Good Vibes Falmouth, More Awesome Cornish Vegan Food

Unlike our usual trips, which turn into a mad dash to try every vegan option in the local area, we didn’t eat out all that much on our recent visit to Cornwall. Kate covered the Copper Spoon in Marazion in her post which leaves Good Vibes in Falmouth for me.

As we hadn’t been to Falmouth for over a decade I googled for a dog friendly cafe with vegan options before we set off and Good Vibes appeared. Thank goodness I had because the weather was foul. Blowing a gale, showers on and off. It didn’t take much to persuade us inside. Anything with a roof and four walls would have done right then. The place was very welcoming with its brightly painted walls, funky furniture and, of course, the coffee machine. The staff happily confirmed that Watson was allowed inside and in we went.

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At this point it stopped raining. We barely noticed because we’d started to read the menu. Even if the sky broke into unseasonal sunshine we were going to stay. How can you resist Almond Butter, Chocolate, and Chia Seeds on Toast (Kate’s Choice) or a Vegan Breakfast that includes avocado, hummus and home made baked beans (my choice)? You can’t. Silence descended as our food arrived. Kate was especially uncommunicative, trying to eat her masterpiece of toast. My Dad had the home made baked beans on his meaty plate and we both praised them. So delicious. Then there was the hummus, and the avocado and the oil drizzled toast, and well just everything. We practically rolled back to the car and promised to go back next time we were in Falmouth.

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Review: The Copper Spoon in Marazion

Last week Clare and I (along with Clare’s dad and his dog Watson) hopped over the border from Devon to Cornwall for a winter holiday. Looking for places to eat that were both vegan- and dog-friendly, we uncovered a few gems.

The Copper Spoon is a vegetarian café located a couple of minutes’ walk from the beach in Marazion (pronounced two letters at a time: ma-ra-zi-on), the town at the end of the causeway to St Michael’s Mount. Storm Eleanor brought 110 kilometre-an-hour winds to south-west Cornwall during our stay, and the Copper Spoon’s friendly atmosphere (and hot drinks) were very welcome after invigorating walks along the beach.

The Copper Spoon

The café offers several vegan lunches — including filled ciabattas, salad, and the soup-of-the-day — but Clare and I were more interested in the sweet options. The contents of the cake cabinet vary from day to day, and we enjoyed vanilla bean cupcakes topped with dark chocolate buttons. What really excited us, however, was the hot chocolate. While many cafés now offer vegan hot chocolate (with the best using oat milk), the Copper Spoon has an entire hot chocolate menu.

Hot Chocolate Menu

Each hot chocolate can be made with vegan whipped cream and vegan marshmallows, and over the course of three visits we sampled the entire menu. The tasted as good as they looked.

Honeycomb hot chocolate

The café also sells a selection of products ranging from the expected — reusable coffee cups, Cornish tea, and jams — to the more unusual: we picked up a bottle of basil-infused olive oil.

If you’re visiting the area (or are lucky enough to live in the far south-west of Cornwall), be sure to pop in. We’ll certainly be coming back on a future holiday.