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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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Shanklin Esplanade, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 6BG
The Clubhouse Café is the ideal location for hot and cold light bites including sandwiches, panini and fish and chips. Cream teas, cakes, teas and coffees are on offer and the café is licensed…
85a Upper St James Street, Newport, Isle of Wight
Artisan cafe and roastery, serving speciality coffee and freshly prepared food with an Italian influence, plus a wide range of local retail products as well as coffee and tea equipment. Set in…
The Freshwater Coffee House
5 School Green Road, Freshwater, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
37 Culver Parade, Sandown, Isle of Wight, PO36 8AT
Welcome to the bar on the beach! A hub for all beach goers Islandwide, who love great food, refreshing drinks and cocktails and the cream of Island entertainment! Whether it’s a fruity tropica…
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89 St James's Street Newport, Isle of Wight
Ryde Pier Café
Ryde Pier Café, Ryde Pier, Esplanade, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2HE
Django's
Staplehurst Grange, Staplers Road, Staplers, Newport, PO30 2LU
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The Sundial Café, 21 Culver Parade, Sandown PO36 8AT
This lovely little licensed café is set directly on the beach on Sandown and offers both indoor and outdoor seating. The perfect place for a pit stop whilst out for a walk along the seafront o…
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The Beach Shack, Western Esplanade, Sandown, Isle of Wight, PO36 8JS
The Beach Shack is a licensed, award-winning seafood cafe which boasts stunning views of the bay. Not only does it have stylish indoor seating, tables by the sea wall (perfect for watching the…
87 High Street, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 6NR
Situated in The Old Village, Shanklin, this is a great place to unwind after enjoying all that Shanklin has to offer and fill your tummies with some happy fish & chips.
Rosemary Vineyard Ltd, Smallbrook Lane, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 4BE
The Vineleaf Coffee Shop is based at Rosemary Vineyard, one of the largest producers of English Wine. Covering 30 acres, Rosemary Vineyard is ideally placed to make the most of the mild Island…
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20 High Street, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1RZ
Cantina is a café, restaurant, bakery and kitchen in the heart of sunny Ventnor, one of the Isle of Wight’s best-known towns for eating out. Providing informal, friendly hospitality, you will …
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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 Esplanade, Seaview, Isle of Wight, PO34 5HB
Family owned and operated for 20 years, The Old Fort is situated in a prime sea front location in the village of Seaview, it offers stunning views across the solent, making it the perfect plac…
House of Zabre
House of Zabre, 12 Union Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2DU, UK
Falcon Cross Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 7LA
Opened in 2016, Arty Shakes has already gained a firm spot on the favourite places to go with the kids in tow. Think homemade Belgian waffles, delicious ice cream sundaes or your favourite cho…
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Sandown Train Station, Sandown, Isle of Wight, PO36 9BW
Cute and quaint, this café is open Monday through to Friday but closed on the weekend. The Gaslight Café serves homemade delights, big breakfast baguettes, fresh rolls and delicious coffee. Wi…
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Rylstone Tea Gardens, 11 Popham Rd, Shanklin PO37 6RG
Rylstone Tea Gardens & Crazy Golf is a traditional tea garden set just off the main road in Shanklin old village. Serving fresh homemade cakes, hot and cold food, sandwiches/baguettes and …
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Church Hollow, Godshill, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Tansy’s Pantry is a Godshill based eatery, serving 100% plant-based, vegan food. Serving burgers, fries, curries, pasta dishes, delicious cakes and much more. Owner and chef Jaime has …
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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 …
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