Licensed Café

Island Square, St Ives, Cornwall

Indulgent home-made cakes and Cornish cream teas, light lunches, tapas, local & world beers and wines.


Olive's Café

Olive's Café is located on the Island in St Ives, an area which is more laid back and a lot quieter than the rest of the town. We provide a quiet haven from the bustle of the town, with additional seating out front to watch the world pass by, whilst enjoying one of our cream teas, a slice of one of our delicious cakes or one of our mouth watering light meals.

This area has plenty of galleries and art studios to explore at leisure with the infamous St Ives School of Painting and Porthmeor Studios, only a couple minutes walk away, with the Tate a few minutes further along.

A few minutes walk in the other direction, is the lovely golden sandy Porthgwidden Beach.


We have a wide range of hot or cold drinks, from freshly prepeared coffee, a variety of teas to fizzy drinks, juices and smoothies.

As we are licensed, we offer a selection of local and world craft beers and wines.

Expanding our successful Curry Nights...

Ever thought about hosting your very own pop-up restaurant night, here in St. Ives? This is a great way to test your culinary skills, have a lot of fun and earn some extra money, or it could act as a springboard, for establishing your very own eatery.

At Olive’s Café, we already run a very successful series of Curry Nights and are now planning to expand this in 2018, by creating more cook nights, hosted by budding and entrepreneurial chefs or cooks. We are open to any ideas you may have, it would be your night, in our café and using our facilities.

Whether for your own private functions, or taking bookings for up to forty covers in two sittings a night, this opportunity is up to you.

For further information and to discuss your ideas, click on the button below and message us.

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Party Bookings

@ Olive's Café , Island Square, St Ives

At Olive's Café, here in St. Ives, we are able to offer our room for private hire, for functions including: parties, business meetings and formal get togethers.

We are located on Island Square, which is on the Island and ideally placed for easy acess to the town, it's harbour, the Tate and all the local beaches.

We are an ideal venue for an intimate party, a family get together, a small wedding reception or birthday party for any age. We have even held the occasional anniversary and retirement party.

St. Ives is renowned all over the world, for its New Year celebrations in the town & harbour front. Olive's Café, is only a couple of minutes away and an ideal base for the festivites.

We are licensed and provide a range of world wines and beers.


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