Where to eat & Drink Cornwall

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Cafe Culture



Arts Café, 25 River Street, Truro

Set to the right of the Royal Cornwall Museum where in summer the pleasure can be eating al fresco, for the food is wholesome and the ambience lends itself to combing the daily papers and the art books on sale. In winter, a log burner warms your cockles, and a hot drink and toasted panini will soothe your weary brow. 

01872 240567   truroartscompany.co.uk   Photography: Supplied By Subject


Beach Hut, Watergate Bay

Fresh, simply cooked food in a sensational location. What more could you ask for? Fish and burgers feature strongly. Daily Specials. Open from 8.30 till late. All set against one of Cornwall's finest beaches where you can watch the surfers at play.

01637 860877  watergatebay.co.uk     Photography: Supplied By Subject


Cornish Vegan, 15 Kenwyn Street, Truro

A popular lunch venue; homemade buddha bowls, jackfruit sandwiches and Burgers, plus daily specials. Pretty garden. Open M-Sa 10-4, F & Sa evenings. Indeed, it is also where carnivores can be surprised, learn and be nourished that there are alternatives to their daily diet. 

 01872 271540   thecornishvegan.com     Photography: Supplied By Subject


Godrevy Beach Café, Godrevy Towans

Serves breakfast, lunch, dinner. Choose from organic cakes, take-aways and barbeques. Great views of sunsets from the decking area on stilts. Open from 10, seven days a week. 

01736 757999   godrevycafe.co.uk    Photography: Supplied By Subject


Hidden Hut, Porthcurnick Beach

Its amazing that a small, rustic, outdoor beach café with access via the coast path should host Feast Nights - that are now over-subscribed with 30,000 on their email list for a mere 150 covers to fill. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and tea in the season. Cash only.  Connected to: Tatams Stonebaked. These converted loos provide fresh coffee, pastries, pizzas and fine views of Portscatho’s beach. Open daily in season. 

01872 581894   tatams.co.uk   hiddenhut.co.uk     Photography: Supplied By Subject

Honey Pot, 5 Parade Street, Penzance

A café has been in this Art-Deco build for 100-years. Daily specials, exceptional soups, sarnis, panninis, coffee and cakes, all with a flourish. You just can’t go wrong here. Open M-Sa 10-6, lunch 12-late.

01736 368686   thehoneypotpz.co.uk    Photography: Supplied By Subject


Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall, Watergate Bay

One of Cornwall’s most desired ‘foodie’ experiences, to bag. Launched with the ‘Jamie Oliver’ flavour
- they call it modern, Italian, influenced food. Profits go to the Cornwall Foundation of Promise - assisting young people from difficult backgrounds. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 8.30 am. 

01637 861000   fifteencornwall.co.uk    Photography: Supplied By Subject


Life’s A Beach, Summerleaze Beach, Bude

Bistro restaurant offers all types of food from locally caught sea bass, to burgers, and pizzas. A great place to watch the sunset, and to relax after a day in the surf. Open daily in season. 

01285 355222   lifesabeach.info

Mowhay Café & Restaurant, Trebetherick

Great place to stop for coffee, lunch or evening meal. Always interesting arts and crafts for sale. Open daily in season. 

01208 863660    Photography: Supplied By Subject

Muddy Beach Café, Penryn Harbour

Opens at 9.30 for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A family business specialising in Little Plates (tapas) and Beach Boards (shared courses), al fresco with a fabulous view overlooking the muddy (sometimes crystalline) estuary.

01326 374424   muddybeach.com    Photography: Supplied By Subject

Nauti But Ice, Harbourside, Porthleven

Café serving amazing breakfasts, homemade cakes, baps, pastries and Cornish coffee. You can sit al fresco and admire the passersby, or just relax and enjoy the day. Open daily. Next door, Takeaway Pizzas.  

01326 573747    Photography: Supplied By Subject


Pinky Murphy’s Café, Ferry Road, Fowey

 A blaze of colour greets you, as do images of Elvis, Marilyn and surfing. Veggie. Comfy, snoozing chairs, upstairs. Dog/child friendly. Wifi. 

01726 832512   pinkymurphys.com    Photography: Supplied By Subject

Potager Garden & Glasshouse, Constantine

This is a “Find” that emerged from a bramble-filled wilderness. Only the finest ingredients are cooked with, and it tastes so, so good. Vegetarian/Vegan dishes. Craft studios. Open Th, F, W/ Es & BHs 10-12 B/fast, 12-3 lunch. Tea/cakes all day. 

