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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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House of Zabre
House of Zabre, 12 Union Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2DU, UK
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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…
Sail 'N' Surf, Esplanade, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO36 7PG
Coffee | Light lunches | Ice creams | Milkshakes | Waffles
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…
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…
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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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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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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…
Tradewinds Beach Cafe, Dunroamin Beach, Lake Revetment, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO36 8JT
Tradewinds Beach Cafe is a quirky eclectic seafront venue, perfect to relax and enjoy the break taking views off the coast of the Isle of Wight, whether your taking a break from your journey a…
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…
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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…
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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…
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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Shanklin Esplanade, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 6BG
Topping’s Ice Cream Parlour is the perfect place to pause and enjoy a delicious ice cream or waffle whilst taking in the breathtaking views of Shanklin Beach. With over 42 flavours, topp…
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 …
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…
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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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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…
Old Post Office, Quay Street, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 0PB
In the former Post Office, PO41 offers artisan coffees, luxury teas and scrumptious homemade cakes. Relax and enjoy a perfectly made local coffee with a delicious homemade slice whilst taking …
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 …
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