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£3 - £8
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Cafe, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found the Tradesman’s Entrance almost by accident while searching for our wedding anniversary breakfast and we’re so glad we did. The food (full English for him and oatcakes for me) was excellent and it is run by the loveliest people imaginable. Definitely one to...recommend. By the way- the black pudding garnish was donated from my husband’s full English!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 11 March 2024

We visited for a Mothering Sunday breakfast after staying in Buxton. Our first impressions were of a cozy, comfy welcoming little eatery. We ordered our breakfast and waited. Now here's where the 4 star rating comes in. Unfortunately, our order got somehow confused and a...couple of mistakes crept in, nothing big but things like no egg was ignored and our toast didn't come out with the breakfast. As I say not biggies, just slightly annoying. Onto the positives ... the food was delicious, the staff friendly and in our case apologetic. The owner even gave our 9 year old a complimentary lolly, which went a huge way to saying sorry for their mistakes. The cozy environment was really welcoming too. As I say it would be a full 5 stars if not for the unfortunate bits of service. I'm sure this was a one of mistake.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 29 February 2024

Your chef Frank was brilliant, when we arrived he was on his own. He had a steady flow of customers. His customer care was superb and his food was delicious. Frank is a credit to your business. Date of visit 26/02/24. We shall be visiting...again. 5 Star. Mick, Margaret & Gemma.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 20 February 2024 via mobile

Friendly welcoming cosy and quite simply the best breakfast and lattes by far within Buxton. You can never find anything negative to say . I always feel welcome and happy here. It really helps me with my mental health state, and everyone here always cheers...me up when I'm feeling down. I always leave as a friend as well as a customer. The nice staff are always positively minded and comical which is helpful and keeps me feeling calm and all staff here are always happy while they work I'm so glad this place is still going strong as ever. Buxton will never be same without it...More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 15 February 2024

We’ve been to this place 4 times over a couple of months and haven’t had a bad meal there :-) There is a really great choice of all sorts of menu items, all of which appear to be made on the premises to order, which...is no mean feat for the chap in the kitchen, and they’ve all been delicious. The portion sizes are really generous, and the “extra value” on each plate is obvious - you don’t just get a basic plate of food - there has obviously been care and thought. They’re also very accommodating if you want to teak your order a bit, and don’t make you feel like you’re being a nuisance. They’ve got a great selection of veggie/vegan food too. The staff are lovely, really helpful, friendly, absolutely bonkers (in a good way!) I’ve seen a couple of the same people eating there when we’ve been so they’re obviously popular with regulars, and the staff treat them like old friends which is lovely to see. It looks so unprepossessing from the outside, but you’re missing a trick if you don’t try it - would definitely recommend:-)More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 February 2024

After walking in to 3 dirty tables, 3 mins of waiting for one to be cleaned and ignored by a woman on her phone, we just sat down and moved the plates to the end of the table. The plates were moved but the table...wasn’t wiped for us. My friend ordered a baguette and there was fluff that I picked off it for her. The woman that brought the baguette to the table (looks like the manager) touched my friend’s food because it rolled over on the plate and she touched it to roll it back, she was filthy and unhygienic I’m sorry to say, she should not be working in a food setting. She also complained to us that she never gets a day off and how her staff is late - I hold my hands up if I’m presumptuous here but also appeared to have had some alcohol in her system, I have seen other reviews that said the same thing. There was bickering going on in the back because a member of staff was late and there were open tax letters just sat there at the tills for people to see! I didn’t know where to put my eyes to be honest. The male cook in the back was eating food himself while also preparing other peoples food with no gloves and without washing his hands. The whole place just screams hygiene issues and I honestly feel ill after eating there. The 2 front of house girls were LOVELY and apologised for us waiting after being ignored by the manager woman (who was back and forth scrolling on her phone on a table near the front). Those girls would benefit working in a place that appreciates them. Awful experience and I can’t believe the hygiene issues here. I very rarely make complaints but honestly I’m in shock at this cafe.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 February 2024 via mobile

Wonderful food. We had a full fry up & the idea to add oatcakes is amazing! Delicious! The girls who served us were really lovely & the lady who cooked our breakfast chatted with us. A lovely warm welcome with amazing food!!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 26 January 2024

Honestly one of the nicest experiences during my stay in Buxton Thank you JoJo for your lovely coffee which incidentally was awesome and thank you for your valuable advice on where to visit x You made my day x

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 26 January 2024 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic place! Freshly cooked, delicious food at a very reasonable price. There is so much choice on the menu and it all sounded delicious.. we were very pleased with what we chose. The service was brilliant, so friendly and welcoming and they are super...dog friendly. They made our lunch stop off a really lovely experience. Thank you so much, you are a wonderfully kind lady!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 26 January 2024

had a home delivery of 2 Sunday dinners and have to say it was delicious and plentiful will definitely have again the bubble & squeak was lovely the chicken melted in my mouth

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 30 December 2023

Very friendly, kind staff who helped me in with my suitcase. Received a lovely hot cup of tea and given a throw to put over me as I was cold. Was also given a free tea cake to eat. Quirky interior. Well equipped toilet.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 23 October 2023 via mobile

Amazing breakfast! Wonderful friendly service in a warm cosy atmosphere. Very family friendly and a fab gluten free offer. Thank you :-)

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 19 October 2023

Wonderful thoughtfully persisted and cooked food. Customer service 110%. Friendly and courteous staff. Great atmosphere.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 30 September 2023 via mobile

We had breakfast here, and it was fantastic. The staff are very friendly and the food is delicious. You can get a proper cup of tea as well. Hah, and the toilet is well equipped with a selection of tampons and deodorants.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 18 September 2023

A return visit after a break of around 6yrs, and ordered 2 full english breakfasts with tea for two. The food was cooked fresh and really tasty, however we were given very worn and tatty menus to look at, not a good first impression. The...lady who served us was pleasant and friendly but it was a bit off putting when the man doing the actual cooking was swearing with customers (locals calling in for regular orders) and shouting to the female member of staff, spoiling what should have been a quiet breakfast. Also my mug, for the tea was chipped. As I said I couldnt fault the food but think they need to work on the atmosphere of the place.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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livash
14 March 2019|
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Response from CazBerrisford | Property representative |
Hi there, we finish serving food at 2.30... breakfasts all day.. x
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Response from CazBerrisford | Property representative |
Haha... ermmmmm not to cause a stir in the shire of course, we sell Derbyshire oatcakes, however if I know your coming I can nip over the road and buy you the cheaper staffy oatcakes with pleasure...👌🏽
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Yes, as long as the owners are well behaved!!! 😁
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The Tradesman's Entrance Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5