Cafe culture

Cornwall is full of artisan eateries, from Michelin star restaurants to quaint cafes. Wherever you are in the county you are guaranteed to be fed well and leave happy. However, if you aren't a local you may walk past a few places that we think you need to discover. We've put together a list of great places to eat, drink and watch the world go by all close to our properties at Beach Retreats.

Fistral and Newquay

Martha's Tea Room
Martha's Tea Room is a cosy, cute tea room situated in the centre of Newquay, serving a delicious range of homemade cakes, light lunches and cream teas.

Jam Jar
Jam Jar sum themselves up as follows: local Origin coffee, juices, smoothies, milkshakes, granola, Jessica's homemade gluten free cakes, salads. Eat in or takeaway.

The Coffee Cove
Making everything fresh from locally sourced produce, The Coffee Cove is the new kid on the block with a kick in it's step.

Our properties in Fistral.

Mawgan Porth

The Park
Experience beach cafe dining that’s relaxed and friendly only a few minutes from the sand at Mawgan Porth Beach. If you love rustic comfort food and deli cuisine then you'll love The Park.

Our properties in Mawgan Porth.



Wild Cafe
Driven by the seasons, Wild Cafe serves simple yet contemporary food, extraordinarily grown and prepared.


Cafe Coast
Located alongside the sand at Porth Beach is Cafe Coast a bright and funky, family run cafe serving traditional beach cafe food from fry ups to cream teas. Well behaved dogs welcome.

Our properties in Porth.


Victorian Tea Room
This quaint tea room blends in to the quintessential fishing harbour of Padstow. Serving a huge collection of cakes and breakfasts on victorian crockery.

The Basement
The Basement is set back in a courtyard, with views overlooking the harbour at Padstow. They  prepare all of their food on the premises from the marmalade at breakfast through to the ice cream for your dessert in the evening, using produce sourced from local suppliers.

Rick Stein's Cafe
“Our café is the sort you’d find on every street in London or Sydney. You can drop in for breakfast or a cake with a morning cappuccino, enjoy a light lunch or three-course dinner as the relaxed informal style of the café is designed for everyday eating.” Rick Stein

Our properties in Padstow and The Camel Estuary.

Cardinham Woods

Woods Cafe
From gooey chocolate cake, tangy lemon drizzle, a blooming lovely carrot cake, white chocolate and raspberry muffins and squidgy brownie, Woods Cafe has it all. Set in the beautiful surroundings of Cardinham Woods, it's a popular jaunt for cyclists and walkers.

Wadebridge and The Camel Estuary

One of Cornwall's best cafe delicatessens, tucked away in the heart of Wadebridge, near the beginning of The Camel Trail leading to Padstow. Relish is best known for it's coffee, we highly recommend you head in for a cup.

Strong Adolfo's
Strong Adolfo's has everything you'd want from a cafe plus a little more, frequently hosting artist exhibitions, guest chef evenings, wine tastings.

Little Plates
Serving food inspired by small dishes from round the globe alongside great wines and beers, classic and contemporary cocktails all in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.