Best Independent Coffee Shops in Cornwall

24th January 2022

Nothing goes hand-in-hand with a long coastal walk more than a hot coffee. Spending more time out in nature can often inspire a craving for the organic, and this is where the standard chain coffee shops often don’t quite cut it. Luckily, Cornwall is abundant in independent coffee shops, roasteries and cafes serving up the finest home brewed and hand-picked coffee beans in the south west.

We’ve chosen seven of the best places to sample independent coffee here in Cornwall, ensuring that your next hot drink by the sea hits the spot.

Origin Coffee- Porthleven

Origin Coffee are the go-to for organic coffee in Cornwall. An independently owned, speciality coffee roaster, Origin have three sit-in cafes where you can enjoy their produce, alongside supplying many additional cafes and restaurants across Cornwall, and selling their products online. Head to The Roastery, Porthleven, Harbour Head, Porthleven, or The Warehouse, Penryn, to sample a cup of their brewed beans in stylish interiors.

No. 1 Cubs Coffee- Watergate Bay

Unique, pure, contemporary. No. 1 Cubs take a modern approach to the traditional coffee shop in their four stylish coffee hangouts in Cornwall.  Find them in Charlestown, the historic harbour situated on the south coast, a pop-up coffee van at Watergate Bay and a winter pop up in The Beach Hut restaurant, and a new space on the outskirts of Newquay called The Hangar.

Grounded Coffee Co.- Newquay

For organic beans from around the globe, look no further than Grounded Coffee Co in Newquay town centre. Serving a variety of single origin coffees and freshly baked cakes just moments from Towan beach, walk here from our properties in Fistral and Porth for your daily pick-me-up before continuing the stroll across Newquay’s bays at low tide.

Yallah Coffee- St Ives

Yallah are dedicated to sustainability, reducing waste and minimising their carbon footprint. Their coffee, roasted here in Cornwall, reflects this, from production method to cup. With an emphasis on fresh, seasonal produce and interesting flavours, their produce is sure to delight. You can sample their beans freshly brewed from their harbourside café and kiosk in St Ives or buy bags directly from their roastery in Argal Home Farm, Falmouth.

Slice of Cornwall- Trewardreva Mill, Falmouth

This fashionable and contemporary-chic coffee shop and eatery is situated in Trewadreva Mill, set just outside of Constantine and a 20 minute drive from the nearby town of Falmouth. They serve up mouth-watering brunches and dark roast coffee and are soon launching their evening menu. This spot is a must visit if you are driving into Falmouth or looking to explore the surrounding area.

Hungry Horsebox Co.- Hayle

If you are seeking a freshly brewed coffee but don’t want to leave the shoreline, look no further than the Hungry Horsebox, a converted horse trailer pitched on the sand of Gwithian beach in Hayle. The scenic spot offers delicious drinks and homemade food which can be enjoyed on the water’s edge. Stop off here on a walk from Hayle estuary and along the three mile stretch of beach.

North Coast Wine Co.- Bude

This sophisticated coffee and wine bar in Bude’s town centre serve only hand-picked, locally sourced and independent drinks, many of which cannot be found elsewhere. If you’re looking to escape the pasty and fish-and-chips brigade and to taste something more organic, this is your go-to. Open during the day on weekdays and into the evening on Friday and Saturdays, sample their range of creamy coffees- or perhaps an espresso martini.