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The Lifebuoy Cafe

8 Lostwithiel Street, Fowey Pl231bd, England
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Ranked #3 of 45 Restaurants in Fowey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Dessert
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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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We took refuge here from the rain and had a very nice lunch. There is a good vegetarian choice and I thought the savory cheese scones were excellent. Nice touches include the old school chairs with books in the back and a game of connect 4 on the table! Recommended.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Cathy's cafe is one of the key ingredients to making Fowey such a fabulous place. Another Lifebuoy breakfast please. Love it x

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I wouldn't come to Fowey without visiting this lovely, quirky café. Food always excellent - delicious and good value too. The kids love the retro toys, which we adults love reminiscing about! I would recommend the savoury Cornish tea (I think that's what is was called) - 2 lovely cheese scones served with local cheese, chutney and salad...not the cheapest... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

A cosy little place with wonderful retro signs about the place! Tea served in proper china cups. The only down side was no toilets on the premises.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Breakfast at the Lifebuoy was fantastic. Friendly and helpful staff in pleasant surroundings. Space is at a premium as it is only a small cafe but quality and quantity is good at a fair price.

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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131 reviews 131 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Visiting Fowey on our final day of our 2 week holiday, we caught the bus down to the village and I spotted this café just as you are coming in. We walked back from the church bus stop and popped in and was made very welcome straight away. My son is 10 and has autism so sometimes we need things... More

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We visited because of the reviews - big mistake. I wanted a cream tea but with a bottle of water and not a pot of tea (both the same price) - I was told this was not possible and would have to pay extra for the water. My partner agreed to have the pot of tea so I got my... More

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Top Contributor
245 reviews 245 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is a small and rather quirky cafe (not quite as quirky possibly as Pinky Murphy's). Seating is indoor and the music was nice for a sunny Sunday morning. Service was friendly and the breakfasts were ample and filling and the food is locally sourced (Fried egg beans sausage 2 rashers of bacon and 2 slices of hogs pudding served... More

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Evesham, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Lovely little cafe, quirky decor and very helpful staff. Food was great, we got in after a big party of walkers who all had breakfasts even though it was after 12, they were very accomodating to them and us.

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Quirky little café ideal for a yummy breakfast/snack, well priced, good service, loads of fun stuff to look at but not chintz! great for keeping our 2 young boys amused, old retro toys from my past including hats etc for them to try on. Great full English/cakes, thank you Carl & Emma Steele, Stamford, Lincs

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Additional Information about The Lifebuoy Cafe

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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