7 wonderful breakfast places in Padstow, Cornwall

7 wonderful breakfast places in Padstow, Cornwall

Padstow is one of my favourite Cornish towns and one of the main reasons is because of its seriously impressive foodie credentials. Luckily, that includes a great breakfast!

I can’t think of a better way to spend a morning on the Cornish coast than at one of the best breakfast places in Padstow. 

Whether you’re after a full English breakfast or a classic Cornish pasty, there are a handful of truly wonderful cafés and breakfast spots to try. 

Some even have gorgeous views of the harbour for a really special way to start the day.

So let’s get into my top pick of the best breakfast places in Padstow.

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Jessie Moore is a luxury travel expert with years of experience travelling the world to find the best destinations, hotels and adventures.

1. Cherry Trees Coffee House

Address: West Quay, Padstow PL28 8AQ

Best for: Family-run café

Cosy and welcoming, I think 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 has 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!

If you don’t have room for a big old Cornish breakfast, you can also pick up a lighter option like muesli or a toastie.

As you’d expect, all dishes are made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, and believe me when I say that the coffee is top-notch.

I love the décor which 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, I think you’ll love Ben’s Crib Box Cafe

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 utterly fabulous.

The menu at Ben’s Crib Box Cafe is simple but satisfying, with all the breakfast classics you could want. 

I really don’t think you can 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. Here you’ll find scrumptious fresh seafood for breakfast, as well as the classics you’d expect.

With a warm and welcoming atmosphere and simple but stylish decor, I think this spot offers a lovely place for breakfast or brunch with friends. 

Mussel Box Padstow

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, it does not get fresher than this!

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, I’d highly recommend Greens of Padstow.

This café is known for its fresh and organic ingredients, as well as its commitment to sustainability – which I think is always admirable.

I’d suggest trying their gorgeous homemade granola, complete with Greek yoghurt and berry compote, for a lighter bite. Or, I’d recommend the delightful French toast or vegetarian breakfast.

Greens at Padstow Bruschetta

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, I love that this café offers stunning views of the harbour. It’s the perfect spot to watch the boats coming and going with a postcard-perfect backdrop.

So 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.

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 can be found on the main street of Padstow and offers a tempting 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.

Malcolm Barnecutt

One of the highlights of this bakery is their impressive selection of traditional pasties, all made with locally sourced ingredients. 

If you have a sweet tooth, let me assure you that 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 – my mouth is watering just thinking about it!

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, the lovely Nins Tea Rooms is tucked away on Broad Street. This quaint little café serves up a delectable selection of breakfast options.

The hearty Full English is, of course, a local favourite – and a perfect way to start your day, keeping you fuelled up for hours of exploring.

Anyone with a sweet tooth will be happy to hear that Nins Tea Rooms offers indulgent pancakes with bacon and maple syrup – yes please!

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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