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Rest A While Tea Garden

7 Coastguard Houses | Hawkers Cove, Padstow PL28 8HW, England
+44 1841 532919
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (88 reviews)
Closes in 24 min
10:30 - 16:30All hours
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Cafe, British, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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7 Coastguard Houses | Hawkers Cove, Padstow PL28 8HW, England
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1 - 10 of 656 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stumbled on this outside tea room by accident and were not disappointed. The homemade carrot soup was delicious and our dogs enjoyed the free doggie biscuits. We will certainly call again thank you.

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Top notch cafe in someone's garden with amazing views of the Camel estuary and beyond. Probably the best toasted tea cake ever.

1  Thank NicoWilson
Martin H, Owner at Rest A While Tea Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. So glad that you enjoyed your visit to our tiny tea garden and our local (made in Padstow) tea cake. Please spread the word and come and see us again soon.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This perfect little tea garden is a wonderful find! After a long coastal walk you come across the coast guards cottages one of which has turned their garden into tea garden, it has the most spectacular views over Hawkers cove and beyond, to top it...More

Thank Tracy S
Martin H, Owner at Rest A While Tea Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the lovely review! Many walkers find us by accident whilst walking the coast path and are pleased to 'rest a while'. We love our spectacular view and are very pleased to be able to share it with our customers. So glad that...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Situated about 2 and a half miles from Padstow on the coastal path towards Trevone. Rest A While is a welcome refreshment stop for the weary walker. A great selection of drinks and snacks with fantastic homemade cakes. The best ginger cake you will ever...More

Thank chubster1962
Martin H, Owner at Rest A While Tea Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. So glad that you enjoyed your visit to our tiny tea garden. Our very gingerery ginger cake is proving to be very popular. I use ground ginger, stem ginger (homemade), root ginger and mixed spice in...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

This place is one of my favourite places to go in Padstow. Delicious scones served out of their kitchen window. The gluten free ones are so warm and yummy. Lovely to go to when the sun is shining and also when it rains as they...More

Thank Pamela A
Martin H, Owner at Rest A While Tea Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review and for your very kind comments. I'm glad that our tiny tea garden is one of your favourite places to visit whilst in Padstow. We are very proud of our homemade scones, including...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by along the way from Stepper's Point on a hot day. This is basically a café in someone's back garden, so there's no public toilet. The food and service however is definitely worth stopping by for. We had a beautiful crab sandwich, stuffed...More

Thank sbn5
Martin H, Owner at Rest A While Tea Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. The tea garden is what it is, a tiny outdoor eating area with one of the best views in Cornwall. We hope that is a 'Perfect stop' for all of our customers. Re...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the walk from Padstow. The food is very good .....outdoor sitting only, but the best view in Cornwall. We visit every year and the menu has never disappointed us. Reasonable price and friendly service

Thank TheLoveFamily
Martin H, Owner at Rest A While Tea Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. So glad that you enjoy your visits and keep coming back! Please spread the word and come and see us again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been to the Tea Garden almost 20 times now and is an oasis in the middle of the Coastal path from Padstow to Trevone. The cream tea is to die for and is like angels dancing on your tongue! If you have a slice of...More

Thank gadge2
Martin H, Owner at Rest A While Tea Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review and for your very kind comments. At 20 visits, you must be one of our best customers. I'm so glad that you enjoy your visits so much that you keep coming back! Our cream...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I just came across this by accident. Despite a downpour of rain (during which the owners provided umberellas) we had a lovely cream tea, absolutely lovely. I think the fact that the hosts are so friendly and welcoming helped.More

Thank K M
Martin H, Owner at Rest A While Tea Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the lovely review and for you very kind comments. So glad that you enjoyed your visit to our tiny tea garden. We are very proud of our cream teas with homemade scones, made with Cornish butter, buttermilk and eggs and served with...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saw the Tea Garden on Trip Advisor. Although it is well signposted we did wonder if we were in the right place BUT the signs were true and we suddenly arrived. We ate crab sandwiches and followed that with a cream tea. The service...More

Thank JSRuby
Martin H, Owner at Rest A While Tea Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and for your very kind comments. Our crab sandwiches and our cream teas have been getting rave reviews. So glad that you enjoyed the 'Rest A While ' experience. Please spread the word amongst the rest...More

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Nikki L
Can you drive to it?
21 June 2017|
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Response from Jaycejayne | Reviewed this property |
Yes if you drive to hawkers cove - you can park and walk to it - it's only a few mins walk and worth a visit- views are lovely !
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louise b
Do you have tables inside and arendogs allowed inside?
30 April 2017|
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Response from Martin H | Property representative |
Hi, I'm afraid that we don't have any inside seating and so are very weather dependant. Dogs, however, are most welcome and will usually receive a treat if we know that they are there. Weather permitting, we are open every... More
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fiona20000
Will you be open between Xmas and new year pls? If so what hours?
16 October 2016|
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Response from Martin H | Property representative |
I'm sorry but we will be closing on Sunday 30th October for the winter and will reopen just before Easter 2017 (weather permitting).
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Meals
Lunch, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Digital Payments
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 16:30
Monday
10:30 - 16:30
Tuesday
10:30 - 16:30
Wednesday
10:30 - 16:30
Thursday
10:30 - 16:30
Friday
10:30 - 16:30
Saturday
10:30 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Coastguard Houses | Hawkers Cove, Padstow PL28 8HW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Padstow
  • Phone Number: +44 1841 532919
  • E-mail
Description
The (tiny) tea garden is at the back of the two hundred year old 'Coastguard Houses' at Hawkers Cove, on the Coastal Path, 150m from the slipway at Hawkers Cove beach and enjoys fantastic views across the Doom Bar and mouth of the Camel Estuary, to Polzeath and Daymer Bay. We serve hot and cold drinks, homemade cakes, quiches and pies, homemade soups, filled jacket potatoes, made to order sandwiches, cream teas, ice creams and various snacks.(Our cream teas and our crab sandwiches are getting rave reviews). For anyone who is Coeliac, we have also added a Gluten Free Flapjack to our homemade products, which include Gluten Free Scones (of course), Gluten Free Lemon Drizzle Cake and Gluten Free Ginger Cake. We are stocking Gluten Free Bread, for sandwiches and Gluten Free Bread Rolls to compliment our Gluten Free homemade soups. We are 'Dog Friendly', welcoming well behaved pooches with a fresh bowl of water and biscuits. The tea garden is, literally, a garden, with no inside seating and is consequently very 'weather dependent' so if the weather is at all 'unsettled', we would advise that you phone ahead to make sure that we are open. The tea garden will be open 7 days a week (weather permitting) from Easter to October. Unfortunately we don't have any parking facilities, so if you wish to drive to us, we suggest that you park in the farmer's car park and walk along the coast path, or park anywhere on the road to Hawkers Cove and walk down the hill, (approx 500m). The tea garden is situated behind the top row of houses. We accept most Credit/Debit Cards. Please come and see us.... You will be made most welcome! Please note that during October we are open from 11.00am to 3.00pm
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