While I was in Cornwall I really wanted to visit what looked like an amazing coffee/lifestyle shop, and was I disappointed when I visited? Heck no! This place is amazing and if you are from St. Ives, live near St. Ives or can get to St. Ives I highly recommend you pay a visit to The Vintage Store.
Atmosphere & Decor – 5/5
Stepping in to this coffee/lifestyle shop was awesome, it had a really great atmosphere. I loved all of the vintage tables and stools, and we were lucky enough to be at a table looking out onto the sea, which was just perfect. It was great being able to browse the busy shelves, they have some really awesome vintage pieces and some cool new stuff as well. While I was there I bought a big scrabble piece with the letter A on for my bedroom and a 1/3 pint milk bottle purely because I loved it and couldn’t resist. The Vintage Store has an incredible vibe and you could even select a record from their collection and they’d play it while you sipped away at your coffee. They have cool lifestyle magazines on the tables and even some vintage sets of dominoes to play, which I think is a great touch.
Coffee – 4/5
The coffee here was really great. I had a flat white which was made perfectly and my mum had a latte which looked incredible. The Vintage Store use Origin beans to make their coffee and I really enjoyed the flavour, and it came without a bitter after taste which is even better.
Food – 5/5
The cakes here, are like tasting a small bite of heaven, and that is no lie. I had a chocolate brownie, which came with a big dollop of clotted cream and it was amazing. It was baked perfectly, not too gooey and not to firm. I really enjoyed it and it’s safe to say there was not a crumb left on the plate.
WiFi – 5/5
The WiFi here was really easily accessible, the password was written on all of the menus and you just typed it in and off you go browsing the web whilst sipping the delicious coffee.
Menu – 4/5
Tea, coffee, cold drinks and cake is what the menu consisted of but what more do you need in a coffee shop? Nothing. Especially when they all looked and tasted absolutely incredible.
If you get the chance to visit this coffee shop I would highly recommend it, if you like cool one-off places with a hipster vibe, this place is the one! Be sure to let me know what you think of this place and if you visit tell me what you think.