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The Beachcomber

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The Wharf, St Ives TR26 1PU, England
+44 1736 794844
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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for a quick coffee and didn't want to move! The Beachcomber has a fantastic location in St Ives overlooking the harbour. We sat outside and felt very relaxed watching the world go by. Service was very good and so were the teacakes and coffee we had. Would revisit when in the area.

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Thank Emma P
Stroud, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is a nice little café in a great spot on the harbour. Unfortunately for me the view was the best bit, I only called in for 2 take away coffee's, which to be honest took longer than I would have expected to be made, which ok the café was busy but not that much. The main issue I have... More 

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Thank jdm333
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

My first time in Saint Ives luckily I found this lovely cafe at the start of my stay. On both occasions we had the crab sandwich's, on white bread Tuesday and brown today. All the filling was white meat and generous. A lovely salad accompanied them. Beautifully tasty on both days.Two people with smaller appetites could easily share one £9.50... More 

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Thank John F
Warwickshire
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

A delightful little coffee shop right on the harbour side. With stunning views out to the each, harbour and town beyond, it's a great place to unwind and watch the world go by. Fabulous fresh food, from coffee and cakes to a variety of lunch options. Very reasonably priced and fabulous friendly chatty staff, fast service too. Very small though,... More 

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Thank Clairebearholibobs
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Visited early afternoon. Had a lovely cream tea and pot of tea. The staff were very warm and friendly. Would highly recommend.

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Thank Richard B
Leeds, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here so we could sit outside for a coffee to catch some of the autumn sunshine. Lovely coffee and slice of cake. Reasonably priced for location.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We managed to get an outside table on a wonderful warm sunny day. We had 3 excellent cream teas and sat watching the world go by. The scones were still warm from the oven and the jam was also delicious. Whilst eating some little sparrows were sat at our feet waiting for any crumbs to fall their way, but they... More 

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Thank Tincanmike
Shepshed
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Went every day for cream tea and scones whilst on holiday Best in the harbour have been going for the last 3 years allways made to feel welcome

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Thank Andy H
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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Having arrived late noon me and my wife wanted a simple but tasty dinner having looked around for a good half an hour this place looked the most inviting. Clean cafe with friendly staff and a great choice menu. Loads of choice and huge portions. I had the cheese and ham pannini and my wife had the crab sandwich both... More 

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Thank Chris H
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Portions were huge, and the milkshakes were amazing, wasn't too expensive for the amount you get and the staff were very friendly!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Wharf, St Ives TR26 1PU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 794844

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?