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The View Cafe

St Mawes Quay, St Mawes TR2 5DG, England
+44 1326 270401
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  • Excellent12%
  • Very good10%
  • Average21%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible40%
2 weeks ago
“With a little more effort this could be good!”
3 weeks ago
“Poor Service”
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Cafe, British
$$ - $$$
St Mawes Quay, St Mawes TR2 5DG, England
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1 - 10 of 114 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Been here today just for a drink and a tea cake A very unfriendly chap served us with not making us welcome The chap in the kitchen, was heard coughing while preparing food. Coffee was nice and tea cake was ok but not the best...More

Thank WalsallIan
Reviewed 2 days ago

Absolutely horrendous. popped in for a takeaway lunch(sandwich and a panini and two teas) sandwich was supposed to be crusty bread but was average brown bread and panini was packet chicken with the tiniest bit of chorizio ever, and to top it off was charged...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Everytime we went passed the view it was busy morning noon and night so we tried it for breakfast and now we know why. Lovely cafe with friendly staff and amazing food. Not only that it has an outdoor area with a lovely view over...More

Thank Hh W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The loaction is good but this cafe will only survive because it is situated in St Mawes and other better venues will be full. The service is poor, the food average and the staff can't even be bothered to bring you a knife and fork....More

Thank Hana C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in on a very rainy day, place was very busy. Managed to find a table by the window. Ordered and paid for 2 lattes and 2 toasted teacakes from a pleasant young lady. Came to £2.50 per coffee and £1.25 per teacake. Very reasonable....More

Thank 732MichaelW732
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted a quick lunch with the kids - crab salad was delicious, but oh so unsubstantial. Very tasty and fresh salad meat in a little ramekin and some salad - well, a couple of leaves. For £12 this was nothing more than an expensive...More

Thank Stewza
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went in at 2.10pm yesterday for a light lunch. The café was not busy , there were 2 other small groups in. We all ( 6 of us) ordered paninis with various fillings, served with a side salad and cold drinks. The drinks were...More

Thank snertandco
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We popped in for afternoon cuppa and a cake. The menu looked ok for cakes but they had run out of most things and it was only 2 o'clock in the afternoon. Very poor selection. I ordered a coffee ( which was nice) and a...More

Thank Pinky089
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't waste your money having food at this cafe. I ordered a tuna sandwich, it was described on the menu as a being full of creamy mayonnaise on chunky bread it's was £5.95, not cheap. When it came, it fell to bits when I picked...More

Thank Percy887
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice building but the food is not value for money and the service leaves a lot to be desired. Staff are foreign nationals probably filling summer jobs and they are overworked, under pressure and stumble over language. The menu is comprehensive but the standard...More

Thank Leonard P
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 14
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St Mawes Quay, St Mawes TR2 5DG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Truro District  >  Roseland Peninsula  >  St Mawes
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 270401
The View Cafe is on the harbourside in the Cornish fishing village of St Mawes. As it´s name suggests it boasts uninterupted views across the harbour and the Percuil River estuary.Open daily The View Cafe offers a variety of of light bites and lunches ranging from traditional Cornish Pasties to Fish & Chips. We also offer a wide variety of Sandwiches, Baguettes and Paninis, all of which are freshly prepared to order.
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