If you’re looking for a delicious breakfast in Padstow, you’re in luck. This charming coastal town is home to a variety of cafés and restaurants that serve up tasty morning meals.
Whether you’re in the mood for a classic full English breakfast or something a bit more unique, there’s sure to be a spot that fits the bill.
As a foodie myself, I adore Padstow for its impressive array of cafés and restaurants. Here are some of my favourites:
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1. Cherry Trees Coffee House
Address: West Quay, Padstow PL28 8AQ
Best for: Family-run café
Cosy and welcoming, the Cherry Trees Coffee House is a wonderful choice for breakfast. Located on the bustling high street, this charming café serves up a range of options, including the traditional Full Cornish.
Cherry Trees Coffee House also provides a delectable selection of homemade cakes and pastries if you’re in the mood for something sweet – and I’d recommend that you do give them a go!
Here, you can also pick up a lighter option like muesli or a toastie. All dishes are made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, and the coffee is top-notch.
The décor is simple and rustic, with wooden tables and chairs and plenty of natural light. It’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy a leisurely breakfast before exploring the town.
2. Ben’s Crib Box Cafe
Address: S Quay, Padstow PL28 8BL
Best for: Local gem
If you’re looking for a no-frills breakfast experience that’s just as tasty, Ben’s Crib Box Cafe is the place for you.
This small, unassuming cafe is tucked away on a side street in Padstow, but don’t let its low-key appearance fool you – the food here is fabulous.
The menu at Ben’s Crib Box Cafe is simple but satisfying, with all the breakfast classics you could want.
You can’t go wrong with the cheesy burrito or a cheese and tomato toastie to start the day off on a good note. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!
The cafe itself is small and cosy, with a few tables inside and a few more outside – it’s the perfect spot for a tasty relaxed breakfast with friends or family.
3. Mussel Box
Address: The Drang, 11 Broad St, Padstow PL28 8BS
Best for: Local produce
This charming little café is located on South Quay and brings scrumptious fresh seafood to the breakfast table, as well as the classics you’d expect.
With a warm and welcoming atmosphere and simple but stylish decor, this spot offers a lovely place for breakfast or brunch with friends.
One of my favourite breakfast dishes at Mussel Box is the smoked salmon and scrambled eggs.
Cooked up from scratch on site after being caught within a few miles of the restaurant, the smoked salmon is a winner.
If you’re not in the mood for seafood, Mussel Box also serves a variety of other breakfast dishes, such as Eggs Benedict or a Full Cornishh.
4. Greens of Padstow
Address: North Quay, Padstow PL28 8AF
Best for: A health kick
For a healthy and tasty breakfast option in Padstow, Greens of Padstow is the place to go. This café is known for its fresh and organic ingredients, and its commitment to sustainability.
Try a lighter bite with their gorgeous homemade granola, complete with Greek yoghurt and berry compote. Or, I’d recommend the delightful French toast or vegetarian breakfast.
The menu here offers a variety of options to cater to different dietary requirements.
Whether you’re vegan, gluten-free, or just looking for a nutritious meal, you’re sure to find something to your liking.
All the dishes are beautifully presented and taste as good as they look.
5. Down By The Ferry
Address: 3 N Quay Parade, Padstow PL28 8AG
Best for: Breakfast with a view
Located right by the ferry dock, this café offers stunning views of the harbour and the bustling activity of boats coming and going.
If you’re looking for a tasty breakfast with a lovely view, Down By The Ferry is a great option.
With a simple but delicious menu, it combines classics with homemade specials – serving up a scrumptious dish each time.
The café has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, making it a great spot to sit back and enjoy your breakfast while watching the world go by.
The outdoor seating area is especially popular on sunny days, but there is also plenty of indoor seating if the weather isn’t on your side.
6. Malcolm Barnecutt Deli Bakery
Address: High Street, St Merryn, Padstow PL28 8NQ
Best for: Homemade goodies
This bakery is located on the main street of Padstow and offers a wide variety of baked goods, sandwiches, and hot drinks.
I love the warm and welcoming atmosphere of this spot, and you will feel right at home as you browse the selection of treats on offer.
One of the highlights of this bakery is their selection of traditional pasties, made with locally sourced ingredients.
If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll be spoilt for choice here. You’ll find a range of cakes, pastries, and biscuits, all of which are made with the finest ingredients.
Whether you are in the mood for a classic Victoria sponge or a decadent chocolate brownie, the family-owned Malcolm Barnecutt Deli Bakery brings you an incredible selection. .
7. Nins Tea Rooms
Address: Deer Park Shop Road, St Merryn, Padstow PL28 8NQ
Best for: Hidden gem
Cosy and charming, Nins Tea Rooms is tucked away on Broad Street. This quaint little café serves up a delectable selection of breakfast options that are sure to satisfy your cravings.
The hearty Full English is a local favourite – and a perfect way to start your day, keeping you fuelled up for hours.
Anyone with a sweet tooth will be happy to hear that Nins Tea Rooms offers indulgent pancakes with bacon and maple syrup.
Their coffee is also top-notch, so be sure to grab a cup to go with your breakfast.
The interior of Nins Tea Rooms is just as charming as the food. The walls are adorned with vintage teapots and cups, and the welcoming atmosphere makes you feel right at home.
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