Five dog friendly cafes

The autumnal weather is perfect for a bracing beach walk, especially as the dog bans have been lifted on our Cornish beaches. After a long walk in the countryside or on the coast, there's nothing better than a warming cup of coffee or hot chocolate in one of Cornwall's dog friendly cafes. Discover five suggestions below.

The Craft Box Cafe, Helston

The Craft Box is a quirky and creative cafe serving barista coffee and speciality Italian hot chocolate. Not only is this cafe dog friendly, they will also hand-paint you an artistic dog bowl to take home! This laid-back and sociable spot is based in the heart of Helston and close to Porthleven and Loe Bar beaches, ideal for relaxing after a dog walk.

Potager Cafe, Constantine

Potager Cafe is a converted greenhouse set amongst plum trees in a beautiful garden. Enjoy homemade cakes and organic produce on comfy chairs in a picturesque setting. The cafe has its own gardens for you and your pooch to walk around and is also close to Helford Passage beach, surrounded by beautiful scenery.

The Cornish Food Box Company, Truro

The Cornish Food Box shop and cafe specialises in all things fresh and Cornish, based in one of Truro's oldest and unique buildings. Enjoy a delicious lunch or a cream tea in the popular cafe and then browse the fresh seafood, free range meat, seasonal vegetables and fresh bread. Why not sit back and enjoy a cuppa while the staff prepare you a Cornish hamper? Ideal after a dog walk at Boscawen Park.

Snail's Pace Cafe & Bike Hire, Bodmin

Snail's Pace Cafe is close to Bodmin Moor, making it a popular stop-off point for walkers and cyclists. This inspiring cafe has been created from an old shipping container, with a spacious conservatory full of greenery - a relaxing place to refuel after a long walk. Enjoy a hot drink and a slice of cake in an idyllic setting close to the rugged Cornish moor.

Wild Cafe at Bedruthan Hotel & Spa, Mawgan Porth

The Wild Cafe at Bedruthan is a vibrant cafe with an artisan patisserie and bakery, serving specialist coffee, as well as delicious Cornish cuisine. This colourful cafe has spectacular views of Mawgan Porth beach and is also close to Bedruthan Steps and Watergate Bay - a dog walker's paradise!

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