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Rockets and Rascals

Flat 1-2 Salterns Court Sandbanks Road, Poole BH14 8HS, England
+44 1202 708842
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“wraps” (2 reviews)
“bike shop” (6 reviews)
“healthy food” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
Flat 1-2 Salterns Court Sandbanks Road, Poole BH14 8HS, England
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

It has a great atmosphere with very friendly staff serving good healthy food. Joined to a cycling shop selling top quality merchandise.

Thank KAF26
Reviewed 9 September 2017

I went here last week for lunch with a vegetarian friend. Amazing healthy food and friendly service. We were very impressed. The food was freshly prepared and very healthy. The coffee was also sublime. I will definitely be back

Thank Jamie W
Reviewed 25 August 2017

I've known Jon and Martyn since Rockets first opened and their love and passion for all things 2 wheels shines through. The cafe has gone from strength to strength over the years with the quality of the food and smoothies, shakes, wraps, naughties and quality...More

Thank Cliff F
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Really like this place built into an old bank! Great coffee and cakes with the benefit of bike locks to secure your bike! Friendly staff and an epic flat white!

Thank Stuart C
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

With a heavy heart (have been here before and enjoyed cake and coffee) I will avoid in future. Tamsin (l think was the name of the person who served us) needs to stay back of house. She was nonchalant, unwelcoming and preoccupied. When our coffee...More

Thank Andy M
Jon H, General Manager at Rockets and Rascals, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Hi Andy I'm sorry to hear you didn't receive the service we strive so hard to offer at Rockets & Rascals in Poole. Unfortunately we were short staffed on that day and obviously this had a negative effect on your experience that day, its not...More

Reviewed 25 March 2017

delicious coffee and muffins in eclectic company of keen cyclists. excellent variety of pastries and super fresh

1  Thank brian f
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Great spot in Poole, strongly recommend a visit for cyclists or non-cyclists. Part coffee shop/ bike workshop with lovely bikes and accessories. The food is fantastic (tasty & v fresh), good atmosphere and friendly staff. Smart idea of providing communal bike locks for customers outside.

1  Thank Library_1313
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We stopped here on the way to Weymouth (hey, it's a nice route and we weren't in a rush). The restaurant/ cafe/ coffee shop is half bike shop - with some niiiiiiiiiice bikes, and half cafe. Even the cafe has a dozen bikes hanging from...More

3  Thank Bradley H
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Quite a novelty little snackbar type retaurant mainly frequented by young families. Next door to a cycle shop so this was the theme of this cute eating place. Ideal for a "quick bite".

2  Thank Maureen W
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

After going to Rockets and Rascals in Plymouth I was really excited to visit here, but this place is a world apart (in a very bad way). The cups all had lipstick on them, and 'Martyn Hoyle' (according to the receipt) was very cold and...More

2  Thank DSnuller
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$9
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Flat 1-2 Salterns Court Sandbanks Road, Poole BH14 8HS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 708842
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The Cafe at Rockets & Rascals Poole is perfectly situated to be the best start, or end, of a ride exploring the nearby Purbeck Hills. We open at 0800 with our cracking breakfast menu and freshly ground coffee. Our friendly and welcoming team can point you in the right direction for exploration of the area, or you can just relax and read the paper. Lisa serves up our own special Rocket blend of coffee as well as a guest single origin coffee that changes regularly. We're stocked with a wide selection of teas, with herbal and decaf' options too. Cycling and cake are a match made in heaven. A fantastic range of locally baked cakes with gluten free options available. If you've worked up an appetite by riding a full lap of the harbour then you may want to join us for lunch. We have a lovely selection of gourmet sandwiches, salads and daily specials that will bring a warm feeling to tired legs.
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