Having popped out of the Shipwreck Centre attraction, staff there tried to herd us into the restaurant above it (Bosuns). But a rude reception, followed by the chef passing us and stinking of cigarettes saw us scarpering before ordering. Then, we remembered we'd passed a delightful looking café near where we'd parked our car on the road (for free) just forty paces or so before the busy pay and display car park.
So we popped back there, pushed open the door and stepped inside a delightful and tranquil space. Lovely clean wooden tables, soft furnishings, art on the wall and a counter cluttered with glamorous cakes and biscuits. On top of that, we received the warmest greeting.
The menu was only really a selection of light bites, cream tea and the like. But after the fright we'd had nearly eating at Bosun's above The Shipwreck Centre, we were just happy to feel warmly welcomed. We soon chose drinks, paninis and a scone for our little boy.
The paninis were delicious. The service was the best. Good honest friendliness with an obvious desire to please the customer. Utterly superb from the moment we stepped in to the moment we left.
It's no surprise to get back off our holiday and see this café has superb reviews. The thing with Cornwall, was suffering a lack of signal to check places on Trip Advisor once you arrive at a village or attraction. So you make mistakes. Here, our luck was in, but I think we knew that once we looked through the window.
That's our advice. Look through the window. Lovely place, smiling friendly staff and I bet you'll see all the other customers smiling too. Delightful.
Shame to think a lot of visitors will fail to spot this gem if they end up in the pay and display car-park and don't think to walk a few paces back up the street.
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