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The Lifebuoy Cafe

8 Lostwithiel Street, Fowey PL23 1BD, England
+44 7715 075869
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“butty” (5 reviews)
“crab cakes” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
8 Lostwithiel Street, Fowey PL23 1BD, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch before the rush.. within 15 mins of arriving every table was full. It's a teeny place but brimming with character. Our dog slept under the table whilst we enjoyed soup, sandwiches and beans on toast. The kids played with all the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank rainycake21
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

V small, just squeezed our dog in, only 4 tables. Staff looked exhausted! Had smoked makeral and chorizo bagel was good, coffee v good and camomile tea. Reasonable prices.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank pipersam
Reviewed 26 October 2018

We've sailed into Fowey numerous times in very recent years to find its the very day Cathy closes so we were delighted to find her open on our visit this last week. Cathy you, your bubbling enthusiasm, the warmth of your welcome and the cozy...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Pappypasty
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Popped in here today (16/10/18) because of the good reviews on trip advisor and was not disappointed. We were the only ones in the cafe and the decor was really nice. I opted for the homemade fish finger butty and my OH had the homemade...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ThreeCrazyCats83
Reviewed 16 October 2018

lovely old school cafe ,and great food with a smile .quite small maybe 5/6 tables ,lots of info and interesting old books and great value not to expensive , i thought probably to cheap for the quality . we had breakfast here and this is...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank eddie11
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

We came into the little cozy bakery and fell in love right away. The lady that served us was super friendly, had some recommandations for us and even took some time for tips what to do in the area. We had the typical scones which...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank liabeth90
Reviewed 10 September 2018

We found this on our day trip to Fowey and choose it as it had a nice children menu. The main lunch menu had a nice choice of items for the adults too. Was very nice and served by great staff. What I loved was...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank UkHammers
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely little tea shop, very comfortable surroundings. Fantastic cream tea very generous amounts of clotted cream provided which makes a nice change. very good value for money.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Antonia C
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Looking for somewhere to visit for breakfast whilst on holiday we came across Fowey and the Lifebuoy cafe. It did not disappoint. Great for the kids, staff couldn’t be more helpful in making them what they will eat. The adults breakfast was perfect. A great...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank cjkwestmidlands
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

My mom popped in here for a rest and a coffee while we were on a day out to Fowey. She said the staff were really friendly and polite and a nice cup of coffee.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank alli-g37
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Christine M
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Response from CARLBATTERSBY | Reviewed this property |
As far as i am aware you are ok but it would probably best to give them a quick call
19 September 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Lostwithiel Street, Fowey PL23 1BD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Fowey
  • Phone Number: +44 7715 075869
  • E-mail
Open for breakfast from 8.30 to 11.30 Monday to Friday and untill 12.00 at the weekend. Also serving light lunches, crab sandwich,s, fish finger buttys, crab cakes, quiche, selection of salads, cakes and cream teas. Pots of tea and puro Cornish coffee. As far as we can all our food is from local suppliers.
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