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The Barbican Coffee Shop

Barbican Lane | TR18 4EF, Penzance TR18 4EF, England
+44 1736 366693
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
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“scones” (6 reviews)
“sandwich” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, British
$$ - $$$
Barbican Lane | TR18 4EF, Penzance TR18 4EF, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent little gem near the waterfront in Penzance. Cosy interior with old exposed beams. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, Food was great especially the cream teas with home made scones and jam and the best clotted cream ever.

Thank bankiemac
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Called in for a pot of tea and a jacket potato which was served with a salad mix and cheese melted over the potato, the tea was good and the pot held enough for a 2nd cup. Most enjoyable.

Thank felpham_10
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We ate lunch at the Barbican Coffee Shop on our last day in Penzance. I am so sorry we did not find this gem sooner. They have a great selection of sandwiches and cakes. The staff are very friendly and informative.

Thank Tsalib
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This hidden gem was really just the cherry on top of our visit in Cornwall. We came 3 times while in the area, and the cream teas were AMAZING. The sweet woman who runs this place makes the scones fresh and serves them hot with...More

Thank Everythinginit
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Good coffee in a wonderful old building (oldest in Penzance apparently). Friendly owners too who made us very welcome

Thank Andy L
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Nice friendly staff with fresh food and delightful (although pricey) crab sandwiches. Artisan bread would have rounded off the experience as the sandwich did end up quite soggy. It tasted fabulous though! Tea had toy town green cups from kindergarten and the smallest metal teapot...More

Thank Veau
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Incredibly friendly staff and a homely atmosphere. The food was superb, the crab sandwich I had was particularly special. And given that it is a small tea room the choice is superb. And then there is the cake! Wowee! Dog friendly. Child friendly.

Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We often go to the Jubilee Pool for a swim. When we do we always buy coffees and home made cakes from Adele at the Barbican. We also love their fresh sandwiches which are much cheaper and more tasty than the ones we have been...More

Thank Tony S
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We visited Barbican back in May for cream tea and loved it! The scones were marvellous just as the jam and clotted cream. The staff were lovely, and I really liked the place, very cozy :) We didn't know that they only accept cash so...More

Thank Szasza89
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Popped in for lunch - cheese & pickle sandwich, juice and a cup of tea. Can see where some of the other comments about politeness of the owner are coming from. Pricing also seems a bit strange - £1:25 for take away cup of tea,...More

Thank Derek W
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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  • Address: Barbican Lane | TR18 4EF, Penzance TR18 4EF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Penzance
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 366693
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