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Olives Cafe

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Island Square, St Ives TR26 1NX, England
+44 7875 585759
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Cash Only, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Postcode TR26 1NX

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic Cream Tea

Stopped here for a quick afternoon cream tea and it was by far the best one we had during our week in Cornwall. Large scones with strawberries. Very well presented. Staff were very friendly also while the birds George and Mildred kept us entertained!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
patricia l
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horley
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horley
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10 reviews 10 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Stopped here for a quick afternoon cream tea and it was by far the best one we had during our week in Cornwall. Large scones with strawberries. Very well presented. Staff were very friendly also while the birds George and Mildred kept us entertained!

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Cardiff
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We almost stumbled upon Olives, and so glad we did. Had a lovely homemade quiche with salad and home cooked ham sandwich. All lovely, and great service.

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Excellent atmosphere, cakes and service, worth a visit. Some steps to the entrance but do have tables outside for the less able or those wishing to enjoy the outdoors.

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england
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43 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Fantastic sandwiches and as for the cakes, well, yummy is not good enough to describe them, you will have to try them yourself. Specials board each day offering quiche and other goodies. Set back from the sea front masses, it is a small island of tranquility which will not disappoint you. Outside and inside tables. Go visit, you know you... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Fantastic sandwiches, great atmosphere Came last year and back again this year - will pop in if ever in St Ives again

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Yorkshire
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Olives only opens for evening meals on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and has a limited menu, however the quality of the food and service is excellent. The are only a few tables in this quirky little restaurant but having visited on a Tuesday evening and had a very nice lasagne followed by one of the best cheesecakes that I have... More 

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Birmingham
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Went here a few times while on holiday in St Ives...scones are to die for (homemade as are all the cakes). Had to limit ourselves with the cream teas as the weight would have piled on....so, we went for an evening meal there. It is only open on about 3 nights in the week and it's worth booking as there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

wonderful restaurant which we have been to for years. had my first cream tea there today and it was beautiful. Warm multi fruit and plain scones with loads of Boddington strawberry jam and clotted cream. The wonderful addition was a strawberry to decorate the cream and then all sprinkled with icing sugar. so tempting.

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Just popped in for a cream tea, which was first class. Service quick and friendly, good to get away from the rather loud beer swillers in the pub just down the road!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Visited again this year for another ploughmans. Whilst inside the owner was taking out a tray of homemade cherry scones. Decided that we needed them as well, and was glad we did as they were excellent. The cafe is small and located off the main routes through the town but well worth a visit

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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: Cafe

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe

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Postcode TR26 1NX

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