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Cornwall Live ran an online poll for Cornwall's favourite cafe. Twisted Currant Tea Room came joint sixth out of 120 nominations. We are delighted to have made the top ten nominations and want to say a big thank you to everyone who voted for us, and another big thank you to all our wonderful staff who made this possible.

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Twisted Currant

The Twisted Currant is a traditional tea room in Porthleven, Cornwall, with a shabby chic feel (not a doily in sight), a bright fresh space and a cosy welcoming atmosphere. Our mission is to champion home made food. Susan produces her own cakes, pastries and bread on site, having honed her skills as a baker for over six years at Trevarno Gardens, near Helston.

Tea roomTwisted Currant offers a varied menu with weekly specials, all freshly made using as much locally sourced Cornish as we can get our hands on. We specialise in the traditional cream tea with light fluffy scones, Roddas clotted cream and Boddingtons strawberry jam, all washed down with one of Tregothnan's declicious teas grown in Cornwall.

The tea room caters for a wide range of dietary requirements, so whether you're gluten free, dairy free, vegan, or simply looking after your waist line, there is always something delicious on the menu.

Cakes and Cream Teas

All our cakes and scones are made on the premises by Susan who consitently produces light and fluffy cakes and scones. They are sweet, but not excessivly so, and full of flavour.

As well as the traditional cream tea we also have the "The Chocolate Cream Tea" with chocolate chip scones, Cadburys chocloate spread and clotted cream, and a "Gentleman's Cream Tea" with cheese scones, Philadelphia cheese and red onion relish. A new addition is the pecan cream tea, peacan nut scones with clotted cream and maple syrop, seriously delicious.

Daily Specials

We have daily specials to suit the seasons. We are currently offering mouth watering winter comfort food such as beef stew and dumplings and sheperds pie. We always have tasty Vegan/Vegetarian options each day as well to suit all tastes and life styles.

Tregothnan Tea

We sell Tregothnan tea by the pot and take away loose leaf or tea bags. Tregothnan tea is the only tea grown in England and is a delicious and refreshing drink free of the bitter after taste of tanine so common in other teas. For a real treat try tregothnan tea with one of our cream teas.

Take Away

We sell all our meals, cakes, cream teas and drinks as take aways.

Enjoy a cream tea sitting by the harbour, or on the beach, or take one of our cakes home to enjoy with a cup of tea later.

Plastic Free

We are now plastic free in the tea room. We stock glass bottles for our soft drinks, have recyclable take away carboard cups and food containers, paper straws and strive to buy products plastic free.

To help the environment by reducing waste, bring your own cup and we will take 25p off the price of a take away coffee or tea.

We are also happy to top up water bottles for free. Just ask one of our staff to fill your water bottle for you.

Daily Newspapers

Sit and enjoy a coffee or tea whilst reading one of our free newspapers. Let the cares of the day wash away and relax in amialble surroundings reading your favourite newspaper.

Baby Friendly

We welcome parents with young babies and children. We have a baby changing mat, baby chairs and are breast feeding advocates.

Breast feeding advocates

We also have free colouring for children and dominoes, cards and noughts and crosses for the more adventurous.

Dogs Welcome

We welcome dogs and provide a water bowl. We usually have a dog biscuit treat for each dog.


Tel: 01326 565999


Opening Hours

9:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Sunday (Winter - January to Easter)
9:00am to 5:00pm (Summer - Easter to December)


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Cornwall Life list Twisted Currant as one of the best 8 cafes in Cornwall for vegans and vegetarians to eat.

Afternoon Tea
Vegan afternoon tea


Pecan cream tea

A new and very delicious 'Twist' at the Twisted Currant tea room. Maple and Pecan nut scones with clotted cream and maple syrup. It's absolutely gorgeous.


Celebrate with an afternoon tea at the Twisted Currant.

£13.00 per person.

To book a table please call us on
01326 565999.

We look forward to seeing you.

Afternoon Tea


Special soup offer

A bowl of homemade soup, choice of flavours, with fresh local bread and butter, plus a warm homemade chocolate brownie with Cornish clotted cream and a pot of Cornish Tragothnan Tea.

£8.50 per person.


See the article featuring Twisted Current in South West News Blog about the ten best gluten free restaurants in Cornwall.


See the article featuring Twisted Current in Aspect Holidays Food Blog about the best Vegan restaurants in Cornwall.


A hearty full english breakfast to set you up for the day.