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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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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 …
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 …
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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…
Sail 'N' Surf, Esplanade, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO36 7PG
Coffee | Light lunches | Ice creams | Milkshakes | Waffles
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89 St James's Street Newport, Isle of Wight
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178 High Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2HW
Graces Bakery – voted ‘The Islands best bakery’ – is named after the owner’s grandmother. This traditional family bakery works out of a former flour mill in the 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…
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…
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…
The Freshwater Coffee House
5 School Green Road, Freshwater, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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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…
89 St James Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1LB
Award-winning local artisan bakery selling handcrafted breads, cakes pastries and other delights to eat/drink in or take away.
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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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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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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Pedallers Cafe, Langbridge, Newchurch, Isle of Wight, PO30 0NP
At Pedallers Café you can enjoy traditional and continental breakfasts served with great quality tea and coffee. A delicious selection of homemade cakes, pastries and freshly prepared snacks a…
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31 High Street, Cowes, UK
Graces Bakery – voted ‘The Islands best bakery’ – is named after the owner’s grandmother. Priding itself on using traditional baking methods, no additives or blea…
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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…
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 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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