Our Five Favourite Cafes on the Roseland

Best cafes on the Roseland

One of the things that makes the Roseland in Cornwall so special are these quirky, individual cafes that have established themselves on or near to our favourite beaches:

Melinsey Mill 

Tucked away in a valley between Roundhouse Barns and Veryan. There is a beautiful walk along the stream, from behind Pendower Beach. Walk  through Lower Mill and up the hill to reach Melinsey Mill. The walk is absolutely worth it. (Of course you could just drive there!)

Freshly home baked cakes and pastries, home made sandwiches, Origin coffee – all set around a lake, with the original Mill wheel restored and working. To top it off there are are some quirky art installations around the lakeside walk. A beautifully quiet spot, where you can relax to the sound of a tinkling stream and glorious birdsong.

The Hidden Hut

Just behind Porthcurnick Beach, which is a lovely beach for swimming in the summer. Made famous by Caroline Quentin’s Cornwall TV programme.

Again all the food is home made – try Gemma’s mum’s home made cakes, yummy! Or enjoy a tasty lunch. Sit just above the beach, watch all those sandcastles being built and listen to the waves and the sounds of summer.

Tea by the Sea

A pop up summer treat in the car park behind Carne Beach. In it’s first year so needing all the support we can give it.  Try the Sticky Ginger Cake with Lemon Fondant Icing or  seriously gooey chocolate fudge Brownies. As well as freshly filled focaccias, warm steak pasties, hot & cold drinks, Callestick Ice Cream tubs plus lots of other goodies. All served from beautiful vintage van, ideal if you need a break from coastal path walking – you definitley need sustenance before tackling the uphill trek that is Nare Head.

The Thirstea Co  

Just by the car park and beach at Towan.  In its second year, another tea van, supplying homemade sandwiches, home baked cakes, ice creams, tea, etc. We recommend the applecake, and the chewy flapjacks. Towan is a beautiful beach and if you take the coastal path to Killigerran you may well see grey seals along the way as well as being able to spot all sorts of birdlife.

Porthluney Beach Cafe

Just on the beach and right in front of Caerhays Castle and Gardens.  The most picturesque position, behind  a castle – in front blue seas and golden sands. They stock lots of local products, the pasties and ham come from Tregonissey Butchers, they also sell Callestick Farm Cornish ice creams and, believe it or not, the cakes are baked in the right hand turret of the castle!


So there you have it, no excuse to not go for a swim or a walk and then indulge yourself. We can assure you that you will not find another one of these anywhere, each one is unique, they all deliver great service in stunning locations and not a Starbucks in sight….

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