St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1JZ
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Porthmeor Beach Café is perched just below the Tate overlooking the famous Porthmeor Beach. With a buzzing atmosphere, alfresco dining and imaginative cocktails they serve breakfast, lunch and tapas through to evening dining. Their friendly staff will greet you with a choice of inside, on the terrace, or tucked away in their cosy heated booths. They don’t reserve for breakfast or lunch, and they do fill up quick. Reservations are taken for dinner from 5.30pm onwards.
They have a creative selection of tapas and contemporary dishes, with ingredients from the freshest and finest producers. Favourites include the ‘build your own breakfast’, fresh juices and extensive vegetarian and seafood tapas. They’re great at catering to lots of different dietary requirements and the children’s menu is available all day and high chairs are provided. They are fully licensed, so you can enjoy a glass of fizz, a local beer or a simple gin and tonic whilst taking in the sea air.
If you’re looking for more relaxed dining and delicious pizzas why not try West Beach Cafe, their seasonal sister restaurant that’s located on the west side of Porthmeor Beach.
Their open-air cocktail bar, with panoramic views is open from May to September. From the fisherman’s chapel on the island, past the boiler of the alba shipwreck, along to the rugged cliffs of clodgy view, our fresh, innovative cocktail list will bring you the classics with a twist. Come along for a pre-dinner cocktail, enjoy them at the comfort of your table, or just grab a stool and take in the view.
The also offer fresh, delicious food to takeaway, perfect if you’d prefer to sit and eat with the sand between your toes. They have everything from healthy salads, baguettes and sandwiches to Cornish pasties and classic fish and chips.
The takeaway is open daily from 9am-9pm (closing time is weather dependent) from 1st April until 28th October. Situated on the decking below the café, there is a large seating area partly shaded by sails to protect you and your ice cream from those pesky seagulls! They are also fully licensed, serving food and drinks for all the family from breakfast until sunset.
Their beach boutique offers simply everything you need for a day out on the beach; buckets and spades, bats and balls, hats, sunglasses, towels, tents and chairs. They also sell a selection of wetsuits and body boards for those keen to brave the waves.

Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
Gluten-Free Options
Outdoor Seating
Take Away
Toilet Facilities
Vegan & Vegetarian