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Olives Cafe

Island Square, St Ives TR26 1NX, England
+44 7875 585759
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (103 reviews)
“cake” (35 reviews)
“quiche” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Island Square, St Ives TR26 1NX, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderfully quaint and tiny little cafe which serves the most delicious food. The cream teas are a treat not to be missed. The scones are huge and warm almost a meal in themselves. Will be back again next year with my family.

Thank ladyjane_10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for coffee today and I couldn't fault the staff or the place. It's quaint and a little quirky. Coffees were great and I recommend the cornish coffee/tea with a blueberry scone. Easily the best scone I've ever had (I'm not a scone connisoir...More

Thank Wilson2107
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the best scones in St Ives. At first glance seems more expensive than other cafes as you only get one scone on their cream teas but they're huge and I think anybody would struggle to eat more than one. Scones are heated in the...More

Thank JamScone1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Despite them not being able to do savoury food when we popped by we were able to sample the " prosecco cream tea" - the blueberry scones were amazing!... the staff are lovely & very well priced! Had seen it before but didn't get chance...More

Thank met9013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely ambiance in this small but quaint cafe very pleasant staff good cream tea with very large scone yum!

Thank renee m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bit of a walk from the first sign saying 20 meters, a bit more than that but well worth it. We had experienced a very bad cream tea a few days before at a hotel so we were pleasantly surprised to see a basket...More

Thank Sheilaandco13
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cakes look amazing and the atmosphere just sums up Cornwall I would tell my friends about this amazing cafe Check it out

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of seating, great menu, beautiful cakes - amazing variation of scones (we had plain and blueberry) and big cups of tea. The quiche looked lovely and we wished we could eat that too! Great location away (within a very reasonable walking distance from the...More

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled across Olives after having a day on the beach, the staff were fabulous and we enjoyed a welcome cup of tea and yummy chocolate cake!! We booked that day for the Wednesday curry night and this was sooooo good, great homemade food and...More

Thank robinandtrudy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a lovely cosy curry night (Wednesdays only). Great value with starter and very generous main for 15.99. It was so friendly and welcoming in this small upstairs family friendly cafe. We had a great night.

Thank Sue B
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Questions & Answers
Julie L
9 April 2017|
Response from coasthouse | Property representative |
Hello. Yes we are open everyday till 20th then re open 29th and will be open everyday till end of October. Regards. Adrian.
18 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from coasthouse | Property representative |
Hi. 10.30am till 5pm every day till end of October.
11 April 2016|
Response from coasthouse | Property representative |
Hello..... No they don't, as the kitchen is open to the cafe but you can sit on the balcony just outside the door under a huge umbrella surrounded by big red geraniums and even an olive tree ! 3 seats there with great views... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Island Square, St Ives TR26 1NX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 7875 585759
Postcode TR26 1NX
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