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The Potting Shed Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner


Cafe, British
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

So we stopped by here because we’ve heard about the potting shed, tucked away in the corner of the Garden Centre, it was very cosy and welcoming. Lovely decor, the food was good and enjoyable and very quick(which is handy when you want a quick...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Payneyo
Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

We had afternoon tea here for my friend’s birthday surprise. We had plenty of room and staff were very accommodating as soon as we walked in the door. We had a mixture of regular and festive afternoon tea - both of which were delicious! There...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JO1217
Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

We have visited this little cafe a few times for breakfast and never been disappointed. On Christmas Eve morning three of us arrived at 9.40am to find the place very busy as expected, even though it only opened at 9.30am. We would have been able...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jackiee205
Reviewed 30 December 2018

we called for lunch today its a great set up and the food was lovely we had the ploughmans & jacket with cheese & coleslaw we couldn't fault it and even though it was really busy we was told we might have to wait 25...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank qegs169
Reviewed 27 December 2018

This is a lovely little place to eat and meet off the beaten track. The staff are very friendly and the cakes are all home made and truly scrumptious. It gets very busy as others have realised how good it is but at least you...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 961SueW
Reviewed 24 December 2018

Went the other night with my family, everyone else got their meals while i was sat waiting for mine for 15+ minutes, where family members were finishing their meals before mine even got out the kitchen. When it came not all of it was there...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Colinporter57
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

This delightful, clean and well presented cafe can be found hidden away in the back of a little garden Center behind Markeaton park. It serves a great selection of tasty breakfast dishes along with generous portions of cake. Be aware that it can get very...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank C786JXrobertd
Reviewed 7 December 2018

Lovely coffee and toast , plenty of choices to choose from on the menu . Staff where very pleasant and polite .Will visit again

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Geraldine W
Reviewed 19 November 2018

Made a tsad rip to Markeaton Crematorium Memorial Gardens whilst nearby so made a spur of the moment decision to have a late Breakfast at The Cafe at the rear of the Garden Centre. What a well kept secret this place is - it was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Macabethiel
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

A great cafe for lunch with a full menu. Had a tasty sandwich. The cakes are good too. This cafe is very busy and gets very noisy.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Response from DvdJP | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do - they have an umbrella room which is separate but adjacent to the main cafe room and is purpose-built for dogs and walkers. We tend to go in there as the main cafe room tends to be too hot
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