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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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