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Porthmeor Cafe

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Porthmeor, St Ives TR26 1JZ, England
+44 1736 793366
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Managed to squeeze in a glass of wine before they shut in the evening and it was the most beautiful setting to watch the sunset over the water. Lovely staff, especially the Australian waitress who my daughter thought was just gorgeous! I think the food looked good too but was very happy with the large Sauvignon as the sun went... More 

Thank LangieJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I LOVE this cafe for breakfast in winter. Perfect in every way - the food (hats off to you chef), the staff, the view, the warmth. An utter delight.

Thank Nalmale
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a regular visitor to St Ives, Porthmeor beach cafe is my favourite place and always top of the list of places to go. From breakfast watching the beach wake up to evenings sipping cocktails and sharing delicious tapas, this place covers the lot! The whole family loved it from 8 - 80 year olds with a menu that appealed... More 

Thank ld123
Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great breakfast watching the surfers! Perched above Porthmeor Beach this is a great cafe for breakfast in the winter!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I challenge anyone to find a better coffee and cake with such gorgeous views than can be had at the Porthmeor Cafe. Great to find the cafe open in February.

Thank KarenMacc
Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic final day breakfasts in the repurposed beach huts. Have been made into booths with heaters. Overlooked the surfers whist. Eating a delicious build a breakfast.

Thank E2266BKsarah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu is imaginative with high quality ingredients. The young staff were especially cheerful and efficient and remained so the whole day we were there from lunch to tea.

Thank caseldines
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just popped in for a quick coffee, good prompt service, great location and good coffee. We will vist again

Thank homeOffice
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to go to the first cafe we found on our way to St Ives town centre and it turned out to be a little gem. I think anyone reading my reviews must think I'm easily pleased! It's not true! I usually spend a lot of time researching the best restaurants wherever I go. This time I didn't and... More 

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Witney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With a near perfect location above the picture perfect Porthmeor Beach, this restaurant is fabulous. My cooked breakfast included cooked cherry tomatoes and spinach, as well as perfectly poached eggs. My family loved their choice of porridge, which included the option of soy milk for my vegan daughter. The service comes with a lovely smile too. Terrific all round. If... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Porthmeor, St Ives TR26 1JZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 793366
Porthmeor Beach Café Bar is open daily from Easter to November and serving food from 9:00am to 9:30pm. With Australian chef Cameron Jennings at the helm, breakfasts are renowned and our tapas menu has an acclaimed reputation. Full drinks license so come and sip champagne on our terrace and watch the sun go down.

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