A new American style diner is opening in west Cornwall later this month and it hopes to shake up the competition.

An old cafe on St Erth Industrial Estate has been transformed into TeeCee's diner, offering food 13 hours a day starting with breakfasts through to lunch and dinners.

Beginning with sweet and savoury pancakes and waffles, both made from scratch in-restaurant, along with classic full English breakfasts with vegan options, 'breakfasts' will last through lunch for those wanting a lazy start to the day.

From lunchtime the menu will extend into an extensive range of burgers, also including vegan options, along with a New York style pizzas, which offer a thinner base and more fermented dough to give their distinctive flavour.

More unusual burger choices include the 'mac 'n' cheese burger', which includes a layer of homemade macaroni cheese along with a 'frickle' (battered pickle), and a ten-hour slow-cooked brisket burger with smoky pit beans.

There will also be a range of regional hot dogs, from a New York style to a Chicago style and San Francisco style.

Extra to the large menu will be 'feasts', such as a chicken feast including buffalo wings, crispy fried chicken, 'slaw, onion rings and dips, or a burger one with two slider burgers and trimmings. There will be a vegetarian open and also a sharer feast, described as 'absolutely huge'.

The diner will be serving a range of classic American food and with a twist

The diner will be serving a range of classic American food and with a twist

The original ideas continue into the deserts, as alongside classic dishes such as homemade caramel apple pie there will be options such as 'Firecracker s'mores' with marshmallows, chocolate sauce and Graham crackers imported from America for an authentic taste, topped with popping candy and a sparkler.

Behind the project are Tilly Atherton and Charley Dearden – the 'Tee' and 'Cee' of the new restaurant's moniker – who both have plenty of experience both in the trade and running businesses.

Charley has worked for 20 years as a chef, and for the last ten years has been behind a franchise of The Cookhouse restaurants offering higher end food to holiday parks across Cornwall.

Tilly's family also has a background in hospitality, while she is owner of hair salon Square in Falmouth.

Charley said the aim of the diner, which is close to St Erth train station, was to provide quality food outside of St Ives, which gets so busy during the summer.

He said: "We're hoping to get people coming out from St Ives, rather than going in!

"It's not a standard American diner – they're a bit cliché and cheesy. We're trying to keep the atmosphere fun and cool, but family friendly.

"We've found a lot of places are becoming very 'cool' but we don't want to exclude families from TeeCee's, so we're trying to keep that balance in between."

TeeCee's is due to open with a soft launch for friends and family on May 20 before fully opening for customers on Friday, May 21. It will then be open seven days a week, serving from 8am through to last orders at 9pm.