Poppies 11 is a meeting place for family and friends in Urmston. It is aptly named because of the prime location close to the war memorial on Davyhulme Circle and 11 is linked to 11/11. 11 O'clock is the time we remember our heroes and is also the number in which the café is located.
This super family friendly café provides a Poppettes play area designed and created for the little ones to play and learn. The area itself is well stocked with toys and books and will keep your little ones entertained whilst you catch up with friends and enjoy your food in peace. The little ones even have their very own healthy pick and mix menu to choose from.
At the back of the café they have a really good sized workshop space used for all purposes, from parties to interactive baby and toddler classes and now photography studios. We attended a Hartbeeps session there before Christmas - this was a sensory class for toddlers that has a different theme each week. The week we attended it focused on dinosaurs and there was lots of singing and dancing involved.
They also do Crafty Cook sessions there which encourage little ones to engage in food prep and develop essential skills for life. These classes keep the children entertained whilst educating them at the same time.
Feedback from the Facebook page:
"I'd been meaning to try Poppies for a long time but sadly never got there. Now I've been twice in 2 weeks - love it! Somewhere you can go with a little one that offers plenty of toddler friendly snacks/lunch options & the play room is fantastic. Beautifully clean with plenty of things to keep young ones entertained. I actually manage to sit & eat my whole lunch when we go here as my 22 month old is so content. Would highly recommend particularly for people with young children."
"Wonderful little cafe, very child friendly and family oriented. Menu is very reasonably priced with excellent food portions and all food is made fresh. Me and my daughter love coming here. Best place in Urmston if you are looking for a nice cuppa in peace while little ones play within sight of your table."
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