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The Thirstea Co

Porth Farm | Portscatho, Truro TR2 5EX, England
+44 1872 581898
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  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“ice cream” (11 reviews)
“scones” (11 reviews)
“cake” (17 reviews)
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Cafe, Fast food, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Porth Farm | Portscatho, Truro TR2 5EX, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a walk around the Roseland peninsula. Great little van near Towan beach. Splendid coffee, and lovely hot pasties.

Thank David E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not only is this a fantastic stop for tea and cake, but Seth and Jodi, who run it, are kind and generous. I'd lost some cash and my bank card more than a week before I thought to call on the off-chance. A kind stranger...More

Thank Diana G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Slightly hidden away from the coastal path, but well signed locally, this old French van serves a range of snacks, cakes, ices and hot / cold drinks. The site is sheltered from the elements, with umbrellas over the tables. The food is well prepared and...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 6 September 2018

great coffee and cake stop... close to beach... beautiful coastal path .. would visit again and again this coastline now discovered....

Thank RuthK35
Seth R, Owner at The Thirstea Co, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Hi Ruth, We are in the midst of updating our website, so some of the pictures are "old". I'm glad you found us though! Hopefully we'll see you again soon Team Thirstea

Reviewed 1 September 2018

Enjoyed a coffee here whilst visiting the beach and the coast path with family. Plenty of refreshments on offer. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank Nicola B
Seth R, Owner at The Thirstea Co, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Hi Nicola, Thank you for stopping by, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit here. Thanks for leaving us a such a lovely review! See you again soon Team Thirstea

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Great to find this little tea van (although it is so much more than that!) just off the beach at Towan. Enjoyed our cream teas and ice creams, and would love to go back and try a pasty! Service was very friendly and fairly quick,...More

Thank Love_Sea_And_Ski
Seth R, Owner at The Thirstea Co, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Hi, thanks for leaving us a review, and I’m glad you enjoyed out visit with us. We do have a few ex ra folding chairs and table, but we don’t always realise or have time to get them out, so im sorry if you couldn’t...More

Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

A nice little cafe to visit close by to Towan Beach. We stopped just for coffee & ice creams and you can also pay by card. Nice little place with toilets!

Thank DJRDevon
Seth R, Owner at The Thirstea Co, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to review us, I’m pleased you enjoyed your stop, and hopefully we’ll welcome you again soon All the best Team Thirstea

Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Best cream tea we had in Cornwall. Tried the Darjeeling as well, will be buying some for home! Our toddler loved the resident doggy. Only downside is that the parking fills up quickly as the beach is also good.

Thank writemerich
Seth R, Owner at The Thirstea Co, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Hi there, I’m glad you enjoyed your cream tea, sounds like you tested a few during your stay! Do get in touch about the Darjeeling, we can easily mail order it to you! Many thanks Team Thirstea

Reviewed 11 August 2018

Asked for Green Tea in lots of upmarket hotels in Cornwall including Tresanton in St. Mawes and got horrible tea bags. This little gem offered freshly brewed green tea from tea leaves - it was delicious. We also opted for the gluten free brownies and...More

Thank Kathy C
Seth R, Owner at The Thirstea Co, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

Hi Kathy, I’m pleased you enjoyed our loose leaf green tea. If you’d like more of it we do do mail order, just check out our website and drop us a line! Many thanks Team Thirstea.

Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

A great coffee and cake before starting off on the coast path for St Anthony’s Head - definitely worth stopping for a cake and drink!

Thank Emmeline A
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12 March 2018|
Response from Seth R | Property representative |
Hi, Yes, the courtyard is accessible, but the floor surface is a bit uneven.
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
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View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Porth Farm | Portscatho, Truro TR2 5EX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Truro District  >  Truro
  • Phone Number: +44 1872 581898
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