THE winners of the Packet's Café of the Year competition have thanked their customers for helping to make their cafe into a thriving community space. 

Lynda and Angie Bayliss-Harrison Mundy have been running the café since it opened in February of 2020 when Second World War evacuee Di Lambert, who grew up in London during the war and now lives in Mawnan Smith, was invited to officially open it.

The Four-Teas Tearoom is a 1940s-themed café offering breakfasts, ‘light luncheon’, and proper afternoon teas in Webber Street. All the meals served are made by Lyn, who has a degree in culinary art and uses the same philosophy as housewives on rations book, cooking chillis and soups.

Falmouth Packet: Inside the Four Teas CaféInside the Four Teas Café (Image: Ryan Morwood)

Angie told The Packet: "To find out we'd won was absolutely amazing. We were absolutely delighted. 

"In this day and age, with the paper and stamps, it's a lot of money to be paying out, so we're absolutely delighted. 

"We've got some absolutely wonderful customers, they come to us reagularly so we've got a lot of local customers and we also get visitors when they find us. Which is really nice as we're a bit off the beaten track.

Falmouth Packet: Angie's grandfather William Frederick Bayliss fought in WW1 and is one of the inspirations behind the cafeAngie's grandfather William Frederick Bayliss fought in WW1 and is one of the inspirations behind the cafe (Image: Ryan Morwood)

"It's taken a lot of work to survive Covid, we opened up five weeks before the first lockdown. So as you can imagine, it was awful. We did takeaways 17 hours a day, seven days a week, just the two of us.

"We're really grateful to still be here when other businesses aren't.

"We're always looking for the best products we can possibly buy. We do an all-you-can-eat breakfast for £8, and through that, if people leave any waste, we collect extra money from them and we send that to the local foodbank.

Falmouth Packet: The vast majority of the cafes food is made freshThe vast majority of the cafes food is made fresh (Image: Ryan Morwood)

"It's not a lot, it's about £35 a month, but we do try and support them."

We do have some lovely customers, they're very loyal, and a lot of them have become good friends, really.

"We see it as a community space, it's not a branded thing. A lot of single people come in because it's smaller and I think they feel more comfortable with us. And I think people like the nostalgia of the place."