The Arts Café // Truro

The Arts Cafe (next door to the Royal Cornwall Museum) is one of Truro's most unusual venues. This lively cafe is in the Truro Arts Company building, sharing the impressive space with the art shop and studios.

The cafe is open for hot drinks and cakes from 9 until 4:30, and serves meals between 11 and 3:30 (3 on a Sunday). Choose from lunchtime favourites like soup, quiche and sandwiches, all freshly made using local ingredients. You can also enjoy a chilled glass of white or a beer with your Trewithen brie sandwich.

There's a comfy seating area downstairs, complete with squashy chairs and a woodburner, as well as another dining space upstairs on the mezzanine overlooking the shop. The outdoor terrace is a real sun-trap on a warm day. Be warned: the large art and craft shop is irresistible…