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The View Cafe

) #15 of 15 Restaurants in St Mawes ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Cafe, British
St Mawes Quay, St Mawes TR2 5DG, England
+44 1326 270401
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  • Excellent12%
  • Very good10%
  • Average23%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible40%
6 days ago
“Nice place poor service and food.”
1 week ago
“Not a pleasant experience ”
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Cafe, British
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
St Mawes Quay, St Mawes TR2 5DG, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Don't waste your money having food at this cafe. I ordered a tuna sandwich, it was described on the menu as a being full of creamy mayonnaise on chunky bread it's was £5.95, not cheap. When it came, it fell to bits when I picked...More

Thank Percy887
Reviewed 6 days ago

A nice building but the food is not value for money and the service leaves a lot to be desired. Staff are foreign nationals probably filling summer jobs and they are overworked, under pressure and stumble over language. The menu is comprehensive but the standard...More

Thank Leonard P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want good food, reasonable prices and prompt service, try somewhere else. It is difficult to find anything positive to say about this cafe, other than that the waitresses were half interested in their jobs. Should have read reviews before patronising.

Thank DAVE T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

orderd coffee sat down to browse the menu the cafe was not overly busy but we overheard other customers having to wait for over 40 minutes for sandwiches and toasted sandwiches, luckily we were still dinking our bland machine made coffee when their food finally...More

Thank Elizabeth E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have the things on the menu unavailable been waiting for more than 20 mins for 3 paninis Parents had a cream tea with the tiniest scones ever Staff pleasant enough but it's so slow!

Thank 64Karen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ordered cream tea Very nice but overpriced M & S in Falmouth even cheaper Lots of noisy children in but no one controlling them, so noisy

Thank Elaine T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here and ordered a Cornish tea which was really good value and you could have coffee or tea with you scones. For me the scones weren't particularly nice and very dry. The feeling inside in terms of decoration wasn't really nice either

Thank Nick J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a cake and cuppa after getting ferry over from Falmouth. Yes this cafe has good views, so name is appropriate. Everything else very disappointing. Tiny dry, shop bought scone, arrived after the tea was almost finished. Overpriced at £5.75. Other cakes on...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my family was visiting St. Mawes and we were very hungry, we saw The Vie Café and decided to go in as it looked lovely. We sat down and ordered our drinks, we didn't have any food. The drinks were very over priced!...More

Thank Harry F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Shocking service - ordered cream tea, ( expensive ) finished cup of tea before very small shop bought scone arrived 40 mins later at which point we cancelled the rest of our order ... avoid total rip off !

Thank Lynne T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 14
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St Mawes Quay, St Mawes TR2 5DG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Truro District  >  Roseland Peninsula  >  St Mawes
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 270401
The View Cafe is on the harbourside in the Cornish fishing village of St Mawes. As it´s name suggests it boasts uninterupted views across the harbour and the Percuil River estuary.Open daily The View Cafe offers a variety of of light bites and lunches ranging from traditional Cornish Pasties to Fish & Chips. We also offer a wide variety of Sandwiches, Baguettes and Paninis, all of which are freshly prepared to order.
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