10 best places for breakfast in Cornwall

Wondering where to go for breakfast during your stay by the shore? We’ve got you covered with our guide to the best breakfast and brunch spots in Cornwall.

If you’re looking to fuel up for a day on the cliff paths or in the surf, a brilliant breakfast made with local produce is a must. Here’s our list of the 10 best breakfasts in Cornwall, from sea-facing cafes serving slow-roasted coffee, to dedicated all-day-brunch kitchens dishing up famous loaded waffles.

Find a retreat seconds from the shore and enjoy breakfast on the coast…. or buy fresh bread and eggs from a Cornish deli and cook it yourself in your self-catered kitchen.

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Slice, Falmouth

Loved by locals and visitors alike, Slice blows the traditional fry up out of the park with its extensive brunch menu. Drool over a range of both sweet and savoury waffles, huevos rancheros, and their unique ‘bayas’ – stone scorched sourdough pillow breads stuffed with flavours from around the globe.

You’ll find Slice in the beautiful woodland area of Constantine, just outside of Falmouth.

The Beach Hut, Watergate Bay

A North Coast classic, The Beach Hut has to be the best place to start your day. Take a seat in the glass walled conservatory room and check the surf conditions as you tuck into their breakfast menu, including North Indian inspired dishes, the classic full English, overnight oats, pastries and bread from DaBara bakery, and much more.

The Beach Hut at Watergate Bay

TJs, Polzeath

Eat your breakfast right on the beach at TJs, which has rooftop seating perfect for hot summer mornings. Opt for a ‘full Cornish’ breakfast, breakfast hash, American pancakes and more, and head directly onto the sand once you’re done.

Greens of Padstow

Enjoy traditional breakfast options alongside french toast and homemade granola at this relaxed eatery with views of Padstow harbour and the Camel Estuary. Or, opt for a ‘Bartender breakfast’ of a Bloody Mary or Bucks Fizz – you’re on holiday, after all.

Greens also has its own 18 hole mini golf course, the perfect family activity to burn off some of that breakfast energy.

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Greens of Padstow golf course

The Potting Shed, Newquay

Tucked away in Newquay Garden Centre, The Potting Shed serves up delicious breakfasts in a relaxing, plant-filled environment. Enjoy the Big Shed breakfast, eggs benedict, pancake stacks or coffee and homemade cakes, before shopping for a new house plant to take home with you.

The Longstore, Charlestown

Every Saturday The Longstore in Charlestown serves their take on a brunch, including steak and eggs, grilled cheese sandwiches, Donburi bowls alongside the classic fry up. Doubling as a cocktail bar, you can enjoy a Mimosa or two with your breakfast – or upgrade to their Bottomless Brunch and make it a celebration.

The Longstore Charlestown

Porthmeor Beach Café

Tuck into breakfast directly overlooking the beautiful blues of Porthmeor beach in St Ives, seconds from the Tate Gallery. With cooked and continental options, fresh coffee and cakes, a breakfast at Porthmeor Beach Café will make that beach view even sweeter.

Artist Residence Penzance

This beautifully designed, rustic hotel and eatery in the Old Quarter of Penzance is worth a visit just for the décor and laid back ambience. Stay for breakfast and enjoy the veggie friendly menu, with delights such as banana bread French toast topped with vanilla mascarpone.

Artist Residence Penzance

The Old Forge Lelant

Just outside of Hayle, this adorable eatery includes outdoor seating and a sheltered, heated courtyard, meaning you can enjoy your breakfast al fresco. Pick from a sweet tooth or savoury menu including shakshuka, croque madame, sweetcorn fritters, rice pudding, smoothie bowls and more.

Old Forge Lelant Shakshouka

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