Calling all coffee enthusiasts and caffeine addicts! If you’re like us and need a daily coffee then read on as we have scoured the town to bring you the best coffee shops in St Ives.
After dropping off the kids at school we try and make time to take our dog Stanley on walks around St Ives and to visit one of the many amazing coffee outlets to start the day. We have narrowed down our favourites from trendy speciality coffee shops to charming independent cafes so you won’t miss out on these hidden gems!
Delicious Coffee On The Harbour
Yallah Cafe is the place to go if you’re looking for a coffee shop with a difference. Located along St Ives harbour, this independent coffee roastery offers a unique blend of coffee roasted in a barn in Falmouth. Tired of the same old coffee taste and craving something with a little more flavour and personality? This small but mighty team of coffee enthusiasts is dedicated to roasting the best coffee in Cornwall.
The coffee is served in handcrafted mugs and, if you’re lucky enough to bag a table by the window, you can watch the world go by whilst overlooking St Ives harbour. The interior of Yallah Cafe is minimalistic and industrial, giving it a unique and trendy vibe. They also offer a small selection of devious home-made pastries and cakes, which are freshly made daily. Additionally, they have a take-away hatch downstairs that is perfect for grabbing a coffee and sitting on the benches opposite to gaze across the harbour. If you love the taste of the coffee so much you can buy any of the range of coffee blends either in the cafe or online.
Also Yallah Cafe is the perfect spot for those who want to enjoy a cup of coffee with your doggie.
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The Yellow Canary
A Buzzy Atmosphere
The Yellow Canary is a delightful cafe located on Fore Street, renowned for its amazing coffee, pastries and buzzy atmosphere. The Yellow Canary serves a whole variety of coffees, all made with high-quality coffee beans sourced only from Cornwall. Whether you’re in the mood for a classic cappuccino or the perfect flat white, the baristas here can make it just the way you like it.
Of course, no coffee break is complete without a delicious pastry to accompany it so don’t forget to order one of their renowned almond croissants, which are a true delight. They also welcome dogs, and the owners have a cute little dog called Dolly who is often hanging out to welcome you!
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Host St Ives
The Perfect Blend of History and Hospitality
Host was the old Natwest Bank in St Ives, now converted and turned into a stylish restaurant that has been refurbished to an exceptional standard. The moment you step inside you will be taken back in time and greeted with a warm welcome by the owner Rassie. With its traditional brickwork, high ceilings and original features Host has a unique charm and character that makes it stand out from other restaurants.
Rassie takes pride in making each customer the perfect coffee every time serving Origin Coffee, a speciality coffee roaster based in Cornwall. The coffee beans are sourced from a local roastery and are of the highest quality, ensuring that every cup is rich and full of flavour. They also welcome dogs, and in the winter months we like to sit by the open fire, especially on Sundays when they serve the most delicious roasts. Just heaven!
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Hub St Ives
The Perfect Spot to Savour Stunning Sea Views
The Hub is located along St Ives harbour and is famous for its cool interiors, amazing sea views, friendly staff and a welcoming atmosphere. The baristas makes our coffee just how we like it!
If you’re a dog lover then you’ll love The Hub even more as they welcome furry friends with open arms. The staff are always happy to offer a bowl of water and lots of fuss to your doggy, making it the perfect spot for dog walkers.
The friendly and welcoming atmosphere also extends to humans too, so you’ll always be greeted with a warm smile and friendly conversation.
Visit Hub St Ives website
Coffee On The Beach
What sets Porthmeor Cafe apart from other cafes and restaurants in the area is its stunning sea view across Porthmeor Beach, providing the perfect backdrop for a relaxing meal or quick caffeine fix.
For many people a good cup of coffee is the cornerstone of a great cafe experience and the coffee here is made with locally roasted beans, giving it a rich, full-bodied flavour that’s sure to satisfy even the most discerning coffee lover. We always sit on the outside terrace as they allow dogs. The food is also amazing here, take your pick from an extensive menu that includes their famous build you own breakfast and varied tapas.
Visit Porthmeor Cafe website
Harbour View House
Cafe With Stunning Harbour Views
Head up towards the bus station in St Ives and you will pass Harbour View House. Located within the hotel is Hatch Cafe, a haven for coffee lovers, foodies and Instagrammers alike! As soon as you step inside you’ll be transported to a different world – the decor is delightful with art-house prints on the wall, a retro coffee machine and lush houseplants. You’ll feel as if you’ve stepped into a trendy cafe in Shoreditch, East London!
But what makes Hatch Cafe truly special is its strong natural vibe. The owners have gone to great lengths to create an environment that’s eco-friendly and sustainable. From the recycled furniture to the compostable cups, everything has been carefully chosen to reduce the cafe’s carbon footprint. If you care about the environment you’ll feel right at home at Hatch Cafe.
Harbour View House offers stunning views across St Ives harbour. You can enjoy your coffee and food while gazing out at the boats bobbing on the water and the seagulls soaring overhead. It’s a truly breathtaking sight.
Please note, dogs allowed but only in the front part of the cafe.
Visit Harbour View House website
We hope you’ll try out some of our favourite coffee shops and cafes in St Ives. Trust us, you won’t want to miss out on these hidden gems!
Now you are familiar with the best coffee shops and cafes in our town, why not take a break for a few days and stay in one of our self-catering cottages in St Ives from where you can roll out of bed just a stone’s throw from one of these coffee shops to get your morning caffeine fix!