Whether you’d like a proper coffee with a sea view or some delicious homemade cake during your walk in the woods, Cornwall has a diverse range of cafes, sure to tickle everyone’s fancy. We asked our loyal social media following what they’re favourite cafes are, and they did not disappoint. Keep reading to find out who made the list.
Homefront Cafe, Lostwithiel
This isn’t just your regular café! If you’re a crafty individual, you’re sure to love this vintage themed haberdashery. They sell an extensive range of Debbie Bliss yarns as well as homespun local Romney Yarn, cheaper acrylics, knitting patterns and needles. There are also a mix of craft, sewing and knitting workshops on offer. During your visit you can enjoy Fat Roc coffee made with organic and Soya milk, great cakes including a gluten free option, crumpets, cheese scones, tea cakes and toast!
Good Vibes Café, Falmouth
Good Vibes Cafe in Falmouth serves Brunch and Lunch daily, Specialty Coffee and Fine Tea in a laid back atmosphere with a positive energy. If you’re vegan you’re sure to love it here as they do a fantastic range and even vegan themed nights. Their food is tasty and wholesome with plenty of colour, using fresh and local ingredients. They also sell a lot of cake and regularly offer delicious specials such as a tomato, feta & pistachio truffle and rocket salad and a tomato and grilled mozzarella salad. They are proud to support local suppliers and friends and also run workshops including pasta making.
Green House Cafe, Launceston
Green House is a new café which adds to the great independent foodie scene in Launceston with an injection of health and happiness. They are proud to offer a menu which can ‘fuel your soul and nourish your body’ with feel good food, freshly made daily with love. You can grab a fresh juice, all of which are packed with minerals, vitamins and enzymes. If you’d rather you could have a smoothie customized to your specific your tastes. Will yours have passionfruit or matcha green tea? We personally like the sound of the Pina Colada! There are also tasty snacks like apple flapjacks
Rubens Café Tapas, Launceston
Rubens Café is a daytime Cafe and Tapas restaurant situated in the centre of Launceston. Having only been open a couple of months they are already making a good impression within the town. Tapas is served lunchtimes Tuesday – Saturday (12pm – 3pm) and evenings Thursday – Saturday (6pm – 9pm). They have very delicious sounding menu including seafood dishes such as Calamari and sizzling garlic and chilli prawns. Other highlights include fillet steak strips and sticky BBQ pork ribs.
Sunset Surf Café and Bar, Gwithian
Sunset Surf is a family owned and run business, set in the beautiful Gwithian Towans overlooking Gwithian Beach, St Ives Bay in Cornwall. They pride themselves on their friendly and welcoming environment, their well-trained and efficient staff and of course their fantastic sunsets. They believe strongly in employing staff from the local area, working wherever possible with local suppliers and working hard to run a sustainable business with minimal impact to the environment. They are proud to be an award winning beachside café and licensed bar that offers high quality food, served fresh, prepared from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Dogs are also welcome!
No.8 Café, Launceston
No. 8 Café & Deli is located on Westgate Street in the heart of Launceston town centre. They are proud to be an independent café serving great coffee, traditional Cornish breakfasts, tasty lunches and a selection of sweet treats including their fabulous Cornish Cream Teas. They love to ‘keep it Cornish’ by using fresh ingredients which are sourced locally from the exciting variety of independent food and drink producers in Cornwall. They are open Monday – Saturday 8.30am – 5.00pm but have additional evening opening for their popular music events.
Pie Stop Café, Launceston
If you’re after a classic English breakfast, then look no further. Pie Stop Café in Launceston has a friendly atmosphere and varied menu. And what’s great is that they are open 7 days a week! Timings are Monday – Friday 7.30 until 15.00, Saturday 7.30 – 14.00 and Sunday 9.00 until 14.00. Visitors regularly remark on the great service and friendly staff and a popular choice seems to be the hearty, and tasty lunch of liver, bacon and onions.
Gylly Beach Café, Falmouth
Wonderfully positioned on Falmouth’s famous Gyllyngvase Beach, overlooked by the imposing Pendennis Castle and central to panoramic views of the Lizard Peninsula and The Helford River, Gylly Café is a unique, stylish and popular eatery. Family-run and award-winning, their café offers a warm welcome outstanding service and locally sourced food, served in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. ‘Soul, spirit and smiles – that’s the Gylly family in a nutshell. They’re passionate about customer experience and getting the best out of Cornwall’s rich and diverse ingredients to create delicious and innovative dishes.’
Woods Café, Cardinham Woods
Woods Café are a family run independent cafe in the middle of the beautiful Cardinham Woods, Bodmin, Cornwall. They are passionate about serving delicious, homemade food using fresh and local ingredients. Their menu is small but perfectly formed with something for everyone. Their cakes and scones are baked every morning and are perfect with a pot of Cornish Tregothnan tea or locally roasted Origin coffee. They are family and dog friendly with loads of outside seating and a lovely roaring fire in the winter. The specials change regularly but in the summer you will find delicious lunches such as spiced leek fritters with herb and yoghurt dip.
Relish Food & Drink, Wadebridge
Tucked away in the heart of Wadebridge in Foundry Court, their acclaimed café & delicatessen is just yards from the bustling pedestrian shopping area of Molesworth Street. On one side sits the delicatessen, brimming with the best food and drink from around Cornwall, the UK and the world, as well as freshly roasted coffee, beautiful books and useful gifts. On the other sits the café, with seating for 29 inside and 24 in the quiet courtyard. Serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and the best coffee in Cornwall, the café has become a firm favourite amongst locals, visitors and tourists.