It’s a dogs life in Porthleven. For dogs spending time on holiday with their owners there are pubs and cafes, beach walks, coast path adventures and not far away, fun attractions to visit. Being dog lovers ourselves, we’ve put together our favourite haunts for homemade cake and great coffee that welcome furry friends.
Nauti-But-Ice, Porthleven harbour
A lovely relaxed café serving up beautiful views over the harbour with Roskilly’s Ice-Cream, light lunches and Origin Coffee. Enjoy the outside terrace in warmer months and the roaring wood burner in the winter. Go-Nauti, next door, is a family friendly pizza restaurant.
Mussel Shoal, Porthleven Harbour Head
You can’t get closer to the water than the Mussel Shoal! Situated right on the harbour terrace, this lovely outdoor cafe serves mussels and chips in the warmer months. A wonderful relaxing place in the day and a bit more lively in the evening. (open May-October until 11pm).
The Stables Café, Penrose Estate (nr Porthleven)
On the outskirts of Porthleven is the wonderful National Trust Penrose Estate. Park at the car park just outside Porthleven (its free!) and walk through the woods and past the fields to the Penrose Café. A great little walk for dogs and people alike. You can see Looe Bar and the old Penrose estate house, plus spend some time in the walled garden. The café serves delicious coffee, sandwiches and homemade cakes.
Origin Coffee Café, Porthleven harbour
This little coffee shop is pretty awesome! Origin Coffee originates from Helston, just a few miles away, where their ethically sourced coffee is brewed. It is now in shops all over the world! The views onto the harbour head and towards our famous clock tower make you want to linger a little longer.
Seadrift Kitchen Cafe
Delicious local dishes, evening meals and lovely lunches made by Chris in this fabulous restaurant on Fore Street in Porthleven. Evening booking essential and your dogs are welcome!
Tremenhere Kitchen, Tremenhere Sculpture Garden, nr Penzance
The Woods Café is easily missed if you are visiting the incredible sculpture garden – but is has its own grandeur! The wood and glass building, with large atrium and lovely outdoor seating is a fabulous place to spend a few hours. The food is fabulous! Plenty of vegetarian options, great coffee and specialty cakes. Be sure to visit the little shop which houses a wonderful collection of art and locally made artisan crafts and jewellery.
Situated not far from Frenchman’s Creek, which inspired Daphne Du Maurier’s novel, this 300 year old Inn sits right on the Helford River. Enjoy a simple, gastro pub style, seasonal food and soak up the atmosphere on the terrace on a sunny day or sit by the fire in the winter.