Good cafes can add enormously to the enjoyment of your holiday. We have a great selection in Newquay. Some are great for breakfast others, for that famous Cornish cream tea. We have listed some of our favourites here.

The Roasting Room


The Roasting Room Cafe’s flagship store was the first one they opened, offering a wide range of delicious speciality coffees from around the world, expertly roasted in Newquay. Always ask about the coffee you’re drinking, so you can enjoy it at home too. Don’t wait until the next day, as the menu selection may change.
But coffee isn’t the only product they offer. They also have a wide range of hot and cold drinks. When given the chance to try exceptional coffee, why not take it? While coffee is their speciality, most people enjoy a cake or pastry with their brew. While coffee roasters may not be great bakers, you still want a great cake with your coffee. The solution is to get a great baker to supply cakes and pastries. Enter Gorse Bakers, another Newquay-based specialist, who provide fantastic sweet treats to complement your drink.

65c Bank Street, Newquay TR7 1DL

Thanks to The roasting room for the images 


Paulines Creamery and Cafe

Newquay cafes


Pauline’s homemade cakes and baguettes are our favourite options here, and we’re thrilled to announce that they are now sustainable palm oil champions. They have committed to using sustainable palm oil in all their delicious creations. Whether you’re looking for a delightful afternoon tea at the apartment or a relaxing time at Killacourt, Pauline’s sustainable palm oil treats are a guilt-free indulgence.
If you prefer to dine in, there’s a cosy cafe just above the shop. They offer mouthwatering options such as pasties, toasties, and jacket potatoes. The cafe has also joined the sustainable palm oil movement, ensuring that its menu choices align with environmental sustainability.
For those with a special occasion during their stay in Newquay, Pauline’s is the perfect place to turn to. Their talented team can create customized cakes that are sure to impress.
So whether you’re enjoying a leisurely afternoon tea in the comfort of the apartment or savouring your treat amidst the charming atmosphere of Killacourt, you can be sure that you’re supporting a business that champions sustainable palm oil.

20 Bank St, Newquay TR7 1AY

Tel. 01637 876809

Thanks to Pauline’s Creamery for the images


food and drink

To find Sprout, simply go out of the back gate and turn left. You won’t miss it. This vegetarian and vegan health food shop, coffee shop, and micro cafe is one of the healthiest cafes in Newquay.
Go inside and see for yourself. There’s usually a lot going on, from workshops on making vegan cheese, Kombucha, Christmas wreaths, Kefir, natural skincare creams, and immune-boosting syrups to acoustic gigs, yoga classes, poetry readings, foraging walks, and independent cinema screenings.

You don’t have to be a vegan to enjoy this place, but it may prompt you to question your eating habits.
Be sure to try their daily hot dish either at the communal table or in the covered courtyard (take a look at that canopy!) or as a takeaway. And don’t miss out on their bread and cakes. Fair warning: after trying their Bordelais Sourdough, you may find it hard to go back to supermarket bread.

The Old Printhouse, Newquay TR7 1FZ

Tel. 01637 875845

Thanks to Sprout for the images

Newquay Rowing Club Cafe


At some point during your holiday, you will end up at the harbour – everybody does! Try to visit during breakfast time and indulge in one of the best breakfast cafes in town, The Newquay Rowing Club Cafe. Here, you can feast on a traditional locally-sourced Cornish breakfast or try something more modern. Although the rowing club has “All Welcome” signs, it’s not conspicuous from the harbour, so go hunt it down – you will not be disappointed. It’s not just the food that’s great, as the view over breakfast will stay with you for a long time.
Gareth and Lou will make you feel welcome any time, even if you miss breakfast. Try a cream tea or book their famous Sunday roast dinner. Don’t forget to bring your dog, as there are treats to keep your best friend happy.
Short on time? No problem – grab your food to go! Everything is available as a takeaway, but watch out for hungry seagulls if you’re eating in the harbour.
Opening times from Easter are Wednesday to Monday
8.30 AM to 4.00 PM

