Quick eats in Bude

For those on the go, Bude offers a variety of quick eats establishments serving up delicious food that’s perfect for satisfying your cravings on the fly.  From grab-and-go delis to cozy cafes with speedy service, you’ll find a range of options to suit your taste and schedule.

Whether you’re in the mood for a gourmet sandwich, a Cornish Pastry, or a freshly made salad, these quick eats spots provide convenient and tasty solutions for dining on the move.  With a focus on quality ingredients and efficient service, you can enjoy flavourful meals without compromising on quality or freshness.  Whether you’re grabbing a bite between activities or simply craving a quick and satisfying meal, Bude’s quick eats establishments have you covered, ensuring that delicious food is always within reach, no matter how busy your day may be.

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.

Café Limelight
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Café Limelight

Indulge in a culinary escape at Café Limelight, where delectable flavors and sustainable practices come together for a memorable dining experience.

Open from 10 am to 3 pm daily, where our full menu awaits. Extend your stay until 3:45 pm for delightful drinks and heavenly cakes. At Café Limelight, every moment is a celebration of taste.

Treat yourself to our diverse menu featuring a delightful selection of cakes, bakes, light refreshments, and savory lunches. Our team is dedicated to accommodating common dietary requirements, ensuring that everyone finds something to relish.

Check out our monthly specials, where we unveil tempting treats to surprise and satisfy your taste buds. Café Limelight promises new and delicious discoveries with each visit.

Bring your furry companions to our pet-friendly conservatory, offering panoramic views of Summerleaze Beach’s sand dunes and the charming Bude Canal. Whether enjoying a cream tea or a refreshing drink, the backdrop of the sea and Barrel Rock adds magic to your experience.

Indulge in guilt-free treats with our sustainable and eco-friendly practices. Our limited takeaway menu is packaged in environmentally and marine-friendly materials. Café Limelight is a refill station for water, providing a discount for those using reusable coffee cups. We strive to source ingredients in non-plastic containers, minimizing our environmental impact, and recycling wherever possible.

1940's Tea Experience @ The Kitchen Front
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1940's Tea Experience @ The Kitchen Front

Step Back in Time: Immerse Yourself in Our Living History Tearoom

In the quaint corner of our shop at The Kitchen Front, on the Lower Wharf next to Bude Canal discover a piece of history at our 1940s’ Tea Room. Open from Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm, we provide an intimate setting for up to 8 people. To ensure you secure your spot, kindly give us a call the day before to book, as we tend to get quite busy!

Pre-booking not only allows us to prepare for any special dietary needs but also opens the door to a wider range of sandwiches and cakes, enhancing your dining experience. We appreciate your cooperation; it enables us to offer a better and more personalized service.

Indulge in large pots of loose-leaf tea or coffee, accompanied by original 1940s recipe cakes—no modern twists here! Immerse yourself in a living history tearoom, complete with fine bone china, a replica Wartime newspaper to peruse, and the enchanting strains of big band swing in the air.

Heralded as a ‘little gem of a place’ and a ‘really unique 5-star experience,’ our 1940s’ Tea Room provides a fabulous alternative to your regular take-away coffee and cake. Come, sit, relax, and relish the special calm atmosphere we’ve crafted just for you.

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.

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.

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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!

Sip + Sea
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Sip + Sea

Bude’s hidden gem, located in an AONB near Northcott Mouth Beach. You’ll find locally sourced produce from this independently owned outdoor cafe. Family and dog friendly.