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Poppi Red

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Main St., Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
09:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:30
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not a single one of our many trips to the Lakes is complete without a visit to Poppi Red. The ginger tiffin is a huge favourite! The staff are really friendly and the whole shop/cafe has a great atmosphere. We visited on Saturday when the Hawkshead Christmas fair was on and despite it being busy the service was excellent. Love... More 

Thank cmvw29
Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Always enjoy Poppi Red. Nice to sit outside. Interesting shop. Simple well served menu. Cakes to die for. Lovely helpful staff. Dog friendly too.

Thank Quantr0
Level Contributor
38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Eat here quite often, always really nice, lovely shop always tempted into buying something fab cards scarfs, & gifts

Thank carolieambleside
Chatham, United Kingdom
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242 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in here to warm up with a cup of tea. Very wide selection of cakes, scones, tray bakes. Victoria sponge was lovely, cheese scone was lovely too with the addition of a slice of cheese and chutney. Tables are bit close together. The whole shop/cafe is a bit crowded. It's trying to be both things - it might well... More 

Thank Steve6244
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

7 of us called in today for coffee and cake, when we read the menu we soon changed our minds and had lunch, coffee and cakes!! The homemade quiche was very good, as was the ploughmans and the BLT. We struggled to finish our coffee cake but we just couldn't leave any. We'd like to mention the young lad waiting... More 

Thank AlfSamElla
Altrincham, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Slightly quirky Is it a shop ? Or is it a Cafe? The food is great with a very varied menu freshly prepared. The staff are very pleasant and chatty. They have a nice outside seating area to watch the world go by. Dog friendly both inside and out

Thank chesh35_11
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walked in and the strong smell of what smelt like soap hurt my head. Thought we would have a walk around the gift shop.... yeah no good for me as it just seemed so cluttered and everything scattered all over. Didnt even stay for coffee. The only good thing i liked is they had put blankets outside on the chairs... More 

Thank Sarah W
Northwich, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found the cakes a bit dry...but it was at the end of the day. Nice big portions. We could have shared one cake.

Thank Roger5252
Bury, Manchester
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Had a cake and coffee. Very quaint setting. The cake was delicious. We really enjoyed looking around the shopafterwards. Would definitely go back.

Thank Glynisbarbara
Broadmayne, Dorchester,Dorset, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Always call in for a coffee and today had a toasted teacake which was lovely. I did enjoy the jam to go with it, nice touch.

Thank Kelvin7139

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main St., Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside  >  Hawkshead
  • Phone Number: 441539436434

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