The area of Looe, Polperro and Talland Bay is a popular holiday destination situated on the South Coast of Cornwall just an hours drive from the City of Plymouth in Devon. Popular with walkers exploring along the South West Coast Path and holiday makers enjoying the picturesque harbours, narrow streets and array of quaint little shops, Looe and Polperro are situated just under 6 miles apart, with Talland Bay being a halfway point between the two. There’s nothing like a good walk to work up an appetite and there are a great selection of places to enjoy a cream tea in and around the surrounding area. We have chosen some of our favourites but we would love to hear about yours too!
Where to go for a cream tea in Looe ....
- Daisy’s Cafe
Daisys is a small retro style cafe based in the heart of East Looe. A cream tea here is a must as they serve up large daisy shaped scones in different flavours including plain, fruit and stem ginger. Daisy’s Cafe is a tribute to the owners nan called Daisy and a lasting thank you for all the seaside memories they made together. Visit Daisy’s Cafe for a cream tea and make your own special cream tea memories too.
Castle St, East Looe, Looe PL13 1BA
Phone: 07988 803315
Open 9am - 4pm Monday to Saturday
Reviews: Over 277 4.9 top reviews on Google. “Lovely owners. Best cream tea we’ve ever had. Highly recommended”
- The Kitchenside Bakery
Kitchenside is a family run business set up by two sisters, Laura and Sarah who really love to bake, especially scones and you can often find unusual flavours to try. We spotted a picture of Hot Cross Apple Scones and a great review of a white chocolate and cranberry scone. Visit this vintage inspired tea room in Looe and see what variety of scones you can find.
The Kitchenside Bakery
Bay House, Higher Market Street, Looe PL13 1BS
Phone: 01503 263438
Open 10am - 3pm Thursday to Sunday
Reviews: Over 97 4.5 reviews “Lovely atmosphere and good selection of cakes and scones. I tried the white chocolate and cranberry scone -that was a first... but it tasted great.”
- Island View Cafe
This pretty cafe with beautiful views serves up pots of tea in very lovely vintage china and generous cream teas with scones baked just down the road in Looe. A Cornish cream tea with beautiful views - what could be better!
Island View Cafe
Marine Drive, Looe PL13 2DJ
Hours: Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10am - 5pm
Phone: 07443 460874
Reviews: Over 396 4.6 reviews “Lovely cream tea in delightful setting. Absolute gem.”
- The Lookout on the Quay
The Lookout on the Quay is run by Adrian and Lucy who have fulfilled their dream of moving from Bedfordshire to Cornwall. Visiting the Lookout is much more than enjoying a wonderful cream tea; expect a warm, friendly welcome in the hub of the friendly community of Looe.
The Look out on the Quay
Shop 3, Seafront Court, The Quay, Looe PL13 1AL
Hours: Wed, Thu, Sun: 10am-4:30pm. Friday & Saturday: 10am-8:30pm Closed Mon and Tue
Phone: 01503 262611
Review: 195 4.7 Google reviews - “I’m so glad that we decided to stop at The Lookout. With the sun shining and overlooking the estuary what could be better? A biscuit for the dog and friendly staff as well. It’s all about the people. We had a cream tea and the scones taste even better than they look. We had a pot of tea and the kids had some fancy hot chocolates. Another chat with Adrian the owner and a table booked for a few days time. Be sure to visit The Lookout and take in Looe.”
- Talland Bay Beach Cafe
If you fancy a coastal walk from Polperro or Looe to Talland Bay, this Cafe provides the perfect stop for a refreshing cream tea. Set in a beautiful location right next to the beach, sit and enjoy a cream tea with two freshly baked scones, Boddingtons Cornish handmade Strawberry Jam and Roddas Cornish Clotted cream with a mug or pot of tea.
Talland Bay Beach Café
Talland, Looe, Cornwall, PL13 2JA
Hours: Open 7 days a week from the end of March to the end of October
Phone: 01503 272088
Reviews: Trip Advisor - “Beautiful Cornish cream tea. I was staying locally and noticed this when out running. Looked a beautiful location for a cafe overlooking the beach. We stopped on a walk back from Looe and had a cream tea. There was plenty of it and it was delicious and reasonably priced. Beautiful spot on the costal path between Looe and Polperro well worth a visit. Staff were very helpful and friendly as well.”
“Lovely location, great styling and the outdoor beach huts converted to dining booths are a neat idea.”
Where to go for a cream tea in Polperro ....
- Bean and Scone
Visit this quaint little cafe in Polperro serving traditional cream teas & savoury cream teas.
Bean and Scone
The Coombes, Polperro PL13 2RQ
Hours: Every day 10am - 5pm
Phone: 07870 682226
Facebook: @Bean & Scone
Reviews: Ranked 1st on Trip Advisor with a Certificate of Excellence for consistently good reviews. “Excellent cream tea. I had the cream tea and it was lovely and reasonably priced. The lady who served us was very pleasant while we sat outside and watched the world go by. Definitely recommend and will visit again.”
The Plantation Restaurant & Tea Rooms
This pretty restaurant and tea room is a haven of lush greenery and flowering plants. The Plantation can be found situated along The Coombes when walking through the pretty cobbled streets away from the harbour. From traditional Cornish Cream Tea to the more unusual lemon vegan scones with lemon curd and clotted cream; with such great reviews, a visit to the The Plantation is a must to end or begin your visit to Polperro.
The Plantation Restaurant & Tea Rooms
The Plantation, The Coombes, Polperro PL13 2RG
Hours: Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun 11am - 5pm. Wed 9am - 5pm, closed Friday
Phone: 01503 272223
Reviews: 4.6 of 240 Google reviews. Trip Advisor review: “Excellent Scones! My partner and I have just had a plain and fruit scone at this charming restaurant. I can honestly say we’ve never had bigger, fresher, fluffier, softer scones. They were absolutely delicious. If we ever return to the area, I know where I’ll be going for a cream tea!”
- The House on the Props, Polperro
If you want to enjoy a cream tea surrounded by history, The House on the Props is the place to go. Full of historic interest and nautical and smuggling memorabilia. The beams and masts in the ‘Props’ restaurant came from the Maverine which foundered in circa 1700 and the building is often referred to as ‘the house on stilts’ because of its unique design. The House on the Props is open to non residents and the cream and afternoon teas receive great reviews.
The House on the Props, Polperro
Talland St, Polperro,Cornwall. PL13 2RE
Hours: Mon 9am - 5pm, Tue, Wed, Thu 9.30am - 8pm, Fri, Sat, Sun 9.30am - 5pm
Phone: 01503 272310
Reviews: 4.6 of 130 Google reviews. “One of the finest scones I’ve ever had. Set in an old building just at the back of Polperro harbour, this little gem is a great hideaway with a selection of hot food, sandwiches and of course ... Cream Teas. Staff were super friendly and welcoming. Would recommend a visit.
- The Museum Tea Room, Polperro
The Museum Tea Room has a great location overlooking the harbour in Polperro and there is seating inside and outside. A great spot to enjoy the perfect traditional Cornish cream tea.
The Museum Tea Room
The Warren, Polperro, Looe PL13 2RB
Hours: See their Facebook page for latest opening hours
Phone: 07772 340056
Reviews: 4.1 of 17 reviews “Best scones in Cornwall! We saw this place from across the harbour and decided to go there to avoid some of the Polperro crowds. As it was, we got the last free table, with lovely views back to the town. We just needed tea and scones, and we were not disappointed. These must be the best in Cornwall. Lashings of clotted cream and jam accompanied them. Absolutely beautiful.”