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The Lifebuoy Cafe

8 Lostwithiel Street, Fowey Pl231bd, England
07715075869
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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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English first
Evesham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Brixham
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Surrey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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England
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20 reviews 20 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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Leeds
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
12 helpful votes 12 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant 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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