Poundbury is a strange place. Built to principles set out by Prince Charles it's an experimental town like no other. The architecture is completely different to other places nearby and it's full of open spaces, cafés and boutique stores.
One place I went was Cherryade, a 'Lifestyle' store selling everything from children's books & toys to plants, artwork and jewellery. If you are the creative type or you like random little objects then this place is meant for you.
After wanting to buy just about everything in Cherryade, I went to the Butter Market Bakery for lunch. Placed in the middle of an open area between the houses the bakery is quite an unconventional café where the kitchen and tables are all together in a big hexagonal building. Fitting in with the rest of Poundbury the food and presentation is slightly different than you might find elsewhere, like soup served in a bread bowl on a piece of wood. Couldn't resist buying a brownie before I left either.
I only spent an hour or so in Poundbury but I will definitely be going back for another look around. Fed some squirrels on the way home too.