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Olives Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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Island Square, St Ives TR26 1NX, England
+44 7875 585759
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

This is such a lovely little place. Tucked away in the back streets of St.Ives. We had the most wonderful cake and Cornish lemonade. Highly recommended. If the weather is nice, it's lovely to sit outside and watch the world go buy. Attached some piccies of a number of the fabulous cakes on offer at this great independent tea room.

2 Thank glendandVince
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Came upon this little gem of a cafe whilst walking through the back streets of St Ives and decided to pop in for a coffee. Very lovely layout. We decided on a cream tea as we saw a couple having one. The scones were amazing, homemade by the owner, great coffee too. Overall a great little cafe and would most... More 

Thank Jill S
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Nice cream teas, but nothing really amazing. Off the main drag so quite quiet. Plenty of other great spots to eat. Cash only.

1 Thank PhilandAlexandDogs
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

We had a cream tea here. A gift from friends for our Golden Wedding Anniversary. It certainly didn't disappoint, it was the best cream tea I have ever had. I just wish I had the owners scone recipe!

Thank Barbara T
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Myself and my husband came across this cafe looking for a vegan menu for me! The chef made me a wonderful open sandwich with hummus and put some lovely fresh fruit on the plate :) My husband had big juicy prawns and fresh bread... He said it was so tasty. Well priced, nice staff! Even a waitress from Leicester which... More 

1 Thank Sinyaken
St Maxime
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

What a lovely cafe. Found it by chance. Scones to die for and REAL coffee. Highly recommended - just a pity we're unlikely to be back in Cornwall.

2 Thank snillocm
Bristol, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Lovely fruit scones and friendly staff . No too busy so able to chat to staff which was good .. Recommended by a friend and not let down .

3 Thank Weaver510
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

We had a superb Cornish cream tea here. The homemade fruit scones were delicious and the pot of tea was generous! They have tables outside so if the weathers good, which it was, it's a lovely place to stop as it's situated on the cobbled streets of St Ives amongst the small town houses. Good value to as it was... More 

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Sandy, United Kingdom
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638 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79,470 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

We saw a sign for Olive’s Café while walking up the hill from the harbour. It is a very cosy little café a bit off the beaten track and we had a nice lunch there served by really lovely staff. We had crab sandwiches and they were crammed full with delicious white crab meat, followed by two very large scones,... More 

48 Thank Sandygranny
Wantage, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Looking at local galleries in the square - we came across this cafe. The cakes being eaten by other customers outside encouraged us try the cafe and we were certainly not disappointed. The food is very tasty and freshly prepared. The apple and ginger cake was definitely worth a try.

6 Thank Russell L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Island Square, St Ives TR26 1NX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 7875 585759
Postcode TR26 1NX

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?