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Island Square, St Ives TR26 1NX, England
+44 7875 585759
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Ranked #36 of 122 Restaurants in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Café
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Postcode TR26 1NX
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We were looking for a spot of lunch and followed the signs to this little place very cosy and menu looked good, we had great service and food was superb :-) the scone for afters was also amazing :-) We even had entertainment from the kitchen of a few bickers and friendly banter lol I'm presuming from husband and wife... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Go on take that little extra walk into the twisting cobbled streets of St Ives and enjoy what must be some of the BEST homemade cake and puds ever. No skrimping on portions here and beautifully presented. I've only been a few times but will become a seasoned regular now that I have stumbled across this gold mine. A pretty... More 

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Leeds
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Had a morning coffee and shared a piece of lemon cake which were superb. Lovely little tucked away cafe you shouldn't miss. Lunches looked great too!

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

A small tea shop, set just a little way from the bustling quayside, spotted from a small sign on the wall, with a big heart! Friendly staff, great cakes/sandwiches, refreshing drinks and lovely atmosphere. All food is home-baked and ingredients locally sourced. Perfect!!

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Thornaby, England
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72 reviews 72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My boyfriend and I were staying just a minutes walk away from the cafe. It caught my eye as it looked cute and quaint. We stopped for a coffee one day. Nice service and nice coffee. It doesn't have a view but it's only a short stroll from the beach or the Island.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

We popped into this cafe on our recent holiday in St Ives. It is a bit off the beaten track, but well worth the effort of walking up the hill. I had a piece of the lemon drizzle cake, and what a piece it was! You get good portions of food here, and the cake was delicious. Friendly staff as... More 

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Black Country
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Dropped in here this afternoon for coffee. Decided to sit inside as it was very blustery outside. Inside you can see the guy preparing coffee and tea. As we sat drinking our coffee i was naturally watching him and was horrified to watch him running his hands through his hair and over his face several times and then handling the... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

what can i say about olives super brill excellent great fantastic lemon drizzle cake to die for all cakes brill staff very polite the owner adrian if you have stayed at coast house you will know he will only provide class one food and drink ,easy to get to from anywhere in st ives. prices cost the same as anywhere... More 

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Domat/Ems, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

we spent quite some time in St. Ives. In this time, the Olives Cafe was somehow like our summer lunch place. over the month, we stayed about once per week in the Olives Cafe and enjoyed it always very much. The food is great, just perfect to have a light lunch, the choice of cakes for a dessert is excellent.... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Not on the sea front, a massive 50 yards away! And well worth a visit if you can get in. It seats about eight tables upstairs. All very homely and accommodating. The food was.........like your Mum would do it. Reasonable prices.

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Address: Island Square, St Ives TR26 1NX, England
Phone Number: +44 7875 585759
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
Cuisine: Café

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