Homemade and locally sourced

Think jacket potatoes cooked the way they should be, paninis with delicious fillings and homemade soups to knock your socks off. Our café serves delicious food, locally sourced to St. Austell and every day is different with our superb specials board and freshly baked cakes.

There’s a child friendly menu with proper mini meals that they’re sure to polish off – and a child friendly area in case they finish before you. Whether you want to enjoy a well-earned cuppa inside our outside, at the front of the café there’s a fantastic little sun trap, if it’s a bit blustery relax indoors next to the cosy wood burner.

Visit our café, there is no admission cost to visitors using the cafe or gift shop. Enjoy our cooks mouthwatering lunches, stunning Cornish cream teas and by doing so, you will help to support our work to preserve Wheal Martyn Clay Works.

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Fresh and Local Produce

Most of the food we serve comes from local suppliers, many within 20 miles of the café. Farm reared pork, fresh fruit and vegetables, Cornish cheeses, organic ice creams, Cornish Orchard’s ciders and apple juices, St. Austell and Skinner’s Ales, guest beers from the new micro breweries in the county are just some of the ingredients we use to create good wholesome food for you to enjoy in a modern bistro setting.

Picnic Areas

There are plenty of places for a picnic at Wheal Martyn, just right if you want to relax, enjoy the nature around you and have a bite to eat. If you forget your picnic, or feel like eating in the grounds then the café sells a wide range of food that can be boxed up to take out.