For many months I've been viewing the mouth watering cakes that Heather has been posting on her Facebook page. I knew that a holiday in the far west of Cornwall wouldn't be complete without a visit to finally sample one of her delicious cakes. The coffee shop itself is very pretty. Big windows let in lots of light and the wood panelling is painted in pale sea sidey colours. Window seats filled with stylish cushions provide seating as well as the comfy wooden chairs at beautifully polished tables. A collection of teapots line a high shelf and tasteful local art work that is for sale adorn the walls. Outside at the back is a pretty patio area. A great sun trap on a sunny day.
We ordered a light lunch which arrived in no time at all. My jacket potato filled with a mushroom, red onion and mustard sauce was absolutely delicious. My husbands panini was huge and stuffed to bursting point with brie and thickly cut bacon. Of course we had to leave a little room for a pud and we were so glad that we did. A meringue roulade filled with strawberries and a double chocolate cheesecake were utterly divine ! Thank goodness we were due to go or a long walk afterwards to work off the calories.
I have to disagree strongly with the previous reviewer about the lovely staff chatting. I hate sitting in silence and feeling I need to talk in hushed voices. There was a lovely atmosphere in the coffee shop because there was a lot of chat between the girls and the customers. A coffee shop is often the hub of a community along with the pub and should be somewhere that you can have a good old natter. I wouldn't have known that the shop was somewhere that the villagers once got their water from in years gone by if we felt we had to drink our tea in silence !
Do go to Heather's coffee shop if you visit this beautiful corner of Cornwall. You will be in for a treat !