Cute Isle of Wight Cafes For Tea And Cake
It is fair to say that one of the best things about staying in self-catering accommodation for your holiday to the Isle of Wight is that you get to enjoy all of the local restaurants, pubs and cafes during your trip. If you have ever been to the Island before then you will know that there are some incredible places to eat here and arguably, we have some of the best eating establishments on the south coast.
Finding somewhere to enjoy a three-course meal in the evening tends to be quite easy on the Isle of Wight, but you need to know where to look if you’re wanting to stop at a cute cafe for a cup of tea and a slice of homemade cake. If you’ve got a trip planned to the Island and you’re wondering what some of the best quirky tearooms and picturesque coffee shops are, below we have put together a list of places you should definitely visit.
Situated overlooking the English Channel, Pearl Cafe is the perfect place to stop for a drink and a snack. Their outdoor seating area provides breathtaking panoramic views and they even offer picnic blankets to visitors during the summer months too. You can enjoy delicious homemade food here, including cream teas and cakes all of which are made from fresh local produce.
Old Thatch Tearoom
In the popular seaside town of Shanklin you will find the Old Thatch Tearoom and, as the name suggests, it is inside a Grade 2 Listed thatched cottage. This beautiful little Isle of Wight cafe is known for its homemade traditional cakes and clotted cream teas, and they have a selection of specialty teas and coffees too. Their themed fairy garden is definitely worth a visit as well.
Quarr Abbey Tearoom
When visiting the popular tourist attraction Quarr Abbey, it is definitely worthwhile stopping at the tearoom onsite. Set in the beautiful surroundings of the walled gardens, this is the perfect place if you want somewhere peaceful and tranquil to enjoy a sweet treat. They have a large selection of scrumptious cakes and cream teas available every day, and they offer a unique coffee made using Quarr’s own special blend of roasted coffee beans.
Chessell Pottery Cafe
You will find this Isle of Wight cafe in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty surrounded by footpaths and bike trails, making it a brilliant rest stop when you’re exploring West Wight. Chessell is renowned for their wide variety of delicious cakes which are lovingly baked by their team in-house and they even have lots of vegan and gluten free options available too.
The Piano Cafe
Once owned by Queen Victoria’s piano tuner and supplier, this beautiful cafe has a really impressive menu and they offer much more than other traditional cafes. However, they do still have a great selection of homemade cakes displayed on their counter for you to choose from and you can easily pop into The Piano Cafe for a delicious cup of tea and a sweet treat.
Situated on the waterfront in Yarmouth, this Isle of Wight cafe has stunning views of the Solent and their outdoor dining area is very popular in the summer months. They serve a selection of delicious cakes and they also have afternoon tea available too. The Gossips Cafe even has an ice cream parlour as well with a brilliant selection of flavours to enjoy with your cake.
Visiting the best Isle of Wight cafes
Thankfully, when you’re just wanting to pop into a cafe for a cup of tea and a slice of cake, you still have plenty of amazing places to choose from and no matter where you’re staying on the Island, you won’t be far from a beautiful little cafe. If you visit any of the different tearooms and coffee shops mentioned above you can guarantee that you won’t be disappointed and you may even want to try them all if you’re staying for long enough.
To find out more about the other places to eat on the Island, whether you’re looking for a budget-friendly pub or a restaurant for a special occasion, be sure to read some of the other blogs on our site. We can point you in the right direction of some of the very best eating establishments on the Island and you can rely on us to provide you with all of the need-to-know information before you book a table somewhere.