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The Arts Cafe Truro

Royal Cornwall Museum 25 River Street, Truro TR1 2SJ, England
+44 1872 274974
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
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“salads” (17 reviews)
“quiche” (14 reviews)
“cakes” (24 reviews)
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Royal Cornwall Museum 25 River Street, Truro TR1 2SJ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I visited Truro on July 3rd to sort out our holiday with our travel agent and to do a bit of shopping. My wife said it would be nice to have a bit of lunch before we went home and I suggested...More

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a fantastic find. We hadn't visited Truro before and as soon as we parked we looked for somewhere to eat. This had an extensive menu and all the food looked healthy and freshly cooked/prepared. My husband and daughter had macaroni cheese with focaccia...More

Thank TicklePulborough
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dined outside at lunchtime, food was fine when it arrived (and an interesting menu to choose from), but it took 40 minutes which is too long at lunchtime. Also could we PLEASE have plates - most of the meals were served on roof slates, which...More

Thank Flanjamin
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Comfy sofas for a group with newspapers. Also outdoor and indoor tables. My group sometimes meet for coffee there and they also have an upstairs area with which is good for coffee with our knitting group. The lunchtime food is fresh and tasty.

1  Thank Antheasilver
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

My friend and I had taken the trip from Falmouth to Truro and decided to eat our lunch here. We ate delicious focaccia sandwiches and drank chocolate milkshakes. A very cosy restaurant with nice staff.

1  Thank Maren B
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

We went for coffee and cake and weren't disappointed. Lovely little place. Lovely brownie and flapjack. Wife had carrot cake which she really enjoyed. I would recommend. Good to support local independent businesses rather than the big chain tax dodging ones. Will return.

1  Thank thelocalbigdog
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Forget the cafe chains and try here for something different. Lovely decor, attached to an art store, great food, and coffee.

1  Thank drjasonclark
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Slightly damp & needing coffee and food, we stumbled into the Arts Cafe on Monday and were very happy! Lovely room, great food & coffee, fast & friendly service, good value for money. I had the mixed salad plate with extra Cornish Yarg cheese, JW...More

1  Thank TwometrePete
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This café is really a coffee shop that also serves food, but the salad I had was really nice and comprised a number of interesting elements including roast cauliflower and quinoa.

1  Thank adrian w
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Their food looked great . Home cooked fair. I have a severe egg allergy and explained this when ordering my food . My plate of food arrived with coleslaw and Caesar salad dressing on !!!! EGG. I returned it quietly and reiterated I had an...More

Thank merrynrogers63
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$13
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 District  >  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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