Cream Teas in Cornwall

Who doesn’t love a cream tea? Traditionally, the scones used were Cornish Splits, which are less heavy than the scone, however you pronounce it! Another dilemma is jam or cream first? In Cornwall, it’s jam first, and in Devon, it’s cream first. I’ve put together a list of lovely venues that sell cream teas in Cornwall. 

Venture down into Boscastle Harbour and you will find the Harbour Light Tea Garden. Spectacularly washed away in the 2004 Boscastle flood the building was fully restored and is a wonderful place to spend an hour or so watching the world go by. 

Harbour Light Tea Garden, Boscastle

Harbour Light Tea Garden, Boscastle

Head inland towards St Breward, and the start of the Camel Trail. You will find and off-grid eco friendly cafe and bike hire business, Snails Pace Cafe. We discovered this little gem in the spring, during one of our ‘lets get out and walk on a Sunday’ missions! 

Snails Pace Cafe St Breward

Snails Pace Cafe St Breward

Heading back down the coast, or you can cycle the Camel trail to Padstow, we have Cherry Trees cafe, right on the back of the harbour, looking across the Camel Estuary.  There’s usually a queue out of the door, but the wait is worth it! 

Cherry Trees Padstow

Cherry Trees Padstow

And finally, save the best until last. We head back up the coast to Port Isaac, where we find Ruby Tuesday’s Cafe. It’s run by my good friend Ann and her 2 sons and a warm welcome is always guaranteed. Ann gave up her career in education to pursue her dream of opening her own cafe, and it’s really paid off! She employs many young people and nurtures them carefully into working in a busy cafe. 

Ruby Tuesday's Cafe, Port Isaac Cream Tea

Ruby Tuesday’s Cafe, Port Isaac Cream Tea

And if you can’t get to Cornwall…..

We are so lucky to have these wonderful cafes on our doorstep, but if you aren’t able to get to Cornwall to sample one of our cream teas, then we have a Cornish Cream Tea scented candle which has a wonderful strawberry aroma. It’s made the Cornish way, Jam first! 

Cornish Cream Tea Soy Wax Candle Tin