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Rest A While Tea Garden

7 Coastguard Houses | Hawkers Cove, Padstow PL28 8HW, England
+44 1841 532919
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab sandwiches” (71 reviews)
“scones” (110 reviews)
“ginger cake” (23 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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7 Coastguard Houses | Hawkers Cove, Padstow PL28 8HW, England
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1 - 10 of 822 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

Followed the signs from the coastal path walking from Padstow to Hawkers Cove. We had a lovely cream tea that didn’t disappoint. Set us up for the walk back to Padstow.

Thank Rich D
Martin H, Owner at Rest A While Tea Garden, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. So glad that you enjoyed your Cream Tea. Please spread the word about the tea garden and come and see us again soon.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We knew nothing of this tea garden when we made the walk out of Padstow towards Hawkers Cove with our 7-year old son, but my husband was drawn by the prospect of tea and we found ourselves sitting in the tea garden with the most...More

Thank LeahL1971
Martin H, Owner at Rest A While Tea Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review and for your very kind comments. Many people find us by accident whilst walking the coast path and we’re very glad that you did. Our lemon drizzle cake is very popular. Please tell...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We came across the cafe at the end of our walk.perfect timing after a long walk on a hot morning. The coffee was perfect and cake delicious.it really was a delightful experience. Certainly recommend seeking out Rest a while tea garden when near Padstow.

Thank bettsyHarrow
Martin H, Owner at Rest A While Tea Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. So glad that you enjoyed your coffee and homemade cake whilst visiting our tiny tea garden. Thank you for the lovely recommendation. Please spread the word and come back soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Freshly made sandwiches and jacket potatoes and a great selection of chilled soft drinks. Quick and friendly service and what a view! The cream teas that came out for other customers looked delicious too!

Thank Louise J
Martin H, Owner at Rest A While Tea Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. So glad that you enjoyed your visit to our tiny tea garden. Please tell everyone about us and come and see us again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely walk here from Padstow and worth every step. Received a warm welcome, the views are spectacular, even on a cloudy day, and the coffee and cake delicious. Even the dog was given a treat! This gorgeous little spot will now be on our must...More

Thank Charlotte P
Martin H, Owner at Rest A While Tea Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the lovely review and your very kind comments. We are very pleased to be on your ‘must do’ list and look forward to seeing you again soon. Please spread the word about us.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This little gem was more than worth the hot walk up from the beach. Beautiful views. Very small but we were lucky to get a recently vacated seat. Friendly staff, delicious food (the best crab sandwich I’ve ever had) and drinks chilled to perfection. Can’t...More

Thank Helen N
Martin H, Owner at Rest A While Tea Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Our crab sandwiches are regularly getting rave reviews, with many people suggesting that they are the best that they have ever had. Please spread the word and come back soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great little cafe with delicious cakes. A great view and good to rest for a while whilst on a coast walk.

Thank Howi5ee
Martin H, Owner at Rest A While Tea Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Please tell everyone about the tea garden and come and see us again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place. After seeing an advert on a map of the beaches near Padstow, we set off to find the tea garden. We parked at the car park behind Hawkers Cove beach and walked along the beach & the cliff path - look for...More

Thank 4twiglets
Martin H, Owner at Rest A While Tea Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the lovely review. So glad that you all enjoyed the Rest a While experience. Thanks for your very kind comments about the food. Our cream teas regularly get rave reviews. Please spread the word and come and see us again soon. I wish...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

How nice to find somewhere like this. Quality, unhurried , friendly. Best Ginger cake I've tasted in many a year. Great views over the bay. Perfect position for walkers , 45 mins walk along the coastal path from Padstow. Deserves support.More

Thank Danny R
Martin H, Owner at Rest A While Tea Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your very kind comments. So glad that you enjoyed your visit. Our very gingery ginger cake is proving to be very popular. Please tell all of your friends about the tea garden and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location, no nonsense light bites with plenty of choice. Good value for money and tasty sandwiches and cakes. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Thank Jussi&Paul
Martin H, Owner at Rest A While Tea Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. So glad that you enjoyed your visit to our tiny tea garden. Please spread the word about us and come back soon,

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Susan D
18 June 2018|
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Response from Martin H | Property representative |
Open from Easter to October. Outside seating only, so not usually very nice to sit out in the winter. Hope this helps.
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Gullgirl
9 June 2018|
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Response from Martin H | Property representative |
Officially we do not have toilet facilities, but as we are in the middle of nowhere, we do allow customers who are desperate, to use our own private toilet. We do ask for a donation to our public access defibrillator, if you... More
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Nikki L
21 June 2017|
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Response from Jayce H | Reviewed this property |
Yes if you drive to hawkers cove - you can park and walk to it - it's only a few mins walk and worth a visit- views are lovely !
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13
Meals
Lunch, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Coastguard Houses | Hawkers Cove, Padstow PL28 8HW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Padstow
  • Phone Number: +44 1841 532919
  • E-mail
Description
The (tiny) tea garden is at the back of the two hundred year old 'Coastguard Houses' at Hawkers Cove, on the Coastal Path, 150m from the slipway at Hawkers Cove beach and enjoys fantastic views across the Doom Bar and mouth of the Camel Estuary, to Polzeath and Daymer Bay. We serve hot and cold drinks, homemade cakes, quiches and pies, homemade soups, filled jacket potatoes, made to order sandwiches, cream teas, ice creams and various snacks.(Our cream teas and our crab sandwiches are getting rave reviews). For anyone who is Coeliac, we have also added a Gluten Free Flapjack to our homemade products, which include Gluten Free Scones (of course), Gluten Free Lemon Drizzle Cake and Gluten Free Ginger Cake. We are stocking Gluten Free Bread, for sandwiches and Gluten Free Bread Rolls to compliment our Gluten Free homemade soups. We are 'Dog Friendly', welcoming well behaved pooches with a fresh bowl of water and biscuits. The tea garden is, literally, a garden, with no inside seating and is consequently very 'weather dependent' so if the weather is at all 'unsettled', we would advise that you phone ahead to make sure that we are open. The tea garden will be open 7 days a week (weather permitting) from Easter to October. Unfortunately we don't have any parking facilities, so if you wish to drive to us, we suggest that you park in the farmer's car park and walk along the coast path, or park anywhere on the road to Hawkers Cove and walk down the hill, (approx 500m). The tea garden is situated behind the top row of houses. We accept most Credit/Debit Cards. Please come and see us.... You will be made most welcome! Please note that during October we are open from 11.00am to 3.00pm
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