Tales from the Sea Garden

Tales from The Sea Garden

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Wednesday 4 November 2015

Coffee, Crafting and Cake

 In a quiet backstreet in the heart of Lostwithiel there is a little cafe called 2 Quay Street. Shall we go inside? The windows are quite steamed up...........

Ooooooh, it's lovely and warm in here! 

 The cafe is run by two friends, Amanda and Jane. They both share a love of vintage haberdashery and handmade crafts, so as well as delicious homemade cakes there are plenty of other tempting goodies on offer too!

Cosy and inviting, with comfy chairs and lit lamps, and so much to look at everywhere.....

Shelves full of fabrics and wool,

 baskets overflowing with vintage knitting patterns,

and more wool....

embroidery cottons and sewing accoutrements; bowls of buttons....

reels of ribbon and ric-rac....

and one-off handmade items for sale......

Let us take a break from all this looking and enjoy something to eat and drink,

 but which one to go for????

Last time I had the orange and almond palenta cake......

(Someone has knitted this gorgeous tea cosy of the cafe with Amanda and Janes' names above the door!)

this time I went for Jane's homemade Bakewell tart and a mug of hot choc with cream, mmmmmmm.....

On Wednesday mornings an informal get-together of knitters occurs at 2 Quay Street, which is why Angelica and I met up there today, but I confess not much knitting was achieved in between the lively chat and the consuming of cake and the distractions of vintage loveliness everywhere!

My chief distraction was this set of drawers filled with vintage plastic buttons, each drawer colour-coded.

Spotted on top of a shelf - hee-hee!

Well, I could quite happily have vegetated in a corner observing the comings and goings at No. 2 Quay Street for the rest of the day, but alas, things to do, people to see......there will always be next time! 
2 Quay Street, Lostwithiel, Cornwall
01208 872962


  1. Wish there was a place around here like that. So lovely.


  2. These pics need to go on Pinterest - they will thrill vintage lovers. What a lovely place

  3. Looks like a lovely place to spend a few hours!

  4. What a magical place! Added to my list of things to do and see next time I am down your way. And love the mug - well spotted!

  5. Ooh the sort of shop I would love to own, and yours of course.

  6. Christine, your blog was just right for this miserable weather, and gives the cosy welcoming feeling i experience when visiting 2 quay street. Lovely.

  7. I love your shop and so wish I could visit. Enjoy the delights of the holiday season.