Cafés & Tearooms


Beach Café  

Summer Arcade, Shanklin PO37 6BG 
Tel. 01983 867585

With great views overlooking the beach, this café is a hit with families.


Chale Bay Farm Tea Room & Garden  

Chale, PO38 2JF
Tel. 01983 730950

Set at the luxury Chale Bay Farm Guest House, the Tea Room & Garden are open to non-residents from Easter to September, serving cream teas, cakes, drinks and other snacks. Fully licensed. Large car park with stunning views.


The Garlic Farm Café  

Newchurch PO36 0NR
Tel. 01983 867333

Fully licensed café-restaurant serving lunches prepared by renowned Island chef, Charlie Bartlett, using local, seasonal produce, as well as quality coffee and exquisite home-made cakes.


Old Smithy Coffee Shop  

Godshill PO38 3HZ
Tel. 01983 840364

Excellent snacks and lunches, freshly-prepared salads and baguettes, daily specials and Sunday roasts. Also quite wonderful cream teas and cakes, including strawberry meringues, tarts and pavlovas. It was declared the winner of the Wight Food Guide ‘Best Café’ category for 2013/2014.


The Plantation Room Café  

Ventnor PO38 1UL
Tel. 01983 855397

The Plantation Room Café at Ventnor Botanic Gardens is open throughout the year for lunch and afternoon tea. The team add a few freshly-picked ingredients from the garden to produce delicious light lunches using ultra fresh home-baked bread, seasonal salads and daily specials, as well as tempting cream teas with their unique flowering Jasmine tea.


The Royal Hotel  

Ventnor PO38 1JJ
Tel. 01983 852186

For a real treat, enjoy three-tiers of immaculate sandwiches, moreish mini éclairs, meringues and a bite-size Victoria sponge, accompanied by scones and homemade preserves from the hotel’s organic garden.


Ship Ashore Tea Rooms  

Blackgang PO38 2HN
Tel. 01983 732115

Situated inside Blackgang Chine theme park, this is a delightful tea room with stunning coastal views. Light lunches, home-made savouries, cakes and cream teas are all available. Open daily from 29 March – 2 November.


The Square  

Tel. 01983 559090

In the heart of town, The Square serves a variety of home-made produce from sandwiches and baguettes to traditional pasties and pies. A great afternoon tea is available, as are freshly made breakfast sandwiches and coffee.


Chocolate Apothecary  

Ryde PO33 2DY
Tel. 01983 718292

Chocolate Apothecary serves award-winning hot chocolate and, for the adventurous, dark hot chocolate with chilli. A wonderful range of hand-made chocolates, cakes and petit fours all made on-site. The café is situated on Ryde’s seafront, in what was once a Victorian Chemist. Top drawer for atmosphere!


Costa Café at Ryde Pier Head  

Ryde PO33 2HF
Tel. 07887 628551

The full range of Costa’s coffee, drinks, sandwiches, cakes and snacks are available, plus sweets, newspapers and magazines. The recently refurbished café is situated at the end of the pier, offering spectacular views of Ryde’s seafront and beyond.


Quarr Abbey  

Ryde PO43 4ES
Tel. 01983 898543

Visitors to beautiful Quarr Abbey will enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the popular teashop café that offers speciality teas and coffee as well as freshly-made food, including soups, paninis and daily specials, which makes the most of the abbey’s own fresh produce. Relax in the beautiful gardens or in front of the wood-burning stove in the winter months.


The Vineleaf Coffee Shop

Ryde PO33 4BE
Tel. 01983 811084

With stunning views overlooking the vines of Rosemary Vineyard, the Vineleaf Coffee Shop offers a large section of light lunches and snacks, home-made cakes and cream teas, quality teas and freshly-ground coffees. Why not enjoy your lunch with a glass of the vineyard’s own award-winning wines and juices? Groups welcome. Open all year.


Chessell Pottery Barns  

Yarmouth PO41 0UE
Tel. 01983 531248 

Sample freshly-prepared lunches or a sublime, award-winning cream tea under a delightful willow tree in the relaxing courtyard at this family-run, working pottery. Island chef Bridget Wells prepares delicious, locally-sourced lunches and the famous ‘Island Cream Tea’ which uses home-produced strawberry jam and real clotted cream. Tea is even served on Chessell’s own specially decorated plates! Freshly ground espresso coffee made by trained baristas, plus an extensive range of home-baked cakes and other treats are also available.


The Needles Park Pantry  

Alum Bay PO39 0JD
Tel. 0871 720 0022

With freshly-prepared food and drinks, from light snack to hearty meals, this is a great place to rest after an exhilirating walk on Tennyson Down.

The Needles View Pitch and Putt Course

The Needles View Pitch and Putt Course  

Off the Alum Bay Road 
PO39 0JD
Tel. 01983 756771

This outdoor seated tearoom area with stunning views of the Needles is now fully reopened, and is part of the excellent pitch and putt course. It serves hand-made bread rolls, cakes and cream teas as well as home-made ice cream. High tea and gourmet picnics are available in July and August. There’s also a range of local wooden crafts and stunning photographs for sale.


Warren Farm Tearoom  

Alum Bay PO39 0JB
Tel. 01983 753200

The cream teas at Warren Farm are “one of Britain’s quintessential summer experiences” says The Sunday Times (June 2013). This tea room on a working farm serves award-winning cream teas, homemade cakes, sandwiches and savouries in an idyllic location overlooking the National Trust’s West High Down and Headon Warren. A perfect place for walkers on the Tennyson Trail and visitors to Alum Bay. There’s also a tempting selection of home-made and local produce for sale.