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Swanpool Beach Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner


Cafe, British
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
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All reviews ice cream ciabattas ginger cake baguette salad jacket potato sandwiches great beach jelly babies across road special ice provide blankets great little cafe imaginative menu looked amazing love this place lovely food
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Reviewed 9 January 2019 via mobile

I got a bit lost in Cornwall and came across this little cafe on the edge of the beach, they have the most delicious hot chocolate selection and friendly staff , food was nice. Seating area over looked the beach and they offered out hot...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jessicajaynel
Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

The most amazing ice creams you can imagine!!! Topped with clotted cream and topping of your choice... such indulgence lol Baguettes are to die for too, plenty of filling!! Lovely 😊

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank gayl1508
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

This place simply has the best ice cream! It’s a simple vanilla with a delicious dollop of Cornish Roddas Clotted Cream topped with what ever topping you fancy, maltesers, jelly babies, mint sticks, chocolate orange and the list continues! The also offer drinks, hot and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank vickthomas12
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Just bought drinks here. The person serving had no customer service. Didn't smile once, looked bored. It's not the sort of impression you want to give you customers. A smile doesn't cost you anything.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jackie G
Reviewed 9 September 2018

In this day and age and the reliance on contactless payment I find it a very negative signal that the owners are sending to their customers. No credit cards under £5 come on they the owners will probably be charged maybe .5% a single penny...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Traveller130252
Lee W, Owner at Swanpool Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

I’m really sorry you feel this way. We could allow you to use your card for less than £5 but then we would have to up our sale price to compensate as running a small business is very hard work financially, costs are rising and...More

Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Been visiting this cafe now for 12 years. The ice- creams covered in clotted cream are the best ever. My family’s favourite is the jelly belly covered in jelly babies. A must!!

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank SuzanneWindridge
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Amazing ice creams where clotted cream is spread all around it with your choice of chocolates put into it like a hedgehog!

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Bellcalale
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Great little cafe right on Swanpool Beach were you can get a wide range of snacks and drinks. You must try one of their special ice creams, great. You can relax at one of the tables whilst you watch the energetic people in the water.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Steve E
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

We had lunch at the café after walking from Maenporth. It's right on the beach and the toilets are just across the road. We ordered at the counter and found a lovely table. I ordered a salad box and my husband a jacket potato. You...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank grankan
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Stopped off at this beach cafe for the second time this week. Good place to have a decent cup of tea and some superb home made cakes. Certainly can vouch for ginger cake and flapjacks. Menu looks broad and good value-we had the breakfast baguettes...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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