Breakfast in Bude

Start your day off right with a delicious breakfast at one of Bude’s top eateries!  Whether you’re craving a classic Full Cornish Breakfasat, a stack of fluffy pancakes, or a nutritious granola bowl, Bude has something for every breakfast lover.  From cozy cafes with a laid-back vibe to bustling brunch spots with panoramic sea views, our list features the best places to fuel up for the day ahead.  You’ll see a bias to locally sourced ingredients, artisan baked breads, and specialty coffees roasted here in Bude.  Whether you’re a visitor to Bude or a local, our guide will help you discover the perfect spot to kick-start your morning in style.

Mad Hatters Restaurant
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Mad Hatters Restaurant

Embark on a culinary journey just a 25-minute drive from Bude at The Mad Hatters Restaurant. Nestled in the heart of nature, our restaurant offers a delightful retreat where you can savour great food while overlooking our enchanting lake, fed by a babbling brook that powers the water wheel on the mill house. Bring your family, and let the little ones enjoy feeding the fish under close adult supervision, or take a leisurely stroll through the picturesque gardens surrounding the restaurant.

Open from 10 am daily, our restaurant beckons you with a delightful breakfast menu served until 11.30 am (11.15 am on Sundays). Indulge in a coffee-and-cake rendezvous or elevate your lunchtime experience with a treat from our daytime lunch menu, enriched by daily specials crafted by our skilled chefs, available from 12 pm to 2 pm. Additionally, revel in the exquisite flavours of our high tea served from 2.30 pm until half an hour before closing.

We take pride in utilising locally produced food, featuring free-range eggs, meats, and cheese sourced from the region. At The Mad Hatters, we prioritise catering to your dietary preferences; simply inform our waiting staff of any requirements when placing your order.

Sundays at The Mad Hatters are a feast for the senses with our award-winning Sunday Carvery served between 12 pm and 1.30 pm. We highly recommend booking in advance, as our carvery is a sought-after experience. Adults can indulge for £13.95, while children enjoy a delectable experience for £8.95.

At The Mad Hatters Restaurant, we offer more than just a meal; we provide an escape into nature’s embrace. Discover the perfect blend of tranquility and culinary excellence as you indulge in our menu inspired by the beauty of North Devon.

Escape the ordinary and join us at The Mad Hatters Restaurant for an unparalleled dining experience. Whether it’s a leisurely lunch, a delightful high tea, or a Sunday carvery, we invite you to savour the flavours of nature and gastronomy in harmony.

Crooklets Beach Cafe
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Crooklets Beach Cafe

Nestled on the edge of the picturesque Crooklets Beach, our family-run Crooklets Beach Cafe extends a warm welcome to locals and visitors alike. Step into a haven of relaxation where the sound of crashing waves accompanies the enticing aroma of freshly prepared, locally inspired dishes.

At Crooklets Beach Cafe, we take pride in crafting a menu that celebrates the bounty of local ingredients. Our daily specials showcase the freshest produce, offering a symphony of flavours that captivate your taste buds. From hearty burgers and satisfying sandwiches to soul-warming hot beverages and an array of delectable cakes, our menu caters to every palate.

Indulge in the charm of our coastal cafe, where the ambiance is as inviting as the food. Whether you’re seeking a leisurely escape with a view of the rolling waves or a quick bite after a beach stroll, Crooklets Beach Cafe provides the perfect setting for a culinary retreat.

We prioritise freshness in every dish, ensuring that each bite is a testament to the rich culinary heritage of our coastal locale. Our commitment to quality resonates in the care with which we select and prepare our ingredients, providing you with an authentic taste of the region.

Rosies Kitchen
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Rosies Kitchen

Experience the charm of Cornwall and the lively atmosphere of Rosie’s Kitchen, a family-run bustling beachside café located just a stone’s throw from Crooklet’s surfing beach in Bude.

At Rosie’s, we pride ourselves on offering a warm welcome to everyone. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, our modern diner exudes Cornish charm and invites you to become a part of our vibrant atmosphere.

Indulge in the flavors of the coast with our menu filled with delicious beachside food. From tasty bites to hearty meals, Rosie’s Kitchen is your go-to spot for satisfying your cravings with quality and flavor.

Picture this—Rosie’s Kitchen features an enclosed sundeck overlooking the breathtaking waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Immerse yourself in the beautiful view as you enjoy a leisurely lunch or a refreshing drink. Our sundeck is the perfect place to soak in the coastal ambiance.

Whether you’re seeking a cozy spot for a family meal, a quick bite after hitting the beach, or a refreshing drink with a view, Rosie’s Kitchen is the place to be. Join us for a delightful dining experience by the beach.

Blackberry Farm
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Blackberry Farm

Indulge in the charm of Blackberry Farm, where a warm welcome awaits you amidst the breathtaking beauty of Dartmoor. Join us for a delightful experience, savouring homemade food and delectable cakes in our tearoom or garden, offering unparalleled views of Dartmoor’s expansive landscapes.

