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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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  • Average1%
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Cafe, British, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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7 Coastguard Houses | Hawkers Cove, Padstow PL28 8HW, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A welcome rest from a long walk. Beautiful views, wonderful tea and scones. Also doggie treats!! 🐶☀️More

Thank Sarah G
Martin H, Owner at Rest A While Tea Garden, responded to this review

So glad that you decided to 'Rest a While' with us whilst on your long walk. Thanks for the review and for your very kind comments. We know how lucky we are to have such a view and we are very pleased to share it...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ab Fab. Just great as home made fresh scones and Darjeeling tea. A lovely surprise well worth finding.

Thank Clare9963
Martin H, Owner at Rest A While Tea Garden, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. So glad you found us and enjoyed the experience. Please spread the word and come back soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After walking around the coast from Trevone to Padstone finding this little gem was wonderful. Up a narrow ally behind a few houses is this delightful and welcoming little cafe. Serving cream teas to crab sandwiches. On a sunny day you can sit and admire...More

Thank NickFarrow
Martin H, Owner at Rest A While Tea Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm so glad that you enjoyed the 'Rest A While' experience. On a sunny day, we think that it is one of the best places in the world! Please tell everyone you know, about us...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for morning coffee mid-way on our walk! What a find - very friendly owners - lovely coffee and a biscuit for our dog! Sunny spot with amazing views - could not have made us more welcome - will go back when walking that way...More

Thank Jaycejayne
Martin H, Owner at Rest A While Tea Garden, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and for your very kind comments. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your visit to our tiny tea garden. Please spread the word and come back soon. You will always be most welcome.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a long walk around the coastal path this lovely tea garden was a fabulous stop off point for a rest and refuelling, beautiful views and the best crab sandwiches I've ever had, even my dog was given a treat by the owners, will be...More

Thank Emma B
Martin H, Owner at Rest A While Tea Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review. Our crab sandwiches have been getting rave reviews, so glad that they were the best you've ever had. We try to serve food that we would like to be served if we were out. Dog friendly, so treats and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came upon this tea garden by chance after walking along the coast from Padstow . The view from the garden is stunning, and the food was lovely ...a real hidden gem you have to walk down towards the cottages and old lifeboat station to...More

Thank ann j
Martin H, Owner at Rest A While Tea Garden, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review. I'm so glad that you enjoyed visiting our tiny tea garden. Please spread the word and come and see us again next time you are in the area.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rest a While Tea Garden came recommended in walking guides and didn't fail. After a six mile walk from Padstow via Trevone and around the coastal path back to Padstow, this was a welcome sight. Friendly service, great choice and reasonably priced on a beautiful...More

Thank Pammuchan1
Martin H, Owner at Rest A While Tea Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm so glad that you were recommended and enjoyed your visit to our tiny tea garden. Thanks for your very kind comments. Please tell everyone about us and come back soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having approached from the beach (the signage is not so good) our visit was nearly over before it had begun but we persisted and found a beautiful spot for our Cream T. The service was God and quick and the staff were really polite. They...More

Thank MrO212
Martin H, Owner at Rest A While Tea Garden, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I'm so glad that you eventually managed to find us. Our cream teas are proving to be very popular and always get rave reviews. Sorry that we almost missed the dog. We don't always notice the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a lovely walk today along the costal path and found this little Gem, We had cream teas and the dogs had complimentary dog biscuits, Lovely Views and Very Quiet. Highly recommended.

Thank Emma W
Martin H, Owner at Rest A While Tea Garden, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and for your recommendation. I'm glad that you (and the dogs) enjoyed your visit to our tiny tea garden. Please spread the word and come back and see us again soon.

Reviewed 19 April 2017

We returned last week to this delightful tea garden. We enjoyed a delicious cream tea and appreciated the delicious fruit smoothie which could be enjoyed by our daughter who has a gluten/dairy free dietary requirement. The view is outstanding, we'll be back as soon as...More

Thank michelleb050
Martin H, Owner at Rest A While Tea Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. So glad that you enjoyed your visit to our tiny tea garden. Our cream teas are still getting rave reviews and our homemade smoothies are proving to be very popular. Just fruit and juice and...More

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louise b
Do you have tables inside and arendogs allowed inside?
30 April 2017|
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Response from Martin H | Property representative |
Hi, I'm afraid that we don't have any inside seating and so are very weather dependant. Dogs, however, are most welcome and will usually receive a treat if we know that they are there. Weather permitting, we are open every... More
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fiona20000
Will you be open between Xmas and new year pls? If so what hours?
16 October 2016|
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Response from Martin H | Property representative |
I'm sorry but we will be closing on Sunday 30th October for the winter and will reopen just before Easter 2017 (weather permitting).
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BettyBumwiggle
Hello 🙂 Are there toilets at Rest a While?
10 August 2016|
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Response from Martin H | Property representative |
Officially, there aren't any public toilets. Unofficially, for a small donation in the defibrillator fund, desperate customers can use my own toilet. Hope this helps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 13
Meals
Lunch, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Digital Payments
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 16:30
Monday
10:30 - 16:30
Tuesday
10:30 - 16:30
Wednesday
10:30 - 16:30
Thursday
10:30 - 16:30
Friday
10:30 - 16:30
Saturday
10:30 - 16:30
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