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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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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…
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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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…
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…
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Quarr Abbey, Quarr Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 4ES
Visitors will enjoy the tranquillity of this popular tea and farm shop with offerings of freshly made food using the Abby’s own allotment grown and local produce. The inviting menu and d…
Puckpool Sands, Seaview, Isle of Wight, PO34 5AR
The Dell Cafe has been family run since 1988 and prides itself on providing high quality fresh food and refreshment. Idyllically located on the beach front in Puckpool Park with panoramic view…
Ryde Pier Café
Ryde Pier Café, Ryde Pier, Esplanade, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2HE
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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…
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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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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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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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…
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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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…
The Freshwater Coffee House
5 School Green Road, Freshwater, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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The Llama Tree, Main Road, Wellow, Isle of Wight, PO41 0SZ
The Llama Tree is the perfect place to relax, come rain or shine. With free entry into the Llama The Café Bistro you can sample from a wide range of coffees using beans from Peru and roasted o…
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 Bandstand Restaurant, Culver Parade, Sandown, Isle of Wight, PO36 8AT
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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…
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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