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The Cook Book

4 Cape Cornwall Street, St Just TR19 7JZ, England
+44 7754 992889
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
4 Cape Cornwall Street, St Just TR19 7JZ, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Went in stumbling down step...waitress smirked! Never mind. Sat down on some stools noticing a sign saying 'we will come and serve you'... Sat there and no menu offered, waitresses carried on chatting, ten mins later still waiting, caught their eye and shrugged, waitress then...More

Thank dolly062
Reviewed November 22, 2017

Visited few days ago for lunch and ordered a cheese omelette with salad. Omelette was not very hot and no melting cheese visible but could taste it now and again. I had to pick out some of the salad ingredients and put them aside as...More

1  Thank 798alan
Reviewed October 18, 2017

we have been to this excellent cafe many times over several years. Whenever we go to St Just we always make a point of going for both the excellent food/coffee and the great range of books.

Thank Beryl B
Reviewed September 17, 2017

We visited the Cook Book three times on our recent holiday to St Just. They make an excellent cup of tea using tea grown in England. We enjoyed a full English breakfast on two occasions and on the third visit we had a cream tea....More

1  Thank chrispinnock
Reviewed September 10, 2017

Again a very friendly, understated, welcome for us with our 2 dogs. We came for Sunday breakfast after a blustery visit to Nanjizel Cove and were not disappointed, Drinks order taken very swiftly, and served quickly. Breakfast (2 x Cook Book breakfast) ordered and delivered...More

Thank YanniHabasher
Reviewed September 2, 2017

Wonderful place to browse, read to your heart's content, and have a non-alcoholic beverage from the many on offer. Will revisit during my next trip to St Just.

Thank Jack S
Reviewed August 19, 2017

Very novel idea of second hand books for sale and teas cofees and light lunches. Good selection of soups and breads. Read/ browse while you eat.!

Thank JanetG2103
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

This is a must visit if you are in St Just. The staff are lovely and friendly and there is such a fantastic warm atmosphere. The food is fantastic and well priced. If you want a cream tea in Cornwall then this is the place...More

Thank gemmafurlong
Reviewed August 15, 2017

Had a cup of great coffee on a rainy morning and read the newpapers. It was still early and we were wondering.. who comes to this place?? Many people did and within the next 30 minutes all tabels were taken, we were amazed. They serve...More

Thank margotvb
Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

We popped in for lunch after a recommendation for the cheese & scones. We shared both the cheese & scones and the cream tea between two. I have to say the good was divine and there was plenty of it. Very good value for money....More

Thank Lisa H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
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: +44 7754 992889
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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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