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  • Godrevy beach cafe food

    If you've been exploring the dunes, rock pools and cliffs of Godrevy, you can't leave without popping into this lovely little cafe. You'll spot the chalet-style building at the edge of the sand dunes in the National Trust car park.

    It's the perfect place for a cooling drink or a warming hot chocolate (delete according to season), and the clientele is a friendly mix of walkers, surfers and everyone who loves a good cup of coffee. The menu is modern and lively, and you can choose from...
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  • Scoff Troff Cafe / St Ives

    Scoff Troff Cafe

    If you want to start the day with a good breakfast, Scoff Troff is the place to come. There’s always a great buzz here in the mornings, as it’s a popular breakfast, brunch and coffee stop for both locals and visitors. 

    The owners have travelled widely, and even the breakfast menu reflects that, with Aussie toast, Turkish eggs and Belgian waffle stacks (and of course, a full English). Look out for local produce on the lunch menu, such as crab nachos or bangers and mash.

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  • Brown Sugar Cafe - Fowey

    This is every coffee addict’s dream café! Since 2006, Brown Sugar Café’s been roasting coffee and brewing tea that is locally grown. Their menu boasts a range of dishes made to order, so you know they are fresh and tasty. Just ask the staff as they are super friendly and will make a plan to cater to most dietary requirements.<>And on that note, let's talk about the menu...

    Start the day right with their hearty full English Breakfast. Brown Sugar Café thinks of everyone and makes...
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  • Newlyn Meadery / Newlyn

    Newlyn Meadery

    Welcome to a real West Cornish tradition: the Meadery. There are a few of these medieval-themed restaurants dotted around, and Newlyn's is especially fun, thanks to its former cinema location and “drawbridge” entrance. 

    Inside, the vast banqueting hall is dimly lit and lively, and you'll be served by the Meadery's Wenches. The menu? The Meadery is famous for its “chicken in the rough” or ribs, served on wooden platters. Medieval purists - don't stress about the fact there are potatoes...
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  • St Kew Inn / Port Isaac

    St Kew Inn

    It's a 6 mile walk to St Kew from Padstow, or a 12 mile drive (that pesky estuary). Either way, it’s worth it to visit this 15th-century inn in its rural hamlet.

    The St Kew Inn serves lovely local produce, some of it cooked over a wood fire. Try the catch from that day’s fishing boats, or tuck into some succulent Cornish meat. Just make sure that you leave room for pudding, which includes their unique smoked ice cream…

    Inside, the inn is made up of several...
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  • The Tinners Arms / Zennor

    Tinners Arms interior

    Dating back to 1271, The Tinners Arms is one of the oldest inns around. It was built to provide beds, food and ale for the masons building St Senara's Church next door; and when you step into the dimly-lit, wood-smokey old bar, it's easy to imagine the Tinners' medieval origins.

    The Tinners serves classic pub food made from local ingredients. If you're walking the coast path and pop into Zennor en route, the ham, egg & chips with a pint of Mermaid really hits the spot. You can sit...
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  • The Jam Pot - Gwithian

    Yes, this place is as cute as its name. This appealing cafe is housed in a listed building, an old, round coastguard lookout that's super-cosy in the colder months. However, most customers choose to stay outside, as the Jam Pot has the most incredible seaside location.

    The tea room serves up traditional, homemade comfort food. Come here for sandwiches, toasties and some of the best freshly baked cakes in the area, as well as Cornish favourites like pasties and cream teas. 

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  • The Cornish Arms - Hayle

    This fine-looking pub is on Commercial Road, part of the long road that runs the length of Hayle. Despite its central location, it has a lovely beer garden at the front, which is a great spot for a drink on a summer evening.

    The landlords are from Canada, and the menu has a lively Cornish-Canadian blend, with classic dishes from both places. The pub has also become famous locally for its exclusive cocktails: try a Riptide or a Hayle Storm.

    The Cornish Arms is cosy and...
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  • The Bank - Bude

    You don't have to jump on a plane for a taste of Spain if you're visiting this spot. Spanish ingredients join forces with Cornish produce here to turn out a collection of tasty tapas dishes. 

    This riverside restaurant doesn't put all of its eggs in one basket though, an extensive choice of cocktails ramp up the holiday feeling. And, Estrella-fans are in luck, it's the only place you'll find this Spanish fave on tap. 

    Good to know: It's not all about small plate style dishes,...
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  • Olive Tree / Bude

    Olive Tree Bude

    A canal-facing terrace ensures dinner with a view at the Olive Tree. Well, in fact, it serves all three meals so you can eat in the open wherever the sun is sitting. 

    And, with Summerleaze Beach a stone's throw from its doorstep, this place does waterside dining at its best. A big menu provides crowd-pleasing dishes whatever your taste, have a look at the seafood sarnies though - crusty bread and just-caught fresh seafood are a winning match in our books. 

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  • Sunset Surf / Hayle

    Sunset Surf cafe - Gwithian

    This is such a West Cornish combo: a beachside cafe and surf school. Tuck into a bacon sandwich breakfast after a morning surf, or simply bypass the aquatic bit and head straight for a cream tea.

    The cafe is open ten until four from Wednesday to Sunday. The terrace is the perfect spot for a coffee (or a chilled afternoon cider on a hot day), or if you need to warm up from the water, drink a hot chocolate next to their toasty woodburner.

    Renowned surf school Global Boarders runs...
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  • Beach Cafe Bar / St Ives

    Beach Cafe Bar - St Ives

    Sitting at one of the pavement tables, looking out at the clear blue waters of the harbour, it's hard to believe that you're still in Britain. If you enjoy the bustle of people watching combined with a postcard-perfect view, the outdoor area at the Beach Cafe Bar provides some of the best seats in town.

    Open from 8:30, the Beach Cafe Bar starts the day with brunch, before moving onto coffees then turning into a drinks bar until late. If you need a pick me-up in the morning, come here...
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  • Lifebuoy Café / Fowey

    Lifeboat cafe - Fowey

    What could be better than a cafe where you can choose a sailor's hat and look swag whilst swilling tea? Say no more, Fowey, here you come, right? The smell of coffee brewing will bring you straight to this cosy café's door.

    Now what to choose from the menu? With fresh, locally sourced ingredients you can't go wrong. There’s no chance of going home hungry; from breakfasts to crab sandwiches, fish finger butties, and deserts to which you can't say no.

    This is a dog-friendly café...
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  • Old Quay House - Hayle

    A real family-friendly pub, The Old Quay House is best-known for its enormous beer garden, which juts out into the Hayle Estuary. There's a lot of seating inside (it hosts a lot of events); however, most families head straight for that splendid garden. Dogs are also welcome, provided they stay on the lead.

    The Old Quay serves a range of traditional pub food, including a Sunday carvery that's always extremely popular among local customers. There's a wide selection of drinks, and it's...
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  • Coastguard's Cafe / Isles of Scilly

    Coastguard's Cafe - St Agnes - Isles of Scilly

    By day, Coastguard's Café serves up traditional cream teas and scrumptious cakes. Come evening, High Tide takes over, with an ever-changing menu that's based on the catch of the day.

    This place really shines a spotlight on local ingredients. Fresh crab from the island's fishermen, ice cream from the neighbouring Troytown Farm and garden-grown herbs all feature in the dishes here. The views are top-notch, too – and the big windows mean you can enjoy them inside or out.

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