Come Inside! Have a look Around…

You’re always guaranteed a warm welcome at the Porthcurno Beach Cafe!

We’ve been busy! Over the past few months during our winter closure, we have lovingly renovated the Porthcurno Beach Cafe. As you can see in the image above, there is a new driftwood styled sign above the entrance, an introduction to the cafe’s new image and hints at what is to come.  Inside, we’ve created a retro hipster beach feel by adding rustic wooden cladding to the walls and continued the wooden theme to include the tables, chairs, shelving and retail spaces. We’ve also added a vintage style wood burner heater in the dining section for those chillier evenings.


A selection of fine wines, spirits and local beers now available at the Porthcurno Beach Cafe.

The cafe is now fully licensed and we are pleased to offer a fine selection of wines, beers and spirits in addition to our great selection of coffees, teas and other beverages.

Ready for a tour? Yes? Ok, let’s go!


Rustic wood compliments the retro beach theme.

As you enter, you’ll still find the serving counters on the left, but the eye is immediately drawn to the back wall, the first of two retail areas in the cafe. The back wall, with its hipster inspired artwork and chunky wood, is the perfect backdrop to the fun retro range of beach paraphernalia on display.

Behind the counters, on the wall, there are large blackboards displaying the menus; food, beverages and bar. Chalkboard Art has been used to create nautical inspired illustrations with eye-catching handwritten typography in the same theme. The cafe still serves a great selection of teas and coffees; cakes, sandwiches, panini, baguettes, soup, salads and more!


Dining area and further retail space.

The colour palette is subtle consisting of shades pale blue, grey and cream – the styling is uber contemporary coastal, which is more in evidence in the interior dining section of the cafe.  The cool hipster vibe is continued here with the blonde wooden tables and chairs, pops of colour from lampshades and artwork compliment the the overall theme. There is an image of a very large lobster on the dividing clad wall leading to the rear retail area, which is outstanding and fits perfectly into the space. The wood burner heater creates a great focal point positioned in the fireplace, itself complete with a chunky wooden beam. This is a great place to enjoy a coffee, a tea or a glass of something stronger, whilst leisurely reading the daily newspapers.

The second retail area at the rear displays beachwear and has a fitting room, so no second guessing when buying swimwear!

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We hope you’ll like the changes as much as we do. Please visit soon, we look forward to welcoming you…

Spring Has Finally Arrived in Porthcurno, Cornwall!

Primroses herald the arrival of spring…finally!

What a difference a day or two has made here in Porthcurno, we have primroses again! Easter Sunday, just a couple of days ago, was a complete wash out with high winds, rain and cold temperatures. The cafe, Porthcurno Beach Cafe, was open and we were surprised at the number of souls who braved the horrible weather and ventured in… I put it down to a combination of the fresh coffee aroma and lure of a warm wood burner heater, that helped convince them! We were very grateful to see them and urged them to come back to Cornwall for another visit “It’s not always like this!” we assured them.


A View from the Cafe

Back to today…the sun was shining, and a walk was high on the agenda. Gone was the dark grey sky and ocean of the past few days. Today the sea was strikingly azure, reflecting the blue hues of the sky above. Birdsong filled the air and I noticed a few bumblebees, warming themselves on a granite wall, preparing themselves for a day of harvesting precious nectar. I overheard someone say that they had just seen a Merlin, a small falcon, which incidentally was featured on BBC’s Countryfile at the weekend. I scanned the sky, but I wasn’t so lucky. Perhaps tomorrow…


Beautiful bright shrub with bluebells in the background.

Up the lane, past the car park I couldn’t help but notice this beautiful shrub on the right side of the road but haven’t a clue what it is. Do you? I’m sure I didn’t see any flowers on it a couple of days ago, but I could be mistaken. I’m sure this strange yellow ball in the sky, spreading all that warmth (what, on earth, can it be?) is responsible for this sudden burst of colour and activity in the natural world. Long may it last!


You’re always guaranteed a warm welcome at the Porthcurno Beach Cafe!

Whether you’re a local or are on holiday visiting from afar, please drop in and say hello, we’d love to see you and hear about your day…

We can offer a selection of teas and coffees; lunch, afternoon tea and more! Furthermore, the cafe is now fully licensed, so you may now enjoy a pre-meal gin and tonic and a glass of wine or Prosecco with your meal. Cheers!

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