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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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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.
South East Beach Café
South East Beach Café, The Esplanade, Shanklin, PO37 6BG
Situated right on the beach at the bottom of Hope Hill, South East Beach Cafe is your one-stop for freshly prepared food on one of the Island’s best-loved beaches. Serving food all year …
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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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…
Lady Scarlett's Tea Parlour
Lady Scarlett's Tea Parlour, Esplanade, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1JT
Located right opposite the beach on Ventnor Esplanade you will find Lady Scarletts Tea Parlour. A fully licensed, vintage café that will transport you back to the by-gone era of WW2. Soak up t…
Fishermans Wharf, Embankment Road, Bembridge, Isle of Wight, PO35 5NS
A delightful, family run, waterfront business based in a houseboat on the harbour in Bembridge on The Isle of Wight. Specialising in the freshest, finest Crabs and Lobsters, which are caught l…
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30 St Thomas' Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2DL
Named after one of the greatest painters of the Italian Renaissance, Michelangelo’s Restaurant is located at the west end of Ryde seafront. Serving authentic Italian food, prepared by …
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The Llama Tree, Main Road, Wellow, Isle of Wight, PO41 0SZ
The Llama Tree is the perfect place to relax, come rain or shine. With free entry into the Llama The Café Bistro you can sample from a wide range of coffees using beans from Peru and roasted o…
House of Zabre
House of Zabre, 12 Union Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2DU, UK
Muzza's Kitchen
26 High Street, Sandown, Isle of Wight, PO36 8DE
Muzza’s kitchen is a small, friendly, local cafe and ice cream parlour set right in the heart of Sandown High Street. Specialising in home cooked food, Italian coffee and artisan gelato …
Small Hope Beach, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 6ES
A warm welcome awaits at the friendly licensed beach side café on Small Hope Beach. Situated on a sandy blue flag beach with spectacular views of Sandown Bay and Culver Cliffs, The Salix Cafe …
Ryde Pier Café
Ryde Pier Café, Ryde Pier, Esplanade, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2HE
Bliss Ice Cream Parlour
Bliss Ice Cream Parlour, 12 Bath Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7QN
Specialising in freshly prepared, local Isle of Wight ice cream, milkshakes, smoothies and gourmet confectionary, Bliss is at the heart of Cowes High Street. Pop in to restore your energy leve…
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40 High Street, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1LT
The Tea House is home to all things tea and vintage. A specialist arts café with a difference, serving Island Roasted coffee, loose leaf teas, delightful homemade cakes and many other dishes. …
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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 …
Puckpool Sands, Seaview, Isle of Wight, PO34 5AR
The Dell Cafe has been family run since 1988 and prides itself on providing high quality fresh food and refreshment. Idyllically located on the beach front in Puckpool Park with panoramic view…
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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…
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18a St James' Square, Newport, Isle of Wight, UK
Situated right in the heart of Newport, The Blue Door is a small but perfectly formed cafe serving up a huge range of food. Choose from plenty of hot and cold lunches including their famous Bu…
Puckpool Park, Seaview, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO34 5AR
Former army barracks situated within Puckpool Park – which was once a Victorian Fortification Battery used to guard the Solent. The park is now a historic monument offering fantastic sea…
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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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