The Cornish Cream Tea has become globally famous thanks to the delicious combination of fresh scones, fruity jam, and rich Cornish Clotted Cream. With cream teas available in virtually every café in Cornwall, our pick of the best will help you discover the finest that Cornwall has to offer. Just remember, in Cornwall it’s jam first, then cream on top!
Tucked away in a picturesque valley, the Waymarker café at Constantine takes the Cornish provenance of its Cream Tea very seriously. Their mouth-watering Cream Tea comprises of homemade scones, jam from Boddingtons of Mevagissey and Cornish Clotted Cream– even the cake stand is Cornish Slate! Served with Tregothnan Tea (grown in Cornwall) or coffee from a Helston roastery, The Waymarker offers a virtually 100% Cornish cream tea.
Another great choice for a Cornish Cream Tea is the Eden Project, near St Austell. Justly famous for their extraordinary and fascinating Rainforest and Mediterranean Biomes, the Eden project is also home to some top-quality baking. Serving scones of truly epic proportions with big dishes of jam and clotted cream, the Eden Project ensures that all their food is fairly traded, ethically sourced and organic, making this a cream tea you can enjoy with a clear conscience.
Our final tip is The Basement Restaurant in Padstow, where you can enjoy your Cream Tea with a view over the fishing harbour. The Basement serves generous amounts of clotted cream and jam with scones that a recent TripAdvisor review described as ‘superbly light’. It may be worth breaking with tradition and opting for coffee to accompany your scones as The Basement is said to have ‘the best coffee in Padstow’.
Here at Forgotten Houses, we have unique self-catering holiday houses to let in a range of locations in Cornwall, including Constantine near Falmouth, the area around Padstow and locations convenient for visiting The Eden Project.