Cornwall Living

5 of the best dog-friendly restaurants and cafés

Cornwall is replete with superb cafés and eateries, just waiting to welcome you and your four-legged friends.

There’s nothing quite so sharp as a Cornish sea-air appetite, but planning your meals when holidaying with your pooch is not always easy. To help, here are five of our favourite dog-friendly eateries and cafés that are sure to whet your appetite, perfect whether you’re exploring the South West Coast Path or indulging in a spot of Cornish retail therapy.


WAVECREST, Lizard point

Overlooking Lizard Point, Wavecrest café makes the most of its position on mainland Britain’s most southerly point and boasts panoramic ocean views. Located at the start of the South West Coast Path leading to Kynance Cove, the café provides the perfect place for a break on your tour of the Lizard and dogs are made just as welcome as you. So, you can sit and enjoy some delicious food and drinks at this atmospheric and beautiful location with your canine companion in tow.


Rosie’s Kitchen

This bustling beachside café sits just a stone’s throw from Crooklets surfing beach in Bude. Bursting with atmosphere and offering warm welcomes to all, the team at Rosie’s know that building sandcastles and scouring rock pools is hungry work, which is why they offer a superb menu for the whole family. Rosie’s loves and welcomes dogs all year round! So, whether it’s a delicious fresh coffee for the grown-ups, award-winning ice cream and marvellous milkshakes for the kids or something more hearty to satisfy sea-air appetites all round, Rosie’s is your perfect pit stop in Bude!


Relish Food & Drink

Tucked away in the heart of Wadebridge, this acclaimed café and delicatessen is just yards from the bustling shopping area of Molesworth Street, with an enviable reputation for great service and exciting and delicious food and drink.

In the café, choose from tempting breakfasts, lunches, afternoon teas and fresh coffee – roasted next door by Rising Ground – or turn right as you walk in and explore the delicatessen, positively brimming with foodie delights from Cornwall and around the world.


Twisted Currant

After a day spent exploring the Lizard’s coastal paths, there’s nothing better than retreating to the small, beautiful fishing village of Porthleven, where you’ll find the Twisted Currant café. The café is dog friendly, and the team always has a treat on hand to make your pooch feel at home. There’s a wide variety of delicious homemade cakes and cream teas, as well as a creative and traditional food menu with a selection of gluten, dairy-free and vegan choices. Next time you’re in Porthleven with the pooch, be sure to pop by and satisfy that hearty sea-air appetite.


De Wynns

Housed in a historic listed building, De Wynns is one of Falmouth’s original coffee shops, where the team makes, bakes and produces the majority of the menu on site. Members of the Tea Guild of Britain, the team has won the guild’s Award of Excellence a number of times. De Wynns is renowned for its cream teas, where homemade scones are complemented by Trewithen Dairy clotted cream, Boddington’s strawberry jam and Tregothnan tea. Looking for something savoury? You’ll find an extensive sandwich and salad menu, which includes locally caught crab.