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The Arts Cafe Truro

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25 River Street, Town Centre, Truro TR1 2SJ, England (Formerly Truro Museum Cafe)
01872274974
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9:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Sun 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cosy cafe

Perfectly located in Truro if waiting fir a bus especially on a rainy day. The have a cosy nook area with quaint armchairs and cosy sofas. Ideal to curl up with a hot chocolate and a book or watch the world go by. Art shop too , so perfect fir browsing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
Tracey T
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Redruth, United Kingdom
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Redruth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Perfectly located in Truro if waiting fir a bus especially on a rainy day. The have a cosy nook area with quaint armchairs and cosy sofas. Ideal to curl up with a hot chocolate and a book or watch the world go by. Art shop too , so perfect fir browsing.

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South West England, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Always a nice treat for lunch when shopping in Truro. I like that I can eat very healthy, organic/gluten free food and still feel like I've treated myself! Gold star to the Arts Cafe Truro!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

We had our daughters birthday party by truro arts company "arty party". The party was truly wonderful thankyou so much! Superb party host! Creative fun, lovely games and dancing. The party food was excellent! Great atmosphere, again thank-you.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Despite a rather indifferent experience here a few months ago, my friend and I ventured back today for drinks and cakes with our toddlers. Never have I felt so unwelcome in a cafe. As it was late morning, my friend went to the counter to ask whether they were serving the children's lunches lised on the menu yet; the bearded... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I met a friend here as we had some business to discuss. Really comfortable seating areas and friendly service. We both really enjoyed the hot chocolate; it was superb. It was the first time I had visited the Arts Cafe but I shall return.

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Next to the Royal Cornwall Museum, a pleasantly furnished room serving a range of food at reasonable prices. I can recommend the cream tea!

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cornwall
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

This is a lovely place to have lunch when you are in Truro but unfortunately I had very poor customer service - I love the mixed salad plates but cannot eat the potato salad ,so asked if I could have a spoonful of hummus instead - only if I paid an extra £1 !!! So they take off the potato... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Coffee here is a must, and I've been a coffee nutjob for, well a lot longer than the recent upsurge. Look up Origin Coffee - they're Cornish and it's good to see a fair few cafés using it. Anyway, food quality in here is also very good for sandwich / salad type things. I hate ordering the same thing but... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My friends and I were swiftly served with a delicious vegetarian savoury and salad. The ambience was attractive and bright with pretty decorations which were for sale in the Arts Shop.

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Paignton
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65 reviews 65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This cafe serves great coffee and the staff are usually good. I go in regularly for a coffee and a cake it lunch. This week I had my labradoodle with me and I was greeted by a member of staff who abruptly said 'dogs only in this area' - there were no seats! Think before you speak before you upset... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 River Street, Town Centre, Truro TR1 2SJ, England (Formerly Truro Museum Cafe)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Truro
  • Phone Number: 01872274974

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 5:00 pm

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