Cream Teas In St Ives, Hayle and Lelant

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For this blog we decided to research the best places to go for a cream tea when visiting St Ives in Cornwall.  St Ives is well known for its surf beaches, its art scene and of course cream teas.

Porthmeor Beach

Porthmeor Beach Cafe Cream Tea

https://porthmeor-beach.co.uk/

LOCATION / VENUE

Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1JZ 

Porthmeor Beach Café is located just below the Tate in St Ives, it boasts amazing views over the beach and makes a perfect lunch spot.

MENU

A Traditional Cornish cream tea is £6 (Jan 2020). They also have a wide selection of cakes (Guinness and Carrot Cake to name a few).

REVIEWS

TripAdvisor 4.5, Google 4.6

TripAdvisor reviewers regularly refer to the quality and variety of freshly baked cakes, their good coffee and great views. They also offer a delicious dinner menu with a wide choice of local alcoholic drinks.  There is a vegetarian and vegan option available.

The Digey Tearoom

Cornish Cream Tea St Ives

http://www.digeyfoodroom.co.uk/#home-section

LOCATION / VENUE

6 The Digey, St Ives TR26 1HR

Located on a quiet cobbled street between the shops, Porthmeor beach and the Tate in what was once the UK’s first ever surf shop.

MENU

Cornish Cream Tea £3.95 (2020) – Two homemade scones served warm with Boddingtons Strawberry Jam and Trewithen clotted cream (drinks sold separately).

REVIEWS

TripAdvisor 4.5, Google 4.7

Reviews focus on the delicious fresh scones, bright and airy café and the friendly staff.

The Pier Coffee Bar

Pier Coffee Bar St Ives

https://www.facebook.com/thepiercoffeebar

LOCATION / VENUE

Pier House, Quay Street, St Ives

A lovely independent café serving proper Italian coffee and traditional tea.  With a selection of delicious Italian puddings or a Cornish cream tea there is definitely something to suit everyone’s tastes.

MENU

Cream Tea for 2 £11 (includes pot of tea each, 2 freshly baked scones each, 2x pots of cream and 2x small jars of jam) (2018)

REVIEWS

TripAdvisor 5.0, Google 4.8

Lots of the positive reviews mention the delicious Italian coffee.  There are gluten free and vegan options available.  Welcoming friendly staff and very popular in the summer.  A great place for watching the world go by.

The Yellow Canary Café

The Yellow Canary Café St Ives

https://www.facebook.com/TheYellowCanaryCafe/

LOCATION / VENUE

12 Fore Street, St Ives, TR26 1AB

The Yellow Canary Café is set in the heart of St Ives.  They have been serving award winning Cornish pasties, delicious Cornish cream teas and homemade cakes for over thirty-five years.

MENU

Cornish Cream Tea 5.95 (2019). Gluten free scones are also available

REVIEWS

TripAdvisor 4.5, Google 4.6

Great reviews on Trip Advisor, friendly and helpful staff, delicious pasties savoury as well as sweet, large sandwiches (you will definitely not leave hungry) a bit pricey but certainly worth it.

HarBar Kitchen, bar & Terrace

Harbar Kitchen Bar St Ives

https://www.harbourhotels.co.uk/st-ives/harbar-kitchen-bar-terrace

LOCATION / VENUE

The Terrace, St Ives, TR26 2BN

HarBar Kitchen, Bar & Terrace is situated above Porthminster beach within the Harbour Hotel.  HarBar Kitchen Bar and Terrace has Hotelspectacular views adding to the dining experience.  Afternoon Tea can be enjoyed in the beautiful bay view lounge.

MENU

Afternoon Tea £15.95pp (2020) includes selection of sandwiches, scones, cream & jam, selection of fresh cakes, selection of teas (gluten and vegan options are available)

REVIEWS

TripAdvisor 4.0, Google 4.3

Fantastic customer service and food, great for a special occasion, great dining with amazing views.

Lakeside Cabin Café

Cream Tea Lelant

http://www.lakesidecabincafe.co.uk/

LOCATION/VENUE

Nance Lakes, Lelant, St Ives, TR26 3EZ

Lakeside Cabin Café is a small family run business with beautiful views over the lakes.  They have seating inside and outside and a large carpark.

MENU

A selection of breakfast baps, lunch baguettes and a choice of sweet cakes and slices and of course traditional Cornish cream teas.

REVIEWS

TripAdvisor 5.0, Google 4.8

Lots of people commenting on lovely, friendly staff, how delicious the food is and due to the large portions not having room for cake (so definitely needs two visits).

Duckies Café, Hayle

Cream Tea In Hayle

https://www.facebook.com/DuckiesCafe/

LOCATION/VENUE

5 Penpol Terrace, Hayle TR27 4BQ

Duckies Café is a small tearoom in Hayle town centre popular for breakfast and lunch.

MENU

A daily selection of freshly baked cakes from the counter with scones and cream teas also available.

REVIEWS

TripAdvisor 4.5, Google 4.9

Great for breakfast and lunch with care taken to accommodate for people's dietary requirements. Freshly cooked and well-presented food at a reasonable price.

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