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The Barbican Coffee Shop

Barbican Lane | TR18 4EF, Penzance TR18 4EF, England
+44 1736 366693
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (8 reviews)
“jacket potato” (3 reviews)
“potatoes” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British
$$ - $$$
Barbican Lane | TR18 4EF, Penzance TR18 4EF, England
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Came here with some friends on a cold day, the room is warm and cosy with candles and has a historic feel to it. The lady who served us seemed very nice and friendly and for a hidden away tea room it was busy. The...More

Thank jj100675
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Friendly welcome and efficient service at this cosy petit cafe tucked away down a narrow cornish street. The coffee and cake(good selection) were excellent and this was a welcome stop after a few hours walking around Penzance.

Reviewed 1 September 2017

Lovely small cafe steep in history staff an premises first class food exceptional Had BLT Best one ever and I do like them 3rashers of back bacon fresh lettuce and loads of tomatoes served with really nice side salad lovely cup of tea fully recomend...More

Thank Brian G
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Excellent little gem near the waterfront in Penzance. Cosy interior with old exposed beams. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, Food was great especially the cream teas with home made scones and jam and the best clotted cream ever.

Thank bankiemac
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Called in for a pot of tea and a jacket potato which was served with a salad mix and cheese melted over the potato, the tea was good and the pot held enough for a 2nd cup. Most enjoyable.

Thank felpham_10
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We ate lunch at the Barbican Coffee Shop on our last day in Penzance. I am so sorry we did not find this gem sooner. They have a great selection of sandwiches and cakes. The staff are very friendly and informative.

Thank Tsalib
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This hidden gem was really just the cherry on top of our visit in Cornwall. We came 3 times while in the area, and the cream teas were AMAZING. The sweet woman who runs this place makes the scones fresh and serves them hot with...More

Thank Everythinginit
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Good coffee in a wonderful old building (oldest in Penzance apparently). Friendly owners too who made us very welcome

Thank Andy L
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Nice friendly staff with fresh food and delightful (although pricey) crab sandwiches. Artisan bread would have rounded off the experience as the sandwich did end up quite soggy. It tasted fabulous though! Tea had toy town green cups from kindergarten and the smallest metal teapot...More

Thank Veau
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Incredibly friendly staff and a homely atmosphere. The food was superb, the crab sandwich I had was particularly special. And given that it is a small tea room the choice is superb. And then there is the cake! Wowee! Dog friendly. Child friendly.

Thank Andrew L
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  • Address: Barbican Lane | TR18 4EF, Penzance TR18 4EF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Penzance
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 366693
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