Which Isle of Wight Cafes Should You Visit?
When visiting the Isle Of Wight, even if you have self-catering accommodation, it is likely that you will want to eat out at least once. Thankfully, the Island has some of the best places to eat on the south coast and it doesn’t matter whether you’re wanting a three-course meal in a fine dining restaurant or classic pub grub in one of the traditional locals, you will easily be able to find something that meets all of your needs.
More often than not, when out and about for the day, people will want to stop somewhere for a coffee and a cake or maybe even a sandwich at lunchtime and there are plenty of Isle of Wight cafes to choose from too. From picturesque tearooms to quirky little coffee shops, you will be spoilt for choice when deciding where to have your pit stop after a busy morning of exploring. Below are a few of our favourite Isle of Wight cafes that you should definitely try to visit.
The Gossips Cafe
You will find The Gossips Cafe at an enviable location at the entrance to Yarmouth Pier on the water’s edge. They have both indoor and outdoor dining areas, and they offer a wide variety of food choices on their menu, so you can guarantee that you will find something you like. They even serve the most famous ice cream on the Island; Minghellas, so why not treat yourself?
This Italian coffee bar is situated in the heart of Newport town centre and if you’re a coffee-lover, then it is even worth going out of your way to visit this Isle of Wight cafe. Caffe Isola is home to their very ‘Island roasted coffee’ and you can even watch the roasting process from start to finish on the first floor of the cafe. They do serve food too and this also has an Italian twist.
The Piano Cafe
Affectionately named after it’s historic past, The Piano Cafe was once owned by Queen Victoria’s piano tuner and you will find it not far from Freshwater Bay. Not only do they serve everything you’d expect in a cafe, but they’re also a mezze restaurant, so you can get a range of mezze-style food too. They’re open late, until 10 pm, on Friday and Saturday as well, so if you can’t get there for lunch, it’s worth visiting in the evening.
With breathtaking panoramic views, you will find Pearl Cafe on the outskirts of Brighstone overlooking the English Channel. Their menus offer a range of stereotypical cafe dishes and many enjoy their freshly prepared lunches and snacks every day of the week. Not only do they have indoor and outdoor seating, but they also offer picnic blankets to use in their outside seating area when the weather allows too.
Old Thatch Tearoom
You will find this traditional tearoom in Shanklin and it is inside a Grade 2 Listed thatched cottage, so you definitely can’t miss it. This Isle of Wight cafe is known for its homemade clotted cream teas and its homemade cakes and desserts. If you visit the Old Thatch Tearoom when the sun is shining, be sure to sit outside in their themed fairy garden that’s full of flowers.
Quarr Abbey Tearoom
This Isle of Wight cafe is situated in Ryde at the working Benedictine Monastery; Quarr Abbey. Many enjoy the sharer boards when stopping here, they are made with fresh produce from the Abbey’s allotments, and you can enjoy these in the beautiful surroundings of the walled gardens. Quarr Abbey Tearoom is perfect if you want somewhere peaceful and tranquil to eat.
Visiting different Isle of Wight cafes
There is no denying that there are so many brilliant cafes here on the Island and no matter which town or village you’re visiting, you will never be far away from somewhere that you can stop for a quick drink or a spot of lunch. Of course, there are lots of independent bakeries and ice cream parlours too, so if you’d prefer to grab a snack or a treat whilst on the go then you definitely won’t go hungry.
If you’d like to find out more about any of the Isle of Wight cafes mentioned above or if you’re searching for some bars and restaurants that you can visit in the evening whilst you’re on the Island, be sure to browse the rest of our site today. You can rely on us to provide you with all of the information you need for your trip to the Isle of Wight and with our help, you can ensure that you don’t miss out on anything that the Island has to offer.