01326 341258   potagergarden.org      Photography: Supplied By Subject


Provedore, 43 Trelawney Rd., Falmouth

Its small, rustic and always ahead of the game. A basic café that started as a deli, and through acute demand evolved into this modest café in the mornings turning into a restaurant serving South Asian/Pacific food in the evenings.. Open Tu-Sa 8.30-3.30, (& Th- Sa) 6.30-10. No bookings. 

01326 314888   provedore.co.uk     Photography: Supplied By Subject

Sea Spray, Fistral Beach, Newquay

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Stargazy Cafe, Market Street, Penryn

Your chef/hostess, Ruth Cicale, has hospitality and good food running in her veins. She cooks for YOU, and so your satisfaction to her is personal. Dishes from England, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, and for Vegans, too. Open Tu-Sa 9-3pm, summer  F evenings. 

07870 979587      Photography: Supplied By Subject


Stones Bakery, Old High Street, Falmouth

The town's finest bakery, and coffee shop serving artisan bread, homemade cakes, pizzas and savoury tarts, baked on the premises. Open M-Sa. 

stonesbakery.co.uk     Photography: Supplied By Subject

Strong Adolfos, Hawksfield, Atlantic Highway, A39

This cafe is a great destination for lovers of a supreme English Breakfast, Scandinavian cakes and various coffees/hot chocs. All served with a smile. Biker’s Night on Wednesday for a burger or two. Next door, the Natural Store at The Arc, Circle Contemporary Art Gallery, Finisterre Clothing and Goose Shed (bric-a-brac galore), and lots more.  Open daily.

01208 816899    strongadolfos.com  hawksfieldcornwall.com      Photography: Supplied By Subject

Sunset Surf (Surfer’s Café/ Bar), Gwithian Towans

A fun family-friendly hang-out, great food and facilities. Surf school and hire. Open daily from 10 for breakfast.

 01736 752575 sunset-surf.com    Photography: Supplied By Subject


Surf Beach Bar,  Sennen Cove

A view of sand, sea and surf, to die for, and an eclectic décor of wood, glass, massive artworks and retro racing cars with black slate floors, plus freshly prepared burgers, pizzas and ciabattas. All day food from the bar.  

01736 871191   surfbeachbar.co.uk    Photography: Supplied By Subject

Temple Cornwall, Granville Terrace, Bude

An obsession with design and the delicacies of life are what drives this new eatery and clothes emporium. It has to be organic and there will a choice of vegan/vegetarian, as well as brunch, chicken and meat dishes. Opens at 10 for brunch. Open evenings, too.

01288 354739    templecornwall.com



The Kitchen, Old Brewery Yard, Falmouth TR11 2BY

Brunch and lunch is a real treat and very good value. You will be sure to return. Now dinner is a serious option, indeed  a feast of 8-12 sample courses that will make holes in your wallet. Memorable. This has to be one of Falmouth's top eateries. You can sit al fresco in the warm glow of evening and watch the passersby enter the Han Bar opposite. Personally, I have never tasted better venison - my god it was succulent,  melted in one's mouth.  Opens at 09.30 am.  

07543 703973   thekitchenfalmouth.co.uk


View Restaurant, Trenninow Cliff Road, Rame Peninsula

 Fabulous position. Food is classic French with English ingredients. Can’t better that. Child and Veggie friendly, and a cool place to relax and admire the view.  Perhaps, more serious restaurant than Cafe. However, worth stoping for the view, Darling! 

01752 822345   theview-restaurant.co.uk     Photography: Supplied By Subject

Watering Hole, The Beach, Perranporth

Its actually situated on the sand, backed by dunes and fronted by the sea. A great view if you can see past the hoards on sunny days. It just may be the nearest you get to a slice of Oz. Weekend music events. Surf School and board hire. 

01872 672054   thewateringhole.co.uk      Photography: Supplied By Subject

Waterside Sandbar Café/Deli, Polzeath

Overlooks the beach in enviable position. Opens for late breakfast/brunch at 10. Al fresco lunches and evening meals. Style more bistro, than restaurant. Proudly serves local produce where possible. Open daily in season. 

01208 862333     Photography: Supplied By Subject

Woods Café, Cardinham Woods, Bodmin

Treat yourself to daily baked cakes and savouries, delectable home-made food before or after your walk/cycle ride.  Log fires in winter, Al fesco in summer, child and dog friendly. Open daily 10-4.30. Holiday Flat to let. 

01208 78111   woodscafecornwall.co.uk     Photography: Supplied By Subject