Cornwall’s café and coffee shop scene is fruitful, and they don’t get much better than a seaside location with beachside cafés, because what beats a day at the beach? Naturally, a day at the beach with tasty treats to replenish energy levels!
Portreath cafés are abundant, too. Here you’ll find our five favourite Portreath beach cafés for a tasty bite to eat in or takeaway.
Another Portreath café within moments from Portreath Beach is The Hub. If you are on the look out for healthy vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options, The Hub is for you. In fact, The Hub caters for all, including four-legged friends as it’s dog-friendly inside and out!
There’s a generous selection of outdoor seating, plus a light-filled conservatory and café/bar space. On the menu you can expect to find a hearty all-day breakfast, lunch specials such as crab sandwich and wholesome salad bowls, or pizza lovers will appreciate the authentic stonebaked pizzas. Don’t forget to check out their ‘freakshakes’, the tastiest way to cool down from a day at the beach.
This dog-friendly Portreath beach café couldn’t get much closer to the bay, so you can’t miss it next to the beach car park. With an outside terrace and light-filled indoor café, it’s fully licensed with delicious drinks and hot and cold food served all-day long.
Perhaps you’re looking for British food favourite fish and chips to enjoy overlooking the beach? Stocking creamy Callestick ice creams, tasty baked goods and a tempting selection of cocktails, or simply sit back and enjoy a good ol’ cuppa of Cornish Tea or locally-sourced coffee to refuel. It’s no surprise it’s a popular beachside hangout.
Tideline Café is just a stone’s throw from Portreath beach, making it a great local option to grab breakfast, brunch, or lunch. It’s a quaint independent café, and there’s even a few tables outside. From fluffy muffins topped with locally-sourced sausages, to spicy beans and Cornish Yarg on sourdough toast, the menu is full of tempting choices showcasing local suppliers. Its Cornish hog’s pudding comes highly recommended, as does the much-loved delicacy for Cornwall… a cream tea (plus plenty of other sweet treats). Wash it all down with a proper Cornish Tea or coffee!
Fancy some baked goods while in Cornwall? We don’t blame you. Marion and Pete and their team have been making delicious Cornish pasties, breads and cakes for over 30 years. Portreath Bakery has two options, the bakery itself with indoor seating which is situated a short walk from the beach on The Square, or grab and go with Portreath Bakery On The Beach serving iced coffee, milkshakes, croissants and of course, the humble Cornish pasty. We also highly recommend the hearty breakfast baps.
If you’re looking for somewhere unique, Olde Penny’s Tea Room is not only a café, it’s part vintage home and fashion experience too, which is about 2 miles outside of Portreath. A friendly tearoom which offers freshly baked cakes, cream teas and more, it’s quirky but undeniably tasty too. The afternoon tea comes highly recommended, and you may even pick up a vintage find.
Booking your self-catering holiday cottage in Portreath is a smart choice thanks to its pretty sandy beach and small harbour, making it a truly relaxing spot.