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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Cash Only, 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
Excellent lunch! Fantastic place!

A group of 13 of us arrived at Olives thinking we might be turned away as we hadn't booked and it was lunch time! However the staff were absolutely lovely and really accommodating. The food was FANTASTIC! Beautiful sandwiches, quiches and cakes. The cream teas in particular were up there with the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
mayz2010
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A group of 13 of us arrived at Olives thinking we might be turned away as we hadn't booked and it was lunch time! However the staff were absolutely lovely and really accommodating. The food was FANTASTIC! Beautiful sandwiches, quiches and cakes. The cream teas in particular were up there with the best we have ever had. Really tasty, great... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Food was very nice, service was excellent but the coffee was very ordinary. Very difficult to find a place that does nice food and great coffee. I did like this place, small and away from the hustle and bustle of the harbour area and I would go back again for the food. The three star rating is only there because... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Had a very lovely lunch and cake. Very friendly staff who couldn't do enough to accommodate us! I can recommend the delicious salads and absolutely gorgeous cake.

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Hertfordshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Popped in for a cream tea... Soon to realise all the scones had been demolished... The girl behind the till advised us they were making more but would be approx 25mins. She was extremely friendly and when we decided we were too hungry to wait, she even helped us out with other places we could go. Thank you!

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Harrow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Wanted a cream tea but saw the cakes and changed my mind. The apple and ginger cake was the best cake in the world.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Visted here for a mid morning cream tea as we were in Cornwall after all! I love St ives but it's so hard to find somewhere to go with 3 kids and a buggy but we came across this cute little place and there was a lovely little seating area and we could sit and not block anyone with the... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Though only small this I think helps with the nice feel of the place , you can eat in or out weather depending. The specials were fantastic and made fresh while you wait. We have been here many times and always enjoy our visits , the cream teas and homemade fresh cakes rate amongst the best we have had.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Called into Olives cafe for a cream tea and have to say prob one of the best ones weve had in a long time. Staff nice and friendly will defo go again.😄

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Splendid tucked away local eatery. Love the use of modest intimate space inside and out. Lovely fresh menu and friendly staff. Popped in a couple of times for tea/coffee and cake, lunches looked light and lovely, recommended !

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Lovely setting and I'm sure during the day this is an awesome cafe; unfortunately for dinner it was very average, slow service (although I understand the normal waitress was ill and a friend had been drafted in) and fairly bland food - sorry :-(

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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: Cafe

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Postcode TR26 1NX

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