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Signal Box Cafe

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Bodmin Parkway Station | A38, Bodmin, England
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

We were told about the Signal Box Café by friends, otherwise we'd never have dreamed of heading to Bodmin Parkway station for morning coffee! Well outside Bodmin itself, this station is closer to Lanhydrock National Trust estate, and a beautiful riverside walk can be had from the NT car park at Respryn Bridge, or from Lanhydrock itself to Bodmin Parkway.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

We walked from the NT car park down the road. And it was a great little stop for a tea and cake and watching the world go by (and the steam train) You can also get a great bacon sandwich made fresh!

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Lostwithiel, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016

Always call there prior to walking back to Lostwithiel through Respryn Woods with the dogs. My friends and I love the sandwiches and homemade cakes, cheap prices and always service with a smile...well done

2 Thank Lynne K
Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016

The lady who runs this cafe is always happy and friendly and greets you with a smile. I had tasty pannini. The cakes are also tasty. Not had breakfast there yet as always up too late. Looks lovely. One day.

1 Thank caggym11
St Austell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2015

My brother Nigel Bennett started the Signal Box Cafe back in the 1980's shortly after it closed as a working signal box 30th May 1985. He ran Parkway Taxis and his wife Lorna ran the Cafe. When my brother and his wife retired, Bodmin & Wenford Railway negotiated with the railway company and it over and still run it today.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

Great service, big breakfasts, at sensible prices and good location. This cafe is not in the town, it's at the train station but it's definitly worth the 5 minute drive. It's also nice watching the trains go by whilst eating. Very impressed with this little cafe!!

2 Thank heididupont
Wadebridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2015

My partner and I stopped here for breakfast, whilst waiting for our train to arrive.. I had a bacon and egg bap and my partner had a full English breakfast. The portions were big and were great value for money. It's lovely to watch the trains passing by whilst having a scrummy breakfast... We will definitely return. Five stars all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

The staff here are always so nice helpful and serve such lovely food the cafe is quirky and it's enjoyable to sit and watch the world go by will be back

2 Thank Noseyroseyposey
Bodmin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2014

We go to The Signal Box most weeks after a short walk from Resprin Bridge Lanhydrock, The ladies are lovely and every thing is freshly made, coffee is very good and cheese scones are a must. It's a very unusual place to have coffee an old signal box but that's part of the charm, watching people dashing about whale you... More 

2 Thank Pat I
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Ordered 2 bacon and egg baps. They were delicious and great value for money. Fast and friendly service too. Thank you.

2 Thank Martin W

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch
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  • Address: Bodmin Parkway Station | A38, Bodmin, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Bodmin
One of my stranger suggestions. Run by the charity who operate a small branch line which meets the main Paddington to Penzance line at this station, the old signal box, up a short staircase is a quaint but friendly and hospitable snack bar on an otherwise isolated and inhospitable station. The limited profits go to the charity but the food is tasty simple and very good value. A useful novelty that might otherwise go unnoticed. Worth a listing.

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