Best Places to have Breakfast in St Ives

Conor Fletcher

St Ives is full of restaurants, of that there is no question. But whether it's a warm summer's morning or the kind of day where you're best wrapped up with a mug of hot chocolate to start the day there are places that offer a spot to sit, relax and enjoy your time in St Ives. In the town, you can discover the best places for a bite to eat to start your day. So if you fancy heading out and enjoying breakfast away from your luxury cottage in St Ives here's some of our top picks for the best place to have breakfast in St Ives.

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Scoff Troff Cafe

Located in Market Place the Scoff Troff Cafe is one of the best places to sit back and start your day with a full English breakfast or some vegan turmeric spiced scrambled tofu with avocado and toast. The Scoff Troff Cafe offer their breakfast menu until 12.00 so you can enjoy a relaxing walk along the harbour front before heading to the cafe for a spot to eat.

Porthminster Beach Cafe

Quite possibly our favourite place in St Ives to sit, relax and enjoy the views of the Porthminster Beach overlooking St Ives Bay, whilst being served from their new Garden Bar adjacent to the restaurant. With something for everyone, you can enjoy a vegan breakfast (that's also gluten free), hot smoked salmon with halloumi chips or classic American Waffles.  The short walk to Porthminster is a wonderful way to start your day and once you're there you can sit back, relax and enjoy one of St Ives' finest restaurants.

Porthgwidden Beach Cafe

Moments from our luxury self catering cottages is the quaint Porthgwidden Beach Cafe nestled between the Island and the rest of town. Porthgwidden's cafe overlooks the little beach and on a quiet morning, there truly is no better place to start your day.

Porthmeor Café

Just a few minute’s walk from our luxury holiday apartments, Porthmeor Café offers spectacular views alongside your breakfast. Serving breakfast from 8:30 -10:45am, there is a great range of breakfast options to choose from, with buttermilk pancakes, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs to building your own breakfast. Being just on your doorstep, and also dog-friendly too, this café is definitely worth a visit for breakfast whilst staying with us.

Tretho Lounge

Located right on the harbour front, Tretho Lounge offers spectacular views with a wide selection of breakfast choices. Whether you are looking for a traditional breakfast, veggie breakfast, smashed avocado or breakfast muffin, you are all catered for here. Just a short stroll around the harbour from your apartment makes this a lovely location to start your day.


There are so many places in St Ives to enjoy a breakfast bite to eat, it's almost too hard to decide. Fortunately staying in our luxury holiday cottages means you can simply wake up and enjoy the best that self catering has to offer too so whether you're looking at enjoying a morning on the harbour front or in the comfort of your luxury cottage then you're in luck, with twelve cottages in St Ives you're sure to find a property to suit you and your family in Cornwall.