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St Luke's Hospice Shabby Chic Cafe

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14 Southside Street | Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LA, England
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

great views and all proceeds to a fabulous cause. The cakes were tasty and the coffee great - the customer service is excellent

Thank Jo P
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

Came along Southside Street yesterday and noticed that there were no longer any tables in the cafe side and the the reference to cafe had been over painted on the shop sign. Sadly it appears that the catering side of this otherwise busy charity business has closed down.

Thank Terry C
Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 August 2012

It's good charity shops can really raise money for their causes, sometimes this is high end prices but they have some lovely stuff. Some of the nicest staff in any shop out, passionate about their shop! Not sure they still have so much in the cafe section nowadays, lots of shelves to root around in!

4 Thank Sally P
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 June 2012

We went once after it opened and it was OK, maybe a bit dark. Went back recently and we were the only customers mid afternoon on a busy Barbican Saturday. Nominal catering. A few elderly folk browsing the nick nacks and a sleepy feel. Bit disappointed. St Lukes Hospice projects usually have their finger on the public pulse.

5 Thank ChasC_12
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

Standard tea and cake. But inside a charity shop for a hospice. Sit comfortably, drink and nibble. High percentage goes to the cause. You could browse amongst the second hand stuff but you don't have to.

2 Thank Boadscreed
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Reviewed 10 February 2012

Charity shop with books furniture etc. welcoming but a bit dark. Had a bit of trouble getting the buggy in beside the table.

2 Thank DougalM_12
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Reviewed 15 September 2011

Charitable feel good with relaxing setting in the cool.

6 Thank creasedup
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Reviewed 30 August 2011

Glad this has been listed. Its a sort of split shop. One side old furniture and bits and pieces the other mostly old paper backs some readers digest condensed books and some chic lit and other tacky novels and biographies. There is a counter and about three tables where you can relax snack and browse or just gaze out the... More 

7 Thank Tweedledum39
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Reviewed 23 August 2011

Open just a few months this place has established itself quickly as a friendly relaxed choice. Two adjacent shops in an early Victorian terrace have been put together by the largest local hospice charity to combine a sales outlet for antique and older style furniture and curios together with a good many books. It makes for an attractive peaceful and... More 

3 Thank Jannerbloke

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Restaurant Details

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    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Southside Street | Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Plymouth
A novelty that has taken off in the historic Barbican area of Plymouth UK and proved to be an almost cult haunt for locals and tourists looking for a dainty trad tea shop. St Luke's Hospice is an entirely independent hospice serving Plymouth West Devon and South East Cornwall. It is enormously popular and respected. It operates thirty charity shops in the immediate area several which are specialist bookshops and others clothing or furniture. Some sell coffee but the new shop in two units of the mostly early nineteenth century Southside Street was set up about eight months ago as an antique and bookshop with half given over to a tea shop exploiting the old building and stock. It has an authentic feel and has become busy most of the time to the point of occasional queues. Worth a Tripadvisor listing.

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