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The Lifebuoy Cafe

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8 Lostwithiel Street, Fowey PL23 1BD, England
+44 7715 075869
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Kind service, warm athmosfere and real tasty food. I order a full english breakfast and I was so impressed by the super size of two delicious eggs and by the generous portion of fresh bacon. My husband tried an unbeatable fish fingers. We really love this restaurant!

Thank myriamrg2016
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the Lifebuoy Café for breakfast. Had a full English that was excellent. Staff were friendly and the place had a lot of character. Would visit again

Thank dynamovarsity
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited here, after a disappointing arrival to Fowey with plans to see the Daphne du Maurier small exhibition which is no longer on show. This little cafe cheered us up immediately as we sat playing dominoes and connect 4 while we waited for our food. Lovely interior design made us feel at home and welcomed and the food did... More 

Thank w31end
Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little cafe. Very welcoming with a selection of old fashioned mini box games on each table. Coffee was delicious. I had homemade soup which was very good & my husband had homemade mackerel fish finger sandwich it was fantastic. Service was fantastic. Really worth a visit but be warned there is no loo here!

Thank 7467
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Excellent service. Good quality & locally sourced produce. Had Bacon & Eggs with crumpets. The bacon was of an excellent quality & the eggs were obviously free range. Fresh, delicious and the perfect stop off for a late lunch! Will definitely visit again!

Thank Jane S
Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

One of the best cafs in Fowey. It's very small so you can't always get a seat, but the food is great... we always treat ourselves to breakfast...and they serve 'proper' mugs of tea!

Thank Debbie S
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

We stopped off here after a very wet boat ride, we was thoroughly drenched from the rain and stopped for tea/coffee to warm up before the journey back to our campsite. We thought this place was cosy and certainly had a special charm about it! It has so many quirky little things to look at. Although it is a small... More 

Thank Colby P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

We had searched online for best veggie breakfast in Cornwall and this cafe had come up so we arrived in Fowey ready for a treat. We weren't disappointed, the cafe is small but it was early so there were tables to choose from. We ordered the veggie full english which was half the price they were charging up the road... More 

Thank stiffy1bing
Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Having been here before we made a beeline for this place. Straight in and ordered a bacon sandwich and coffee. The smile before we ordered meant that service got a big tick even before we had made a transaction. The goods arrived quickly and we noted that the coffee cups were big but not stupid, the bacon was tasty but... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Really is a great cafe. A good menu with lots of different clever combinations. Fish finger butty. Great lunchtime choice. Served from 12 o'clock. Earlier if no one else wants of the breakfast menu first. If they do you will get knocked back down the line. Will top you teapot up without any problems.

Thank stevedring

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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, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Lostwithiel Street, Fowey PL23 1BD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Fowey
  • Phone Number: +44 7715 075869
Open for breakfast from 8.30 to 11.30 Monday to Friday and untill 12.00 at the weekend. Also serving light lunches, crab sandwich,s, fish finger buttys, crab cakes, quiche, selection of salads, cakes and cream teas. Pots of tea and puro Cornish coffee. As far as we can all our food is from local suppliers.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?