• The Potager Garden & Café

    This idyllic cafe near Falmouth serves up delicious, organic, veggie food, fresh juices and gluten-free cakes – you can’t help but feel good here.

  • Perfect Penzance Breakfast

    Have you ever sat drinking coffee after a rough week and thought ‘perhaps I’ll give it all up and run a café by the sea’? Well Katie and Tristan of The Front Room in Penzance, are just like you — but with a little more follow through.

    The couple took the reins at this super-popular, quirky/cool café less than a year ago but are already very much part of the furniture. A troupe of regulars and loyal staff give the café a friendly, community feel and the eclectic décor is as Instagram-friendly as the coffee.

  • Funky Newquay Brunch Spot: The Garden Café

    Every mum needs an emergency coffee-and-cake destination for those days when you feel you can’t go on and this is how, two years ago I discovered The Garden Café in Newquay’s Trenance Gardens. Being near the zoo, Waterworld swimming pools and a decent playground, it’s inevitably popular with the buggy brigade in the mornings but for a little café it wears a lot of hats (and serves up a really good coffee too). From casual lunch meetings to weekend beers and brunches, monthly supper clubs to biannual DJ nights – there’s plenty to please the loyal, local following.

  • Muddy & The Chocolate Factory

    Here’s something for a rainy day – and you don’t even need a golden ticket! Kernow Chocolate in St Eval, near Wadebridge open their doors to the public every week.

  • Muddy Eats: Muddy Beach

    Those of you still mourning the loss of Miss Peapods in Penryn will be happy as a pig in er mud at her reincarnation as Muddy Beach (Isn’t that a great name?) – and with more cosmetic surgery than Renée Zellweger. Visually, you won’t recognise the place – but reassuringly, you might recognise some of the staff, including […]

  • Lazy Jacks Kitchen: ‘Fairly Well Known’ Fodder is Back!

    Just a quicky between hurricanes to let you know that after regular winter closure, Lazy Jack’s Kitchen the delightful ice-cream parlour and take away is OPEN (in capitals!) for business again, selling ice cream, sarnies, hot drinks and toasties. Rest assured, the ‘LJK Fairly well known three cheese toastie’ is back (made with three types of cheese, three types […]

    • Muddy Loves: The Lifebuoy Café, Fowey

      I’d heard great things about the quirky The Lifebuoy Café, so on birthday Wednesday, we hit it on our jolly to Fowey. The place is so goddamned gorgeous I just had to share. Such a giver me. We love the bold and the brave here at Muddy Stilettos and owners Cathy and Mike (who also own Lazy Jacks […]

    • Muddy Lunch: Little Bakehouse, Launceston

      Popped in to Launceston for a new gum guard, as you do (no not for me!) and happened upon this cute little family-owned indie café/bakery you’ll want to stop by… Intimate is an understatement – but true to its name, Little Bakehouse @ Launceston is the tiniest bakery ever (possibly), serving hot soup, the best coffee […]

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