★★★★★ Stunning coffee. Apparently roasted in Cornwall. Not a dark roast but a great coffee flavour. Walked past this place for a number of years and always enjoyed the aroma. Went in this year for the first time then couldn’t get enough – ★★★★★ Lovely friendly staff great coffee and iced coffee. Husband enjoyed your coffee cake. Thank you – ★★★★★ Proper coffee with proper cakes and friendly staff. Selection of sandwiches in the fridge – ★★★★★ Had coffee in here almost everyday, sad I know! Coffee is great as are the staff and snacks. Highly recommend
 

Monday 30th May

At the Coffee Lounge, we pride ourselves on offering the best quality that Cornwall has to offer. This includes the very excellent, ‘Tregothnan Tea,’ produced from tea bushes grown in Cornwall. Fascinated by the uniqueness of this truly English tea, we leapt at the invitation to visit the Tregothnan Estate, home to the Boscawen family and find out more.

They have been growing ornamental Camellia on the estate for 200 years and back in 2000 the idea for an English grown tea took root in the kitchen garden behind a centuries old door and protected by Manuka bushes.

The Kitchen Garden Door

The Kitchen Garden Door

Camellia Sinensis protected by Manuka bushes.

Camellia Sinensis protected by Manuka bushes.

The extensive gardens are beautiful and home to pockets of tea bushes at varying ages, protecting them for 4-6 years until the uppermost tips are ready to be plucked.

Camellia Sinensis, a truly English tea bush.

Camellia Sinensis, a truly English tea bush.

Only the uppermost tips are plucked.

Only the uppermost tips are plucked.

Equally fascinating, was watching the teabags being made. Only the highest quality leaves are used and only perfect bags make it into the boxes.

The teabag machine!

The teabag machine!

The, ‘Tea Bar,’ on the estate is designed to give classes in expert brewing. In the Coffee Lounge, we offer our customers a timer to ensure a perfect brew time for their Tregothnan tea.

Always a perfect brew in the Tea Bar.

Always a perfect brew in the Tea Bar.

We had a great and educational day at the Tregothnan Estate, thanks to Jonathan Jones and his team. We love serving Cornish grown tea and our customers love it too.

A truly English tea.

A truly English tea.

 

 

 

 

The Coffee Lounge St. Ives, Cornwall

We offer barista served coffee, speciality loose leaf teas, local patisserie, artisan cakes, tasty, freshly cut sandwiches, bagels and paninis that can be enjoyed at our interior designed premises or to takeaway.