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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.
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
About: Nicholas James Deli is the south's most unique delicatessen. You can expect a plentiful selection of fine wines, beverages, sparkling seafood and their popular heritage butchery.
They have a divine selection of homemade pastries alongside the finest coffee sourced from the best suppliers, which you can enjoy in-store or pick up to take away.
TGt Recommends: We certainly recommend trying their variety of cheeses. They offer the widest selection of cheeses in the area so they have a lot to offer.
Location: 32 Station Road, Poole, Dorset, BH14 8UD
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.
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.
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.
TGt Recommends: Coffee and Tuna Melt Panini
Location: The Ark, Poole Park, Parkstone Road, Poole, BH15 2SF
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
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
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.
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
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.
TGt Recommends: Full English Breakfast and a cup of tea.
Location: Banks Road, Sandbanks, Poole, BH13 7QQ