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Busy Brush Cafe

11 St. Marys Street, Wallingford OX10 0EL, England
+44 1491 598818
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Brilliant. I really enjoyed it.

It's a lovely place, lots of different pottery things to choose from to paint, they give you free... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
madhippo
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Reading, United Kingdom
Welcome Kitty Kat Break

Baking hot day pit stop, great tea and coffee looking forward to a return trip next time painting... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
60sjim
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London
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Award winning, quirky paint your own pottery cafe filled with plenty of creative activities and craft workshops for adults and children. Paint your own mug, decopatch anything from photo frames to piggy banks or create stunning origami paper flowers or book folded hedgehogs at on of our adult workshops. Indulge yourself with delicious home made cake and artisan teas and barista coffees. We have two studio rooms, one on the first floor and the party room on the second floor, so plenty of seating for everyone. So whether you just want to pop in for a coffee, meet friends for tea and cake or bring the family in for some craft activities we have room for you all and you are all welcome at Busy Brush Cafe. We even have free wifi so if you're planning on a 'work from home day' and want to escape home, we have become the 'second home' for a number of Wallingford locals. We look forward to your visit.
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“great coffee” (7 reviews)
“cake” (11 reviews)
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11 St. Marys Street, Wallingford OX10 0EL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a lovely place, lots of different pottery things to choose from to paint, they give you free choice of paints and pens and all kinds of stuff like that. It's worth noting though that they have a steep spiral staircase for anyone who might...More

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ericaabikaram, Owner at Busy Brush Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your 5 star review! We are really glad you enjoyed crafting with us. Our shelves are always stocked with a wide variety of pieces for adults and children. There’s something for everyone, from ornamental animals to mugs, plates, egg cups and tealight holders....More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Baking hot day pit stop, great tea and coffee looking forward to a return trip next time painting cups 😻

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ericaabikaram, Owner at Busy Brush Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review us and for our 5 star rating. Glad you enjoyed your pit stop with us. We look forward to having you visit again for craft, coffee & cake.

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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

I went here with a couple of friends on a Saturday afternoon. We had a great time! There was lots of choice of things to paint with all sorts of brushes, stencils, stickers and painting tools to choose from! There was also a helpful example...More

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ericaabikaram, Owner at Busy Brush Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Thank you for your 5 star review. We are happy to hear you all enjoyed your Saturday afternoon being creative, with craft, coffee & cake with us at Busy Brush Cafe. Yes it’s very important to know what your colours are going to look like...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

With seating on three floors this artsy café must keep staff very fit. It has a lovely atmosphere and a good selection of cakes and quality hot drinks. There are craft items here as well and some activities for children. A nice place to spend...More

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ericaabikaram, Owner at Busy Brush Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Thank you for leaving us a review. Yes the stairs do indeed keep us all fit. We have two crafting options - pottery painting and Decopatch craft. These are both for children and adults alike. We do Pizza & Paint evenings just for the grown...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We had this as a "buy-a-gift" voucher, (I think they're coming off the buy-a-gift scheme). My first contact with the lovely members of staff resulted in brutal honesty about what was on offer regarding this type of voucher. Their brutal honesty made me more interested,...More

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ericaabikaram, Owner at Busy Brush Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review us, and giving us a 5 star review. Yes, we are soon coming off BUY-A-GIFT, as we believe it isn't value for money for the customer or indeed ourselves, due to the percentage BUY-A-GIFT take for themselves. So...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

We all had so much fun painting our pottery, a great range to choose from. The drinks were lovely too, I recommend the hot chocolate - you get a whole teapot full :-)More

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ericaabikaram, Owner at Busy Brush Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Thanks for your lovely review. We are glad to hear you all had so much fun with us pottery painting. It's lovely having a whole family painting together creating memories. Yes lots of our customers are surprised when we serve them their hot chocolate in...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

we took our 2 grandchildren (9 & 11) and we each painted a tile which we got in the post a few days later. the young ladies were so nice and kind and the cakes were delicious

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ericaabikaram, Owner at Busy Brush Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Thank you for your lovely review. Glad to hear that you all enjoyed your pottery painting session with us and your tiles arrived safely in the post. We hope to see you again in the future.

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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

I visited today with my daughter and her 2 week old baby. We went to do some baby foot prints but weren't sure how baby would be or exactly what we would do. We started by relaxing with a drink and a cake and spent...More

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ericaabikaram, Owner at Busy Brush Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

It was an absolute pleasure having the three of you in crafting with us. We are always happy to help with footprints and at 2 weeks old, they were such cute little feet, it would have been a shame to miss out on having them...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Great visit with the friendly staff and great tea! Definitely coming again soon! Great place for us kids! Joe, 9.

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Busy B, Owner at Busy Brush Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Thanks Joe for your lovely review! Glad you enjoyed your tea and we hope to see you here again soon.

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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We held my daughter's 7th birthday party here. The booking was very easy and the children had a lovely time. They provided everything except the birthday cake. The drinks and cake they normally serve are amazing. The main crafting rooms and toilet are up a...More

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Busy B, Owner at Busy Brush Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Many thanks for your kind words, we're glad your daughter enjoyed her birthday in our special private top floor party room, it's always a winner! We're glad you enjoyed our regular selection of cakes from the coffee bar too, they are delicious! You're always welcome...More

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