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The Lifebuoy Cafe

8 Lostwithiel Street, Fowey PL23 1BD, England
+44 7715 075869
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
8 Lostwithiel Street, Fowey PL23 1BD, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited The Lifebuoy for breakfast at the end of a recent trip to Polperro, we took the car ferry over to Fowey to have a look around before heading back home, it was much quicker than driving all the way around in December. The...More

Thank TomBooze
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We called here rather late for a breakfast to be fair, but the owners accommodated us with pleasure. Very nice it was too! They have quite a decent menu at this establishment, quite impressive given it's size. If we visit Fowey again we'll have no...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful breakfast, good cuppa and a friendly service! Set us up for a bracing walk to Polkerris. Highly recommend!

Thank Gemma W
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Whenever I'm in Fowey, I start the day with the 'Fatbuoy' - the best cooked breakfast in Fowey. This fantastic way to start the day includes hogs pudding, bacon, egg, beans, tea, toast and butter. This small café has an eclectic mix of sailing memorabilia...More

Thank rosebayfind
Reviewed 25 September 2017

I had the crab cakes and my partner had the fish finger sandwich. Both were so good that Cornwall has another Michelin standard competitor. This is a proper old fashioned cafe and yet it serves amazing food. Their bacon sandwiches are soft and lovely. The...More

Thank TinbumNorthWales
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here yesterday on recommendation from guidebook and weren't disappointed. Quirky decor, good music, friendly service and delicious home cooked food. Between us we had the bacon and brie bagel, crab fishcake and falafel and humous wrap and all were sooooo good. Would highly...More

1  Thank JillyNI
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Having been badly disappointed by the service (or lack of) at another establishment in Fowey whilst looking for a traditional Cornish Cream Tea we stumbled across the Lifebouy Cafe and were immediately attracted by it's unique quirkiness. The cream tea was amazing with freshly cooked...More

Thank chattwood
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Delicious breakfast in a cozy, charming setting. My wife and I visited Fowey and walked in to the restaurant by chance. Everything and I mean everything was delicious. Great music in background and lovely owner and staff. You won't be disappointed

Thank aspiremetro
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Following a day trip to Fowey my wife and i decided on a spot of lunch. On our way down to the front through the small streets we passed this cafe and noticed they did breakfasts and lunch. We have visited Fowey previously and must...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Relaxed environment. Dog friendly and possibly the best breakfast ever. Staff friendly and welcoming and great place for kids with books and games

Thank Stewie1976
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Response from CARLBATTERSBY | Reviewed this property |
As far as i am aware you are ok but it would probably best to give them a quick call
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18 September 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Lostwithiel Street, Fowey PL23 1BD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Fowey
  • Phone Number: +44 7715 075869
  • E-mail
Open for breakfast from 8.30 to 11.30 Monday to Friday and untill 12.00 at the weekend. Also serving light lunches, crab sandwich,s, fish finger buttys, crab cakes, quiche, selection of salads, cakes and cream teas. Pots of tea and puro Cornish coffee. As far as we can all our food is from local suppliers.
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