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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, Lunch, Dinner, Cash Only, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
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
Brilliant service & lovely food

Was wondering around St. Ives and couldnt really find much that took our fancy, saw a little sign for the cafe and had a wander up. Really friendly when we walked in and got a seat right by the door. Both me and my partner had afternoon tea & it was stunning. We were noseying the cakes as well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Was wondering around St. Ives and couldnt really find much that took our fancy, saw a little sign for the cafe and had a wander up. Really friendly when we walked in and got a seat right by the door. Both me and my partner had afternoon tea & it was stunning. We were noseying the cakes as well, over... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Cafe is open during the day doing tea and cakes but open in the evening with a limited menu of freshly cooked food (I had lasagne)with salad, a glass of wine and a delicious, beautifully made eton mess for pudding.. Only downside is that they only take cash..so I had to rush to the other side of town to get... More 

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Leiston, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We had a very nice lunch here when in St Ives last week. Such a pleasant place with lovely girls and the cakes...... the BEST EVER! Thank you

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We came here on our first afternoon in St. Ives searching for our first Cream Tea of the holiday - unfortunately it was a Sunday and places were starting to close. We came across Olive's Cafe and walked in the door just as they were shutting up shop - however, we mentioned the Cream Tea (we must have looked very... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We always come here when we're in st ives for the best scones clotted cream strawberry jam and tea in the world fact!

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We visit every year and decided to eat somewhere different and booked an evening meal. Love the limited menu choice for each day. The restaurant is small but quirky. No pretence. The waitress was so friendly and efficient. Food was tasty well presented. Not expensive. We will visit again next year.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Four adults seeking a cream tea stumbled on Olive's and were very surprised at the exceptional quality of the food on offer. We ordered just 4 cream teas but whilst we waited we saw lots of great food dishes being prepared and sent to tables. If you want machine-like service then please go somewhere else as this is a small... More 

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bristol u.k
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Wondered upon this little gem deep in the heart of the Island in St Ives. Loved so much by my partner that she insisted upon a daily dose of gorgeous home made cake with super fruit tea by tea pigs, whilst I gorged myself on beautiful fruit scones with clotted cream and a double shot coffee. . Will definitely tell... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Maybe we went on a bad day, but the two main menu choices (soup and quiche) were both off and the salad sandwich was made with supermarket bread and the merest taste of ham or salmon. The cakes looked really good, but we didn't want to chance it.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Super cooking in the little restaurant off the main walk through. If your're going to Porthgwidden beach then you'll see it. Why not 5 stars.... Well I'm being tough but the selection is very small....

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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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