8.30 AM to 4.00 PM 

South Quay Hill, Newquay TR7 1HR

Tel. 07479256541

Thanks to Newquay Rowing Club Cafe for the images

Cafe Cloud


 Cafe Cloud is a delightful cafe with a vintage twist located just up from Newquay Harbour. The cosy ambience of the cafe will immediately transport you to a different era. The menu is impressive with a wide variety of gluten-free options available for customers with dietary restrictions.
The all-day breakfast and lunch menus are definitely worth trying out. The dishes are prepared fresh and are full of flavour. The cream teas and afternoon teas are a must-try, perfect for a lazy afternoon catch-up with friends or family. The homemade waffles are fluffy and delicious and go perfectly with freshly brewed coffee.
The highlight of Cafe Cloud’s menu is its homemade cakes and scones. These are made with the freshest ingredients and are so delectable that you’ll be tempted to take some back to the apartment for later. The scones are light and buttery, and they pair perfectly with strawberry jam and clotted cream.
The service at Cafe Cloud is excellent, with friendly and attentive staff who make you feel welcome from the moment you step in. The cafe is also very reasonably priced, making it accessible to everyone.
Overall, Cafe Cloud is a charming cafe that offers delicious food and excellent service. With vintage charm and gluten-free options, it’s the perfect spot for a leisurely brunch or afternoon tea.
Cafe Cloud is highly recommended!

54 Fore Street, Newquay, TR7 1LW

Tel. 07719 822156

Thanks to Cafe Cloud for the images.


Cafe at Trenance Gardens
Newquay Cafes

Lakeside is another of our favourite cafes. This is where we stop for coffee and cake before walking down to Crantock via the Gannel. It overlooks the beautiful boating lake at Trenance Gardens, where you can indulge in the great British pastime of feeding the ducks after lunch or cakes. They even sell bags of healthy food for them!
Lakeside is dog-friendly during the day, with doggy treats and homemade dog ice cream available, so no member of the family is left out. With its reputation for excellent food, it’s best to book at busy times, especially at nighttime.
During the summer, there’s outside seating and an ice cream parlour. In the winter, you can enjoy a log fire. If you have a special occasion, let them know, and they will decorate your table for you.
At nighttime, Lakeside transforms into an excellent restaurant. Watch out for special evenings, including steak, pie, and fish and chips nights.

Newquay Boating Lake TR7 2HX

Tel.  01637 872 703

Thanks to Lakeside for the images

Cargo Coffee

Newquay Cafes

Lots of cafes say they are “on the beach” when what they mean is they are very close to the beach. When Cargo Coffee says they are on the beach, they mean it. Situated on Crantock Beach, just a short walk from the National Trust car park, it’s great for organic coffee, homemade cakes, ice cream, and sandwiches.
Crantock Beach is a great day out anyway, but with Cargo Coffee here, you can stay all day without all the fuss of making a picnic.
Mr Pringle also insists we mention that they have dog treats as well.
Definitely, one that you have to try out. Don’t forget the camera because this is a great photo opportunity.

Crantock, Newquay TR8 5RN

Tel. 07976 238548

Thanks to Cargo Coffee for the images

Sea Spray Fistral

Fistral Beach
Cafes, Fistral Beach

Run by Katie and Lee with lots of help from Bruce, this cafe is the perfect spot to kick-start your day. Treat yourself to the Sea Spray breakfast while enjoying stunning views of South Fistral, and it’s hard to imagine a better start to the day.

They offer a variety of homemade, locally sourced dishes throughout the day in a breathtaking setting. If you prefer not to leave the beach, the cafe has a convenient takeaway option from their downstairs hatch.

One of the little extras of this eco-friendly cafe is that you can enjoy a bottle of Sea Change wine with your meal, knowing that it supports ocean conservation projects. It’s guilt-free wine, which makes it even better.

South Fistral Beach TR7 1QA

Thanks to Sea Spray Fistral for the images