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The Lifebuoy Cafe

8 Lostwithiel Street, Fowey Pl231bd, England
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Ranked #2 of 34 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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210 reviews from our community

94% Recommend
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English first
Hemel Hempstead
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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Wokingham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

What a wonderful place. Quirky, great for a trip down memory lane, played snakes and ladders whilst having breakfast. Great decor, fabulous original retro toys and great food.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My wife and I chose Lifebuoy based on previous TA reviews & were not disappointed. I think we'd still have eaten here anyway as it looked very inviting from the outside. The Lifebuoy is a cosy wee place & we received a warm welcome. We both had the Lifebuoy regular breakfast(there is the Fat Buoy for those with a bigger... More

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Frome, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I always like to read Tripadvisor reviews wherever I am going to stay. This had a good review, friendly staff. We had breakfast here today and was pleasantly surprised at the choice on the menu, excellent food, nice coffee. Papers and magazines to read, also cater for children which is always a plus these days. A nice find.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

Stopped for coffee and ended up going back for lunch! The food was amazing great cakes and would recommend the fish finger (homemade) buttys and children's menu. The cafe itself is full of retro memorabilia which is fascinating, great for children too as there are books to read and games on the tables & etch-a-sketch to play with. Friendly &... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We popped in here for a cream tea and were not disappointed, the scones were lovely and the tea was plentiful. What really lifted the cafe out of the ordinary was the retro toys and books they had dotted around. These gave amusement and were a great conversation topic on a rainy afternoon :-)

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Really great cafe, lovely friendly people serving traditional english food to a great standard and at sensible prices.. The tea comes in a tea-pot, the cakes on a cake tray and the english breakfast is magnificent. Nothing more needs to be said.

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Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

As a couple of Aussie travellers we can see why the Lifebuoy Cafe is so well reviewed. We had a couple of nice breakfasts there. Great choice of food and great coffee. On our second visit the rain teemed outside and we could have happily sat, ate, read, played and talked all day. The owner was friendly and professional, and... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Pros: friendly, good home-cooked food with quality local produce, cosy feel, central location Cons: not a wide breakfast selection Conclusion: we visited here a number of times for breakfast during our stay in Fowey and would highly recommend it. Cakes looked good too!

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