The new normal: With government guidelines and restrictions being changed daily we have decided to remain open as take-away only for the next few weeks. The benches will be back in use from July 4th but the cafe will remain closed to our customers. We hope you understand our decision, as always the safety of staff and you, our customers must come first.

We have an order and collection point set up with hand sanitiser easily available. There is 2m distancing in place for our queuing system and servers. we want to limit any contact as much as possible so we will leave your order on the counter for collection and be happy to serve your condiments to you as and when you need it. This also allows us to cut down on any waste.

Our menu has been tweaked to allow us to continue serving you great food but wrapped up.

We have limited the choices with a view to changing it weekly, this means we can use the freshest produce and in season veg to get really creative this summer. 

We are really conscious of the environment and our beautiful surroundings.

I just wanted to let you know for those that might not as we don’t necessarily shout it from the roof tops and perhaps we should. We have always recycled everything that is possible including our waste oil. We do not serve anything for takeaway in plastics or polystyrene and we banned plastic straws many years ago. The lids we use for coffee cups are plant based and compostable. There are no products containing palm oil anywhere on our premises, even from other suppliers we use. The suppliers we use are local and the food is ethically sourced. We use olfactory coffee which is hand roasted locally in Cornwall and the beans are sourced responsibly with a big emphasis in sustainability and friendships with the farmers. Our wholesale fish monger is a family run business from St.ives who again focus on sustainability and whose practise makes a positive impact on the environment and the community.

Our mission for the last few years has been to cut down on the packaging we receive from others. This part has been an ongoing struggle as we are reliant on how other, bigger suppliers package - but we still persevere and repeatedly reiterate our ethos to others. Now with everything having to be more disposable and one use we are determined not to retreat into bad ways and wastefulness. Please help us by only taking what you need and dispose of your rubbish correctly using our recycling and waste bins.

It is with these little bits that we can all make a difference and protect our beautiful planet. x

Porthtowan Beach Cafe Ltd

Established by H A Jones 2012