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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: Coffee & Tea, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch

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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 cakes and shop

We were in Hawkshead last week and originally planned to have tea in Sun Cottage Cafe but it was closed for some reason so we happened upon Poppi Red just around the corner. It's a cute little spot in a lovely shop, we each had tea and a slice of cake. I see some reviews complain about the staff... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
ncmc
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Cork, Ireland
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Cork, Ireland
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166 reviews 166 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We were in Hawkshead last week and originally planned to have tea in Sun Cottage Cafe but it was closed for some reason so we happened upon Poppi Red just around the corner. It's a cute little spot in a lovely shop, we each had tea and a slice of cake. I see some reviews complain about the staff, but... More 

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Formby
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We had pot of tea and very scrumptious coffee cake, slices are large............... Lovely friendly staff.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Had a good experience on a cold, wet Sunday. Service was very friendly & efficient, and the food was very nice. A very interesting/varied and tempting menu, we could have gone back several times if staying locally.

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North Yorkshire
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17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Nice idea to combine a tearoom with a shop. Lovely cheery service, quirky tables. Nice place to spend an hour.

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Burscough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Had a sandwich and drink here while on a weekend in Hawkshead. Friendly staff and great food.You can have a wander round the lovely shop while waiting for you food(made to order). Will definitely return in the future.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Have been here many tmes. Nice choice of lunchtime light bites and gorgeous cakes to follow. They also sell beers and wines... perfect for a sunny afternoon. Setting is sweet and great for people watching. Dogs and kids welcome. Sit outside and drink up the atmosphere. Waitresses are speedy, accurate and friendly. There is a gift shop inside full of... More 

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UK
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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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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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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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