Throughout the summer holidays, there might be times when you need to de-stress and take some time out for yourself – and what better way to enjoy some downtime than with coffee, tea and cake?

Listed below are some of the top-rated Cornish cafes according to Tripadvisor – particularly handy to know in the run up to Afternoon Tea Week, August 8 to 14.

1. Bread & Butter - Truro

Located on River Street near the Royal Cornwall Museum, this cafe serves not only afternoon tea, but also brunch and lunch. They make their own cakes and American pancakes. Origin Coffee is available at the cafe as well.

Bread and Butter cafe, River Street, Truro

Bread and Butter cafe, River Street, Truro

2. Twisted Currant - Porthleven

The cafe on Fore Street, Porthleven is a traditional tearoom with a shabby chic feel, and its mission has been to champion homemade food including cakes, pastries, and bread. The tearoom caters to a wide range of dietary requirements such as gluten-free, dairy-free, or vegan, there is something for everyone.

3. Fuel - Falmouth

Fuel welcomes visitors and serves not only fresh locally sourced breakfasts, lunch, and dinner, and they also create flavoursome cakes served with locally sourced Cornish coffee.

To see more please visit Fuel, Falmouth Facebook page.

4. Fat Apples - St Keverne

Fat Apples opened in August 2012 and are a family-run business. Using their own local butcher, bakers, and fishermen for their breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea. Not only is food an option, but they also sell Cornish food, gifts, and second-hand books.

Fat Apples, St Keverne

Fat Apples, St Keverne

5. The Copper Spoon - Marazion

Open on Tuesday, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays between 10am and 4.30pm serving speciality coffee, homemade cakes and scones, and locally produced bread, ice creams, and cheese. There is also a takeaway option.

More information can be found on The Copper Spoon, Marazion Facebook page.

6. Grounded - Truro

Located on New Bridge Street in Truro, the cafe sells Olfactory coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and homemade soups, as well as freshly made sandwiches. A family-run cafe using locally sourced and globally sourced ingredients.

7. Duke Street Cafe - Newlyn

Positioned right in the heart of Newlyn, the family-run cafe provides an oasis to relax and unwind. Open from 9am until 4pm they offer breakfasts, lunches and freshly baked cakes, and afternoon tea, using local produce from Newlyn.


8. Little Bay Cafe - St Austell

A small cafe located in the coastal village of Pentewan, St Austell serves light lunches, coffee, and a piece of cake. There are also hot and cold drinks and friendly dogs are welcome.

9. Koffiji Cafe Bar - Falmouth

A family run cafe / bar located next to the Maritime Museum in Events Square in Falmouth, offering light breakfast and lunch, afternoon teas, and Cornish Cream Teas.

10. The Pier Coffee Bar - St Ives

This Cornish Cafe has everything from cakes to Cornish cream teas, Italian cured meats, or Cornish cheeses. They are also licensed to sell alcohol.

The Pier Coffee Bar, St Ives

The Pier Coffee Bar, St Ives