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The Front Room Penzance

83 Market Jew Street | ., Penzance TR18 2LG, England
+44 1736 448681
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (15 reviews)
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Cafe, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
83 Market Jew Street | ., Penzance TR18 2LG, England
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

Having previously visited the front room before and experienced wonderful food and atmosphere we decided to take another trip there. On arrival the atmosphere had certainly changed, we ordered 2 ciabattas and started to wait, and wait and wait. After an hour my partner went...More

1  Thank Amber D
KTHope25, Owner at The Front Room Penzance, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2017

We are so sorry you had to wait so long. We really were aware that things were taking time. We had tried to advise every guest yesterday that there was a long delay on food, so people could make their own decision to stay or...More

Reviewed 15 April 2017

Let me start by saying that our first visit, six months ago, was wonderful. I had the most amazing Eggs Florentine I've ever had out in Cornwall - too many places use horrible, synthetic-tasting hollandaise sauce but theirs was perfect. The lady who served us...More

2  Thank Sha C
KTHope25, Owner at The Front Room Penzance, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

I am extremely sorry your past visit wasn't the same as the first. We had been caught off guard and had to close the kitchen an hour early due to running out of food we only have a small kitchen and unfortunately our Chef was...More

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Had breakfast twice at the Front Room while in Penzance. The food is so home cooked, it's almost like having breakfast at a friend's house instead of a restaurant (in the best way possible!). Their dirty chai is absolutely delicious, one of the best I've...More

Thank ellenryley
KTHope25, Owner at The Front Room Penzance, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review, I am really pleased you like the place, food and the Dirty Chai! We hope to see you again. Kt

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Went for breakfast on a weekday morning and were greeted congenially and invited to choose a table. The decor is fun and quirky, especially we enjoyed the mounted vintage luggage and sewing machines. The ladies toilet is also amusing and well imagined. The food was...More

Thank Talia H
KTHope25, Owner at The Front Room Penzance, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thank you for your honest review. I am really pleased you enjoyed the place, food and coffee. I am sorry about the noise it is very difficult for us when we get a noisy family in as we are a family cafe. Thankfully it doesn't...More

Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

So we've been before for tea and cake. This time we just had bowls of chips and bacon Sarnies . Ambiance is great, service excellent and just attentive enough and the food is fab. Still loving the quirky decor I.e. Half suitcases set in the...More

Thank Beavsontour
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Popped in here recently for breakfast with a friend.I had forgotten how wonderful the Eggs Benedict are. Absolutely couldn't fault them . I followed this with a peppermint tea and my friend had a coffee. The drinks were good.

Thank ladygrey2013
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Recently went here as it was highly recommended to me. On arrival I couldn't fault the waiter so friendly and welcoming, lovely menu with a big choice and a very child friendly place. I ordered the full breakfast, as soon as it arrived I was...More

Thank louise197926
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We stopped for breakfast after trying to find a decent, casual breakfast spot in Penzance town centre. We had a very warm welcome and the owner has done a good job with making the cafe look funky and fun. The menu was quite extensive yet...More

Thank pikerloo
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Popped in here with partner and two friends following a recommendation. Such a cute little place with lovely decor! Waiter came over promptly and was very friendly (if a little eccentric :D). Good menu, although on this occasion they were out of pancakes which was...More

Thank AmyLou_2112
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We went there twice with friends for breakfast, staff was welcoming and polite and very funny, we really loved them, they made the experience of eating out so nice! Loads of vegetarian and vegan dishes on the menu, we were so happy about that!! Great...More

Thank Danni C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$11
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83 Market Jew Street | ., Penzance TR18 2LG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Penzance
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 448681
  • E-mail
We are a welcoming, friendly, happy coffee shop/bar that serves healthy, tasty, local produce as well as a little comfort food.
We have gluten, dairy & sugar free options on our small but delicious menu- something for everyone..
There is a lovely sunny garden that allows for well behaved dogs on leads, we also have a sheltered room that allows pooches too incase it's raining
Our place is quirky with lots to look at! A creative place to stimulate your imagination!
100% child friendly, lots of toys and colouring in to occupy the little ones!
We pride ourselves on a friendly, helpful service & being able to accommodate most dietary requirements
Bank holiday Sundays we throw a party for the grown ups! Our famous Love Brunch's are over 21's with DJ's and great fun!

We hope you enjoy your visit! ❤️
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