There’s something magical about St Ives. If you haven’t been before then I’m envious that you will get to discover it for the first time. It’s a beautiful little seaside town on the Cornish coast where the beaches are golden, the harbour is picture-perfect and the lanes and streets are tiny, sloping and packed with character. It’s also a creative hub that has been attracting artists, painters and sculptors for years. This summer I visited for a few blissful, sunny days and was excited to discover this cafe on the main street. 57 Fore Street (yes, thats the address and the name of the cafe)
Accessed from the main high street, it is a bustling little cafe and restaurant with possibly the best view in St Ives – A picture window looks out right across the harbour, so if you’re lucky enough to get a window seat you could sit there all day and watch the tide ebb and flow (just make sure you don’t hog the view – it’s a popular table!)
The interior was a lovely mix of coastal style and shabby chic with a bit of french bistro thrown in. Whitewashed stone walls, driftwood cladding, vintage chairs and chandeliers…
How good is the oversized wall clock? And as you can see – our pot of tea came with its own knitted tea cosy.
A window with a view…
Find out more on the 57 Fore Street website
All images: Victoria Harrison