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The Beachcomber

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The Wharf, St Ives TR26 1PU, England
01736 794844
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A bit pricey

Called in for morning coffee and cake. Had two pieces of cake, a toasted teacake and a piece of lemon meringue. Two cans of soft drink, a cappuccino and a fruit tea which was a bag from a box of Twinings. All this came to £24.40 which seemed overpriced. The cake wasn't the freshest I have ever had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Called in for morning coffee and cake. Had two pieces of cake, a toasted teacake and a piece of lemon meringue. Two cans of soft drink, a cappuccino and a fruit tea which was a bag from a box of Twinings. All this came to £24.40 which seemed overpriced. The cake wasn't the freshest I have ever had but they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This place is in a lovely spot overlooking the harbour and is nicely set out inside. The service was also very friendly. We had a cream tea and it was good but at £6, seemed a little pricey. Nice place and worth a visit.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We at outside and enjoyed the view of St Ives bay. Had a coffee and cake and enjoyed it thoroughly! We had cake and they were both delicious they also has gluten free versions!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

If you like your cakes big then yhis is the place for you! The lemon meringue pie is to die for. Staff friendly and the view of the harbor is stunning!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

On a day visit to St. Ives I needed an afternoon pick-me-up and found this little cafe by chance. It has a beautiful view of Harbour Beach. There is both indoor and outdoor seating - take your pick according to the weather. As it was a lovely day, I sat outside. Service was friendly and fast. I had a very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Fabulous fresh scones, great service and good place to sit out if the weather's good. Worth stopping by.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Got caught out by the rain so darted for cover and found myself in this place, what luck! The service was friendly and efficient, the food was simple, well presented and full of flavour. The coffee was hot and very pleasant. A great place and I would highly recommend.

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Witham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I stopped in here with my wife and enjoyed an afternoon Cornish cream tea. The service was very friendly & the café was clean and inviting. The view over the harbour is beautiful but they don't inflate the price as some places would do because of the view/location. It is very reasonably priced and you get a good sized pot... More 

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Maidenhead, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Called in by chance on the 1st of July and sat outside. Excellent and hot coffee. The breakfast selection is not huge - no traditional breakfast but I had a toasted egg and bacon sandwich. Well done and with good ingredients. Excellent waitress. Good toilets inside.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

My wife and I always visit this cafe when we visit St Ives, the food is excellent and lots of it. We have eaten crab sandwiches all over Cornwall and in my opinion the Beachcomber serves the best. I can also recommend the desserts, I had a slice of Lemon Meringue pie that looked as good as it tasted and... More 

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Address: The Wharf, St Ives TR26 1PU, England
Phone Number: 01736 794844
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
Cuisine: British

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  • Address: The Wharf, St Ives TR26 1PU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: 01736 794844

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

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