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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…
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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…
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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…
The Freshwater Coffee House
5 School Green Road, Freshwater, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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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 …
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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…
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…
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Sea Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5BW
With a large indoor seating area where the walls are adorned with works from Island artists and a lovely terrace that overlooks Newport Harbour, The Quay Café Bar is the perfect place to enjoy…
Fishermans Wharf, Embankment Road, Bembridge, Isle of Wight, PO35 5NS
A delightful, family run, waterfront business based in a houseboat on the harbour in Bembridge on The Isle of Wight. Specialising in the freshest, finest Crabs and Lobsters, which are caught l…
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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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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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Shanklin Esplanade, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 6BG
Topping’s Ice Cream Parlour is the perfect place to pause and enjoy a delicious ice cream or waffle whilst taking in the breathtaking views of Shanklin Beach. With over 42 flavours, topp…
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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 …
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…
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 …
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Oasis, Carpenters Road, Brading, Isle of Wight, PO36 0QA
The coffee shop at Oasis is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a light lunch, hot drink or one of the delicious homemade cakes and buns. Fresh scones and cakes are baked daily and there are a…
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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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…
Tradewinds Beach Cafe, Dunroamin Beach, Lake Revetment, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO36 8JT
Tradewinds Beach Cafe is a quirky eclectic seafront venue, perfect to relax and enjoy the break taking views off the coast of the Isle of Wight, whether your taking a break from your journey a…
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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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