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“A Quirky Cafe with good Tasting Cake!”
Review of Signal Box Cafe

Signal Box Cafe
Ranked #36 of 72 Restaurants in Bodmin
Cuisines: British
Description: One of my stranger suggestions. Run by the charity who operate a small branch line which meets the main Paddington to Penzance line at this station, the old signal box, up a short staircase is a quaint but friendly and hospitable snack bar on an otherwise isolated and inhospitable station. The limited profits go to the charity but the food is tasty simple and very good value. A useful novelty that might otherwise go unnoticed. Worth a listing.
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Description: One of my stranger suggestions. Run by the charity who operate a small branch line which meets the main Paddington to Penzance line at this station, the old signal box, up a short staircase is a quaint but friendly and hospitable snack bar on an otherwise isolated and inhospitable station. The limited profits go to the charity but the food is tasty simple and very good value. A useful novelty that might otherwise go unnoticed. Worth a listing.
Reviewed 11 March 2014

A visit to Bodmin Parkway was when I stumbled across this hidden gem!

The cafe is ran by a lovely lady called Ho, who makes all her own cakes (caramel shortbread my favourite!!)

A very nice place to just go and drink tea, even better if you are into railways like me, with superb views of the mainline, and then the preserved Bodmin & Wenford Railway on Platform 3. Lovely, enjoyable and superb cafe.

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2  Thank Ben H
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

Dropped in for a freshly cooked egg and bacon bap and a cup of tea while waiting for my train. Great view of the station and friendly service. The complete opposite of the sterile, bland, overpriced offerings at your usual station outlet. Refreshing.

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3  Thank HolidayTrip88
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Reviewed 1 October 2013 via mobile

Although there are some late twentieth century items, it mostly reminded me of what a pre-war buffet may have felt like. Nothing very tasty. All a bit basic but filling and tasty in a simple functional way. It fed and watered me after walking through the park and woods from Lanhydrock.

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3  Thank HillyCirencester
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

Lovely little cafe with good food at a good price. Just right after a walk to/from Respryn Bridge and Lanhydrock. Great friendly service and one of the best bacon and egg baps for miles.

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5  Thank Mike D
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

You would think in this day and age, Vegetarians would be able to get a Vegetrian Sausage Bab or a Vegetarain Bacon Bab? But no not in this café, only a Fried Egg Bap. The Lady who works here refuses to cater for Vegetarians, and even questions you why you are a Vegetarian and tells you, you should not be one? Best to wait until you are on the train, or until you get to where ever you are going?

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5  Thank Rob H
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