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Market Place, St Ives TR26 1RZ, England
+44 1736 799628
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible12%
12 Apr 2017
“New management...”
22 Jan 2018
“Cream tea”
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Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Market Place, St Ives TR26 1RZ, England
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

an enjoyable cream tea on a pleasant winter afternoon, Generous scone, slightly warmed, with jam and Cornish cream, with tea (or coffee). Good value

Thank stuarthicks90
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Madeleine has retired and there are new people in charge. The shop has had a makeover. A wonderful array of cakes and excellent scones for your cream tea. Nice visit - wait and see, but first impressions very favourable.

Thank SXDave
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Went to St Ives and found NO MADELEINES. Just the shell of a shop. No signs. No furniture. No evidence that they have ever existed. Is this the end of Madeleine's?

1  Thank Richard R
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We went there while on our summer holiday. We had smoked salmon sandwiches. Food was tasty. Would go back. Nice little place you could seat upstairs or down. Was very busy when we went there. Yes there was a small clean toilet upstairs. Carry on...More

Thank ianianian
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We called in for a pot of tea and a homemade cake - I had a coconut madeleine which I haven't had for years - brought back childhood memories . The owner was ok with us but I can imagine her style wouldn't suit everyones...More

1  Thank Malcolm R
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

On a recent holiday to Cornwall two things I was hoping to find while there were gluten free scones for a cream tea and gluten free pasties. This place was well worth the 400 mile trip! So tasty and delicious. As others who have to...More

Thank cat u
Reviewed 21 August 2016

I dropped in twice to order a gluten free Cornish when passing. This is unheard of for coeliac a so I was very excited! I only had to wait a few minutes before I had a hot Cornish ready to take away. Very tasty and...More

1  Thank Jocop1
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Just minor quibbles such as cheap fruitless jam with the cream tea, a toasty where the cheese had not melted, portions of coleslaw that you can count the cabbage shreds on one hand, why bother, and a very lengthy delay for the microwaved scrambled eggs.

1  Thank Lynda A
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Visited for afternoon tea and was pleasantly surprised by the soft pillowy scones. Delicious with the clotted cream and jam. Disappointed we did not have time to re-visit again. A great find in St Ives.

1  Thank skamsir
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Service was particularly poor and we were ignored for at least five minutes before we caught a waitress going by. Tables were not cleaned from previous guests. Scones were flat and unappetising. Would not repeat.

3  Thank Ww09
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  • Address: Market Place, St Ives TR26 1RZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 799628
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