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Woods Cafe

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Callywith Cottage | Cardinham Woods, Bodmin PL30 4AL, England
44120878111
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10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Homemade and it shows. Everything that comes out of the kitchen has their own handmade twist. good fresh produce and an uncomplicated menu with a daily specials board. Freshly ground coffee, selection of teas,delicious lemonade, premium bottles cordials and boozey drinks for treats. Always plenty of homemade cakes to pick from displayed on the counter including gluten free but no... More 

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London
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's great on a sunny day to sit surrounded by Cardinham Woods eating a cream tea. Unfortunately they are a bit mean with the cream. I only had enough for one of my two scones. The scones are absolutely delicious. They are fresh cooked and still warm. I took one home to eat later. The bread of the sandwiches is... More 

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Thank fertang
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cream teas, both sweet and savoury, were amazing! The staff were great, swapping tea for hot chocolates and coffees and juices, the scones were huge and served with plenty of cream and jam. The savoury ones had cheddar, cream cheese and chutney. Perfect food in a delightful setting.

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Thank Peter B
Galway, Ireland
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36 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We can definitely confirm why the Woods Cafe is listed in everyone's best Cornish Cream Tea lists. The cafe and adjacent Cardinham Woods walks were both very dog and child friendly, with easy paths and activity suggestions. A really good family afternoon out.

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Thank tgggt
United Kingdom
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lovely place to visit for coffee and cake or a fab cream tea. Nice meals too the place is normally buzzing with people. Very popular, good service and not to expensive.

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Thank Sandie E L
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Cardinham Woods yesterday. After a 3 hour walk with family...4 adults and 5 dogs we had a very late lunch 3pm at the Woods Cafe. Salads priced just under £9 a plate. I had the peach and ham. Unusual combination but light and refreshing. Sat outside with dogs at picnic bench. Bowls of water supplied for dogs (could have... More 

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Thank Jen T
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this cafe after doing the Callywith walk through the woods. Although we have visited this cafe a few times before over the past few years & really enjoyed it, we were left quite disappointed on our most recent visit. We had to ask other people to move so that we could access a table behind them for our... More 

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Thank Caroline M
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love scones. Whenever I get the chance I order a cream tea, so this must be bourne in mind for this review. I ordered a cream tea and was initially disappointed as it arrived with two scones and only one pot of jam and cream; usually a recipe for a poorly covered scone. It was with trepidation that I... More 

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Thank Chris W
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Simply the best cream tea I've tasted, and I've tasted many!! Wonderful scones fresh from the oven and plenty of jam and cream.

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Thank Sally-Anne M
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my fiancé both had the super savoury cream tea ( no way were we sharing!) and it was out of this world! I'd walk back to have it again! Unfortunately our food arrived 10 minutes before our drinks (I'm a waitress myself and that's a big no no!) However the girl manning the ice cream stall ran around... More 

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Thank Emma M

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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, Healthy
Meals
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Callywith Cottage | Cardinham Woods, Bodmin PL30 4AL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Bodmin
  • Phone Number: 44120878111
Description
Woods Cafe is a beautiful cottage cafe in the middle of Cardinham Woods. Open all year round, we serve warming home-made stews and soups in the winter and doorstop sandwiches with an ever changing specials menu throughout the summer. The cream teas are fantastic and the cakes are always fresh. We try to use local produce and suppliers where possible.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?