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The Lifebuoy Cafe

8 Lostwithiel Street, Fowey PL23 1BD, England
+44 7715 075869
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (6 reviews)
“beans” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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8 Lostwithiel Street, Fowey PL23 1BD, England
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1 - 10 of 398 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I don’t won’t to give a bad review as food was tasty but service wasn’t initially welcoming my experience got better

Thank barry g
Reviewed 3 days ago

The food here is delicious and fairly priced. It's charming and quirky atmosphere makes the experience of getting some good food in Fowey rather enjoyable (the town has seemingly been overrun with snobbish and overpriced cafes, this one bucks that trend). I recommend the fish...More

Thank FiscalFox
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this cafe three years ago - and the sausage and egg sandwich was one of the most memorable parts of that holiday! So of course when booked to stay in Mevagissey we knew we had to make the drive over to Fowey, so...More

Thank lizziesoal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say? Big breakfasts, low prices and wonderful service. They don't mind substituting meal items for something you'd prefer, which is a big plus for picky eaters like myself! The staff were very friendly and helpful and the cosy atmosphere with games on...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and quirky little café. Many options for breakfast for even the fussiest of eaters. All food ordered by my family was delicious and came in good time. Very friendly staff too. The games on the table were a nice touch also.

Thank Btris37
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Visited yesterday for breakfast and had the Fat Buoy...😆. Excellent value for money and the ingredients were very good.....and local, which is even better. Very friendly service too.....thank you.

Thank Carys H
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed the quirky small atmosphere in this cafe, polite staff! The only thing I’d prefer to have had is clearer vegan options, I could see it was a small kitchen so there for a small menu, which isn’t bad! However for ease of ordering...More

Thank Keira T
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for coffee and cake both of which were very good . Interesting cafe lots to keep you occupied with games and cards on the tables. Very nice staff and relaxing atmosphere.

Thank Anne B
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

We were in Fowey and looking for somewhere to have a full English just before noon. The lovely people in the Lifebuoy were more than happy to oblige. Delicious breakfast, good coffee and red hot tip on where to get the best Cornish pasties in...More

Thank HathawayK
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Amongst the overpriced mussels & refurbished pubs selling expensive frozen food in Fowey this little gem never fails. Great for small families, a big range of food & lovely staff.

Thank CRPOxon
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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
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Emma S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, 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
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Description
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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