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“GLUTEN FREE MECCA” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Scarlett Rose Coffee Shop

Scarlett Rose Coffee Shop
Hope Road, Bamford, Peak District National Park S330AL, England
01433 651250
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Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Bamford
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: Bakery, Tea Room, Sandwiches
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: The Scarlett Rose COFFEE SHOP is situated within High Peak Garden Centre and has free wi-fi, ample free parking, a large outdoor seating area and stunning views of the Hope Valley. We feel the Scarlett Rose is a unique place as we are simply a Coffee Shop specialising in serving genuine homemade cakes and scones, including a wide range of Gluten Free options.High quality Fairtrade Coffee and a wide range of loose leaf tea infusions will enhance your visit. Hot bacon and/or sausage sandwiches along with a small range of Heinz soups and cold sanwiches are offered as alternative choices. We look forward to meeting you.
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“GLUTEN FREE MECCA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

A 6 inch-deep fresh-cream strawberry sponge enters from the kitchen, born aloft still glowing, by the owner,
Enter me
'I don't suppose you do anything Gluten Free as well?'
'There's this,' she says, pointing at the strawberry vision. 'Then there's that, and that and that.' Lots more pointing from her, drooling from me. None of the cakes declare they are gluten free - a wise move as most people think GF cakes are like most GF bread - dry and unappetizing. But cakes are often better Gluten-free - think lemon drizzle polenta cake, gooey chocolate brownies, think fresh cream strawberry sponge, fruit slice.
'And a Gluten Free bacon sarnie?' I ask, wary yet hopeful.
'On special uncut fresh Gluten Free bread brought in from Bakewell. For some reason not on sale to the public.' She shows me the loaf. Well I've obviously died and gone to heaven. The bread is thick, soft, brown, and the bacon thick, not too salty & served with a tiny jar of chutney, a delight. With a pot of some red herb tea with passion fruit in an intriguing loose lead/peel filter, providing 3 cups, I am rendered very cheerful by this unexpected feast and go on to spend a fortune in the garden centre as a result. Then I return for pudding. Yes, strawberry sponge Light, huge, just the sort of stuff that wheat-eaters get offered in every cafe invented, .washed down with a caramel hot chocolate. Divine.
How can I describe the feeling of pure luxury this little cafe provides for the Gluten Impaired? We are an annoying, increasingly frustrated. but growing part of the population, and cafes in Derbyshire have yet to realise that our money banks just the same as the Wheat Eaters'. In fact our cash positively leaps out of purses and wallets in a frenzy of delight if offered anything other than a rice-crispy slice.. My husband has recently given up going out for a coffee and a bun. Not because he's Gluten Impaired, no, because I am. He can literally no longer bear the pathetic disappointment on my face when I'm told, 'Sorry duck, it's all wheat.'
The inevitable bag of ready-salted crisps that sits beside his three-stack cream cake reduces his own pleasure to guilty disappointment, and we never return.
So, if you are Gluten Impaired, get over to Bamford, and visit this gem in Hope Valley.
See you there, with my old man next time.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Unbeatable cakes!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

We had mushroom soup and scones. All really nice and home made. The selection of cakes was fantastic and all home baked, we live locally and will definitely return to sample them. Pot of tea was really generous and served with traditional china cups and saucers.

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“Homemade cakes and soup what more could you ask for!?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

The cafe is such a lovely place to eat. Brilliant home made soup and the cakes are to die for!
The owner was in the kitchen making food to be served that day which is definitely a plus for me!
Two lads which served me were very polite and had a good chat with them.
It is very tranquil and I felt very at home!
What a lovely place I would recommend it to anyone!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

Great food and lovely warm service, large party and everyone was more than happy with a homemade soup and bread roll!! Thanks Wendy and family

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Very welcoming with great coffee and yummy cakes !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

A very friendly, welcoming coffee shop at High Peak Garden Centre Bamford.Comfortable surroundings, all new and clean. Service fast, friendly and efficient Coffee tastes great and a good choice of different teas too. Recommend the homemade scones and the carrot cake but there is lots of choice and they are all homemade and look lovely .Prices fair too. Lovely and clean, including the loos ! Will be nice in the summer because there is a large outdoor seating area. Free parking and lots of lovely walking nearby. Give it a try !

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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