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The Arts Cafe Truro

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25 River Street, Town Centre, Truro TR1 2SJ, England (Formerly Truro Museum Cafe)
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Truro, England, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was Christmas time and they were decorating the tree. He was using a couple of tables to put decorations on and we were there for a business meeting so needed to sit facing the door. When I politely asked if I could sit at one of the tables where he had put just a few decorations he told me... More 

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are regular visitors to this cafe, and the food has always been very good. What lets the side down is the management of the place. Today 11th July the downstairs kitchen area was closed, the reason being according to a staff member was that if management felt it was in staff interests to run without the downstairs kitchen then... More 

Thank 713rossy
Falmouth, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attached to the Museum and it's super art supplies store, this café offers a pleasant oasis for a quick coffee or very nice bite for lunch (breakfast also served). There is a large indoor area immediately inside with more seats upstairs. Plenty of room outside and traffic is not distracting - unlike the antics of Steve, the resident seagull! He's... More 

Cornwall, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Popped in for a quick coffee & a teacake before shopping. Lovely clean open plan café which has an art shop connected to it. Fantastic for budding or professional artists in painting, drawing, some crafts. Gifts also. Lovely to walk around. Can sit outside when warm, but also has a cosy fire for the colder months. Service was a little... More 

Thank thecornishview
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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252 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This is a great place for a light lunch, coffee and cake or a cuppa. It is light and airy, the service is good, the menu varied and interesting. The salads are gorgeous as is the focaccia. Quite pricey for a snarky place but outs well located and popular so worth it.

Thank penny025
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We ate here on Tuesday; the location was beautiful. We ate a Cornish Platter and the Quiche of the day. Both meals were delicious, reasonably priced and the service was excellent.

Thank rachelmw5
Truro, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

This was a long overdue visit - and so glad we finally made it. The cafe is set on three floors plus an outside area, so is much bigger than on first impressions. The food was delicious, service quick and portion sizes very generous. Jacket potatoes were THE best. The park and ride tickets can also be cashed in towards... More 

Thank Sharon M
Helston, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Been here a couple of times now and found it a very pleasant visit. The food portions are good generous for its price which is always good to see. The interior is beautifully laid out. Staff are friendly. Coffee was great and smooth. The only critic I can say is the toilets are looking a bit sad. A nice coat... More 

Thank Luke H
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75 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Visited here on a Saturday lunchtime this month. The cafe was busy but we were lucky to find a seat. The selection of salads and specials on offer were amazing and it was difficult to make a choice; they all sounded very tempting. We opted for Salads (as we had plans to eat out that evening) - we were pleased... More 

Thank SAM L
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

We stumbled onto this cafe because it is next to the Royal Cornwall Museum. Initially only intending to have tea, after a look at the menu we settled for lunch. Food was home cooked and delicious and very good value. The cakes also looked super although after a generous serving of lunch we had no room! Staff were friendly and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $13
Cafe, British, Vegetarian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 River Street, Town Centre, Truro TR1 2SJ, England (Formerly Truro Museum Cafe)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Truro
  • Phone Number: 441872274974
The inviting Arts Café sits between the Royal Cornwall Museum and Truro Arts Company, and offers plenty of seating for your morning coffee, lunch meeting, or afternoon tea. Fresh, colourful salads, homemade soup, jacket potatoes, quiches sandwiches and toasted paninis are all made to order. We are very proud to have recently received a Taste of the West Silver award for our freshly made meals and snacks.

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