Holidays wouldn’t be the same without a decent coffee, a pot of tea and some home baked cake!

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, here are some of our favourites:

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.

All the food is home made – try Gemma’s mum’s homemade 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. Special Feast evenings in the summer sell out faster than a Beyonce concert so you need to quick to book your tickets, but what an amazing spot to dine.

The Thirstea Co.

Just by the car park and beach at Towan. In its third year, a vintage tea van, supplying homemade sandwiches, home baked cakes, ice creams, tea, coffee, etc. All supervised by Thirstea Bruce the owners dog who even has his own Facebook page! We recommend the apple cake, 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.

Miss V’s Cornish Cream Teas

A small tea hut just by St Just in Roseland Church. Specialising in cream teas, amazing cakes and lunches. It’s a lovely peaceful spot and ideal if you have walked to look around the church and its beautiful gardens. It's only about an hour walk from Roundhouse Barns.

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!

Tatams and Tatams Taverna

Tatams serves the best breakfasts on the Roseland with the most amazing views across the beach. Take your coat if it's chilly though as all the seating is outside. We highly recommend the ham and cheese croissants, the Portuguese custard tarts and the best coffee in Cornwall.

Tatams Taverna is open limited evenings and sells the most amazing pizzas, made in front of you, take away or eat in. You can’t book and its communal tables but they are licensed or you can take your own drinks. They are in Portscatho, just a five minute drive from us.

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…

Where to find them...

Click on the icon below for more info about each cafe including links to their websites.