Welcome to the Real Food Store café!
The Real Food Store café is a popular venue with a friendly atmosphere, good service and great food! Our aim is to serve tasty, simple & exciting seasonal food.
Café opening times
Monday Friday 9.30am - 5pm
Saturday 9.30am - 4.30pm
Christmas Café opening times
Sunday 22nd December 10 - 3.30pm
Xmas Eve Closed - mulled wine & snacks available in the Store
New Year's Day Closed
Lunch is served in the café from 12-3pm. The main café is upstairs, above the store and is a big, open and airy space flooded with natural light. We can seat 60 at any time. Just choose a table and come to the counter to order from the menu.
From August 19th 2013 we are teaming up with Sitting Firm Chair Makers on an exciting project to find out whether our customers support the idea of buying local handmade furniture using sustainable British wood. We will be showcasing Sitting Firm's beautiful modern Windsor chairs in the café until the end of September. Find out more about Sitting Firm and the research project.
If you have enjoyed eating in the café we'd love it if you could share your experience on our TripAdvisor page if you can spare 5 minutes.
If you would like to see more of the café and shop, take a look at our 360 degree view on Google Maps below - it gives you a great feel for the bright, cheery atmosphere. Our thanks to Peter Stephens Photography for the great images.
Our talented and creative cook rustles up superb daily specials & makes the most of our ingredients, all from the store downstairs! The aim is to provide you with meals that are tasty, rustic and enjoyable - connecting you to high quality local produce that is in season. If you like what has just tingled your taste buds and satisfied your stomach you can shop for the same ingredients downstairs in the store!
Ask us for preparation and cooking tips and please pass on to us any of your favourite recipes or family traditions. We will try to add them to our recipe collection & feature them in-store and on the website.
Children are always very welcome, please choose from the menu and simply request a half portion. We have a mix of chairs and our funky 'pop' chairs (the green and grey ones) are ideal for children; we also have a couple of booster seats for little ones. There are 2 baskets of toys and books to keep children occupied. Please ask for scrap paper if your children want to draw.
Our cafe menu provides light meals available Monday – Friday 9.30am - 5pm and Saturday 9.30am - 4.30pm. We also offer daily specials. This menu is an example of our basic offering but is subject to change.
Beverages - served all day including:
- Coffees, from black Americano to latte & macchiato Made with 'Farmer 30' coffee, a superb top quality 100% Arabica bean coffee supplied by Origin Coffee, coffee buyers and roasters in Helston, Cornwall. We serve our regular coffees with one shot of coffee, please do ask for a second shot if you like your coffee strong!
- Teas, a selection of loose leaf teas supplied by Suki Teas
- Hot chocolate
- Soft drinks, featuring Sandford Orchards fruit juices, Luscombe Organic drinks & Whole Earth organic sparkling drinks
- Wines, ales and ciders
'Farmer 30' is Origin's own certification system based on financial, social and environmental factors. It means that when Origin are happy with the level of care that the coffee farms provide for their workers, their families and the environment, they agree on a price that guarantees the farmer a 30% profit margin. This delicious, subtle and flavoursome coffee is grown in El Salvador and Nicaragua where it is also washed, fermented, dried, rested & milled. The green beans are then shipped to Origin who expertly roast them, in small batches using an environmentally responsible method. The Real Food Store is really pleased to be working with Origin; we share their driven enthusiasm for good coffee and we make sure our staff get their barista training from Origin in order to make the best coffee possible. Read more about Origin and the fascinating story of coffee.
At the Real Food Store we believe in getting the most out of food & keeping waste to a minimum - read over our Food Policy for more details.