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Harts Building The Wharf, St Ives TR26 1LP, England
+44 1736 795006
09:00 - 17:00
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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited PELS on a warm sunny lunchtime in April, and it was fabulous. They have a great variety of food to suit all tastes, including offering gluten free options. Excellent value for money, and good quality food and coffee make this a definite stopping point when in St Ives. Their freshly made crepes (both savoury and sweet) are packed with... More 

Thank Karen M
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My mom fancied a pancake so ordered a Lemon & Sugar one. Really nice and made in front of you while you wait.

Thank alli-g37
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

came here through tripadvisor, and was disappointed. the location is good, but if you sit inside you could be anywhere. the service was surly, and the soup was ok. not bad. but in this day in age i expect a lot from a top 10% tripadvisor cafe. and this just did not deserve its position.

Thank Readingboy1
Steve D, Owner at Pels, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. I was both surprised and also disappointed to read your comments.It is always such a shame when customers do not let us know at the time that they were not happy. We would very much have welcomed the opportunity to put things right for you and also ensure... More 

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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always great food from Pels. The burgers, both beef and chicken, are amazing. Very reasonably priced and friendly staff.

Thank Matthew B
Steve D, Owner at Pels, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review - we look forward to seeing you again I hope! More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Pels a few times when staying in St Ives, for a start they allow dogs, as do most eateries in St Ives, great menu, everything is made as you wait & is lovely & fresh! Staff are very friendly & courteous, & they do a good range of gluten free too. Very clean place to eat, lovely crab sandwich,... More 

Thank Nonamedisplayed
Steve D, Owner at Pels, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We work very hard on very aspect of our cafe, from the food, to the decor and to the service. It is lovely to get such a nice review - thank you again, so pleased you had a fab visit. More 

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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great choices and very friendly helpful staff....only one of the crepes couldn't be made gluten-free. Stilton, bacon, rocket and balsamic gluten free crepe - such a treat! 😊🌟

Thank Nettletons
Steve D, Owner at Pels, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind feedback. As I said in my response to the previous review, we have worked hard with our gluten free range and are very pleased that our customers are enjoying it. (The stilton & rocket is one of my favourites too!) More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always visit Pels when in St Ives. Plenty of gluten free options and the lemon polenta cake was delicious. Can't wait to return!

Thank jane s
Steve D, Owner at Pels, responded to this review

So pleased that you enjoyed your visit! We have worked hard with our gluten free range and will continue to develop it as we go through the season - we look forward to welcoming you again. More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here twice during our three day stay in St Ives. Food was all really fresh and well prepared... the Crab sandwich was to die for! The staff were all super friendly and couldn't do enough for us. They even welcomed our dog and fussed over him like he was their own! Definitely worth a visit!

Thank Gary A
Steve D, Owner at Pels, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. As dog owners ourselves we know how important it is to be able to take your dog with you - hence dogs are very welcome! More 

Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking for somewhere to eat lunch and saw this place. Very very accommodating owner and staff. Food excellent , we all had something different and all enjoyed it. After we had the crepes again highly recommend them. Dogs and children all welcome. My husband and I returned later for a coffee and again made very welcome. We will certainly return... More 

Thank sueswiffen
Steve D, Owner at Pels, responded to this review

For us at Pels it is not just about the food. It is about the service, the cleanliness, the atmosphere - absolutely everything which impacts on the customer when they come in. We work very hard to ensure everything is just 'so'. We don't always get every aspect right, but we really work hard to be better every day. Thank... More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for lunch - enjoyed it so much we had to go back later in the day for a delicious crepe. Fabulous food and superb service, love it.

Thank Rachel R
Steve D, Owner at Pels, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We seem to get many people who either come back on the same day or several times during their holiday. It is very rewarding for us and also nice to know that our customers enjoy what we do. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$13
Pizza, Cafe, British, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Harts Building The Wharf, St Ives TR26 1LP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 795006
St. Ives seafront sit in and take away. Small licensed cafe specialising in home cooked food.
Gluten free range of food. Well behaved dogs allowed.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?