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The View Cafe

) #13 of 13 Restaurants in St Mawes €€ - €€€ Cafe, British
St Mawes Quay, St Mawes TR2 5DG, England
+44 1326 270401
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good11%
  • Average23%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible34%
11 Apr 2017
“Average cafe food”
24 Oct 2016
“Lovely cornish pastie, nice staff but awful cold grey unpalatable decor”
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Cafe, British
€€ - €€€
St Mawes Quay, St Mawes TR2 5DG, England
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

We popped in here for a quick coffee after a long day. I've no idea what it was but there was something about this place that said go elsewhere. Although the place looked new with swanky/trendy/bright interior it was empty. There was no-one else in...More

Thank steve627
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We are here as we were looking for somewhere offering crab sandwiches with was also dog friendly. The dog friendly area of the cafe is a small area as you enter but we only found this out by asking as there was no sign. The...More

Thank Sarah_Alan789
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Called in after an open bus ride at the A View Cafe for a coffee and tea cake. Creamy coffee and massive teacakes for £6.55. Great price. Friendly helpful staff. Clean and tidy.

Thank Miriam M
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

There was nothing wrong with the café itself or the staff but the food was terrible. Was told the 'summer vegetable soup' would contain vegetables but they could not specify which ones. This made more sense as it tasted like it had just come out...More

Thank Matt P
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Ordered cornish pasties and they were delicious but the chips looked like yesterdays re-fried!! The hot chocolate was the powdered kind with hot water added which isn’t comforting or easy on the palate. It’s in a fabulous location due to the harbour view but totally...More

Thank snowsummerKent
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Appalling behaviour by the waitress and kitchen hand who refused to let me eat in the main cafe because I had my Assistance Dog with me! I was told to eat out in the lobby where I couldn't sit on the chairs as too low...More

4  Thank Carolyn G
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is a great space - clean and modern feeling with a good view. But the food was just so tired.... no sense that anyone had given it any thought, though we did get a reasonable cup of tea once we had asked for enough...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We visited on Bank Holiday Monday and as others have said the cafe doesn't seem to attract the custom it deserves, even at 3pm and being in a prime position by the harbour, there were plenty of tables available, Ok the decor is a tad...More

Thank Joan J
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This cafe has a fab location right on the harbour in St Mawes, and should be buzzing, but it just isn't. We were there on a bank holiday weekend, the town was heavingly busy and yet The View was nearly empty. The food we ordered...More

Thank Nikkisibley
Reviewed 23 August 2016

My wife & I called in here for the Cream Teas. Could not fault the Scones or Tea. Good efficient staff. Superb views

Thank Gordon H
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Lynda D
Why aren't they improving standards ? Rude staff, poor food, dirty crockery on most tables. Shearings need to focus on good service and not profits. They have however improved standards at the Imperial Hotel Tenby, so come on Shearings , crack the whip , improve training and spend some cash !
7 July 2016|
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US$6 - US$14
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St Mawes Quay, St Mawes TR2 5DG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Truro District  >  Roseland Peninsula  >  St Mawes
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 270401
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The View Cafe is on the harbourside in the Cornish fishing village of St Mawes. As it´s name suggests it boasts uninterupted views across the harbour and the Percuil River estuary.Open daily The View Cafe offers a variety of of light bites and lunches ranging from traditional Cornish Pasties to Fish & Chips. We also offer a wide variety of Sandwiches, Baguettes and Paninis, all of which are freshly prepared to order.