We’re very lucky to have a great range of interesting restaurants, beach bars and cafés here in Cornwall serving fantastic food and drink – what more could you want?

Well, if you’re accompanied by young children there are some very specific things which make a big difference to the visit, such as:

  • A simple children’s menu which does not consist entirely of something fried with chips
  • High chairs or booster seats so they can reach to eat
  • A toy box/play area with toys or colouring books and crayons
  • Easily accessible clean toilets with baby changing facilities
  • A welcoming smile when you arrive!

There are two cafés we love to visit because they have all of the above plus wonderful quirky decor and furnishings and the owners obviously love what they do.

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Miss Peapod’s in Penryn

Situated In the eco development at Jubilee Wharf, this award-winning cafe has ethical credentials by the bucket load. It has windmills on the roof, super insulated thick walls and sustainable and recycled furniture plus a local food sourcing policy and a fabulous menu.

You can sit inside or on the outside deck alongside the river. They have regular performances from local bands at the weekends. It’s favourite local stop as it’s also right next to Wilf and Megs’ nursery!

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Pinky Murphy’s in Fowey

Situated alongside the River Fowey between the Bodinnick Ferry car park and Fowey town centre, this is another gem. Its ramshackle beach hut style with salvaged and delightfully mismatched furnishings in eye-popping colours makes the whole visit a feast for the senses. There are books to read, free WiFi, a basket of knitting if you feel like adding a few rows, plus beanbags and toys for the kids. Sam and I last visited on a wet December day and we spent a lovely hour eating hearty soup with artisan bread watching an original Tarzan movie in black and white on the TV!

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Definitely two places not to miss if you’re in the vicinity…

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