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The Lifebuoy Cafe

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8 Lostwithiel Street, Fowey Pl231bd, England
07715075869
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Dessert, Takeout
Description: Open for breakfast from 8.30 to 11.30 Monday to Friday and untill 12.00 at...
Open for breakfast from 8.30 to 11.30 Monday to Friday and untill 12.00 at the weekend. Also serving light lunches, crab sandwich,s, fish finger buttys, crab cakes, quiche, selection of salads, cakes and cream teas. Pots of tea and puro Cornish coffee. As far as we can all our food is from local suppliers.
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  • 11
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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
A good choice especially on a warm day

We visited on a warm day and sat outside overlooking the river. Staff were friendly and helpful, the food took about 20 minutes to arrive but we had time to spare and admire the view.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
wincho
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Cheltenham
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Cheltenham
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We visited on a warm day and sat outside overlooking the river. Staff were friendly and helpful, the food took about 20 minutes to arrive but we had time to spare and admire the view.

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Bakewell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

small but perfectly formed! the tea was lovely and the cakes homemade - light fluffy and plenty of butter cream - perfection! the staff were friendly - even at the end of a busy day!! thankyou x

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London
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The food took a while to arrive, but since it was all freshly cooked that's fair enough! They were lovely and friendly.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Visited the lifebuoy cafe after a review from Esquire magazine. What a delightful experience. The cafe itself was so quirky and there was a bonus of playing connect 4 while we waited! The breakfast was delicious and the sausage definitely worth a try. Despite that we arrived just after 12, they still allowed us to order a breakfast! A huge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Absolutely loved the atmosphere, staff and food. Caters for the young and the old; very family friendly! Will definitely be returning!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Visited this place for breakfast on a number of occasions while staying along the Esplanade, and what a pleasure it was. The staff were always friendly and helpful, and the decor of the place, different in a very nice way :) Sausage and bacon sandwiches were the order of the day and were lovely, though on the final day we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Beware.... no English Breakfast will ever be good enough after you eat a Fat Buoy. This establishment has crushed my self belief in my ability to make a good English Breakfast. I would recommend breakfast to anyone staying in or visiting Fowey. Good service and amazing food. You will judge every cafe breakfast against the standard you eat here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This cafe is very much a favourite of ours and our son Toby. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and the food superb. On the subject of food I can highly recommend the fish finger butty. Excellent! Just what you need for lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Went for breakfast at 12 which was the dead line for breakfast and they were happy to serve us. Food was excellent and very nice atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Tiny café, but the food looked good and fresh. We bought takeaway coffees to drink down at the quay, excellent taste and the best coffee in Fowey!

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Address: 8 Lostwithiel Street, Fowey Pl231bd, England
Phone Number: 07715075869
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Fowey
Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 Lostwithiel Street, Fowey Pl231bd, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Fowey
  • Phone Number: 07715075869

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine

Description

Open for breakfast from 8.30 to 11.30 Monday to Friday and untill 12.00 at the weekend. Also serving light lunches, crab sandwich,s, fish finger buttys, crab cakes, quiche, selection of salads, cakes and cream teas. Pots of tea and puro Cornish coffee. As far as we can all our food is from local suppliers.

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