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The Lifebuoy Cafe

8 Lostwithiel Street, Fowey Pl231bd, England
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Ranked #3 of 40 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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94% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We went here for breakfast and it was absolutely delicious. It is a nice friendly cafe with good freshly cooked food. I had scrambled eggs on toast and there was plenty of it and the eggs were cooked perfectly not too wet or overcooked. My husband has a bacon and egg sandwich and he said it was one of the... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We popped in for lunch and thought the place was lovely. The cafe itself is small but perfectly formed with loads of cool decorations and plenty of games to play (my daughter stuffed me at Connect 4 before we ate!). The eggy crumpets are inspired! Gooey egg all wrapped in a bready parcel and served with beans. The coffee is... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

We popped in for lunch, very lucky to get a table as the place is small and very popular. The decor is very well done, with lots of kitsch items to amuse adults and kids. We really liked the 3d viewmasters, but there were mini Connect4s, Dominos and other things too. Food was very nice and didn't disappoint. Service was... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

If my Cath Kidson obsessed wife had a dream about a cafe this would be it. The food is superb, I had a crab bagel which was prepared fresh after I ordered. The ambience of the place is lovely, with vintage books, toys and games to keep you occupied whilst waiting for your meal. A real treat and we'll worth... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Spent a rainy morning crowded into here for a great breakfast, looking at the retro toys and books. Really good place and well worth a visit

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

Very good breakfast. Six of us all wanting something different. All cooked to order and served hot. Lucky to get a table as it's small but very friendly and efficient service. Will be back!

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Came across this quirky lovely Cafe whilst visiting Fowey for the day. Loved it! Friendly efficient girls that served us a lovely Cream Tea , Ice Cream Sundae and drinks. Cold drinks could have been chilled more and the scones would have been nice if home made but it was still lovely and the ambiance and how the Cafe had... More

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Fowey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Love love love this place!! Yes, there are no loos, but come on people, just take a short 50m walk down the road to them if you're that butsting! All food cooked from scratch, all yummy, and served with a smile! The veggie breakfast is super yummy, and the bagels are definatly worth trying.. Again and again!! Ooo, and the... More

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Hemel Hempstead
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We visited the Lifebuoy Cafe for breakfast and we had one of the best breakfasts ever here! The food was fresh and not greasy, great surroundings and pleasant service. Prices are reasonable, service was quick a great experience. The cafe itself is delightful clean and quirky will definitely go again highly recommended!

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

First morning on holiday and couldn't think of a better way to start it. Attentive staff and a delicious breakfast served quickly. Good value and set us up for the day!

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