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The Yellow Canary Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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12 Fore Street, St Ives TR26 1AB, England
+44 1736 797118
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

Dropped in to savour the local produce! Service was very friendly and efficient, the pasties were tasty and fresh! Would eat from here again!

Thank Steve W
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

I popped in for lunch today at around 12 o'clock, I was looking at all the tasty looking sandwiches, pasties and cakes. After a couple of minutes I decided to go for the crab sandwich and I must say it was the best sandwich I have had in my life, with great bread and the freshest tasting crab. The coffee... More 

1 Thank carlos_hemming
Shepperton, England
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138 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

The Yellow Canary cafe has always been our favourite place to stop for a very tasty lunch and coffee. However, things seemed to have changed a bit from last year. The staff are still very pleasant and my husband says the coffee is still excellent as is the hot chocolate but the sandwiches and cakes have changed. The cakes, instead... More 

Thank City-Break-Lover
Torquay, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2015

we popped in for a coffee and couldn't resist having a cake because they looked so tasty and they were as good as they looked coffee was made to perfection as well service was good and staff were very pleasant despite it being busy

1 Thank Liz S
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2015

Visited daily on each of last 3 visits to St Ives. Always friendly. Good coffee and some great pastries including delicious natas. Will always come back.

1 Thank FozzieandBlakey
Bromsgrove, England
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

We popped in today for a drink the 5 of us. Took forever to be served when nobody else was waiting. 3 staff on but only 1 finally decided to serve us. Not 1 member of staff smiled or welcomed us and it just had no atmosphere at all. Seemed to be an effort to serve us. Even when we... More 

1 Thank honeybunny2020
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2015

Gorgeous cakes and very reasonably priced. Lots of choice and friendly staff. We didn't eat in but you could.

1 Thank susieb1
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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243 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

We stopped here on Sunday. The staff were very nice. The food and drink was good .but I found it very overpriced.

Thank Marie L
Solihull, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

I am really just reviewing the coffee - sorry. It was disappointing. In previous visits to St Ives this was my favourite coffee place but something has gone wrong. Have been twice this trip and now given up. If you want a nice coffee go to Pastry Presto about 20 seconds away.

Thank perrygeoff
The Shire
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2015

Sandwiches are nice and the egg custard tarts are the best. The pasty wasn't the best I had in St. Ives but was still OK. Not particularly cheap but nowhere is really around this area, and the food is good.

Thank MissDeePee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Fore Street, St Ives TR26 1AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 797118

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?