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Poppi Red

Main St., Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
+44 15394 36434
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“cake” (72 reviews)
“paninis” (13 reviews)
“tiffin” (6 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Main St., Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

After Beatrix Potter home we stopped for lunch here. Wasn't sure what to get when man said get the cheese scone. I did, with a wonderful cheese and jam - delicious! Good coffee as well. Daughter had sandwich - also great. Good variety of lunch...More

Thank 24lorraineS
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here for lunch and I ordered ham terrain with salad but when it arrived it was a ham sandwich with salad. I said to my cousin this was not what I was expecting but she got what she ordered so we started to...More

Thank Greystones23
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice cafe in Hawkshead with a very broad menu - sandwiches, cakes, salads and breakfasts. The shop has nice items in too and the outside seating area is a relaxing post walk place to sit. Shame it closed at 4pm but suspect that may be...More

Thank Jane A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love poppi red. The cakes are really nice. Hot chocolate or coffee. They have a smashing gift shop too.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stumbled across this place and had one of the best gluten free cakes I've had. Made locally as well. Will be back soon.

Thank Howard C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called in for a light lunch. It was lovely and clean and welcoming with small tables and lots of lovely items to buy. I had the pate, which was a huge portion and very delicious. It came with a wonderful, slightly sweet dark bread,...More

Thank DiddlyDot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely lunch here sat out in the spring sunshine. The chicken and Brie panini was delicious,made with proper chicken not the plastic stuff you often get. Great selection of cakes served on old vintage china. Visiting hawkshead an fancy a quick lunch call...More

Thank Ivan E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had no idea what to find in Hawkshead, but when I saw this little cafe I begged to eat here. I believe this is a family owned restaurant and was recommended to us by a small locally produced grocery store nearby (I forgot the...More

Thank Teresa L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a lovely little cafe in Hawkshead... Everything seems to be fresh and home made. The last time we had delicious sausage rolls, and most recently we stopped off for the excellent cream tea. Unexpected sunshine allowed us to sit on their super cute terrace,...More

Thank Glasgow76
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

as well as being completely bowled over at Hawkshead in general. we thoroughly enjoyed our snack at Poppi Red, great Coffee and outstanding homemade sausage rolls all served with a smile a lovely experience well worth a visit just a word of caution the road...More

Thank Paul M
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
hello do you have dairy free cake and soup options? Thank you
25 March 2017|
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Response from Kim M | Property representative |
Apologies for getting back to you late. We do have a range of gluten free cakes currently we have : * orange and rasberyy cake GF * giant macaroons DG GF * Cocunut and lime GF * Brownie Soup we allways have soup on... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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: +44 15394 36434
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