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Poppi Red

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Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside, England
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9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 15
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely stop for tea and cake

We just stopped in for a cuppa and a slice of cake mid morning. The prices are comparable with other nice spots in the lakes not cheap, but the cake was beautiful and homemade and there was plenty of choice. The coffee was a little bitter but freshly made and hot milk offered. Cushions on chairs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We just stopped in for a cuppa and a slice of cake mid morning. The prices are comparable with other nice spots in the lakes not cheap, but the cake was beautiful and homemade and there was plenty of choice. The coffee was a little bitter but freshly made and hot milk offered. Cushions on chairs outside made it a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Stopped for tea and cake. Amazing selection of fresh cakes. The cafe if very vintage and my tea was served with a lovely pot and cup. The soft drinks were in a quirky jam jar sort of mug with a straw. Hot chocolates were delicious with cream and marshmallows too! All in all a lovely little cafe!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Popped in for a spot of lunch. Loved the gift cornucopia doubling as decor look. The panini's (including the red onion and Brie) were tasty, albeit slightly overpriced. Service was fast and friendly.

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Chilwell, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Charming tea room and shop. Well worth a stop while you are in Hawkshead. Good food and good value for money.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Visited recently for coffee and cake. Very good that's it's dog friendly but inside very cramped and felt couldn't move without banging in to neighbouring tables. I do realise however you can only work with space given and maximising covers very important.

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Kent, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Poppi Red is well worth a visit. Interesting shop with lots of unusual knick knacks to buy and the café was brilliant. We had coffee and cake and the cakes are all homemade and to die for!!

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Wynyard
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Staff friendly and polite, service quick and efficient, food was of good quality and the Victoria sponge was to die for.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We visited 27th March and really poor service. Took them nearly 30 minutes to serve latte, tea & cake. Nearly asked for our money back. Yes the cake was nice but very over priced £2.95 for a cup cake. Won't be going again.

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Bury St Edmunds. Suffolk. England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Called in here for lunch as it looked so inviting. Quirky inside as it's shop and TShop, lovely ladies serving and preparing delicious food and cakes. We had a roll and lemon drizzle cake YUM. Such a nice atmosphere and afterwards you can browse round the lovely shop. Great place

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is a lovely "shabby chic" cafe which serves excellent quality food. The cake comes in nice big chunks and the service is quick, efficient and friendly. Quite an unusual place, definitely worth a visit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside  >  Hawkshead

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Monday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm

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