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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%
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“scones” (108 reviews)
“cake” (36 reviews)
“quiche” (22 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Island Square, St Ives TR26 1NX, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arguably the finest cream teas in town this little establishment just off the main drag is well worth the visit Welcoming home made food and drinks a visit is truly recommended

Thank tellnoporkies
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stumbled across Olives whilst on a walk about in st ives. A lovely little café that does a fantastic cream tea. Nice friendly staff and a great little place to visit

Thank chrislawrence1968
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After being rudely treated by an Australian man at a cafe round the corner, myself and my family wandered into Olive’s Cafe. What happened next was truly sensational. The friendliest staff, the most delicious home cooked food and the loveliest of settings. We absolutely loved...More

Thank chris060988
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Highly recommended. They opened specially for us, because we had told them the previous day that we wanted to come back and they were due to be closed. We had a wonderful meal, soup, sausage roll and scones. Everything tastes delicious...The mince pie scone is...More

Thank kateoloughlin
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Everything about this place is just right. The atmosphere is friendly & relaxed. The food is home made & freshly prepared and the service is spot on! The menu is great as there is something on there for everyone whether you are vegan, vegetarian or...More

1  Thank dionisioclifford
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

The best quiche on the planet. A small but friendly cafe, the quality of the food is excellent. You really should try the quiche you would be disappointed. My partner recommends the mince pie scones with clotted cream. Lovely find.

1  Thank Diane D
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

We returned to the cafe after a great experience back in June but unfortunately it appears it's since changed hands. The menu choices limited and pudding display uninviting compared with previous visit. We ended up with coffees and went elsewhere for lunch and puddings. Servers/owners...More

Thank charliesgirl1979
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We enjoyed a perfect lunch at the lovely and cosy Olive's cafe on Island Square. We had a vegetable and cheese quiche which was scrumptious and a fresh doorstep sandwich with crayfish! Of course we had to make room for something sweet after our lunch....More

Thank Jade H
Reviewed 6 November 2017

This small cafe is a real gem. Daily freshly made scones made for a fabulous cream tea. The quiche was also freshly made and a generous bowl of soup with a cheese scone was also a delight. Love this cafe and would highly recommend a...More

1  Thank Cathy P
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Just back from the short hop into St. Ives from Devon for a 2 day break and missing this superb café already! I'd read the reviews on Trip Advisor prior to our journey, so when we stumbled across Olives after having already eaten lunch on...More

Thank JDG2004
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Questions & Answers
1 December 2017|
Response from coasthouse | Property representative |
Hi. Yes we are currently open until Christmas. Come in and see our winter menu soon.
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.
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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
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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
09:00 - 17:00
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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