Plaza Cafe Stockport

An afternoon spent in Stockport today buying books from Waterstones, picking up a printer cable for our new Canon All in one MP280 printer/scanner/copier ( the cable was almost half the price of the printer !! – mad world ) and finding some very handily priced golf waterproofs at Donnay ( think Poland but with more scrotes ).

As an antidote to “Credit Crunch” Britain at it’s best in Stockport’s  midweek afternoons, we ventured into the cafe of the Plaza Theatre which was recommended by a commenter on this blog a few days ago. What a fantastic find. Not quite Betty’s of Harrogate, but it has the potential. A great place for afternoon tea in a refurbished lounge on the first floor overlooking Mersey Square.

Here you are back in the thirties, the illusion given substance  by waitresses in black and white, Lloyd Loom furniture ( apparently specially commisioned to match the originals ) and thirties music in the background. Prompt service with gleaming white tea sets , choices of cake, scones, sandwiches, scones and even a champagne afternoon tea. Double take !! Am I really in Stockport?  How did I get in here without a tie?  Isn’t that Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard on that table in the corner…? I feel a message to Jean coming on…


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One Response to Plaza Cafe Stockport

  1. Glad you enjoyed it! It is pretty fabulous for a cinema cafe in the suburbs isn’t it.

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