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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Cash Only, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children
Description: Postcode TR26 1NX

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful cream tea.

Came here for tea and cake with the family. There were empty plates all round. We all really enjoyed it especially the cream tea and apple cake. Would recommend a visit, it's a lovely little cafe!

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2015
BimboDarling
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Surrey/Hants border
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Surrey/Hants border
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101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Came here for tea and cake with the family. There were empty plates all round. We all really enjoyed it especially the cream tea and apple cake. Would recommend a visit, it's a lovely little cafe!

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Thank BimboDarling
Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We had the best Cornwall Cream Tea of our holiday at Olives. The service and atmosphere were fantastic and the size of the portions was significant, representing great value for money. The scones were enormous and fresh while our 8 year old struggled to finish his lemon drizzle cake, which is a new experience for us. We departed well refreshed... More 

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Thank Helena L
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

It may have helped that they were fresh out of the oven, but the fruit scone (with jam and cream, obviously) is one of the best I've ever had. Moist inside, crumbly outside, a good amount of fruit, and huge. Coffee was rich and smooth as could be wished for. Excellent - and the friendly owner adds to the atmosphere.... More 

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Thank JCM1979
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

The best cream tea I have ever tasted in 66 years. Also amazing cheese scones and quiches. Went back for a second cream tea later in the same week. Very friendly staff.

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Thank Liz D
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

This great little cafe is well worth the walk up the hill, the scones are to die for but feel they need extra cream and jam, but we do like our clotted cream so maybe a personal thing. You can sit and enjoy while easy listening music plays and even listen to the friendly staff singing along, it's good that... More 

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Thank Mothersanta
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Sat outside and watched the world go by over a cup of mint tea. Other half had hot chocolate and a huge slice of cake which he said was delicious. Service was friendly and helpful. A really good find away from the main drag, worth seeking out!

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

We stopped at this cute cafe for lunch. The cakes looked scrumptious so I decided to go for a salad and follow it up with a cream team. Awesome!

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Thank Linda F
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here on our recent trip to St Ives. The cream tea was good, with a large warm scone. The only thing was the staff were a bit stingy with the jam and cream, and only gave us one pot between the two of us, although they did say we could have some more if we wanted. It is... More 

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Thank Sarah R
South Wales
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

You will find Olive's cafe in a quiet little square just up from the harbour front. We had the most delicious jam, cream and scones along with cafe lattes. All beautifully presented and tasting scrummy. What more could you ask for in beautiful St Ives.

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Thank sandjf
Devon UK
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We decided to visit this cafe as we have a new granddaughter called Olive! we were not disappointed. despite the tiny space we enjoyed freshly prepared open sandwiches with a fresh salad. This was followed by a delicious cake- of which there were several tempting possibilities. The scones also looked fresh and light, but we couldn't sample everything....

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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: British, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Postcode TR26 1NX

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