Tastes of Cornwall

I love spending time in Cornwall every year and last week I was once again spoilt by the beautiful coastal surroundings and indulged in many a Cornish delight.  I never tire of strolling along the beaches of Polzeath and Daymer Bay or mooching, eating and, earlier this year, honeymooning in Padstow.

Whenever I’m in Cornwall I’m always on a mission to sample a traditional pasty or find the perfect cream tea!  Back in June Mr Tearoom and I discovered the Rest A While Tea Garden as we took a walk along the coastal path out of Padstow harbour towards Hawkers Cove.  This is a charming little back garden (literally), with friendly hosts who serve up freshly baked homemade scones with traditional clotted cream, jam and a good pot of Cornish tea from their kitchen window, along with other lunch and cake items.  This is a perfect stop off with stunning views over the Camel Estuary and away from the hustle and bustle of the harbour.  If you don’t want to venture afar then The Basement Restaurant in Padstow provides deliciously buttery scones with all the trimmings and is a must visit for an evening meal to.


Upon visiting the ‘Stow early doors last week, we dropped into Cherry Trees Cafe on the harbour front for breakfast where we enjoyed the Honey Muesli Trifle.  A yummy mix of fresh berries, banana, natural yoghurt and homemade muesli, with a refreshing shot of orange juice on the side.  Definitely one to recreate.  If it wasn’t so early then I would have certainly sampled a slice of the unbelievably huge cakes on offer.  I can only imagine what a triumphant cream tea they have up their sleeve!


Our hidden gem in Trebetherick, near Polzeath is the Mowhay Cafe.  Having been holidaying in Cornwall for years it was only this time that we visited this cosy boho barn cafe and restaurant.  The breakfast was so good here, along with the warm welcome, that we had to go back for an evening meal which was equally delicious, fresh and flavoursome.  The desserts are a must and I was delighted by my choice of elderflower and pear sorbet served up in a pretty little teacup!


Before returning from our home from home it is standard practice to raid the award winning Chough Bakery in Padstow for supplies, gaze in the window of Steins Patisserie before purchasing some oversized scones, and stock up on clotted cream fudge as we wave good bye to the seaside.  Until next time my love.  X



2 thoughts on “Tastes of Cornwall

  1. Martin Holmes (Rest A While Tea Garden) says:

    So glad that you enjoyed your visit to our tiny tea garden. Thanks for the mention! Please come and see us again during your next visit to Cornwall.


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