Cornish Gems St Ives Office and The Coffee Lounge was opened in May 2013. The mission was to provide a welcoming coffee shop for locals and visitors to enjoy whilst also offering Cornish Gems customers a venue to come in and talk to staff about their property or book a holiday, whilst enjoying locally roasted barista-served coffee.
A hybrid retail space was interior designed, uniquely combining Cornish Gems St Ives holiday lettings office with The Coffee Lounge situated at the front of house.
Due to the governments Covid 19 business restrictions our coffee shop is closed.
Sadly due to the Coronavirus outbreak, Cornish Gems have made a decision to temporarily pause selling food and beverages at The Coffee Lounge over the summer 2020 as it’s extremely difficult to operate efficiently and adhere to social distancing rules without creating a queue of customers on Tregenna Hill or Street-an-Pol. These streets will be busier than normal due to road closures and the pedestrianisation of St Ives town. The premises will be open selling retail merchandise and gifts. Cornish Gems staff will also be onhand to provide customer service support whether that’s assisting guests on their holiday or helping them to book a new holiday for a future date.
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,” thanks to the meticulous attention to detail and craftsmanship at local coffee roasters, Olfactory.
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.