With hundreds of restaurants, cafe’s, takeaways and fine dining on offer throughout Cornwall it’s hard not to find somewhere great to dine out. But if you’re with the family on holiday and need to save the pennies, then finding a place that sells fantastic food and which doesn’t break the bank is difficult.
So with that in mind we’ve come up with a list of five cafe’s dotted around Cornwall that are cheap to eat at and have been rated 5 star from every person that has visited them and left a review online. Without further ado, here are the top 5 absolute best cheap eats in Cornwall:
1) The Shed Cafe & Brunch Bar (Wadebridge)
If it’s great quality grub you’re after that’s easy on your pocket, and you happen to be in or near Wadebridge, then get yourself down to The Shed Cafe & Brunch Bar. Located in Trevanson Street, The shed is renowned for serving freshly cooked breakfasts with a warm, friendly smile.
If you’re not a morning person, then you can always grab lunch here with friends and treat yourself to one of their homemade soups. (I hear the Scottish neeps n tatties soup with crusty, fresh rustic bread is to die for). They even have an award winning brunch bar and serve hot pancakes every single Sunday.
There’s plenty of parking space for your car if you happen to be driving, as The Shed Cafe & Brunch bar is situated right in the centre of Wadebridge, the closest one being the Co-Op car park, which is roughly 2 minutes walk away.
Have a dog with you? If so, they’re allowed outside in the little garden, but you can’t unfortunately bring them inside due to the kitchens being open planned. Rest assured though, your pooch will be greeted with plenty of fuss and free drinks for the duration of their stay.
Great For: Vegetarians, Gluten Free Options, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Local Cuisine, Child Friendly.
Address: 1 Trevanson Street, Wadebridge, Cornwall, Tele: 7870 543199, Opening Hours: All day 8.30-3.30. Open Sundays from 10.30am. Closed Wednesdays.
2) Cafe Cloud (Newquay)
Cafe Cloud is Newquay’s number 1 cafe and that’s down to the fact that they serve the most delicious food you’ll ever taste in Cornwall. You’ll literally get heaven on a plate!
Once you’ve stepped inside this fantastically clean and lovingly decorated establishment you’ll be greeted by the friendliest of smiles from one of the delightful ladies that run it.
From there is all down to you. They serve scones, milkshakes, scrambled eggs on toast, cakes, bacon rolls and everything else in between. All prepared fresh and delivered to your table in no time at all.
If you’re on holiday in Cornwall then this is definitely the place to order yourself a Cornish cream tea, served to you in fine bone china cups that’ll make you feel like royalty.
Gluten free options are available along with vegetarian friendly food, and for those that have got children tagging along, they’ll happily be accommodated for.
All in all, a fab place to eat. Get yourself down to Cafe Cloud today, you won’t be disappointed in the slightest!
Great For: Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Child Friendly, Local Cuisine.
Address: 54 Fore Street, Newquay, Tele: 07759 968345, Opening Hours: Every Day From 09.30am till 17.30pm.
3) Fat Apples Cafe (St Keverne)
Visit Fat Apples in St Keverne and you’ll be rewarded with warm, friendly staff, outstanding service and delicious food that’s well presented.
Set in an old vineyard and only a few minutes drive away from the beaches of Porthoustock, Porthkerris and Porthallow, Fat Apples serves burgers, cakes, crab sandwiches, salads and much more, all served fresh and home made.
It’s a great place to call in if you’re walking the South West coast path in this area and fancy a drink or bite to eat, and we highly suggest you grab a cinnamon bun or treacle tart when you’re there, best around by far!
A very friendly and amazing place where nothing is too much trouble and the attention to detail shows in everything they do. Get yourself down there today.
Great For: Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch,Takeout, Outdo or Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Child Friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local Cuisine.
Address: The Old Vinayard, Porthallow, St Keverne, Helston, Tele: 01326 281559, Opening Hours: 09.30am till 16.00pm 7 days a week.
4) Daisy’s Cafe (Looe)
Daisy’s Cafe in Looe offers affordable and fantastic food served with a smile in a wonderful atmosphere. Muddy boots, dogs and little people are all welcome at Daisy’s, whether it’s scones and cream you want or a quick coffee.
You’d be hard pushed to find anywhere else in Looe that could beat Daisy’s, which is loved by locals and tourists alike. Some even call it the ‘jewel in the crown’.
During busy summer months the cafe can get a bit crowded as it’s rather small, but don’t let that put you off. Food is served very fast here, so the wait will be minimal.
Make sure you order some scones as they are the tastiest around these parts, and if it’s your bag, go for a bacon and black pudding sandwich, they’re very moreish!
Great For: Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Local Cuisine, Child Friendly.
Address: Castle Street, Looe, PL13 1BA, Tele: 07988 803315, Opening Hours: 10.00 till 16.00 Sundays, 09.30 till 16.30 Monday to Saturday.
5) Pels (St Ives)
If you happen to be in St Ives, then Pels cafe is a must. Serving everything from beef and chicken burgers to lemon cake, food here is tasty and served with a smile.
Dogs and children are welcome, along with vegetarians and customers with allergies. The cafe is clean and decorated tastefully with seating inside and out. Pels is situated right on the seafront so the views are stunning in both summer and winter.
Very popular during holiday season, so don’t be surprised if there isn’t a table available, but the service is fast and friendly.
If you do pop in for a bite to eat, we highly recommend trying the savoury crab and cheese crepes or for the sweet toothed, chocolate and strawberry as they are delicious!
Everything is tasty from Pels and the whole family can eat here cheaply. Highly suggest you give it a shot if you’re visiting St Ives for the day.
Great For: Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine And Beer, Digital Payments, Child Friendly, Local Cuisine, The Views.
Address: Harts Building The Wharf, St Ives TR26 1LP, Tele: 01736 795006, Opening Hours: Every Day 9.00am till 9.00pm.
So there we have it, the top 5 cheap eats in Cornwall. Obviously there are even more fantastic and affordable places to eat but we’ve just concentrated on the best of the best.
What do you think? Do you agree with us or have you visited any of them? Let us know in the comments section below, or even tell us one you think deserves a mention.