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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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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:30
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Chatham, United Kingdom
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240 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in here to warm up with a cup of tea. Very wide selection of cakes, scones, tray bakes. Victoria sponge was lovely, cheese scone was lovely too with the addition of a slice of cheese and chutney. Tables are bit close together. The whole shop/cafe is a bit crowded. It's trying to be both things - it might well... More 

Thank Steve6244
Level Contributor
55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

7 of us called in today for coffee and cake, when we read the menu we soon changed our minds and had lunch, coffee and cakes!! The homemade quiche was very good, as was the ploughmans and the BLT. We struggled to finish our coffee cake but we just couldn't leave any. We'd like to mention the young lad waiting... More 

Thank AlfSamElla
Altrincham, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Slightly quirky Is it a shop ? Or is it a Cafe? The food is great with a very varied menu freshly prepared. The staff are very pleasant and chatty. They have a nice outside seating area to watch the world go by. Dog friendly both inside and out

Thank chesh35_11
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked in and the strong smell of what smelt like soap hurt my head. Thought we would have a walk around the gift shop.... yeah no good for me as it just seemed so cluttered and everything scattered all over. Didnt even stay for coffee. The only good thing i liked is they had put blankets outside on the chairs... More 

Thank Sarah W
Northwich, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found the cakes a bit dry...but it was at the end of the day. Nice big portions. We could have shared one cake.

Thank Roger5252
Bury, Manchester
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a cake and coffee. Very quaint setting. The cake was delicious. We really enjoyed looking around the shopafterwards. Would definitely go back.

Thank Glynisbarbara
Broadmayne, Dorchester,Dorset, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Always call in for a coffee and today had a toasted teacake which was lovely. I did enjoy the jam to go with it, nice touch.

Thank Kelvin7139
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

What a treat it was calling in for a late afternoon snack this October half-term. We had an amazing 'packed to the rafters' Cumbrian Ham on brown with a generous spoonful Damson Chutney hand-made by those crafty-jam-pan artisans from Hawkshead Relish (note to self... just around the corner for future ref) no room on the plate as it was packed... More 

Thank betteradayonthehills
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Our first visit to hawkshead , lovely place and would return. We had dogs so had to sit outside. The cafe offers lovely blankets to wrap around yourself as is getting chilly. Cute setting. We ordered cheese, ham & garlic mayo panini with a couple of hoy chocolates. Drinks were great. Panini took ages and wasn't worth the wait.

Thank Joanne B
Benfleet, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We re-visited Poppi Red based on a visit six years ago. Absolutely love the shop (like a cosy bric-a-brac full of gorgeousness) and the cakes and drinks are amazing. The staff are really friendly and efficient and great care has been taken for the customer's comfort. Unfortunately a £30+ bill for a few cakes and hot drinks was a little... More 

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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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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?