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Cafe's and Deli's

We're spoiled for choice when it comes to top-notch cafes and deli's in Poole, with many bakeries, patisserie's serving high quality artisan coffee and produce.

There's also many traditional coffee shops in Poole so if you're just looking for a quick bite to eat and refreshment and lots of choice or why not stop by one of the beachfront cafes so you can watch the world going by with your favourite coffee or a cream tea?

Jenkins & Sons

Jenkins & Sons

About: Jenkins & Sons offer the finest Dorset teas, fresh juices and fresh ground @badhandcoffee. All of these delicious drinks pair nicely with one of their homemade treats!

Whether you're looking for a place to stop by and have a coffee or a cake, or a place to knuckle down with work around some good quality teas and coffees, Jenkins & Sons are the ideal spot. 

Menu: Click here to view their menu

TGt Recommends: The Jenkins favourite, Bakehouse 24 Brownie, served warm with chocolate sauce and topped with pistachio ice-cream £6

Location: Bank Chambers, 7-8 Penn Hill Avenue, Poole, Dorset, BH14 9NB

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Tiramisu Sorrento

Tiramisu Sorrento

About: Tiramisu Sorrento is brought to you by the owners of Da Vinci on The Quay. They offer delicious authentic Italian pastries and sweet treats.

Location: Located just off Poole Quay

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No.9 On The Green Café & Bakery

No.9 On The Green Café & Bakery

About: This cosy and quaint family run business is situated in Wimborne and offers an array of sweet treats and light bites. All their delicious dishes are homemade and handcrafted by their talented and passionate chefs. They source from only the finest produce from local suppliers and artisans in order to present you scrumptious and wholesome meals.

Menu: Click here

TGt Recommends: Handcrafted chicken, bacon, avocado & mayo local Bakehouse sourdough sandwich W/ crisps and salad garnish £8.25

Location: 2 Cook Row, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1LB

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Farmer Palmer's Hen House Restaurant

Farmer Palmer's Hen House Restaurant

About: Head on down to Farmer Palmer's for some deliciously fresh, homemade cakes and sweet treats. They have a large variety of treats that you and your little ones will adore as well as cold and hot drinks.

From a divine homemade shortbread, chocolate brownie, to a Dorset Apple cake, you really won't find anything you don't like on Farmer Palmer's Hen House menu.

Menu: Click here

TGt Recommends: Vanilla Sponge Square £2.50

Location: Wareham Rd, Organford, Poole, Dorset, BH16 6EU

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Mark Bennett's Ashley Cross

Patisserie Mark Bennett

About: Oh how we love the atmosphere and food at all four of Mark Bennett's Patisserie's in Poole.  There's a buzz at all times of the day but we particularly like popping in for a morning coffee with one of their delicious almond croissants while reading the papers in the Ashley Cross cafe.

All serve breads, savouries and cakes with a lengthy drinks menu too with freshly brewed teas,speciality coffees and a range of soft drinks

All of their products are freshly baked locally at their Lilliput bakery and include seasonal products throughout the year.

Menu: Click here to view their menu.

TGt Recommends: Speciality coffee with an almond croissant

Location:  Lilliput, Ashley Cross, Penn Hill, Broadstone. View details of each of Mark Bennett's Patisserie's here.

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The Ark Poole Park Cafe

The Ark Poole Park

About: We are really fond of the location and laid-back atmosphere at The Ark Cafe in Poole Park.  It's really family friendly so if you're taking the kids along it's a great choice! 

The seating area in the cafe has great views of the park and on a warm day you can sit outside on the terrace which overlooks Poole Park’s picturesque Swan Lake so you can really take in the views.

The Ark is open 7 days a week and breakfast is served from 10am - 11.45am, lunch from 12pm - 5.15pm and a good selection of cakes & snacks are available 10am - 6pm. 

Menu: Click here to view their sample menu.

TGt Recommends: Coffee and Tuna Melt Panini

Location:  The Ark, Poole Park, Parkstone Road, Poole, BH15 2SF

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The Thirsty Bird Wimborne

The Thirsty Bird

About: If you're a coffee lover and happen to be in Wimborne, then you simply cannot miss out on The Thirsty Bird! This charming coffee shop is a hidden gem that offers a delightful experience. The Thirsty Bird boasts of serving some of the most delicious high-quality coffee.

From the moment you step into the cafe, the aroma of freshly brewed coffee fills your senses and sets the mood for a perfect day.

The Thirsty Bird takes pride in serving only the highest quality coffee. Whether you prefer your coffee black, with milk, or with a fancy syrup - they have it all. And the best part? The baristas are trained to perfection and take great care in crafting each and every cup of coffee. You can taste the love and attention that goes into every sip. 

Location: 3 East Street, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1DS

Telephone: 01202 887722

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Rockets and Rascals cafe

Rockets and Rascals

About: Buzzing Bike Shop and Cafe fantastically located on Sandbanks Road. A hit with so many; cyclists re-fuelling on a ride, local businesses having a working lunch or just relaxing with friends and family. 

They use local suppliers and serve fresh hot and cold food, cakes, juices and smoothies. They're open all day and also serve takeaways. The menu is mostly healthy with an array of super food salads and their famous Vitality Box  is a takeaway favourite.

Menu: Click here to view their menu.

TGt Recommends: Vitality Box and a smoothie followed by a cake as you've been so good!

Location:  Saltern's Court, Sandbanks Road, Lilliput, Poole, BH14 8HS

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Sandbanks Beach Cafe

Sandbanks Beach Cafe

About: We always head to Sandbanks Beach Cafe when we fancy a coffee and snack on the beach - and it is great for families too. The kids will love it too and children are more than welcome; there's a dedicated kids corner with mini furniture and blackboards for colouring in and there's special kids menus. Just don't forget to bring their swimwear and buckets and spades! 

It's a bright modern cafe serving delicious homemade food, situated on the award-winning Sandbanks beach with stunning views of Poole bay.

Keep an eye on their website as they have regular offers. 

Menu: Click here to view their menu.

TGt Recommends: Full English Breakfast and a cup of tea.

Location: Banks Road, Sandbanks, Poole, BH13 7QQ

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