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The best breakfast spots in Cornwall

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, or so the old saying goes. Regardless of the truth behind that statement, breakfast can certainly be the most delicious and securing a good, morning meal will be key for starting each and every day of a Cornwall holiday. Fortunately, this beautiful county is home to some wonderful breakfast spots waiting to be enjoyed during your visit. In this guide, we are going to highlight some of the very best breakfast options in Cornwall, perfect for those who are looking to book cheap caravans in Cornwall. Supporting local businesses is so important so we hope you will consider a few of the below during your time in Cornwall.

Charlie’s Café

Charlie's Cafe breakfast

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Charlie’s Café is an award-winning family café in the famous village of Tintagel. If you planning to explore the castle here, heading to Charlie’s Café for a scrumptious bite to eat is certainly advised. Utilising lots of local produce, the café is centrally located in Tintagel, with a large courtyard and cosy indoor area, making for a truly relaxing spot to enjoy a yummy breakfast. Their freshly cooked waffles with maple syrup and smoked bacon is a top option but their menu also offers the likes of poached eggs, sourdough toast with butter and locally made, Boddington’s jam, as well as tasty cinnamon and raisin toast with spiced pumpkin jam.

Charlie’s Café says: “We change our menus regularly keeping in tune with the times and seasons. From breakfast, then lunch with children’s menu and daily changing specials, then into afternoon tea. We promise you quality food, expertly cooked to order using the very best Cornish ingredients.”

Daisy’s Café

Daisy's Cafe breakfast

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When it comes to great breakfast spots, Looe’s own Daisy’s Café has to be mentioned. So, although (at the time of publishing) this lovely location hasn’t yet reopened after lockdown (due to its intimate size), anyone staying in the area should be made aware of what a great breakfast experience awaits at Daisy’s Café. Perfectly situated for anyone staying in a Looe caravan park, Daisy’s Café is ranked as the number one breakfast spot in Looe on TripAdvisor and boasts a perfect rating with over 1,000 delighted customer reviews. Customer Jane beams: “We love, love, love Daisy’s Cafe every time we visit Looe! Brilliant food and ambience. The breakfast is fantastic. We love it!”

With hearty all-day breakfasts of bacon, eggs, sausages, beans, grilled tomatoes and mushrooms, a charming and cosy atmosphere, we certainly suggest stopping by to see what all the fuss is about for yourself.

Sunset Surf Café & Bar


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The Sunset Surf Café & Bar in Gwithian is well worth its fantastic reputation as one of Cornwall’s best breakfast locations. The incredible views of Gwithian are a perfect complement on a nice Cornish morning to the delicious breakfast menu they have to offer. From bacon baps and Belgian waffles to eggs benedict and full English breakfasts, there is plenty available to kickstart your morning. And with the café also acting as a surf shop, it’s the ideal spot for a bite to eat after your early morning surf session.

Sunset Surf shares: “Our food is locally sourced and lovingly prepared, everything on the menu can be prepared to take-away, please ask at the bar. We are able to cater for dietary requirements, such as gluten and dairy-free – just let a member of the team know before ordering!”

Olive & Co

Olive & Co is yet another brilliant location for a top-notch breakfast when in Cornwall. This independent café is located next to Siblyback Lake, is family run, and specialises in serving up “delicious home-made food and gourmet tea and coffee in beautiful surroundings.” All the food made at Olive & Co is made by hand in their kitchen using locally-sourced ingredients whenever possible. From the likes of poached eggs with smoked salmon and ever-popular bacon sandwiches to homemade pancakes and delectable breakfast toasties, the menu is up there with the very best in Cornwall.

The café says: “We take a great deal of pride in saying that a great deal of thought, care and attention has gone into every dish, cake and cup of coffee we make… We hope you enjoy your experience with us, whether it’s breakfast, lunch or simply a cup of tea to while away some time while you’re in town.”

Chapel Café

Last but by no means least is the charming Chapel Café in the beautiful Cornish village of Port Isaac. Sea views are the name of the game in this part of the world and at Chapel Café you can combine that picturesque backdrop with a great Cornish breakfast. Served until 11.30am, you will want to get to Port Isaac early to enjoy their mouth-watering menu of full Cornish breakfasts, bacon and tomato sandwiches, sausage sarnies, croissants, and good old beans on toast. Paired with a refreshing morning cup of tea or their special locally roasted coffee, it is impossible not to start the day right at Chapel Café.

Chapel Café – which is housed in a wonderfully restored 19th century Methodist chapel – says the following about their philosophy: “Our passion is simple, local food & drink and great service! We prepare all of our food on the premises. Suppliers are carefully chosen for their produce, quality and ability to deliver little and often, to keep our produce fresh.”

Where to eat breakfast in Cornwall?

  • Charlie’s Café
  • Daisy’s Café
  • Sunset Surf Café & Bar
  • Olive & Co
  • Chapel Café

As you can see, there are some truly terrific breakfast options in Cornwall, so make sure you give one or two of the above ago during your next stay in the county. And don’t forget, Dolphin Holidays has our very own tasty breakfast options served up in our lovely restaurant, Castaways – take a look at our menu here.

For more tips, guides, and advice on all things Cornwall, make sure to visit our news page.

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