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The Arts Cafe Truro

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Royal Cornwall Museum 25 River Street, Truro TR1 2SJ, England (Formerly Truro Museum Cafe)
+44 1872 274974
09:00 - 17:00
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of my favourite cafes in Truro - amazing coffee, delicious food (and generous portions!) and a lovely setting. They also have a nice outdoor eating area for summer - but as it's March we stayed inside!

Thank lea_1753
Truro, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the Arts Cafe is by far my favourite place to eat in truro. the arts cafe makes Simple, mostly organic food with lots of colour and flavours means that every fish is a winner. i throughly recommend a leisurely lunch here.

1 Thank karynmorrissey1
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely place for lunch. Good coffee, delicious sandwiches and the other food looked good too. The cafe is part of a really nice and well stocked art shop that also sells lovely 'ethical' children's toys. Will definitely be visiting on our next trip into Truro.

1 Thank Richard B
Hempstead, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent little place to come for lunch, the salads are amazing and have such good variety in them instead of the usual boring salad items. The stuffed jacket potatoes are also really good as to are the sandwiches they offer.

1 Thank Kirkham9
Grantham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

As a regular visitor to Truro I always make a point of visiting this cafe. I had an excellent cheese and chicken toasted sandwich followed by nice coffee with cream. The place was busy and service a bit slow so maybe another hired hand would help but worth the wait.

1 Thank 713rossy
St John-in-Cornwall, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

A great place for lunch with friendly staff, but tables get filled up quickly. We had a lovely selection of fresh salads on a plate. Nice environment also, but be warned the art shop on the ground floor is quite pricey! Check out The Works around the corner first since they sell a lot of art equipment very cheaply.

1 Thank Maria S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Always busy and sometimes a wait for food but food always fresh. Lovely bread. Tasty salads and jacket potatoes. Great cake!

1 Thank Victoria T
Rotherham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Caught the bus to Truro from the park and ride for £2 each. Bus stopped in Truro right outside the Arts cafe and needing a coffee we called in. Amazingly interesting place. Couldn't just have a coffee after we had seen a waitress deliver tea cakes to the next table so ordered them too. £6.85. Great value. Plenty of butter... More 

1 Thank Miriam M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We needed a late lunch in Truro and the top rated Bone China café was only doing cakes. They suggested the Arts Cafe and it fitted our needs perfectly. I had delicious homemade fennel and tomato soup with focaccia and my hubby had quiche which came with a homemade coleslaw and great mixed side salad. We didn't have drinks. Everything... More 

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Devon, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

A friend and I happened to walk past The Arts Café on a trip to Truro, and were struck by all the people coming and going, and we could see lots of people inside, eating. The place was buzzing! We found a table, chose our food and (non-alcoholic) drink from a varied and healthy-looking menu, and placed our orders, which... More 

1 Thank welltravelled0

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$12
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Royal Cornwall Museum 25 River Street, Truro TR1 2SJ, England (Formerly Truro Museum Cafe)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Truro
  • Phone Number: +44 1872 274974
The inviting Arts Café sits between the Royal Cornwall Museum and Truro Arts Company, and offers plenty of seating for your morning coffee, lunch meeting, or afternoon tea. Fresh, colourful salads, homemade soup, jacket potatoes, quiches sandwiches and toasted paninis are all made to order. We are very proud to have recently received a Taste of the West Silver award for our freshly made meals and snacks.

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