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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect little spot with a beautiful view for coffee and cake. Well worth a visit when you are in the area. The area is so peaceful.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 21 November 2023

Visited a very windy Gwithian beach with our poorly dog as part of a bucket list for her. Saw sign that Jam Pot was open and they accepted dogs. Had lovely coffee, and pumpkin & red pepper soup. Hubby had coffee, and a sausage sandwich....Very reasonably priced and had a fantastic view towards the beach, whilst being kept nice and toasty with the gas fired wood effect woodburner in the little building we were in.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023

Excellent service, really friendly staff. Cream tea was amazing, best we’ve ever had. They even brought my wife’s out with a candle and sang happy birthday to her. My father in-law still goes on about his cheese and ham toastie. Would highly recommend

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 13 September 2023

Expect a slow service. Lovely food. Brilliant view, but they struggle to cope in high demand times. Check your parking time will be enough. No customer feedback that you will be possibly waiting a long time Beware.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 31 August 2023 via mobile

An amazing little place with lovely views. Scones are delicious. Highly recommend. We will be back again next year when on our family holiday in cornwall. 😁

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 16 August 2023 via mobile

The cream tea is amazing. I had it one day on the beach and the scones are really lovely. My husband popped up from Gwythian Beach to buy and they packaged it up nicely, warmed the scones, gave ample jam and cream. Really nice experience...to have cream tea on the beach. Returned a couple of days later to the beach and had a hankering for another cream tea so this time I walked up to get one. Waited by the counter to be served, people behind the kitchen counter were busy but one girl was standing right by it not doing anything. I wasn't attended to, but just as I was about to say something, another customer came in and returned a bowl to the girl by the kitchen counter. She smiled at him, took the bowl, turned around and ignored me. It doesn't take anything to say 'I'll be with you in a moment' if you can't serve in a timely manner. I ended up going to the cafe down the road. When I returned without the cream tea, I explained what happened to my husband and he said he'd had to wait ages as well the previous day. Such a shame because the cream tea is really lovely. Either more staff or better training is needed.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 12 August 2023

The carrot cake here was to die for. I really want the recipe - highlight of my week!!!! The soup was good too and the scones and the view!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 6 August 2023

Fantastic Location real home cooked food very helpful and friendly staff, ample inside and outside seating. It's a short walk from an outstanding Beach. Dog friendly too. Stand with your back to the Lifeguard station and look up the hill just past the beach toilets....Its an easy 5 minutes walk and well worth it.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 25 July 2023

Had a pleasant afternoon cuppa, and a piece of cake each. Very generous portions of delicious coffee and walnut cake, and a lovely pot of tea, and extra water to wash it down. Good at table service too, with an excellent view.. Walked away refreshed,...full, and didn't feel ripped off. Highly recommended.. thanks.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 6 July 2023 via mobile

Ive been visiting the Jam Pot since I was about 8 and I still love it. Such a picturesque view and a lovely cream tea! Cant wait to go back next year xx

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 28 June 2023

Went here today for lunch based on previous good experience but unfortunately the service was severely lacking! There were four of us, the food came out at different times, a long enough wait for a cheese and tomato toastie then finally after 40 minutes the...sausage roll I had ordered came out in a greasy brown paper bag which was practically thrown at me, no plate or serviette! The food was all very nice just a shame about the poor service.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 27 June 2023

Been visiting the Jam Pot for many years and seen it progress. It is a lovely little cafe on Gwithian Towens, fabulous views across the bay. Excellent value, lovely cakes and good service. They have added a nice front covered area to sit in and...shelter from the weather, albeit we didn't use it as it was lovely and sunny! Highly recommended to try.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 9 June 2023 via mobile

We have used the Jam Pot on many occasions over the years when we stay in Gwithian and it has always been very good. This quirky little cafe has stunning views over St Ives bay. As we were staying in Gwithian We popped in and...ordered a bacon and egg roll, cheese and tomato toasty and a cheese and onion toasty, after 20 mins my bacon roll turned up, didn't want it to go cold so I started it, after another 40 minutes still no toasties, my wife went in to check where they were. They eventually came out after another 15 minutes. Karen was very apologetic and offered us some cake, but we opted for a free can of coke instead, she then forgot to bring it out, when she realised she had forgotten she brought out 2 x £5 gift vouchers. We love the Jam Pot and feel sad that service is letting it down. Maybe if serving hot snacks is an issue, the way forward is cream teas only. We suspect it is under new ownership, as it has had a big extension and all the branding has been changed.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 8 April 2023

Small cafe with amazing 5 star views. Limited inside seating (3 tables compacted together in main building then another 3 tables in the round building which is quite dark inside) extra tables outside, so on a sunny day its great! We were told upon ordering...there was a wait, had we been told it would be over an hour for the bacon & egg butty, we wouldn't of ordered as we only had an hour. After a 70 mins wait, I asked if we could cancel the order but was told it was nearly ready, so we had it as a take away. Sadly, the wait was not worth it. The bacon was nice but strangely the egg had no taste! As a local, I wouldn't go again in peak season, I would give it another try out of season, & maybe give the afternoon tea a try as they were coming out faster than the hot foodMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 30 September 2022

Visited twice during our last trip. We had a toastie each which were fab, crispy and gooey and loads of cheese 🤤. Next time we visited we had cream teas which were very generous portion sizes, no scrimping on the clotted cream or jam. It...is GREAT value for money, really affordable for a filling lunch/brunch. As it’s one of only 2 options for visitors to Gwithian beach it gets busy, but each time the staff were friendly and very hardworking. I will be looking forward to visiting again, I’ve got my eye on a slice of lemon drizzle cake next time and what a view to scoff it next to!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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The Jam Pot Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5