From harbour side views in St Ives to quaint cafés in the heart of Liskeard, we have found 12 of the best places to eat breakfast in Cornwall…

The Searoom, St Ives 

Watch the boats as they pull into the harbour on a clear morning at this family run restaurant, The Searoom. We recommend that you try the eggs Benedict with Searoom hollandaise sauce with a glass of pure orange juice while the kids enjoy pancakes topped with fresh fruit and honey. After breakfast take a stroll along Smeaton Pier or chill out on the sandy cove.

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Cherry Trees Café, Padstow

As you walk along the picturesque harbour you’ll stumble across the quaint Cherry Trees Café where you can grab a delicious breakfast seven days a week. Drop by with your four-legged friend for a fresh cup of coffee in the morning alongside a delicious salmon and avocado toasted muffin before heading into town for a day of shopping.

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Bush Pepper, Newquay

Newquay is home to the Bush Pepper, a contemporary restaurant serving Australian inspired cuisine as well as plenty of British classics. We recommend that you try the Bush Tucker breakfast, the full English with a twist including sweet potatoes and kangaroo sausage. Why not enjoy the Bush Tucker with an expertly made cappuccino?

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The Beach Hut, Watergate Bay

Situated on the golden sands of Watergate Bay is The Beach Hut, part of the stylish Watergate Bay Hotel. For a light breakfast try the continental with a sweet pain au chocolat and croissant with jam and butter.

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Olive & Co, Liskeard 

Before popping into town for a day of shopping in Liskeard, head to Olive & Co, an independent café in the centre of town. Enjoy a sourdough croissant with cream cheese and smoked salmon with a pot of Earl Grey tea or Moroccan mint tea.

Polgooth Inn, Saint Austell 

The Polgooth Inn is a family-run, 16th century pub on the outskirts of Saint Austell. We recommend trying the toasted back bacon and egg muffin to be enjoyed with beautiful countryside views of flourishing flora before embarking on a walk across some of Cornwall’s best landscapes.

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Truro Lounge, Truro 

Truro Lounge is a modern eatery with colourful, retro interiors. Pop in for the ‘Breakfast Club’ on weekdays until midday which includes a Lounge breakfast or Vegetarian breakfast with a cup of tea or filtered coffee – perfection!

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Chapel Café, Port Isaac

A 19th century treasure in North Cornwall, the Chapel Café, was once was an old Methodist chapel on Roscarrock Hill in the village of Port Isaac. Indulge in a Full Cornish Breakfast while the kids dig into beans on toast with a fresh glass of Cornish milk. After the meal, take a light stroll down to the north Cornish coast to soak in some stunning sea views.

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The Old Lifeboat House Bistro, Penzance   

Serving breakfast from 9:30am seven days a week is the 19th century Old Lifeboat House Bistro in the picturesque town of Penzance. Enjoy a hearty three egg omelette with smoked salmon and chives alongside a strong coffee that’s sure to wake you up!

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Seadrift, Porthleven 

On the south coast of Cornwall is this stylish and contemporary eatery with stunning views over the blue waters of Porthleven harbour. Open from 10am until midday for breakfast, we recommend the steak, egg and sauté potatoes for a filling breakfast alongside a double espresso.

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Sunset Surf, Gwithian

Enjoy a Surf Grom, a plate that showcases some of Cornwall’s best produce from Cornish bacon to Cornish sausage to Cornish free range eggs. But if you have a sweet tooth, why not indulge in Belgian waffles while gazing out at the amazing views of Gwithian beach and St Ives at this family run café. The Sunset Surf will also welcome your four legged friend so head down for a dog walk after your breakfast.

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No.8 Café & Deli, Launceston

Located in the heart of Launceston is the No.8 Café and Deli, an independent café serving delicious freshly made food from Monday to Saturday from 8:30am. Tuck into a bowl of crunchy granola topped with smooth yoghurt with an accompanying cup of Americano.

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