PiP Cafe


PiP is a family and dog friendly café with a separate meeting room in the heart of a beautiful park called ‘The Great Field’ Poundbury, Dorchester.  There is a mile long walking, running or cycling track around the field, which is planted with wild flower meadows, over 500 trees, an outside gym and play equipment, the perfect destination for families, friends, exercise lovers, visitors and local residents of Dorchester and Poundbury.

Open every day – Mondays 9.30 – 3pm

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9am – 4pm ( 5pm in the summer )

Fridays 9am – 4.30pm ( 5pm in the summer )

Saturdays 8.30am – 4.30pm ( 5pm in the summer )

Sundays 9.30am – 4pm

We serve hot and cold drinks, ice creams, hot soup and dishes of the day, homemade cakes and bakes. 

Do ring 01305 259142 or check our instagram @pippoundbury or our facebook page.

Discover Our Menu

PiP’s café and meeting room will provide hot and cold drinks and food such as homemade cakes as well as simple breakfasts and lunches such as soup and sandwiches and a dish of the day

Book our community space

Whether for a club, organisation or business meeting, our versatile meeting room sits up to 16 comfortably and has full facilities for making presentations and is WiFi enabled.


Our Story

PiPs café is run by the trading arm of the youth charity The Talk About Trust with any profits generated supporting its work.

Featured Artwork

Supporting under 25s and locally based artists
The café and community room walls feature art work for sale by local residents or under 25 year olds. Please email helena@alcoholeducationtrust.org if you’d like to exhibit.

Book Swap

We operate a wonderful book swap from the café – bring a book to swap for a new read, or just pop a donation into our charity box if you fancy taking one home!
We have an amazing range to choose from, thanks to the kind people who have bought in books for us.


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Contact Us

If you would like to book a table or find out more then please get in touch. Email info@pipspoundbury.com
Cafe manager: debbie@pipspoundbury.com

Community Room enquiries or bookings: kerry@pipspoundbury.com

Pavilion in The Park, St Johns Way, Poundbury, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 2FG


Anna G
Anna G
21. February, 2022.
Perfect place for coffee and catch up A lovely friendly cafe with fabulous food and drinks on offer. Have popped in with friends and family and have always been impressed with the staff, food and drinks. With a new park soon to open next door, it is a great place for a family visit.
13. February, 2022.
Delicious homemade lasagna Visited with family friends. Despite a wet & windy day there was a warm welcome inside and delicious home cooked food. It is worth a visit & looking forward to visiting again.
Linda H
Linda H
30. December, 2021.
Nice coffee and a sandwich. We enjoyed our lunch here. Efficient friendly service. Nice to be able to purchase a few greetings cards for charity.I just can't understand why people with dogs need to go inside.
Michelle D
Michelle D
27. November, 2021.
My go to place We have been coming here since it opened and cannot fault it. The staff are very friendly and efficient and the food and drinks are delicious and always freshly made to order. This is such a wonderful and inclusive addition to Poundbury.
6. November, 2021.
Great cafe and meeting place Coffee to die for and great homemade and local dishes ranging from bacon rolls to tasty salads and soups.
9. August, 2021.
Fantastic location with great food & service Took the family with dog and new baby to enjoy the beautiful Dorset day in an outside setting. Great food & very friendly, professional service - exceeded expectations. Great location!
26. July, 2021.
Lovely lunch sat outside I took an old friend with memory problems here for lunch. The outside disabled toilets were ideal and the young staff were very patient with us while we were ordering our lunches. We both had the lasagne and salad which we thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you for being so considerate towards us.
7. July, 2021.
A beautiful community meeting place I cannot fault my place for support of local businesses and value for money, we are very pleased with how our local community have backed us. So so very greatfull. Thank you all
fiona b
fiona b
20. June, 2021.
Great Location, good food and friendly service What a great spot in the middle of an open park. Perfect for a dog walk then stop for cake and coffee. Highly recommend.