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Olives Cafe

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Island Square, St Ives TR26 1NX, England
+44 7875 585759
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We thought we only wanted a coffee but then we saw all the homemade cakes and scones crammed onto the the counter top and that was it.....a couple of (large)fruit scones fresh out of the oven with butter and coffee. Just perfect. had we been more hungry then we would of sampled more on offer. My only criticism would be... More 

Thank saab300
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Wow! A beautiful little hidden gem! Cosy, only a small cafe but with outside seating on a warm day or better it is lovely to relax and watch the world go by! Very friendly service, reasonable prices and amazing food. Very large portions of home made snacks, sandwiches and sweet delights! The perfect place to sample a cream tea, don't... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon Olives whilst wandering through St Ives on a Sunday afternoon & decided to stop for tea and cake. The staff were very friendly, and the selection of cakes and freshly baked scones on the counter was excellent. They all looked so good that it took ages to decide what to have! In the end I opted for... More 

Thank Lfclou
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

This little gem of a cafe/restaurant was a fantastic find today when my husband and I were looking for somewhere in St Ives to have afternoon tea. We were not disappointed. We had the most amazing warm fruit scones, which had obviously been freshly baked, together with the most generous portion of clotted cream as I've ever been offered. It... More 

Thank Lynette B
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We visited Olives for lunch - and enjoyed sitting out on the little patio. My husband had a ham and salad roll which was served with additional salad and fruit and I had a delicious leek and potato soup served with plenty of crusty bread and butter. Whilst there, we noticed that Olives held curry nights. So a couple of... More 

2 Thank TravelbuddyWorcester
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Delicious homemade cakes and coffee,we shared the cake and had clotted cream on top.It is a small place and is very quaint.There are a few tables outside too.Played my type of music too.Thoroughly recommend.

Thank groomj
Poole, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Visited this little cafe during our recent stay in St Ives. Fantastic cakes and plenty to choose from. I had a cream tea which was lovely both in taste and presentation and my husband had the treacle tart served warm with cream. We will certainly return when back in St Ives.

Thank Jackie M
Shropshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped for the curry evening whilst staying in St Ives and were so glad we did. The food was tasty and plentiful and very attentive staff. The cafe is only small but food was great and the atmosphere was lovely. Book to avoid disappointment!

Thank k8ham
Wirral, England
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We visited this lovely little cafe a few times during our stay. The food was beautifully presented, plenty of it and the salads have to be seen to be believed. On our first visit I had a beautiful half Galia melon filled to the brim with large prawns, salad and fruit - brilliant tall lettuce leaves which looked great and... More 

Thank rogerandmarg
Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely little cafe, friendly staff. Had two cream teas, gorgeous home cooked scone, choice of fruit or plain, served warm with clotted cream and jam. Pot of tea which we squeezed 5 cups out of. Tops marks all round 😊

Thank Kazzi56

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Island Square, St Ives TR26 1NX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 7875 585759
Postcode TR26 1NX

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