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Bodmin Parkway Station | A38, Bodmin, England
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea
Description: One of my stranger suggestions. Run by the charity who operate a small...
One of my stranger suggestions. Run by the charity who operate a small branch line which meets the main Paddington to Penzance line at this station, the old signal box, up a short staircase is a quaint but friendly and hospitable snack bar on an otherwise isolated and inhospitable station. The limited profits go to the charity but the food is tasty simple and very good value. A useful novelty that might otherwise go unnoticed. Worth a listing.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The best breakfast in Bodmin

Great service, big breakfasts, at sensible prices and good location. This cafe is not in the town, it's at the train station but it's definitly worth the 5 minute drive. It's also nice watching the trains go by whilst eating. Very impressed with this little cafe!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Great service, big breakfasts, at sensible prices and good location. This cafe is not in the town, it's at the train station but it's definitly worth the 5 minute drive. It's also nice watching the trains go by whilst eating. Very impressed with this little cafe!!

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Wadebridge, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My partner and I stopped here for breakfast, whilst waiting for our train to arrive.. I had a bacon and egg bap and my partner had a full English breakfast. The portions were big and were great value for money. It's lovely to watch the trains passing by whilst having a scrummy breakfast... We will definitely return. Five stars all... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

The staff here are always so nice helpful and serve such lovely food the cafe is quirky and it's enjoyable to sit and watch the world go by will be back

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Bodmin, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We go to The Signal Box most weeks after a short walk from Resprin Bridge Lanhydrock, The ladies are lovely and every thing is freshly made, coffee is very good and cheese scones are a must. It's a very unusual place to have coffee an old signal box but that's part of the charm, watching people dashing about whale you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Ordered 2 bacon and egg baps. They were delicious and great value for money. Fast and friendly service too. Thank you.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Bought an egg and bacon bap each, a tea and a coffee whilst waiting for the train. Service was quick and the rolls were top-notch quality and good value at £2.70 - well worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Visit it quite often when working nearby always have received great service. The food is really good quality and the cakes are not to be missed. One of Cornwall's hidden gems

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Always a pleasure to have a cup of tea up in the old signal box at Bodmin Parkway station whilst waiting for our steam train up to Bodmin General on the Bodmin and Wenford Railway. Lovely and friendly and plenty of choice for warm and cold drinks, snacks and warm toasties and sandwiches. Plenty of atmosphere and great use of... More 

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Bodmin, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I think that this is a great place to start a trip... with a good cup of coffee and a big slice of home made cake.. clean and tidy spot on....

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I am well disposed to this little cafe because it reside us from a cold hour on the platform after we miscalculated the return train time to Plymouth after a long walk through the park at Lanhydrock. The cafe occupies the upstairs room of the old signal box. It is run by a charity who have to do with some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bodmin Parkway Station | A38, Bodmin, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Bodmin

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Description

One of my stranger suggestions. Run by the charity who operate a small branch line which meets the main Paddington to Penzance line at this station, the old signal box, up a short staircase is a quaint but friendly and hospitable snack bar on an otherwise isolated and inhospitable station. The limited profits go to the charity but the food is tasty simple and very good value. A useful novelty that might otherwise go unnoticed. Worth a listing.

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