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The Cook Book

4 Cape Cornwall Street, St Just TR19 7JZ, England
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“scones” (30 reviews)
“salad” (13 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
4 Cape Cornwall Street, St Just TR19 7JZ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent full English Breakfast! Very hard to beat with friendly staff and comfortable eating. The "Book" part of the name is a good second-hand upstairs. On my sixth visit and highly recommend The Cook Book.

Thank Trickytwo
Reviewed 2 days ago

The food here is great (though the cake choice not especially inspiring) - filled up the tummies of two hungry cyclists. A lovely little café with pleasant staff and art and books.

Thank Lizaa217
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice food is served here, breakfasts are nice, not greasy, they cant cook really well done bacon. The sald we had previously was nice. we have eaten here a few times, each time was nice, not very big place and the toilet is outside through...More

Thank PMBEngland
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cook Book feels like a place that is perfect for tea, and it has fresh baked scones that were the best I tasted in England - the real thing! We were actually there for lunch, but the scones in their bins near the entrance...More

Thank DishesToDieFor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had just walked back from Cape Cornwall and came upon The Cook Book. Lovely place for a reviving bite to eat and drink. I had the "small" 3 Cornish cheese salad (they do a large version but the small was more than adequate) and...More

Thank SurreyFussy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came to this cafe twice during our week in St Just and I think everyone in the area should go. It's a very relaxed environment with very friendly people. The cafe serves good quality produce at very reasonable prices and with a decent turnaround...More

Thank Clive M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent breakfast and good coffee and cakes. Dogs especially welcome as are children. Poetry and books in general are a special attraction.

Thank MikeSlinn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love returning to this cafe, upstairs are wonky floored rooms with catagorised interesting seconds hand books.

Thank RubyBridport
Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

We chanced upon this little cafe that doubles a second hand book shop. Excellent selection of books, average coffee but very tasty bites to eat. Whiled away a happy 3/4 of an hour in the sunshine.

Thank Sallyjodevon
Reviewed June 7, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food selection with an array of options for take away picnics, hampers etc. The all day breakfast looks epic! The 'side salad' is extensive. Brilliant place we will surely return each year on our annual visit!

Thank Aileen83
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Cape Cornwall Street, St Just TR19 7JZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Just
  • Phone Number: 07754992889
  • E-mail
Feed the body and the mind at The Cook Book St. Just, a child and dog friendly cafe in the heart of Poldark country. Situated 'at the end of the world' in the lovely village of St. Just - one of the few places where you can still find Free Parking! Popular for its home-made cakes, pies and scones visitors return time and time again for our Breakfasts, Cream Teas, Cakes and Seasonal Menus. Why not order a Picnic in advance of your walk using our online store?
We also provide Holiday Hampers using our own Farm produce and favourite Cornish suppliers such at Tregothnan Tea, Origin Coffee, Polgoon Drinks, Baker Tom bread and McFaddens famous pastys. Order online or email us.
The Cook Book is available for private hire, and we often have visiting and local artists exhibiting. Outside catering can be arranged for weddings, birthdays and special occasions and all ordered through our website.

Opening Times
9-4 - Seven days a week
9-5 - Seven days a week in July & August
9-4 - Mon to Fri, 9-3 Sat & Sun, Nov to March

We stop serving hot food one hour before we close.
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