Immerse yourself in a sensory journey as you enjoy our tearoom or garden, where every bite and sip is accompanied by the mesmerizing backdrop of Dartmoor. Whether you’re here for a quick bite or a leisurely meal, our culinary offerings are designed to elevate your experience.

At Blackberry Farm, we take pride in our commitment to food miles. Our shop and tearoom showcase a selection of produce grown on the farm or locally sourced, emphasising the importance of supporting the community. Indulge in our award-winning beef and lamb, local pork, free-range chicken, duck, and wild game. From our homemade sausages and burgers to every dish we serve, freshness and local flavors take center stage.

Meet Lizzy and Gillian, the culinary maestros behind the scenes. Their passion for food is evident in every dish they craft, ensuring that each bite is a testament to the dedication and love poured into Blackberry Farm’s culinary offerings.

Join us at Blackberry Farm, where good food, stunning views, and a warm atmosphere come together for an unforgettable culinary escape. Feel free to pop in and savor the essence of Dartmoor in every delightful moment.

The Barge
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The Barge

Embark on a delightful culinary journey at The Barge, a traditional-styled, wide-beamed barge tearoom/restaurant that promises a feast for the senses. Our commitment to quality and a warm atmosphere ensures a memorable dining experience for every visitor.

Indulge in a culinary adventure with our diverse menu that seamlessly blends old and new, modern and traditional flavors. We take pride in sourcing locally, using in-season produce from Cornwall. From locally sourced meats to freshly caught Cornish fish and seasonal vegetables, our menu boasts a rich tapestry of flavors.

At The Barge, our culinary artisans prepare everything in-house, showcasing their expertise in every dish. Explore our ever-evolving menu and daily specials, ensuring that every visit brings a delightful surprise to your taste buds.

Step into a warm and relaxed ambiance designed for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re seeking a cozy spot after a brisk winter walk with your dogs, planning a family beach day and need a picnic, or celebrating a special occasion, The Barge is the perfect setting. Create cherished memories as you share your time with us.

Discover us moored on the historic Bude Canal, located on the Lower Wharf during the winter season. In the summer, we relocate closer to the lock gates, offering breathtaking views of Bude’s golden sands and the captivating Summerleaze beach.

Whether you’re sipping on a warm mug of chocolate, enjoying a family picnic, or celebrating a special occasion, The Barge invites you to share your moments with us. Create memories that will be cherished for years to come.

Tamar Lake Cafe
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Tamar Lake Cafe

Nestled on the border between Cornwall and Devon, a mere 20-minute drive from Bude, Tamar Lake Cafe offers a delightful array of breakfasts, light lunches, cream teas, and homemade cakes. Every scone and cake are lovingly baked onsite, ensuring a delectable selection to suit all tastes.

Located within the picturesque Upper Tamar Lakes country park, the cafe provides the perfect respite for visitors exploring the great outdoors. Enjoy fishing, walking, cycling, and birdwatching amidst the serene surroundings. Seasonal hire of canoes, SUPs, and kayaks adds to the adventure, while a dedicated children’s play area, accessible walking paths, and convenient toilet facilities cater to all ages and abilities.

Our cafe operates seasonally, so please check the website for current opening times. We warmly welcome furry friends, making us an ideal spot for a leisurely dog walk.

Parking is available for just £2.50, contributing to the vital conservation efforts of South West Lakes. Alternatively, visitors can park for free at Lower Tamar Lake and enjoy a scenic stroll to the main area.

Life's a Beach
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Life's a Beach

Nestled on the picturesque Summerleaze Beach in Bude, Life’s a Beach (L.A.B) offers a haven of relaxation with a backdrop of the rolling waves. With a laid-back and friendly atmosphere, L.A.B is your go-to spot for delightful food and refreshing drinks throughout the day, evolving seamlessly into the perfect setting for post-surf sundowners.

Our menu is a testament to quality and affordability, featuring dishes crafted with fresh, local ingredients sourced from hand-picked suppliers who share our passion for exceptional food. Whether you’re craving the zest of Cuban sandwiches or the succulence of locally caught fish, our diverse menu caters to every palate. Pair your meal with fairtrade coffee or indulge in ice-cold beers as you soak in the coastal vibes.

Situated just a stone’s throw from the shoreline, Life’s a Beach provides an unparalleled dining experience with the sound of waves as your soundtrack. Our commitment to using the finest local ingredients ensures that every bite is a celebration of coastal flavors.

Regardless of the weather, Life’s a Beach is dedicated to serving you some of the tastiest food and the best vibes around. Our beachside haven is designed to be your refuge, offering culinary delights that elevate your seaside experience.

Buffy's
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Buffy's

If you’re looking for a delicious breakfast, brunch, lunch or  a satisfying bite to eat, Buffy’s Crepes and Waffles restaurant is the place to be!