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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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99 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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203 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in at Poppi Red for a pre-walk breakfast and found it to be a warm, welcoming cafe plus a shop with some nice homeware. The tea and bacon sandwiches were delicious and brought straight from the kitchen, very promptly, by their friendly staff.

Thank Hannah D
Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Second time here in Hawkshead and love this little cafe! Highly recommend the rum hot chocolate which is very generous! Also a very nice life and coconut gluten free cake. I'm sure we will be visiting again before we have to go back home 😊

Thank Tracy S
Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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783 reviews
617 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

After a less than impressive visit to Poppi Red on a previous visit to the Lakes, we gave it another go on our most recent holiday in November. It was cold outside, so we sat in. The first issue is that it is way, way too cramped inside. The tables are crammed in together, and moving around in there is... More 

Thank Steve W
Coventry, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Not a single one of our many trips to the Lakes is complete without a visit to Poppi Red. The ginger tiffin is a huge favourite! The staff are really friendly and the whole shop/cafe has a great atmosphere. We visited on Saturday when the Hawkshead Christmas fair was on and despite it being busy the service was excellent. Love... More 

Thank cmvw29
Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Always enjoy Poppi Red. Nice to sit outside. Interesting shop. Simple well served menu. Cakes to die for. Lovely helpful staff. Dog friendly too.

Thank Quantr0
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Eat here quite often, always really nice, lovely shop always tempted into buying something fab cards scarfs, & gifts

Thank carolieambleside
Chatham, United Kingdom
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244 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

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 

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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, Kids, Child-friendly, 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?