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The Lifebuoy Cafe

8 Lostwithiel Street, Fowey PL23 1BD, England
+44 7715 075869
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab cakes” (6 reviews)
“beans” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
8 Lostwithiel Street, Fowey PL23 1BD, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited yesterday for breakfast and had the Fat Buoy...😆. Excellent value for money and the ingredients were very good.....and local, which is even better. Very friendly service too.....thank you.

Thank Carys H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the quirky small atmosphere in this cafe, polite staff! The only thing I’d prefer to have had is clearer vegan options, I could see it was a small kitchen so there for a small menu, which isn’t bad! However for ease of ordering...More

Thank Keira T
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for coffee and cake both of which were very good . Interesting cafe lots to keep you occupied with games and cards on the tables. Very nice staff and relaxing atmosphere.

Thank Anne B
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

We were in Fowey and looking for somewhere to have a full English just before noon. The lovely people in the Lifebuoy were more than happy to oblige. Delicious breakfast, good coffee and red hot tip on where to get the best Cornish pasties in...More

Thank HathawayK
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Amongst the overpriced mussels & refurbished pubs selling expensive frozen food in Fowey this little gem never fails. Great for small families, a big range of food & lovely staff.

Thank CRPOxon
Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely full English breakfast here, no complaints at all. Loved the sausage and white pudding. Staff was nice And friendly, even playing a small connect four while waiting for food.

Thank kezzer68
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

After a brisk walk with my son to the beach & back we were chilled to the bones, so stopped for a bit of a warm up. Fantastic hot chocolate to wash down my son waffles with clotted cream. My bacon & Brie Bagel hit...More

Thank Sausage66
Reviewed January 25, 2018

This is a lovely little cafe off the beaten track in Fowey. The fish finger sandwich was delightful. Great coffee. Excellent service too. A really super atmosphere in this family run cafe.

Thank sara78mary
Reviewed December 5, 2017 via mobile

We visited The Lifebuoy for breakfast at the end of a recent trip to Polperro, we took the car ferry over to Fowey to have a look around before heading back home, it was much quicker than driving all the way around in December. The...More

Thank TomBooze
Reviewed November 15, 2017 via mobile

We called here rather late for a breakfast to be fair, but the owners accommodated us with pleasure. Very nice it was too! They have quite a decent menu at this establishment, quite impressive given it's size. If we visit Fowey again we'll have no...More

Thank Ian M
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Christine M
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Response from CARLBATTERSBY | Reviewed this property |
As far as i am aware you are ok but it would probably best to give them a quick call
Emma S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, 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
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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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