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Rest A While Tea Garden

7 Coastguard Houses | Hawkers Cove, Padstow PL28 8HW, England
+44 1841 532919
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Overview
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab sandwiches” (70 reviews)
“scones” (108 reviews)
“ginger cake” (24 reviews)
Closes in 6 min
10:30 am - 4:30 pm Hours
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Cafe, British, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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7 Coastguard Houses | Hawkers Cove, Padstow PL28 8HW, England
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1 - 10 of 773 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Having walked 3 1/4 miles from Trevone Bay, this was a welcome place to rest and re-fuel before our walk back. Beautifully fresh sandwiches, and lemon drizzle cake to die for! They even give doggie biscuits to canine visitors! Lovely, friendly staff, and you can...More

Thank Glimo1974
Martin H, Owner at Rest A While Tea Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review and for your recommendation. So glad that you enjoyed your visit to our tiny tea garden. Thanks also for supporting our public access defibrillator fund. As a neighbourhood, we raised the £3000.00 to...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

05/06 - We had just embarked on the next stage of our SWCP adventures and having just set off from Padstow, it was great to find this wonderful little tea garden. We stopped for a drink and a piece of cake. The cake was heavenly....More

Thank Ian G
Martin H, Owner at Rest A While Tea Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your review and very kind comments. So glad that you enjoyed the Rest A While experience. Please spread the word about us and come back soon.

Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped for a break while walking along the coast path and sat in the lovely little garden with beautiful views. Our dog was welcome and was even given a couple of dog biscuits with our tray. The cream tea for one was delicious with...More

Thank Maggie M
Martin H, Owner at Rest A While Tea Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review and for your very kind comments. Dogs are always welcomed with a large bowl of fresh water and (when we know they are there) a couple of dog biscuits. Our cream teas have been...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have been here a couple of times and it's just lovely! Nice cream teas and sandwiches, even cute little dog biscuits came with our order for our puppy! It's a shame they can't rent next door's land and make it bigger, or perhaps have...More

1  Thank Kirsty G
Martin H, Owner at Rest A While Tea Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. So glad that you (and your puppy) enjoyed your visit to our tiny tea garden. I’m afraid that as we are in a residential area, we are not allowed to expand the tea garden in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Been to this small cafe every time we have been in Padstow, never disappoints although the weather can as outside seating only. Best day out is to walk our 2 dogs from Padstow harbour across a mile or so of wonderful beach heading for the...More

Thank stevem0untain
Martin H, Owner at Rest A While Tea Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review and for your very kind comments. We are very pleased to be on your ‘must do’ list every year that you visit Cornwall. We agree with you that there is normally a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely views of the estuary and great value cream tea from this hidden gem. Expect a walk- it’s off the beaten path- but worth the effort.

Thank brgray2018
Martin H, Owner at Rest A While Tea Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the lovely review and your very kind comments. Please tell everyone about us and come back and see us again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was coming to the end of our walk and stumbled across this little gem. Amazing place, lovely food and super friendly staff. Do stop there you won’t be disappointed

Thank Debbie B
Martin H, Owner at Rest A While Tea Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review, your very kind comments and recommendation. Please spread the word about the tea garden and come back soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A real unexpected treat to find this little gem on the coast path. Great hospitality and lovely food

Thank starnstorm
Martin H, Owner at Rest A While Tea Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. So glad that you found us whilst walking the coast path. Thanks for your very kind comments. Please tell everyone about us and come back soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Every year we pay a visit to RAW, when we walk the coastal paths. The view is to die for....and so are the cream teas, cakes and sandwiches. It’s all outside so not good in bad weather. Quite a walk from Padstow or you can...More

Thank TheLoveFamily
Martin H, Owner at Rest A While Tea Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and for your very kind comments. So glad that you enjoy the Rest A While experience so much that you keep coming back. Please spread the word about the tea garden and come and see us...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A real treat in store for you if you take the time to walk the coastal path out of Padstow and along the beach passing the Doom Bar. At the back of the houses rising up the headland you will want to ‘Rest A While’...More

1  Thank nicsimmonds65
Martin H, Owner at Rest A While Tea Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. So glad that you enjoyed our crab sandwiches. You are not the first person to say that they are the best that they’ve had........ We are also getting rave reviews for...More

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Susan D
18 June 2018|
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Response from Martin H | Property representative |
Open from Easter to October. Outside seating only, so not usually very nice to sit out in the winter. Hope this helps.
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Gullgirl
10 June 2018|
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Response from Martin H | Property representative |
Officially we do not have toilet facilities, but as we are in the middle of nowhere, we do allow customers who are desperate, to use our own private toilet. We do ask for a donation to our public access defibrillator, if you... More
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Nikki L
22 June 2017|
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Response from Jayce H | Reviewed this property |
Yes if you drive to hawkers cove - you can park and walk to it - it's only a few mins walk and worth a visit- views are lovely !
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 13
Meals
Lunch, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Coastguard Houses | Hawkers Cove, Padstow PL28 8HW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Padstow
  • Phone Number: +44 1841 532919
  • E-mail
Description
The (tiny) tea garden is at the back of the two hundred year old 'Coastguard Houses' at Hawkers Cove, on the Coastal Path, 150m from the slipway at Hawkers Cove beach and enjoys fantastic views across the Doom Bar and mouth of the Camel Estuary, to Polzeath and Daymer Bay. We serve hot and cold drinks, homemade cakes, quiches and pies, homemade soups, filled jacket potatoes, made to order sandwiches, cream teas, ice creams and various snacks.(Our cream teas and our crab sandwiches are getting rave reviews). For anyone who is Coeliac, we have also added a Gluten Free Flapjack to our homemade products, which include Gluten Free Scones (of course), Gluten Free Lemon Drizzle Cake and Gluten Free Ginger Cake. We are stocking Gluten Free Bread, for sandwiches and Gluten Free Bread Rolls to compliment our Gluten Free homemade soups. We are 'Dog Friendly', welcoming well behaved pooches with a fresh bowl of water and biscuits. The tea garden is, literally, a garden, with no inside seating and is consequently very 'weather dependent' so if the weather is at all 'unsettled', we would advise that you phone ahead to make sure that we are open. The tea garden will be open 7 days a week (weather permitting) from Easter to October. Unfortunately we don't have any parking facilities, so if you wish to drive to us, we suggest that you park in the farmer's car park and walk along the coast path, or park anywhere on the road to Hawkers Cove and walk down the hill, (approx 500m). The tea garden is situated behind the top row of houses. We accept most Credit/Debit Cards. Please come and see us.... You will be made most welcome! Please note that during October we are open from 11.00am to 3.00pm
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