups, baked potatoes, steak sandwiches, open toasties and salads as well as homemade cakes, specialty drinks, freshly ground coffee, craft beers, wines and speciality teas.

We have a children’s menu offering a range of meals and have high chairs as well as an accessible side entrance for prams and wheelchairs. 

We don’t take reservations so please just turn up and we’ll get you a table as soon as possible. 

The Apple Pie Bakery

The counter is stocked up every morning with fresh products brought down from the bakery and up from the kitchen. Traditional tray bakes are available alongside indulgent cream cakes and seasonal delights such as mince pies, hot cross buns, and not forgetting our famous apple pie. 

Our range of bread is constantly evolving. From simple tin loafs, to crisp baguettes and sourdough bloomers, we’re passionate about creating produce that is uncomplicated and delicious.

We serve up sandwiches made from the bread, salad and filling or your choice wrapped up in a box ready to go in your rucksack or picnic box. We have hot pasties and premium pies combined with a range of over 20 cakes to satisfy any sugar cravings.

Our head baker David Smith has been with us since 1986 and has over the years bagged several awards including runner up in the coveted bakery of the year competition run by the ‘British Baker’ magazine in London.

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Stuck for a gift idea?

We offer gift vouchers that can be used in our bakery, cafe or towards a stay in one of our rooms at The Apple Pie or self catering cottages. We can even send them direct to your chosen recipient.

OPening Hours

Monday 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 9am – 5pm
Wednesday 9am – 5pm
Thursday 9am – 5pm
Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday 9am – 5pm