Our Story

Make at 140 Vauxhall St

Funky Poppy - The Button Gift Shop 

140 Vauxhall St, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 0DF 

01752 600130


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So, our story begins with Lizzy returning from New Zealand; trying to find a job but with the economic downfall the job market was looking pretty bleak. Luckily for us this set the cogs in Lizzy’s business brain going. Strapped for cash Lizzy started to up cycle her clothing using buttons … this gave her an idea. An idea that was going to change Lizzy’s life – a glorious button shop, and in 2010 Funky Poppy was formed.

Five years had passed in The House That Jack Built; providing customers with one of a kind buttons, uniquely designed ornate jewellery and customer service that could knock you off of your feet. During Lizzy’s time in Funky Poppy she realised Plymouth is full of creative people needing a creative space to craft, make and create. And that brings us to now, coming up with the concept that is Make at 140 Vauxhall Street.

Here at Make we home Funky Poppy, a beautiful café managed by the wondrous baker Louise Short, a workshop space, a modern haberdashery and more so, a space in which you can come and feel completely at ease and get as creative as you wish using our materials or your own; while enjoying luxurious cake and perfectly poured coffee.

We provide workshops with some of the best crafters in their field, we source local ingredients that are seasonally chosen for our menu, we provide vegan/vegetarian options. And we’re guaranteed to make you smile.

Make at 140 Vauxhall St is open
Monday - Firday 10 am - 5.30 pm,
Wednesday 10 am -  9pm
Saturday 9 am -  6 pm
Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
Monday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm 
Wednesday until 9 pm 
Saturday 9 am - 6 pm 
Sunday 10 am - 4 pm 


Lizzy owner

Lizzy - The owner of make

Having travelled the world she finally settled back in Plymouth, opened a little button shop on the Barbican and then 5 years later Make was formed


 Livvy –

our glorious patisserie baker. Trained at one of the top baking schools in Ashburton, she brings zest and life to old cake recipe’s.


Lou - 

Our cafe manager who brings our menu alive with new ideas, keeps us in check with our coffee and bakes a delicious cake too. 


Now you know all about us please do pop down and see us.


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