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The Barbican Coffee Shop

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Barbican Lane | TR18 4EF, Penzance TR18 4EF, England
+44 1736 366693
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Spring, Texas
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151 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
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
Los Angeles, California
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71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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 tons of clotted cream and delicious jam on the side. Really to die for. We... More 

Thank Everythinginit
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 you could find but it was hot with decent strength (difficult with a pot that... More 

Thank Veau
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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146 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We often go to the Jubilee Pool for a swim. When we do we always buy coffees and home made cakes from Adele at the Barbican. We also love their fresh sandwiches which are much cheaper and more tasty than the ones we have been offered at the Poolside cafe. Save your money and try the Barbican Coffee shop!

Thank Tony S
Reading, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We visited Barbican back in May for cream tea and loved it! The scones were marvellous just as the jam and clotted cream. The staff were lovely, and I really liked the place, very cozy :) We didn't know that they only accept cash so the guys had to go cashpoint hunting but luckily there was one a few minutes... More 

Thank Szasza89
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Popped in for lunch - cheese & pickle sandwich, juice and a cup of tea. Can see where some of the other comments about politeness of the owner are coming from. Pricing also seems a bit strange - £1:25 for take away cup of tea, £2:10 to drink in...!! Could be so much better with a little bit thought and... More 

Thank Derek W
Marlborough, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

On a recent trip to Cornwall my boyfriend and I came across this little gem! Very quaint little coffee shop off the beaten track! We decided on 2 blts and 2 cream teas. The blt sandwiches were lovely and came with some lovely salad and the scones came out still warm which really made a difference! The scones were light... More 

Thank Karla S

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Restaurant Details

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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?