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Olives Cafe

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Island Square, St Ives TR26 1NX, England
+44 7875 585759
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Difficult to choose which cake as they all looked lovely. Nice coffee too. Seating both inside and outside. Staff very friendly and helpful.

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Thank Cymraes55
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Small, clean, personal service exquisite food, prepared with care and passion, using the best ingredients. Not the cheapest but great value!

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Thank ninarobinson1000
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food was very good. Lovely setting. Just a couple of comments: Water glasses seemed dirty (could be dishwasher salt) . People outside have to order at bar which could mean that if you are inside orders may be out of sequence, as people inside have to wait for a waiter to take an order. Attentive service once we made this... More 

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Thank Debipat
St Ives
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I live in St Ives. And have just found this excellent Cafè Great food wonderful service . This is a Gem.

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Thank Trevor J
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a gem of a find. We spotted the sign as we walked along the front. We were made to feel welcome and the service was friendly and efficient. The good is homemade and generous portions. Delicious food. Would go back again.

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Thank Sarah C
Edmonton, Canada
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful very small cafe tucked in the back lanes in St Ives. Unique enough to feel like a real "find". We enjoyed terrific food over a late lunch...highly recommend!

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Thank hope2like
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Plus points: only a short uphill walk from busy harbourside to a comparatively peaceful little street. Delicious food, had ploughman's one day and what looked and tasted like homemade cakes the next. Would have tried the recommended cream tea if they hadn't run out of scones, but that shows they're homemade. Negatives: the two outside tables, attractive on a sunny... More 

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Olives on two occasions during our 8 night break this year. We found this gem during our stay last year, again we found the food and service excellent. We would have eaten there again but the cakes are to die for and my waste line needed a break. Keep up the high standards, we will return.

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1 Thank Inchoa
North Wales
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90 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Olives is a small cafe tucked away in the back streets of St Ives. We went in for a quick drink (tea and coffee) after arriving in St Ives for the day. They do drinks and cakes and some light meals can be found on the menu. We didn't eat so this is only a reflection of our experience. The... More 

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gloucester
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good efficient, polite and friendly service and very good food. We had a light lunch there and it was so good we returned for a cup of tea later on in the afternoon. Although it was busy with customers seated inside and outside on the street level it seemed the staff were well used to delivering an efficient service to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Island Square, St Ives TR26 1NX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 7875 585759
Description
Postcode TR26 1NX

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