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Olives Cafe

Island Square, St Ives TR26 1NX, England
+44 7875 585759
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (89 reviews)
“quiche” (16 reviews)
“lemon cake” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Island Square, St Ives TR26 1NX, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We wanted to eat at Olives Cafe last year but never got the chance. We had a Ploughman's and a cream tea. They very kindly made a cucumber sandwich for our son which wasn't on the menu and it came with crisps on the side....More

Thank heyjudeone
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Looking forward to a Cornish Cream Tea we settled ourselves on the terrace. The three empty tables were full with the remnants of previous customers. After 10 minutes with no staff showing themselves we went inside and ordered at the till. It took at least...More

Thank margotvb
Reviewed 1 week ago

we had no idea where we were heading on a rainy trip to st ives yesterday, olives was the first place we stumbled across, we were lucky enough to find a table as it is very small. shocked at the prices but the food and...More

Thank 5L8TER
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here last year and therefore we wanted to make a trip back. Quite a cute cafe - independent and small so you can tell they take care in what they make. We wanted some food but unfortunately they had been making scones all...More

1  Thank Nathan S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our annual birthday weekend repeat visit. We're not easily pleased and Adrian and staff never fail to welcome and impress us in huge measure. Splendid high quality ingredients, menu, presentation and service. We love it. Such a relief from careless corporatism. Highly recommended !

Thank c9ckl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful food and service! The outside is painted so attracted us quickly. The selection of cakes was great and the coffee was very nice. The cafe is a lovely place to sit with friends and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere. There is a lot of art,...More

Thank Molly976
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a cream tea and a slice of cake, delicious. Be warned that once the scones are gone they're gone. We visited at 1445 and there were 3 scones left, lucky! The owner is a lovely gentleman, he and his staff work very hard...More

Thank 4ofususually
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited St Ives with cream tea in mind, TripAdvisor rated here very highly. Great cream tea, best I have had, good variety of plain & fruit scones. Chocolate cake was excellent too. Staff very friendly. Would definitely visit again :)

Thank James B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in Bude but went to St Ives for a day out. It's very quaint there. We all fancied a cream tea and wanted to find a cafe which offered this and was homemade. A lot of the cafes offer the usual processed...More

Thank Kimberley T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited today and had a cream tea and coffee and walnut cake. It's tiny inside but staff were trying their best to seat people and serve folk quickly. Some lovely cakes on display. We had a blueberry scone which was fairly good - just...More

Thank Mia G
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Questions & Answers
Julie L
9 April 2017|
Response from coasthouse | Property representative |
Hello. Yes we are open everyday till 20th then re open 29th and will be open everyday till end of October. Regards. Adrian.
19 March 2017|
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Response from coasthouse | Property representative |
Hi. 10.30am till 5pm every day till end of October.
11 April 2016|
Response from coasthouse | Property representative |
Hello..... No they don't, as the kitchen is open to the cafe but you can sit on the balcony just outside the door under a huge umbrella surrounded by big red geraniums and even an olive tree ! 3 seats there with great views... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Island Square, St Ives TR26 1NX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 7875 585759
Postcode TR26 1NX
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