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Olives Cafe

Island Square, St Ives TR26 1NX, England
+44 7875 585759
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (107 reviews)
“cake” (36 reviews)
“quiche” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Island Square, St Ives TR26 1NX, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a perfect lunch at the lovely and cosy Olive's cafe on Island Square. We had a vegetable and cheese quiche which was scrumptious and a fresh doorstep sandwich with crayfish! Of course we had to make room for something sweet after our lunch....More

Thank Jade H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small cafe is a real gem. Daily freshly made scones made for a fabulous cream tea. The quiche was also freshly made and a generous bowl of soup with a cheese scone was also a delight. Love this cafe and would highly recommend a...More

Thank Cathy P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just back from the short hop into St. Ives from Devon for a 2 day break and missing this superb café already! I'd read the reviews on Trip Advisor prior to our journey, so when we stumbled across Olives after having already eaten lunch on...More

Thank JDG2004
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tried Olive's out as had seen good reviews on the site, all had a cream tea. Had a lovely selection of scones on offer, and I chose the blueberry which I had never had before. It was delicious and the jam and clotted cream were...More

Thank Nicki R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were walking past Olives Cafe which is situation on the first floor of one of the buildings in the old part of St. Ives. There are a few tables at ground level but to get in one needs to go up the small stair...More

Thank canneb3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just visited Olives with my family, we had a selection of food from sandwiches to cream teas. The sandwiches were very well presented and were generously filled with fresh ingredients. The cream teas were great, the best I've tasted and the chocolate brownie is a...More

1  Thank darrell f
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely café and is in a lovely location. We enjoyed that foods quality, but it was incredibly overpriced. I paid £7 for sandwich, which was nice however it was just a ham sandwich with chutney and salad and was not worth spending...More

Thank n_glasheen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We passed this whilst walking around and heading towards the main strip. The next day we were lured in by the cosy ambience and the sight of home made cakes and decent coffee. Three lovely young girls were happily chatting away as we waited for...More

Thank wifeoftommo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stumbled across this gem of a cafe after a visit to the Tate . Small it may be however their selection of homemade cakes make up for their lack of room. There are tables outside if the weather is good to accomadate dogs and busy...More

Thank beazers
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth going up from the harbour to find Olive's Cafe. Beautiful fruit and blueberry scones. We had one of each and shared. We can highly recommend coming here. We'll be back!

Thank Ian M
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Questions & Answers
Julie L
9 April 2017|
Response from coasthouse | Property representative |
Hello. Yes we are open everyday till 20th then re open 29th and will be open everyday till end of October. Regards. Adrian.
19 March 2017|
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Response from coasthouse | Property representative |
Hi. 10.30am till 5pm every day till end of October.
11 April 2016|
Response from coasthouse | Property representative |
Hello..... No they don't, as the kitchen is open to the cafe but you can sit on the balcony just outside the door under a huge umbrella surrounded by big red geraniums and even an olive tree ! 3 seats there with great views... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Island Square, St Ives TR26 1NX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 7875 585759
Postcode TR26 1NX
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