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Olives Cafe

Island Square, St Ives TR26 1NX, England
+44 7875 585759
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (102 reviews)
“cake” (37 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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71 - 80 of 340 reviews

Reviewed 24 September 2016

Visited this little cafe during our recent stay in St Ives. Fantastic cakes and plenty to choose from. I had a cream tea which was lovely both in taste and presentation and my husband had the treacle tart served warm with cream. We will certainly...More

Thank Jackie M
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped for the curry evening whilst staying in St Ives and were so glad we did. The food was tasty and plentiful and very attentive staff. The cafe is only small but food was great and the atmosphere was lovely. Book to avoid disappointment!

Thank k8ham
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We visited this lovely little cafe a few times during our stay. The food was beautifully presented, plenty of it and the salads have to be seen to be believed. On our first visit I had a beautiful half Galia melon filled to the brim...More

Thank rogerandmarg
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely little cafe, friendly staff. Had two cream teas, gorgeous home cooked scone, choice of fruit or plain, served warm with clotted cream and jam. Pot of tea which we squeezed 5 cups out of. Tops marks all round 😊

Thank Kazzi56
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

The cakes looked nice but we made the mistake of having lunch here. I ordered the ploughmans that was £8.50 and described as having Cornish cheese. It contained Brie, cheddar and some Stilton which were ok but I could of brought from any supermarket not...More

Thank Michelle G
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

My mum and I stumbled across this cafe on the way back to our holiday cottage after a costal walk in the rain. The food was very good and the presentation was fantastic. The staff were very friendly and we will definitely be back there...More

Thank Kate M
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We went in as a family mid afternoon. Two of our party had a cream tea which was excellent and the other a ham sandwich which was presented in a very slap dash manner (not even cut in half!). The staff overall were pleasant enough...More

Thank Lexie1711
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Visited this little gem 5 days in a row, could not resist the cream tea, which are hands down the best in St Ives. Staff and owner were warm and friendly. If I ever come back to St Ives I will be heading straight to...More

Thank andrealouiseb68
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Wonderful service, brilliant cook/owner. Marvellous cakes, quiche and prawns too. I would recommend anything from this limited menu as everything was done to a very high standard

1  Thank EmmaHB-field
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped here after wanting to avoid the crowds down by the seaside in what I could only assume would be over-priced and not necessarily good restaurants / cafes. I read some reviews and thought we'd give this a go! Definitely worth stopping by -...More

Thank LisaASchulz
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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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