Island Cafe

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May, 2018

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After climbing up to the castle on “St. Michael’s Mount”: we needed some food to restore our strength. We headed to the Island Café, the old castle laundry, as it was near the gardens, our next port of call after lunch. You find a table and provide the table number at the till when you order your food. The staff was very friendly and efficient.
It was after the noon rush and there was only one pasty left, a cheese and onion (£4.95) and there were four of us. What to do? One of my aunts had just had a scone and drink while the rest of us went up to the castle so she wasn’t looking for more food. That left three of us. My remaining aunt and I decided to forgo the pasty and left it to my uncle which he had with some potato and spinach soup served with granary bread (£5.95). We all had a taste of the pasty though. My aunt opted for a ploughman’s sandwich and side salad – sliced gammon, mature cheddar, Branston mayonnaise and pickled onion on a Brioche bun for £6.25. I chose the salad special which was full of lovely fresh veggies served with toasted bread – corn, avocado, onions, tomatoes, greens and peppers for £7.25. It was all delicious.

Although it was a lovely sunny day and there were plenty of tables outside, we ate inside away from the wind and seagulls. The signs around Cornwall warning you about the seagulls are serious! Drinks and snacks are served all day but the meals are only served from 9:30 – 11:30 am and 12:00 – 3:30 pm.

If you prefer to bring your own food, there are two picnic lawns on the island; one straight ahead and on the right as you walk up the causeway from the beach and one at the far end of the harbour, behind the ticket office, Courtyard Shop and Sail Loft café.

Denise Bridge

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