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The Jam Pot Cafe

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Gwithian Towans, Gwithian TR27 5BT, England
+44 1736 601114
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had planned a beach day with a walk to find this little cafe having read good reviews. Due to arriving for a late lunch the cafe had ran out of tuna and some other items but was still a lovely little place with friendly staff. We had pasties, which had to be cooked fresh as these had also sold... More 

Thank Louise K
Level Contributor
23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2017

Great little café, fabulous cakes and a beautiful location. Lovely to stop here at the end of a beach walk!

Thank LynnPenzance
Gwithian, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

Love this cafe they do amazing cake and have the best staff. It has an amazing view of the surf and is great for a pit stop after a trek on the beach or a surf.

Thank gabgabbi
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

A brilliant location for tea and homemade cake. A beautiful view. A must visit. We walked along the dunes, watched the surfers and played in the sand. If you're in St Ives, take the effort to visit this beautiful beach and The Jam Pot Cafe.

Thank HelenRowlandHill
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2017

It was a freezing walk along the beach and dunes. We spied that the Jam Pot was open and went in, with the dog, for tea and cake. Scrummy. Mum had lemon drizzle and I had a rock bun. The dog sat nearby. It's mainly a spot to eat outside, but in the winter there is a little round stone... More 

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Well this true gem is the best cafe in the world the breakfast sets u up for any day the owner is really nice lady and her dog is so friendly he loves playing ball then you have the views well what can ya say apart from they are to die for would we come again and again well that's... More 

Thank paulwilde3
Louth, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2016

Just a basic beach cafe but good pasties and near to the beach for ice creams and hot drinks. Not the fastest service, but why are you in a rush?

1 Thank JonathanLouth
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2016

Hidden in the dunes, stumbling across this little cafe with it's fresh pasties, toasties, rolls and cakes was a real treat. Simple food made well with friendly service and wonderful view. We went back the next day as we enjoyed it so much, and will be back there next time we are in the area.

Thank Mark S
Swanage, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

*5th holiday visit* Lovely setting, friendly staff, and satisfying food. Great for tea, cake and toasties :D

Thank Josh W
England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2016

This is the most charming little place overlooking the beach , it does excellent cream teas along with many other things it is dog friendly as they have there own dog who loves fetching you his ball so you can throw it It is the perfect place to relax and unwind , they also do a fabulous assortment of ice... More 

Thank Jennie E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $8
Cafe, British
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Cash Only, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gwithian Towans, Gwithian TR27 5BT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Gwithian
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 601114
The Jam Pot Cafe is a very traditional beach Cafe. It serves good traditional food throughout the day, such as bacon/sausage/egg rolls, toasted cheese/ham/onion/tomato sandwiches, cold rolls, traditional Cornish pasties and of course English Breakfasts in the morning. All of which (except for the full breakfast) is available to takeaway too, as well as hot drinks. We also serve a variety of cakes, our most common ones are chocolate, coffee and walnut, lemon drizzle, flap jacks and rock buns. However these vary based on the mood of the staff member making them! All of which are of course home-made! We also serve great cream tea, which comes with 2 scones (made at the local bakers, Berryman's in Camborne, who also provide our pasties and pastry's) Roddas clotted cream, jam, and a pot of tea for one. The Jam Pot claims no fancy menu or exquisite delicacies, however what we do, we do well! Our prices are low, our staff are chatty and our portions large. Come and enjoy the view have a cuppa and a slice of cake (why not a cream tea!), and talk to the famous Jam Pot dogs.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?