The staffing crisis in the hospitality sector has affected us all here in West Cornwall. Self isolation rules have added additional pressure to an already over-stretched team. Please be patient and considerate of this if the cafe is closed when you visit, or if you end up in a queue. Thank you, from all of us in the Porthgwarra team.
Porthgwarra Cove Cafe
Just a stone's throw from Porthgwarra Beach, our coastal cafe is where you can find light lunches, Moomaid of Zennor ice cream, and homemade cakes - perfect for those seaside family picnics. And because we're oh-so proud of our roots, you'll also find traditional Cornish cream teas and the finest freshly baked pasties around.
The heart of the estate
With a beautiful garden and plenty of parking, our cafe is where you'll frequently find fellow guests and wildlife-loving locals. As a key point on the South West Coastal Path, it's perfectly placed for walkers to take a break and recharge. If you're hoping to take things at a slower pace, skip the walk and simply sit and watch the waves roll in with a pasty and a brew.
We're even a favourite of Poldark star Aidan Turner, who visited regularly while filming nearby. Rick Stein also popped in for a cream tea while looking for choughs on the headland.
With fresh produce from local farms and suppliers stretching from Penzance to St Just, our team make a selection of cakes and sandwiches from scratch every day.
The wild west
The area is also popular with bird watchers, and the wildlife and birds that have been spotted in the area are noted on the cafe chalkboard every day. The Cornish chough has recently been reintroduced to the cliffs above Porthgwarra by the RSPB and we love watching these beautiful birds every day.
You'll also find seals taking refuge in the cove when the seas are a bit choppy, so make sure you've got that camera ready.
This cafe is a hidden gem at the heart of Porthgwarra Cove. Sandwiches by the sea and a Shipwrecked milkshake. Delightful!
A lovely break after a long lockdown, we had a wonderful time and the cottage was delightful. We wish we could stay longer!
We’ve had a fantastic week, cottage lovely, everything we needed. The café is amazing! The team are so friendly, always smiling and so accommodating…
Weather has been great and we walked miles. Always looked forward to returning each afternoon for some Moomaid ice cream.