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The Arts Cafe Truro

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Royal Cornwall Museum 25 River Street, Truro TR1 2SJ, England (Formerly Truro Museum Cafe)
+44 1872 274974
09:00 - 17:00
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Market Deeping, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This café is really a coffee shop that also serves food, but the salad I had was really nice and comprised a number of interesting elements including roast cauliflower and quinoa.

Thank adrian w
Camborne, Cornwall, united kingdom
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Their food looked great . Home cooked fair. I have a severe egg allergy and explained this when ordering my food . My plate of food arrived with coleslaw and Caesar salad dressing on !!!! EGG. I returned it quietly and reiterated I had an egg allergy. As I watched from my table a new plate of food being assembled... More 

Thank merrynrogers63
Truro, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here with the view of having a coffee but the noise was off putting. There seemed to be a school group on the Mezzanine level and all I could here was a loud teacher barking out instruction to a group of (naturally) noisy and excitable kids. I wanted a break from a busy day so gave it a miss.... More 

Thank ladygrey2013
Manchester, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

This is one of my favourite cafes in Truro - amazing coffee, delicious food (and generous portions!) and a lovely setting. They also have a nice outdoor eating area for summer - but as it's March we stayed inside!

Thank lea_1753
Truro, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This cafe attached to the museum is excellent. The salads are fresh and very tasty. Soup and bread wonderful. Nobody should go away hungry from this cafe.

1 Thank mabel044
Truro, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

the Arts Cafe is by far my favourite place to eat in truro. the arts cafe makes Simple, mostly organic food with lots of colour and flavours means that every fish is a winner. i throughly recommend a leisurely lunch here.

1 Thank karynmorrissey1
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

A lovely place for lunch. Good coffee, delicious sandwiches and the other food looked good too. The cafe is part of a really nice and well stocked art shop that also sells lovely 'ethical' children's toys. Will definitely be visiting on our next trip into Truro.

1 Thank Richard B
Hempstead, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

This is an excellent little place to come for lunch, the salads are amazing and have such good variety in them instead of the usual boring salad items. The stuffed jacket potatoes are also really good as to are the sandwiches they offer.

1 Thank Kirkham9
Grantham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

As a regular visitor to Truro I always make a point of visiting this cafe. I had an excellent cheese and chicken toasted sandwich followed by nice coffee with cream. The place was busy and service a bit slow so maybe another hired hand would help but worth the wait.

1 Thank 713rossy
St John-in-Cornwall, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

A great place for lunch with friendly staff, but tables get filled up quickly. We had a lovely selection of fresh salads on a plate. Nice environment also, but be warned the art shop on the ground floor is quite pricey! Check out The Works around the corner first since they sell a lot of art equipment very cheaply.

1 Thank Maria S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$13
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Royal Cornwall Museum 25 River Street, Truro TR1 2SJ, England (Formerly Truro Museum Cafe)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Truro District  >  Truro
  • Phone Number: +44 1872 274974
The inviting Arts Café sits between the Royal Cornwall Museum and Truro Arts Company, and offers plenty of seating for your morning coffee, lunch meeting, or afternoon tea. Fresh, colourful salads, homemade soup, jacket potatoes, quiches sandwiches and toasted paninis are all made to order. We are very proud to have recently received a Taste of the West Silver award for our freshly made meals and snacks.

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