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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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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…
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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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…
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45 Littlestairs Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 6HS
At the fully licensed Blueberry’s Café, you can relax and enjoy excellent food and drink whilst taking in some of the most stunning views of the English Channel that the Island has to of…
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 …
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…
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7 Esplanade, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2DY
Chocolate Apothecary is a boutique chocolate shop where the owners make their own chocolates, cakes and desserts, using only the purest ingredients and natural flavours. Housed in an old pharm…
Coffeeroom at Skintrade
6 St Thomas' Square, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 1SN
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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…
Django's
Staplehurst Grange, Staplers Road, Staplers, Newport, PO30 2LU
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…
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53 High Street, Sandown, Isle of Wight, PO36 8DF
Established in 2006 Fat Harry’s is located on Sandown High Street. Focusing on that Great British seaside tradition, good old-fashioned fish and chips. They offer both eat in and takeaway opti…
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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…
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178 High Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2HW
A traditional family bakery working out of a former flour mill in the heart of Ryde on the Isle of Wight. There, the skilled bakers work into the early hours of the morning to bring you fresh …
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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…
House of Zabre
House of Zabre, 12 Union Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2DU, UK
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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…
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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…
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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