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Olives

Island Square, St Ives TR26 1NX, England
+44 7875 585759
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Ranked #27 of 119 restaurants in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Postcode TR26 1NX
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Postcode TR26 1NX
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  • English first
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English first
Glasgow
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Craving a Cornish cream tea, we spotted a sign for Olives and went in. It was really busy which was a good sign but the waitress wasn't particularly welcoming and we waiting for a good few minutes at the door before she came over to see us. We ordered sandwiches and cream teas for afters. The sandwich was okay although... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We visited here last week, had a lovely lunch. Really lovely staff, great food (nice presentation, not your usual limp lettuce with a few crisps) food comes with fruit (huge chunks of pineapple and orange) and salad (that is green and fresh and lovely!) Cakes looked lush but we were so stuffed from salady goodness we didn't have room. Effortlessly... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Myself and my other half visited Cornwall for a week and on our first day we visited St Ives. We love it there! I desperately wanted a Cornish cream tea and we spotted a sign for Olives just up the hill from the harbour side. The place was small but cute and the cakes on their counter looked fab! We... More

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Todmorden, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Friendly staff we relented to a small cake which was very lovely sal says the cappuccino was like at spoons but we like spoons coffee too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Great little cafe, friendly staff and an excellent cream tea - scones to die for - a real gem! A bit off the beaten track behind the harbour but well worth a visit.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Found this place by accident really and popped in for a spot of lunch. The salads were very nice and very filling and the cream tea scone was delicious. A rather snug little cafe but very nicely done and quaint. Unfortunately, nobody had any room left to try any of the fabulous looking cakes on the counter but never mind,... More

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Notts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Found olives cafe quite by accident, glad we did. By far the best cream tea we had during our week in Cornwall. Home made n fabulous :-) .

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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Olives is quite small yet with ample room at the tables, The owner has the right idea for a short stop, stunning tarts and cakes, all home made and in a league of their own. We had to go back more than once so we could try them all, the Lemon Merangue Pie was about the best we have ever... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

The owner/manager is very pleasent, helpful and nice person. Staff were also friendly and helpful. Lovely little place situated in Island Square. The scones were devine & the sandwhiches were lovely, great value - everything tasted so fresh too!! Would certainly recommend a visit.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

After wandering around St Ives and museums we were much in need for tea and cake. We stumbled across Olives by chance. It was lovely and the best (and prettiest) carrot cake and tea. Well worth a visit.

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