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Poppi Red

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Main St., Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
+44 15394 36434
09:30 - 17:30
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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This lovely cafe has a gift shop attached which is nice to browse. They are dog friendly and there were 4 or 5 four-legged family members in when we visited. We came in for morning coffee and cakes. My two girls had chocolate cake and a cold drink each and I had a cheese scone, which turned out to be... More 

Thank Anne T
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recommend the cinnamon toast. Love that they are so welcoming to dogs. Cake selection looked delicious but sadly I didn't get the chance to try any as our stay in Hawkshead was short.

Thank Nadia W
Wigan, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

went there twice,first time sat outside in the cold,but a nice day ,staff put outside heaters on for us,had jam,cream scone,mmm nice.second time sat in side had the most delicous soup ever(bacon and lentil).staff good ,lovely cafe,shop

Thank john p
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was staying in the village and called in for a cuppa and cake. Cakes were amazing. Very quaint surroundings. Would recommend.

Thank lou66cumbria
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here post mountain bike ride last Easter on 2 consecutive days. The place seems small and busy but on each occasion our group of 8 managed 2 get sat together. Make the usual variety of cakes and teas/coffees that you'd expect with portions being large. Not the cheapest place but probably on a par for the Lake District.

Thank Simon B
Reeth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely welcome for ourselves and our dog as we stopped for drinks and a scone. The tasty, light cheese scone and well made coffee will make us call again if we are back in the area. Thank you

Thank 94FJH
Skipton, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here on a cold grey January afternoon. Hot bowl of soup promptly served. Little biscuit treat for he dog too. Delicious ginger tiffin slice with an excellent cappuccino, and all good value. Thank you, warmed up nicely!

Thank PhilHx321
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104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

On a cold, wet January afternoon when several other places in Hawkeshead were closed Poppi Red, a cafe within a shop offered well made coffee, delicious hot chocolate and a superb warm apple cake with cream. Every thing was freshly made and it was difficult to choose because all the cakes looked tasty. Service was friendly.

Thank Sue B
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Decent café in a lovely village,but why so expensive? £ 3 for a coffee,£3 for a sausage roll,£5 for a bowl of soup,why do we have to hit tourists so hard.Average food not really worth the cost.

Thank martin b
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221 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Poppi Red is a shop cum cafe and during any cold or wet spells can get very cramped inside when it is not possible to sit outside. Very busy when we arrived but good service and choice of teas and coffees.Menu looks very inviting and the soup was proving very popular.

Thank lgd23

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main St., Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside  >  Hawkshead
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 36434

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?