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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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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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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…
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 …
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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Dimbola Museum and Galleries, Terrace Lane, Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight, PO40 9QE
Dimbola Museum & Galleries is the former home, salon and studio of pioneering Victorian photographer, Julia Margaret Cameron. It is also home to the famed Julia’s Tea Room, where you…
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…
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Holliers Park, Newport Road, Branstone, Isle of Wight, PO36 0LT
Holliers Park and House of Chilli, based in the picturesque Arreton Valley, is an exciting new destination merging arts and crafts with local food offerings. The main shop, Island Artisan, has…
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…
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Sails Café, 1 Shooters Hill Cowes, Isle Of Wight, United Kingdom
Located just off the bustling high street in Cowes, Sails Café is popular with yachtsman, local residents and visitors alike. Serving up a range of heart breakfasts, including full English, pa…
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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…
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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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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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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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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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…
The Rabbit Hole
55 School Green Road, Freshwater, Isle of Wight PO40 9AS
Once upon a time the Rabbit Hole Tearoom was found nestled amongst the collectible titles of Mrs Middleton’s Bookshop. True to tradition the white rabbit hurried elsewhere and found a new home…
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…
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…
The Freshwater Coffee House
5 School Green Road, Freshwater, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Coffeeroom at Skintrade
6 St Thomas' Square, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 1SN
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