BEST TEAROOM/ COFFEE SHOP OF THE YEAR WINNER AT THE CORNWALL LIFE FOOD AND DRINK AWARDS 2015

PUBLISHED: 09:00 27 October 2015 | UPDATED: 12:59 30 August 2017

Best Tearoom winner

Best Tearoom winner

For the Tearoom/Coffee Shop of the Year category, the judges were looking for an atmospheric venue that offered great value for money, a warm welcome, comfortable surroundings and above all, delicious homemade products

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Winner: The Elm Tree, Chacewater

The Elm Tree has been described by our readers as a little gem, with attentive friendly staff, creating a homely feel. The afternoon tea is described as super, with lashings of cream and jam, as well as a savoury cream teas for those with less of a sweet tooth. You’ll also find ever changing specials including a Malteser tiffin, an amaretto cream cake and a toffee apple crumble cake.

Highly commended: Rest A While Tea Garden, Padstow

Situated along a beautiful coastal path at Hawkers Cove, with spectacular panoramic views out to sea, this tea garden was described by readers as truly charming with a fantastic selection of home made cakes and sandwiches as well as a wonderful afternoon tea.

Highly commended: The Baking Bird, Truro

From the numerous comments on voting forms it’s clear what readers like about The Baking Bird- their amazing cakes. Described by one as the Willy Wonka of cakes, the cakes are described as yummy, scrummy and downright delicious. Tucked away behind Truro cathedral, this quaint tea room serves over 17 flavours of cake alongside freshly made cheesecakes, buns and biscuits.

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