I recently made the huge move to Cornwall and I decided to start a new series on my blog all about Cornish life and the best places to go with kids! I know Cornwall is a really popular holiday destination and so I thought this would help people out a bit. I have written a list on my notes of a few different places we have visited, mainly restaurants and cafes and I will be compiling them on here, once I have done a few of these I am going to compile a shortlist of my favourite places! Until then I won’t be ranking them in any particular order and I’ll also include things I don’t particularly like too!
Without further a do, here’s where we’ve been so far!
Palfrey’s Bakery, Looe
Fore Street, Looe, PL13 1AD
This bakery is in the busy seaside town of Looe and has recently opened up a coffee house where you can sit in and enjoy your food. Of course they sell the traditional Cornish cream teas and pasties but they also do fantastic sandwiches which are made on freshly baked bread. There is plenty of space for a double buggy and they also have highchairs which they checked the cleanliness of for us when we sat down. The staff were incredibly friendly and very accommodating and the food was very reasonably priced! When we went it was off-season and I would imagine it may be quite difficult to get a seat in there during those busy summer holiday weeks!
The Lounge, Truro
12 Prince’s Street, Truro, TR1 2ES
The lounge was a really enjoyable experience for our whole family. They served all day breakfast so I had pancakes for lunch! They also had a ‘little loungers’ menu and were very well equipped for kids. Their highchairs had cushion inserts which was really good for babies because often they can rattle around in those big high chairs! The atmosphere was also really enjoyable and the toilets were really nice! The only downside to this place was the fact that it was all slightly pricey, especially the kids menu!
The Plantation, Polperro
The Coombes, Polperro, PL13 2RG
The Plantation markets itself as both a tea room and a restaurant however we went for the latter. We all had fish and chips as the menu wasn’t particularly extensive. The food didn’t cost a lot but it wasn’t great quality either. However, I did spy some people having afternoon tea there and it looked fabulous so maybe one to try for that purpose! Polperro is actually a pretty difficult place to navigate with a buggy and especially a double one but the Plantation has a lovely outside area to soak up the sun in and is easy to manoeuvre a buggy around and it has highchairs available. The kids menu isn’t great but it is around a fiver for each meal which isn’t too bad. The baby changing area is very, very basic so come prepared with your own fold away mat!
White Light, Lostwithiel
3 Quay Street, Lostwithiel, PL22 0BS
This cafe is very basic and tiny. There are two or three tables on the inside and one or two outside. There aren’t any highchairs because its so tiny but also because of this there is no space for a buggy. The food is fairly reasonably priced however the cake I had was very dry. The milkshakes were very tasty but quite basic in terms of how they were made.
The Duchy of Cornwall Nursery
Cott Road, Lostwithiel, PL22 0HW
The nursery cafe has to be one of my favourite places to go so far! Firstly, we went for afternoon tea and it was absolutely lovely. It was just myself and the girls and I didn’t buy anything for the girls, but the staff could not have been more helpful and accommodating. The staff are really helpful and friendly and afternoon tea is £5.95 which is really very reasonable! We also went there for breakfast for the girls’ first birthday which was absolutely delicious. They don’t have a specific kids menu but they do make a point on their menu to say that they can create any of the dishes as a child’s portion. They also have good baby changing facilities which are good.
And that’s it for now, keep your eyes peeled for the next post coming up in the next few months!