The Coffee Lounge was launched in May 2013 by Cornish Gems luxury holiday letting specialists. The mission was to provide a welcoming coffee shop for locals to enjoy whilst also offering Cornish Gems clients a venue to come in and talk to staff about their property or book a holiday, whilst enjoying the best barista-served coffee in town.
A hybrid retail space was interior designed, uniquely combining Cornish Gems St Ives holiday lettings office and The Coffee Lounge.
At the Coffee Lounge, (as with all of Cornish Gems services), we feel a personable and professional approach to customer service is key. Everyone is welcome at the Coffee Lounge, we offer seating for over 20 people, with free Wi-Fi and charging points. We offer a local delivery service or a call and collect option to make it even easier for people to enjoy our exceptional coffee, cakes and savouries.
We strongly believe in supporting many other local businesses within our community, which is why we source locally and promote our suppliers whenever we can. We also have been at the forefront of the plastic free movement and offer an ever increasing range of sustainable and branded homewares in store and online.
The coffee takes centre stage at The Coffee Lounge. We are proud to be offering locally roasted, ethically sourced speciality coffee from Olfactory Coffee Roasters. Each coffee we serve is tailor-made as we grind the coffee beans to order to ensure optimum freshness and taste. Our baristas use a LaMarzocco coffee machine, handmade in Florence, Italy. Often referred to as ‘the Ferrari of coffee machines’, the marriage of a high quality machine, premium coffee and skilled baristas creates the ultimate cup of coffee. The Coffee Lounge has become a community hub with many loyal locals supporting us and we are renowned for “serving the best coffee in St. Ives,” and with the meticulous attention to detail and craftsmenship by Olfactory, we continue to exclusively offering this exciting brand in St Ives.
There are two Cornish Gems lettings offices across Cornwall – Threemilestone – Truro, and the St Ives office accessed via The Coffee Lounge.
Please visit www.cornishgems.com for more information about the company behind The Coffee Lounge. We hope to see you soon.
Meet The Team
Emma Fashokun, Manager
As a local St Ives girl I have worked in my share of the towns hotels and cafes. I moved away to Brighton to study Fashion Design and Business Studies and was lucky enough to work in my field in London. I then ended up in Texas with a young family and enjoyed several years of sunshine and art mentoring before the draw of St Ives proved too much! After coming home I worked in charity retail for four years. I was and am excited to be working for and ever evolving Coffee Lounge for Cornish Gems.
Eira Hopkins, Assistant Manager
I grew up in Worcester and moved to Bristol at 18. After working in retail for 5 years I went back to college to study fine art. Looking to live somewhere small and beautiful moved to Cornwall, and eventually St. Ives, to further my expertise in fine art and photography. Whilst studying I had various jobs in cafes and realised my passion for coffee! I’m now a trained barista and aim to continuously improve on the excellence of coffee I serve to my delightful customers.