Cafes and Tea Shops

Cafes on the Isle of Wight

Kings Manor Farm Cafe - Freshwater

map_freshwaterKings Manor Farm has recently opened an excellent shop and cafe on the outskirts of Freshwater. Dispite being almost impossible to find it has a large and loyal following who come for the very best fresh food and local produce.

The cafe is great place to enjoy lunch and on sunny days one can sit outside in a courtyard and enjoy a pleasent rural scene. The menu includes hot and cold dishes such as soups, sandwiches, and simple hot dishes such as home made burgers and pies which include vegitarian versions and are all made with farm or local produce.

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Cove Coffee Shop - Steephill Cove

map_ventnorSeaside cafe with beach shop and excellent cakes and local ice cream

The Boat House - Steephill CoveDown at Steephill Cove there is a natural sun trap and this cafe allows you to enjoy it to the full. Located in the centre of the little bay it makes a great place to refresh yourself after the beach or swimming in the sea.

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Grand View Tea Gardens - Shanklin

Grand View Tea Gardens - Shanklin

Peaceful cliff top tea gardens with stunning sea views over Shanklin

This friendly and welcoming tea garden is a hidden treasure on the Isle of Wight. This secluded sun trap garden over looking the sea is the perfect place to enjoy the range of  excellent home made cakes and light lunches. The fruit cake may well be the best on the Island (we are open to other recommendations).

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Quay Arts Cafe/Bar - Newport

Newport Isle of Wight

City centre cafe also serving lunches by the river in Newport.

An obvious choice for coffee or a light lunch if you are in Newport and want a quick escape from shops and cars. The cafe is located by the edge of the tidal estuary within the Quay Arts centre building (see 'places to visit') and enjoys a surprisingly pleasant and peaceful views for a city centre venue.

The menu specialises in hot & cold light lunches as well as a range of teas, coffees and cakes. The extensive lunch time menu satisfies most tastes and a often changing specials board means you can come back time after time. Salads, sandwiches and jacket potatoes with a large array of fillings are available if you looking for something quick.

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Pottery Cafe - Chessell

map_yarmouthWinners of the "Best Island Cream Tea"

chessellpotteryThe delightful pottery, shop and café are a delightful experience and offer a whole morning or afternoon of activities.

The pottery is a small operation with individual hand made items decorated in attractive patterns.  The walls are lined with tempting items in both bright an subtle colours. Collectable items like beautiful little milk jugs could be a reason to return time and again to keep up the collection.

Hands on pottery activities take place daily and both adults and children enjoy hand painting their own pottery and maybe creating a collectors item of their own. Children seem instantly swept up by pottery enthusiasm of the place and can barely contain their excitement as the glazes come out.

The café is a major part of the pottery and offers good espresso coffee and a range of teas.  Cakes, flapjacks, brownies and much more provide good sustenance for hungry potters. Their speciality is the cream tea which is award winning and described as the “Ultimate Island Cream Tea”.  

In the summer the patio area outside the café is a beautiful suntrap and out of any wind and the adjoining grassed area with scattered trees and bushes allows children (and spritely adults) to run off some excess energy.

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Maya Cafe - Bembridge

Bembridge Isle of Wight

A little cafe ideal for breakfast.

This charming little cafe is located in very near the centre of Bembridge and has a rich earthy red frontage which is matched inside with warm colours and a warm welcome. The menu is varied enough and the coffee is good which is enough to attract in the locals even in the off peak seasons.


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