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Cho Chang: "Um… d'you want to get a coffee?"
Harry Potter: "Yeah, all right. Where?"
Cho Chang: "Oh, there's a really nice place just up here; haven't you ever been to Madam Puddifoot's?"
Cho Chang takes Harry Potter to Madam Puddifoot's Tea Shop.[src]

Madam Puddifoot's Tea Shop was a small tea shop located on a side road off the High Street at Hogsmeade. It was owned by Madam Puddifoot. The decoration was very tacky and frilly. The windows steamed up and the gaudy tables and chairs were all claimed by teenagers holding hands or kissing over cups of tea and coffee. A bell over the door announced customers in a tuneful tinkle; the round tables were decorated with lacy napkins and china sugar bowls. Harry Potter was not fond of the appearance nor atmosphere, as it reminded him uncomfortably of Dolores Umbridge's office, and the sight of couples being so intimidate with each other made him feel even more uncomfortable.[1]

On Valentine's Day, the tearoom was decorated with golden cherubs hovering over each of the tables, which occasionally threw pink confetti over the people sitting below them.[1]


Sometime between 1956 and the 1980s, this was where Elphinstone Urquart first proposed to Minerva McGonagall while he was holidaying in Scotland. McGonagall, surprised and embarrassed, turned him down as she still had feelings for Dougal McGregor.[2]

Sometime in 1995, Cedric Diggory and Cho Chang came to Madam Puddifoot's on a date.[1]


Harry and Cho inside Madam Puddifoot's

On Valentine's Day in 1996, Harry Potter and Cho Chang had a cup of coffee here, and sat by Roger Davies and his girlfriend. Their date, however, turned out nightmarishly wrong; Cho started talking about Cedric, which made her cry, and when Harry mentioned Hermione Granger she became jealous and left dramatically, to the astonishment of the whole tearoom who stopped to watch them.[1]

When Harry, Ron and Hermione did not meet Ginny Weasley during one of their Hogsmeade weekend trips, Harry wondered if she was "cosily closeted" at Madam Puddifoot's (which he thought of as the haunt of happy couples, presumably due to his disastrous date there with Cho) with Dean Thomas.[3]


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 25 (The Beetle at Bay)
  2. Pottermore biography of Minerva McGonagall (transcription available here)
  3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 12 (Silver and Opals)

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