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104 High Street | High Street, Poole BH15 1DB, England
+44 1202 671100
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here twice for coffee and munchies. We sat outside and did some people watching. Really friendly staff and a good atmosphere and also good value. Highly recommend.

Thank fidgy
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

A wonderful little cafe in Poole. Everything is fresh and lots of homemade options. Makes a change from all the chain places in Poole. Big portions for great prices, we've never left hungry. Possible the last place in Poole that offers a wonderful cooked breakfast with all the added extras. We love this place and visit as much as we... More 

Thank Jade Leigh R
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Always try to support local business over multi nationals so popped in for breakfast during the Christmas break. I chose the full english which was reasonable value but the sausages were bland and the bacon a bit chewey. Although we were sat towards the back of the building the front door was left permanently open which created a bit of... More 

Thank scorcheo
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I would like to thank moni and andrew for the cake you did for my three year old son. He loved it. Thank you for you wonderful friendship and food and service from daz, mon, Logan, chloe and mileena-may.

Thank dazandmon
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This place could be brilliant, I really feel for the guy who makes the sandwiches and salads. You can see he genuinely cares about his job and the food he produces. Terrible customer service and filthy tables. 2 things we ordered, and paid for, were not available. The waitress failed to mention this. We asked for a refund for the... More 

Thank Pilkshake
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

A nice setting, bit cramped although we did have 3 pushchairs. They accommodated us well. Full English was ok, sausages were missing, bacon baguette was ok, nothing special but no negatives.

Thank Jimflair
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We were passing and wanted a drink and some shelter from the rain. We had nice cups of green tea and coffee but the highlight was the home-baked Dorset Apple Cake which was at the same time tasty, moist and light. It was delicious. Although we did not sample them, the other cakes looked good, too.

Thank RichardP P
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Service was great, by friendly staff. The most delicious apple pie baked on the premises. Would recommend. 😊

Thank Gyouley
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely cafe. Most welcoming staff. Yummy homemade cakes. Able to assist us with allergy advice so my daughter was able to enjoy a fantastic dairy free cake.

Thank sarahaliceeve
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Coffee is superb and staff know how to use the coffee machine....hot chocolate well worth having, made with real chocolate. Very enjoyable visit, so good we went back in the afternoon. Staff very helpful and friendly...highly recommend.

Thank Julie B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 High Street | High Street, Poole BH15 1DB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 671100

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