Whether you like sipping lattes by the sea or chowing down on tasty treats whilst surrounded by unspoiled Cornish countryside, this special county is peppered with a plethora of unique café offerings. To help you decide where to grab a cup of coffee or brunch with your friends next, we’ve pulled together ten of the best cafés in Cornwall…
Slice of Cornwall, Falmouth
Hidden away in a stunning rural setting, there are few places more Instagram-able than Slice of Cornwall! Offering a light and airy space that is as stylish as it is cosy, their menu is sure to delight. Expect loaded waffles, sandwiches jam packed with local produce, flavourful twists on treasured British classics as well as a vibrant drinks menu. There are vegan and vegetarian options and well-behaved pooches are welcome to join their humans in the outside seating area which overlooks ancient woodland.
Fat Apples Café, St Keverne
Regarded as a hidden gem amongst locals and visitors alike, Fat Apples Café is a short drive from Porthallow beach. If hearty homemade meals in a snug atmosphere sound like your cup of tea, then Fat Apples is the place for you! Family run, the menu is filled with local produce and firm favourites, like scrumptious full English breakfasts and pretty homemade cakes. There is indoor and outdoor seating (great for a visit during summer and refuelling after a trip to the beach!), and the menu caters to vegans and vegetarians.
Poldhu Beach Café, Mullion
Made famous by its extravagant and ever-changing menu of hot chocolates, Poldhu Beach Café is a delight to visit no matter what the season! Grab your winter woolleys and enjoy a stomp along the breathtaking Cornish coastline before warming up those frosty fingers with a hot chocolate and a pasty. Or, if you’re visiting in the summer months, enjoy chips and ice cream before hitting the water and testing out your surfing skills. Throughout summer they also offer pizza nights where you can enjoy a fresh homemade pizza whilst watching the sea lap against the sand in the distance – bliss!
The Honey Pot, Penzance
A small café located in the heart of the historic town of Penzance, The Honey Pot is open 7 days a week and has a focus on sustainability. Offering a warm and welcoming environment, their menu changes seasonally to reflect the wealth of local produce on offer in Kernow. You can enjoy cakes, cream teas, lunches and artisan coffee that are a true treat for your tastebuds! Vegans and vegetarians will also find themselves well catered for, with plenty of options to choose from.
Strong Adolfos, Wadebidge
This award-winning café boasts enchanting countryside views and a menu that is certain to enchant you! There is plenty to choose from, including vegan and vegetarian options, as well as a kid’s menu for tiny tummies. Enjoy burgers, curry, grilled cheese sandwiches, waffles, pancakes or a good old fashioned buttie, to name just a few! Positioned between Wadebridge and Padstow, it’s a great halfway stop and is near The Camel Trail should you fancy a wander before or after you’ve eaten.
Woods Café, Bodmin
Weave your way through the magical Cardinham Wood and within you’ll find the treasure that is Woods Café. Family run and with a passion for delivering delicious homemade food, almost everything is prepared fresh on the day for maximum scrumptiousness! Indulge in one of their famous warm scones, coated in Boddingtons strawberry jam with a generous dollop of clotted cream…delicious no matter whether you put cream or jam first! There is plenty of outdoor seating and friendly pups are welcome, making them a great pit stop on a family romp or a dog walk.
Olive & Co, Liskeard
Offering beautiful lakeside views, Olive & Co is a family run café in Liskeard. The atmosphere is laid back and all the food is made by hand and sourced locally wherever possible. They also have an onsite bakery where all of their cakes are made using natural and organic ingredients to cut out on preservatives and nasties like artificial colours! Their diverse menu caters to everyone, with kid friendly, vegan and gluten free options – their vegan ice cream is a particular hit during the summer! When you’ve finished eating, why not have a mosey around the lake and soak in the views?
Scoff Troff Café, St Ives
A quirky and unique dining experience, Scoff Troff Café’s menu is constantly modernising and is heavily inspired by Cornwall and the owner’s previous travels! Opened in 2015, it is a real labour of love and has quickly become a firm favourite in the sunny seaside town of St Ives. With a well-deserved reputation for brewing exceptional coffee, it’s the perfect place to enjoy sipping a freshly made hot drink before exploring St Ives’ picturesque, cobbled streets.
The Coffee Hut, Helston
A teeny tiny diamond tucked away in the little town of Helston, The Coffee Hut has a carefully crafted menu that uses local ingredients. You’ll find a real focus on wellness with delicious and healthy smoothies, buddha bowls and wraps. For those with a sweeter tooth who are looking for a more indulgent pick-me-up, they also have a cake counter serving up scrummy bakes that are either made in-house or are sourced locally from small bakers! They cater to vegans and vegetarians, and they have their very own baby and toddler menu, fabulous if you have lil ones in tow.
She Sells, Mevagissey
Perched right on the mesmerising Mevagissey Harbour, She Sells serves up a variety of lovingly brewed hot drinks and delectable French crepes, galettes and an abundance of artisan cakes. Cosy up in this rustic space to enjoy your treats before taking a stroll along the harbour where you can watch the boats bobbing on the waves. She Shells also stocks a variety of gifts from local artists and creatives, making it great for grabbing yourself a souvenir to remember your time in Cornwall!