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“St Lukes”

St Luke's Hospice Shabby Chic Cafe
Cuisines: British
Description: A novelty that has taken off in the historic Barbican area of Plymouth UK and proved to be an almost cult haunt for locals and tourists looking for a dainty trad tea shop. St Luke's Hospice is an entirely independent hospice serving Plymouth West Devon and South East Cornwall. It is enormously popular and respected. It operates thirty charity shops in the immediate area several which are specialist bookshops and others clothing or furniture. Some sell coffee but the new shop in two units of the mostly early nineteenth century Southside Street was set up about eight months ago as an antique and bookshop with half given over to a tea shop exploiting the old building and stock. It has an authentic feel and has become busy most of the time to the point of occasional queues. Worth a Tripadvisor listing.
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Description: A novelty that has taken off in the historic Barbican area of Plymouth UK and proved to be an almost cult haunt for locals and tourists looking for a dainty trad tea shop. St Luke's Hospice is an entirely independent hospice serving Plymouth West Devon and South East Cornwall. It is enormously popular and respected. It operates thirty charity shops in the immediate area several which are specialist bookshops and others clothing or furniture. Some sell coffee but the new shop in two units of the mostly early nineteenth century Southside Street was set up about eight months ago as an antique and bookshop with half given over to a tea shop exploiting the old building and stock. It has an authentic feel and has become busy most of the time to the point of occasional queues. Worth a Tripadvisor listing.
Reviewed August 25, 2012

It's good charity shops can really raise money for their causes, sometimes this is high end prices but they have some lovely stuff. Some of the nicest staff in any shop out, passionate about their shop! Not sure they still have so much in the cafe section nowadays, lots of shelves to root around in!

4  Thank Sally P
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Reviewed June 8, 2012

We went once after it opened and it was OK, maybe a bit dark. Went back recently and we were the only customers mid afternoon on a busy Barbican Saturday. Nominal catering. A few elderly folk browsing the nick nacks and a sleepy feel. Bit disappointed. St Lukes Hospice projects usually have their finger on the public pulse.

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5  Thank ChasC_12
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

Standard tea and cake. But inside a charity shop for a hospice. Sit comfortably, drink and nibble. High percentage goes to the cause. You could browse amongst the second hand stuff but you don't have to.

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2  Thank Boadscreed
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Reviewed February 9, 2012

Charity shop with books furniture etc. welcoming but a bit dark. Had a bit of trouble getting the buggy in beside the table.

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2  Thank DougalM_12
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Reviewed September 15, 2011

Charitable feel good with relaxing setting in the cool.

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6  Thank creasedup
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