A day out just isn’t a day out without our four legged pals. So for those of you with one or two doggie friends looking for somewhere for a snack between runs on the beach or walks in the woods here are my top picks for cafes that love them too.
- Wild Café, Bedruthen Hotel
This stretch of coast is a dog walker’s paradise. With spectacular views of Mawgan Porth this café is also close to the magnificent Bedruthen Steps and the stunning Watergate Bay. There is miles and miles of coast free to explore. You and your dogs will receive a friendly welcome and can enjoy great coffee, an artisan bakery and delicious locally sourced seafood and wood-fired pizzas as you soak up the vista. www.bedruthen.com
- Snail Pace Café and Bike Hire, Bodmin
This café is a great rest stop for walkers and cyclists enjoying the beautiful scenery around Bodmin Mooror using the popular Camel Trail. After a long walk the Snail Pace is a real sanctuary. It is proud of its eco-friendly, off-grid credentials and they cheerfully cater for veggies, vegan and carnivores as well as hounds. www.snailspacecafe.co.uk
- Woods Café, Cardinham
Tucked away deep within the thickly wooded hills of Cardinham Woods this café feels wonderfully peaceful and secluded but it is just a short hop from Bodmin. Inside the old converted cottage you will find warming stews and soups as well as freshly baked cakes. You will find a warm welcome for your four legged friend too and plenty of options for a long muddy walk just outside their door. www.woodscafe.co.uk/
- Scoff Troff Cafe, St Ives
Whether it’s a tasty breakfast, a light lunch or a coffee to recharge the batteries after a long walk along the nearby beaches, the Scoff Troff is the spot for you. Dogs are welcome inside all year round although they will have to compete for attention with the café’s very own furry resident. www.scofftroff.co.uk
- Café Mylor, Mylor harbour
Idyllically situated close to the water of Mylor harbour this café is not only a great place to eat and enjoy the view out across the bobbing yachts, it is also a good kicking off point for walks in the area. Take in the stunning views up the River Fal as you walk the beautiful coastal path to Flushing village or Trefusis Point. cafemylor.com
- Miss Molly’s Tea Room, Camborne
With a special doggy seating area and lots of special doggy treats available Miss Molly’s is more than happy to accommodate your furry friend. The tearoom is actually part of a second hand furniture shop, so you can sit amongst the antiques with Vera Lynn playing in the background while you enjoy a pot of tea and lovely homemade cakes.
- Potager Café, Constantine
Hidden in the narrow back roads just a few miles from Falmouth this friendly café has a wonderful setting in a converted Victorian greenhouse surrounded by plums trees. The produce is locally sourced and organic and the café welcome dogs in its landscaped gardens. There also are plenty of wonderful walks nearby in and around the Helford Passage. www.potagergarden.org
- Morwenna Café, Bude
Families and dogs are welcome inside and out at this little place and they are happy to dish the doggy treats too. This family-run business serves up homemade cakes and their very own freshly baked pasties. In the heart of Bude and just a short hop to the coastal path this place is a great jumping off point to all kinds of doggy adventures. morwennacafe.co.uk
The Honey Pot, Penzance
It is pretty surprising to learn that there has been a café on this site for 100 years. But when you take a look at the range of cakes and savoury homemade dishes it is little wonder the Honey Pot still a favourite with locals and visitors alike. Dogs are welcome inside and it is a great place to soak up the atmosphere and relax before a walk along the promenade to Newlyn and beyond. Find them at: 5, Parade Street Tel: 01736 368686
- Blue Tomato, Rock
The Blue Tomato’s motto is ‘more than just a café’. You will find warm, friendly atmosphere that you would expect but they are constantly innovating their menu to push the boundaries on traditional café food. Dogs are made very welcome and even have their very own Dog Treat Menu! Add to this the stunning views and walking opportunities it’s a great place to relax. www.bluetomatocafe.co.uk
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