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The Mermaid Beach Cafe

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Brew with a view ... The Mermaid Cafe is situated right beside the beautiful sandy beach in Gorran Haven, Cornwall. We open pretty much every day from April right through to the end of September, offering hot and cold drinks, a selection of takeaway food (including breakfast baps, burgers, baguettes, paninis and cakes) and, of course, luscious Cornish ice cream! We also offer buckets, spades and a range of other beach toys so that you and your children can enjoy hours of fun on the beach.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
Cafe, British
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
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All reviews sandwiches ice cream crab baguette cup of tea white meat watch the world lovely place long walk coastal path mugs xx weather beach mile honeycomb cuppa
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Reviewed 14 November 2018

We walked the cost path to Gorran Haven from Boswinger and were so happy to find this QUAINT WARM WONDERFUL FRIENDLY place !! The Manager and young man were so friendly and welcoming !! It was a cold day but a magical place on the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Tracey H
Reviewed 17 September 2018

we'd walked down from the Llawnroc, slightly mizzly weather, so welcomed a cup of tea at the Mermaid and some Rocky Road, and nice to talk to people walking the coastal path.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Sue S
JoR2253, Owner at The Mermaid Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Hi there, and thank you for your lovely review. We are glad that you found the Mermaid a pleasant place to be, and that you enjoyed your cuppa and your Rocky Road! Now that we have a couple of tables inside, we find that when...More

Reviewed 9 September 2018

This is a lovely cafe on the beach at beautiful Goran Haven. Breakfast is a must, whilst you people watch. Dog friendly, superb coffee, owners are helpful, friendly and genuinely happy to chat to tell you all about the area.More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank KImMcLean-Carvell
JoR2253, Owner at The Mermaid Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Hi there, and thank you so much for your positive review. You're right, the café is a great spot for breakfast, lunch or even a cream tea, and at high tide it literally is right beside the sea! I'm glad that you appreciated our chattiness....More

Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We stopped here while hiking from Portloe to Megavissey. Great ice cream and real hit chocolate! Wonderful pick up! The young lady at the restaurant is quite the long distance runner!More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank JimW551
JoR2253, Owner at The Mermaid Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Hi there, and thank you for your lovely review. I wish I could claim to be the "young lady … long distance runner" you mention but anyone who knows me would laugh out loud at that thought! It's actually one of our fantastic team members...More

Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Great small cafe right on the beach. Lovely staff, great service Open in peak season (while we visited) through rain or shine. Lots of eco ideas like reusing your mugs which you’re allowed to take on to the beach. Sourcing local produce We’ll be back!More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank x_lizbet_x
Jo R, Owner at The Mermaid Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018

Hi there, and thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a positive review. We are very grateful. As you mention, we really are doing our best both to support other Cornish businesses and to protect the planet by being as...More

Reviewed 17 August 2018

we had lunch here, i had a nice prawn baguette, my wife had a tuna melt, they were very nice, good friendly staff , vary helpfull

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank ADRIAN b
Jo R, Owner at The Mermaid Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Hi there, and thank you so much for your lovely review. We're really glad you enjoyed your food and the service at our café - we do try our best! We hope you'll come back and visit us again soon.

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Travelled around Devon Dorset & Cornwall over the last few weeks so eaten a few pasties , This one was microwave heated so lost all it crunchy pastry for a an essential in a pasty suggest they invest. I’m a small o enMore

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank beverly s
Jo R, Owner at The Mermaid Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Hi there, and thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. Obviously we are extremely disappointed to hear your feedback about our pasties, and wish that you had spoken to us at the time of your visit so that we...More

Reviewed 10 August 2018

You can't get any closer to the beach. A buzzing cafe and had a great cream tea people watching for an hour. You won't be disappointed.More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Nigel C
Jo R, Owner at The Mermaid Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Hi there, and thank you very much for the lovely review. You're right, we do have a great location and you genuinely can't get any closer to the beach - in fact, at high tide, you can sit at one of our outside tables and...More

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Had lovely service and a nice cuppa nice selection of foods and ice cream on offer to can be pricey but as a treat lovelyMore

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank bogeynoise
Jo R, Owner at The Mermaid Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Hi there, and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate it. I'm sorry you found us a bit expensive - of course everything is relative, but we continually review our prices and feel that they are quite competitive...More

Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

The best cup of tea i have ever had on a beach .EVER . Perfect mug. #savetheplanet #dothewashingup.XXMore

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank Rob D
Jo R, Owner at The Mermaid Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Hi there, and thank you so much for your lovely feedback. If you’re the person I think you are, thank you for coming into the cafe to tell us in person how much you’d enjoyed your mug of tea, and thank you for taking me...More

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