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Cafes & Tearooms

Cakes, biscuits, scones and afternoon teas are a highlight of any break. The Isle of Wight is packed full of independent cafes and tearooms, serving up homemade lunches and sweet treats.

From quirky beachfront cafes offering fresh seafood or legendary crab pasties, to the more traditional tearooms in equally stunning locations serving homemade slabs of cake and pots of steaming tea you can’t go wrong. Enjoy watching the world go by at many of the pavement cafes and get your caffeine fix with lots specialising in artisan coffee, including some using their own unique blends.

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53 High Street, Sandown, Isle of Wight, PO36 8DF
Established in 2006 Fat Harry’s is located on Sandown High Street. Focusing on that Great British seaside tradition, good old-fashioned fish and chips. They offer both eat in and takeaway opti…
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178 High Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2HW
A traditional family bakery working out of a former flour mill in the heart of Ryde on the Isle of Wight. There, the skilled bakers work into the early hours of the morning to bring you fresh …
The Piano Cafe
The Piano Café, Gate Lane, Freshwater, Isle of Wight PO40 9PY, United Kingdom
The Piano Café and Mezze Bar is located just a short stroll from Freshwater Bay, right opposite the famous thatched church of St.Agnes. Serving quality house blend barista made coffee, loose l…
Chessell Café
Chessell Pottery Barns, Brook Road, Chessell, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 0UE
Chessell Café is set in rural surroundings at Chessell Pottery Barns. Known for their cream teas, the team serve light lunches using fresh, local produce plus a fabulous array of scrumptious h…
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French Franks, St Thomas' Square, Newport PO30 1SL, UK
French Franks, The Arcade, Cowes PO31 7AR, UK
French Franks, St Thomas' Square, Ryde PO33 2LS, UK
One of the most popular go-to lunch places across the Island, you will find French Franks in Newport, Ryde and Cowes. Serving up delicious filled baguettes, paninis, wraps, salads and soups pl…
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Sea Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5BW
With a large indoor seating area where the walls are adorned with works from Island artists and a lovely terrace that overlooks Newport Harbour, The Quay Café Bar is the perfect place to enjoy…
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Briddlesford Lodge Farm, Briddlesford Road, Wootton, Isle of Wight, PO33 4RY
Bluebells at Briddlesford, named after the favourite family in the Guernsey herd, is a farm café and education facility and the hub of the Briddlesford farm activity. Open seven days a week wi…
The Big Kahuna
The Big Kahuna, Sandy Slipway, Ryde PO33 1JD
A lovely seaside cafe located directly on the beach behind the boating lake in Ryde. The food at The Big Kahuna centres around the theme of surf shacks (check out the Island-made Critical Sect…
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Ventnor Botanic Garden, Undercliff Drive, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1UL
Open daily from 10 am, The Plantation Room Café is located on the top level of Ventnor Botanic Garden. This cosy café has a sheltered outdoor terrace overlooking the historical Palm Garden. Wi…
Brading Roman Villa, Morton Old Road, Brading, Isle of Wight, PO36 0PH
Appetising, locally sourced food and friendly, efficient service. Daily specials and hearty favourites, all prepared on site. The Romans were renowned for their love of fine food and feasting …
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The Wonky Café, Sandhills Holiday Park, Peacock Hill, Bembridge PO35 5QB, UK
A traditional beachfront café found just under the cliff at Whitecliff Bay. The perfect spot to watch the kids playing on the beach while you grab a nice coffee or bite to eat. Freshly prepare…
Ryde Pier Café
Ryde Pier Café, Ryde Pier, Esplanade, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2HE
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Steephill Cove, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1UG
The Beach Shack is a beautiful eatery right by the sea in the stunning Steephill Cove. Overlooking the English Channel from its picturesque terrace. The café serves a wide selection of freshly…
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Alum Bay, Totland, Isle of Wight, PO39 0JD
A warm welcome awaits you in Marconi’s licensed tea rooms. named after the great Guglielmo Marconi who sent the very first wireless transmission from the cliff top in 1897. Take a break from y…
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Appley Rise, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 1LE
The recently opened Minghella Parlour, located upstairs at The Duck, is an ice cream lovers paradise! With over 30 flavours of delicious Minghella ice cream (the largest stockist on the Island…
House of Zabre
House of Zabre, 12 Union Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2DU, UK
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The Beach Hut, Forelands Beach, Forelands Field Road, Bembridge, Isle of Wight, PO35 5TR
A bit of a hidden gem tucked away down a few stairs to the beach is where you’ll find The Beach Hut kiosk. Overlooking a stunning beach and the famous Bembridge Ledge and Culver Downs, this li…
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3 Chine Hill, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 6BW
Shanklin Chine is one of the Island’s oldest attractions. Located in Shanklin Old village it is well worth a visit either during the day or the evening when you will find it completely i…
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59 Pyle St, Newport PO30 1UL, UK
ComiCoffee is a hybrid ‘coffee house come comic store’ offering a warm, inviting space to hang out, drink speciality beverages and read your favourite comics or novels. This indepe…
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89 St James's Street Newport, Isle of Wight
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