Plans for our café from Monday 6th July

Takeaway service will be open Mondays to Saturdays, 8.30am to 5pm.
Last orders for hot food 3pm

Earlier this week, the government announced the latest steps for the UK coming out of lock down which come into effect from next Saturday, 4th July.  

Accommodation and hospitality businesses such as cafes and restaurants can re-open so long as they ensure the safety of their customers and observe strict hygiene and (albeit slightly reduced) social distancing guidelines.

Like many businesses, we cautiously welcomed the news, and have spent the last few days reflecting on what that will mean for our store and café, as well as for our local producers and suppliers, and Cornwall as a whole.  We know that the tourism and hospitality sectors have been desperate for the 2020 holiday season to start so this will be good news for them.  Here at the store, we’ll also appreciate the additional business from holiday makers coming in to treat themselves to delicious Cornish produce and from accommodation providers re-stocking welcome hampers etc.

In the last few days, we’ve also considered how we can re-open the café safely with all the logistical challenges this brings alongside people wanting to shop in the store.  Of course, we have a lovely light and lofty space but on reflection, having weighed up the pros and cons, we feel it is still too early for us to return to a full service café.  Instead, in these early days at least, we’ve decided to re-open from Monday 6th July with a takeaway offering only.  With our magnificent Origin Coffees included, of course.

Next week, in preparation, our super skilled baristas will be cranking up the coffee grinders and bringing our beloved La Marzocco coffee machine out of hibernation.  Alongside, and in addition to the chef’s meals and lunch boxes, the kitchen and deli team will be offering tasty Cornish breakfast baps, healthy breakfast pots, filled sandwiches, hot Cornish pasties and Cornish sausage rolls and delicious pastries and slices of cakes.  We’re also working on a safe system for everyone to order and pick up their takeaways in a responsibly-distanced way.

We look forward to welcoming you from Monday 6th July, six days a week, to our new look Great Cornish Café Takeaway. Open from 8.30am – 5pm.