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Reviewed 1 week ago

The coffee is sourced from the superb Buxton Coffee Roasters and is served at the perfect strength and concentration. It should be the benchmark for all other cafes. The food is also excellent and very reasonably priced. The staff are clearly well respected and friendly....More

Date of visit: September 2021
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High Peak Bookstore and Cafe, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

You couldn’t have been any more complimentary… thank you so very much for appreciating our wonderful baristas and excellent staff … they work incredibly hard to make sure you have a good experience whilst at the Bookstore and your lovely review makes it all worthwhile...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favourite places in England. A good selection of books, many reduced in price. Lots of sofas and chairs to browse in comfort. The food and drinks in the cafe are excellent. They've recently improved the toilets and these are now...More

Date of visit: August 2021
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High Peak Bookstore and Cafe, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a truly wonderful thing to say about us! Thank you so very much for your kind words…we really appreciate you taking the time 🥰

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've eaten here several times and we are always spoilt for choice! Today we went for the grilled pepper and pesto toastie and the goat's cheese and sundries tomato panini. Both were delicious and beautifully presented. The selection of hot drinks is something to behold!...More

Date of visit: August 2021
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High Peak Bookstore and Cafe, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a great review...we really appreciate it and we’re so glad you enjoyed your visit 😊

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely staff, wonderful food, little gem of a place. Awesome choice of menu and SUCH a genuinely warm welcome from the staff for me (and my puppy!), can’t recommend it highly enough, a local treasure of a spot. Big thanks to the team, in a...More

Date of visit: August 2021
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High Peak Bookstore and Cafe, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such kind words about us....we truly appreciate it 🥰 We hope to see you again soon... and furry friends are always very welcome 😍

Reviewed 5 August 2021 via mobile

My wife discovered the High Peak Bookstore and insisted we all return as a family. We are avid readers and all enjoyed the great selection of books. We came away with five books. The prices are great value…..beats on line :). Coffee shop is really...More

Date of visit: August 2021
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High Peak Bookstore and Cafe, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2021

I’m so glad your wife discovered us and I’m so happy that you left us such a glowing review...thank you so much 😊

Reviewed 5 August 2021

We had a pot of tea that was served as I remember in my childhood days. See photographs. No tea bags in sight. To use a strainer was a memory from many years ago. Friendly service & clean throughout. The bookshop is a readers paradise....More

Date of visit: August 2021
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High Peak Bookstore and Cafe, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2021

Thank you so much for your lovely review Alan 😊

Reviewed 30 July 2021

I arranged a whole day out based upon a visit to this place. I wish it were closer to me (although my bank balance is glad it isn't!!) We started off with tea and toast in the cafe. All very tasty, and the staff were...More

Date of visit: July 2021
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High Peak Bookstore and Cafe, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review...we really appreciate it 😊 I’m so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again sometime...I hope you don’t have to use the umbrella too much over the summer!...More

Reviewed 27 July 2021

We visited on 27th July 2021. The Covid check in didn’t work because it was so curled up! No sanitiser. The staff totally disorganised meaning people were having to queue so closely together that it meant everyone sat indoors at risk. Outdoor service was an...More

Date of visit: July 2021
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High Peak Bookstore and Cafe, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2021

Hello, I wrote the response below yesterday to you and then reported the review to Tripadvisor because the you were blatantly lying about us not having hand sanitiser (there are three in the building) or a decent QR code (we have 21 altogether) and also...More

Reviewed 9 July 2021

Visited for morning coffee. Cafe welcoming and covid safe. Good menu, cream tea tasty. Huge bookstore area, lots of “knickknacks “ too. Clean toilets on the level. Big car park.

Date of visit: July 2021
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High Peak Bookstore and Cafe, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words - we really appreciate you taking the time.

Reviewed 2 July 2021 via mobile

Stopped for breakfast, good menu, lovely service, great coffee, super clean place and lovely environment and all independent.

Date of visit: July 2021
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High Peak Bookstore and Cafe, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2021

What a lovely review - thank you so much.

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High Peak Bookstore and Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5