The Lifebuoy Cafe

8 Lostwithiel Street Fowey Cornwall PL23 1BD

You can't knock a cafe where you can sport a sailors hat while swilling tea in a maritime town; and The Lifebuoy Cafe is just that sort of place. However, it's not a stash of sailor's hats and retro toys (including an etch-a-sketch and dominoes) that draw people into this kitsch little café. From Fat Buoy breakfasts and crab sandwiches to fat slabs of homemade cake, the ingredients are fresh and locally sourced, and the results lip-smackingly good. Whether you come in for a slap-up feast of fishfinger butties or a hunk of lemon and courgette cake, service is impeccably friendly and the tea ladies are well-known for handing out sticky sweets to small children. 

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