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The View Cafe

St Mawes Quay, St Mawes TR2 5DG, England
+44 1326 270401
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  • Excellent12%
  • Very good10%
  • Average22%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible40%
Travellers talk about
“wedges” (2 reviews)
“crab salad” (2 reviews)
“busy morning” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, British
$$ - $$$
St Mawes Quay, St Mawes TR2 5DG, England
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

I was staying in the Shearings hotel and came into this cafe for a cuppa when I returned from a walk to the castle. It is in an excellent position

Thank 70ish
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

If only we’d read the trip advisor reviews first. It looked so promising from the outside. We had a ploughman’s lunch - the ingredients were very poor quality, including the small pot of grated cheese. I wouldn’t choose to eat here again.

Thank Cotswoldcouple99
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Popped in here for a quick bite to eat as it was pouring with rain and this place was the first we came to. Big mistake. The decor was actually quite nice but that's all the positive points!!! Initially I couldn't find a menu so...More

Thank mark t
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Staff pleasant and food tasty but portions very small and service slow. In a very good situation overlooking St Mawes harbour but so are other eateries in St Mawes offering better value.

Thank selbysmith
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Been here today just for a drink and a tea cake A very unfriendly chap served us with not making us welcome The chap in the kitchen, was heard coughing while preparing food. Coffee was nice and tea cake was ok but not the best...More

Thank WalsallIan
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Absolutely horrendous. popped in for a takeaway lunch(sandwich and a panini and two teas) sandwich was supposed to be crusty bread but was average brown bread and panini was packet chicken with the tiniest bit of chorizio ever, and to top it off was charged...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Everytime we went passed the view it was busy morning noon and night so we tried it for breakfast and now we know why. Lovely cafe with friendly staff and amazing food. Not only that it has an outdoor area with a lovely view over...More

Thank Hh W
Reviewed 12 September 2017

The loaction is good but this cafe will only survive because it is situated in St Mawes and other better venues will be full. The service is poor, the food average and the staff can't even be bothered to bring you a knife and fork....More

Thank Hana C
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Popped in on a very rainy day, place was very busy. Managed to find a table by the window. Ordered and paid for 2 lattes and 2 toasted teacakes from a pleasant young lady. Came to £2.50 per coffee and £1.25 per teacake. Very reasonable....More

Thank 732MichaelW732
Reviewed 2 September 2017

We wanted a quick lunch with the kids - crab salad was delicious, but oh so unsubstantial. Very tasty and fresh salad meat in a little ramekin and some salad - well, a couple of leaves. For £12 this was nothing more than an expensive...More

Thank Stewza
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  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$14
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St Mawes Quay, St Mawes TR2 5DG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Truro District  >  Roseland Peninsula  >  St Mawes
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 270401
The View Cafe is on the harbourside in the Cornish fishing village of St Mawes. As it´s name suggests it boasts uninterupted views across the harbour and the Percuil River estuary.Open daily The View Cafe offers a variety of of light bites and lunches ranging from traditional Cornish Pasties to Fish & Chips. We also offer a wide variety of Sandwiches, Baguettes and Paninis, all of which are freshly prepared to order.
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