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China Blue

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Address: Station Road, Totnes TQ9 5JR, England
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+44 1803 860908
09:00 - 17:30
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Sun 10:00 - 16:30
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:30

Treat yourself to a creative experience at China Blue’s paint-you-own...

Treat yourself to a creative experience at China Blue’s paint-you-own ceramic studio - the largest of its kind in the South West! If paintings not your thing, then take time to look around our homeware & accessories store, packed full of gifts ideas for any occasion. Or sit back, relax and refuel in our cafe. Open 7 days a week. Mon / Sat 9:00 – 5:30, Sun 10:30 – 5:00. Ceramic Studio - Cafe – Homeware Store.

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Lunch and a browse!

You enter the cafe through the shop and there are always lots of quirky and interesting things to check out. The food in the cafe is fresh, well prepared and very tasty. Staff... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jon S
South Brent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited yesterday: four ‘grown ups’ out for a ceramics painting session … something different to do on a Sunday! Had a brilliant time. The welcome couldn’t have been nicer: staff all lovely, really helpful and ready to advise if needed. A vast choice of items to paint (do go upstairs for much more choice of items and for more tables... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the most unfriendly places I've ever been to. When we entered the shop, the nearest sales assistant didn't even make eye contact, let alone say "hello" or "good morning" to us. She then proceeded to shout across to two other assistants, ending the conversation by shouting "loser, loser" to one of them. We walked around the shop and... More 

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South Brent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You enter the cafe through the shop and there are always lots of quirky and interesting things to check out. The food in the cafe is fresh, well prepared and very tasty. Staff do their best to assist and are always very helpful

Thank Jon S
Torquay, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not has big has I thought it would be. Clean inside out door eating area needs up dating rusty ornaments some plants need replacing, cafe was nice staff friendly and helpful clean and warm high chairs available, I only had tea and scone which was nice my son had glass milk and packet of crisps. There's an area to do... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for tea and cake. Selection looked great. But millionaire shortbread tasted cheap (especially chocolate ). And my coaliac partner has had a reaction with the gluten free cake which we suspect is due to cross contamination. Shop was good but won't stop there again for cafe.

Thank Karen G
Brixham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely interior accessories shop,all laid out in colour themes.ladies fashion accessories also. Very nice coffee shop comfortable and relaxing,good coffee and food. Painting of China/pottery for children.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

When we stepped into this aladins cave of goodies we just thought we had died and gone to heaven if you love kitchen goodies ceramics and quirky gifts this is the shop for you but ooooo the cafe is amazing home made cakes and savoury goodies that will refuel your tummy and make you feel all warm n fuzzy inside... More 

Thank angelicangie1
Brixham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Visited last Sunday, as our granddaughter was at the local Dance school.....first up, super friendly service, I mean REAL, genuine warmth from the staff.....a lovely change from the norm you find in most places. Coffee (and there was a bewildering choice ) was gorgeous, and the fantastic home made cakes looked so tempting, we had to partake. Wonderful taste. Cafe... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Went to China blue with a couple of friends last Saturday, lovely food and quick service. But staffing was a major issue for us. We where served by a young girl in her teens with long darkish hair , who was extremely rude, ignored us for roughly five minutes and when we did get served she was not very helpful... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Met a client here and we hogged a table in the cafe for over 4 hours. Coffee was good, lunch pleasant enough and nobody was in a hurry to move us along. Free WIFI was useful too. If I was being picky, I would say that having food on the menu that isn't available is a bit irritating - I... More 

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