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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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French Franks, St Thomas' Square, Newport PO30 1SL, UK
French Franks, The Arcade, Cowes PO31 7AR, UK
French Franks, St Thomas' Square, Ryde PO33 2LS, UK
One of the most popular go-to lunch places across the Island, you will find French Franks in Newport, Ryde and Cowes. Serving up delicious filled baguettes, paninis, wraps, salads and soups pl…
House of Zabre
House of Zabre, 12 Union Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2DU, UK
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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…
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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…
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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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…
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.
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…
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.
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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…
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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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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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 …
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…
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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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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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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Lower Winstone Farm, St Johns Road, Wroxall, Isle of Wight, PO38 3AA
Based between Shanklin and Ventnor on the road to Wroxall, The Donkey Sanctuary is open all year round from 10:00 till 16:30, weather permitting. Everyone is welcome to come and visit the love…
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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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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