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The menu!

It's our fuel, it's where we get our energy from, it's what makes us BUZZ! Whatever your budget, relish your mealtime & make it fun, not a chore! For a list of our suppliers & their locality see our friends section.

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Cafe Irie and the Eco park  

We are really pleased and honoured to be teaming up with Mount Pleasant Eco park near Porthtowan.  set within 42 acres of organic farmland on top of a hill overlooking the North Cornish coast, these guys put on amazing world music nights and eco-weddings.  We provide yummy food at their monthly music nights and are one of the preferred caterers for the amazing weddings they host there. Have a look.     www.mpecopark.co.uk


Outside Catering

Do you have a special event, a birthday , a wedding? We can cater for you in any shape or size, at pretty much any venue! You can have a good old knees up at Irie or we can come to you with our fantastic vintage Citroen van.           Why not recreate Cafe Irie at your special occasion. We have been lucky enough to work with a whole host of corporate clients over the years including - DC shoes, Hurley, Quiksilver, Freepeople Toms shoes and many more.

Dont take our word for it... here is a recent 5 star review from a very happy customer -   ' We love Cafe Irie, and recently had them to cater our party.
They were fantastic! The food was truly delicious, the staff were so friendly & fun, and the organisation of the whole party was so calm, efficient & reliable that we had nothing at all to do or worry about & could enjoy our party as if we were guests. They also recommended a great band & a wonderful cake maker.
Would highly recommend them for any kind of party/wedding or other event.
Thank you Cafe Irie!'

Hi Lads,Just wanted to say a massive thanks for the amazing food and flawless service,we couldn't have been happier with everything!!If you're happy for me to do so, i will go on FB and sing your praises??!!Cheers again pete


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Sad News......                                

To all our loyal customers, friends, followers and fans. Café Irie will be closing its doors come November 2014.

The reason for this, the building that we lease is earmarked for development by its landlords, in the near future. Something that has always been on the cards and sometimes the show just ‘cannot” go on.

Café Irie has been in the former fisherman’s cottage at 38, Fore Street, Newquay, since 2003. Proudly embracing Coffee Culture, a DIY festival ethic and bringing it to Newquay’s very heart. Café Irie was producing homemade and organic, way back before it was mainstream and before we cut off our dreadlocks!

Growing organically, never wanting to advertise, embrace commercialism or join the mainstream. Merely letting word of mouth and the quality of our products do the talking and promotion for us.

It has not just been about food and drink at Café Irie. Having played an active part in the New quay/Cornish music scene, holding regular events and showcasing up and coming musicians coming to Cornwall.

George Ezra, Emily and the Woods, Rae Morris, Bo Young, PJB band, Lily and Meg, The Loose Salute, Ruarri Joseph, Matthew and Me and Neil Halstead have all passed through and graced its intimate upstairs space.

We have been the location for many birthday parties, christenings and wedding receptions. Our staff over the years have come from every corner of the globe and remained great friends.

The arts have also featured heavily in the Café Iries 11 years. A regular fixture for Newquays Art8 festival, hosted one man plays and comedy nights. Worked with the Tate Gallery and played host to Simon Armitage when he was walking the SW coast path as part of his poetry walks. Did we mention that there’s also an upstairs bi-monthly art exhibition that has given space to many incredibly creative artists works over the years?

Phew! And you thought that we just did food and drinks?

The future is certainly not all doom and gloom as Gary and Jon are looking forward to future challenges and spending time doing the things they love.

Please watch this space for a date as to our final closing party where we can have a drink together, celebrate the good times and thank each and everyone of you who has ever been to our quirky little venue.

WE LOVE YOU ALL.  C.I.x        

           Cafe Irie on the road!!!                                                                      We are very proud to have OFFICIALLY launched our Vintage Irie Citroen Hy van last year... Available for hire, we can bring the Cafe Irie experience along to your very own event or catch us at select festivals, events and parties. To see a little more - http://cafeirieontour.tumblr.com/

We like good reviews and Happy cow is a great source of them, dont believe us, take a look for yourself -

Reviews on HappyCow

Upcoming Gigs at Cafe Irie

on the Irie stereo this week is-

Marvin gaye, nirvarna, Sigur ros, r.a.t.m, the bees, portishead, george ezra, calexico, dj shadow, jackie mitto, the good, the bad and the queen and so much more.

Acts that have played at Cafe Irie.......

George Ezra (twice), Matthew and me, Beau young, Ed hope and friends, lily and meg, saturday sun, the white bicycles, rae morris, ale and cake, the moon music orchestra, the loose salute, neil halstead........ and so many more.


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#1 Being Green

We’ve always done it. It’s our way of life. People used to laugh and say "they're just a bunch of hippies!"   I Guess we were. Maybe we still are?                                     And so Many More people are aware & conscious of their actions these days. Which surely has to be a good thing!

#2 Tea

Loose Leaf. in a pot. Or an infusor. To be sipped. Not Gulped. leaf life!

#3 Art

Get Creative, Let your juices flow. We provide free wallspace & exhibitions from local artists.

Changing Bi Monthly!

Want to show your stuff - Get in touch.

All mediums accepted.

Currently showing   -       

New Art exhibition at Cafe Irie

The Irie Van

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Look out for our
vintage 1968
Citroen HY van
Near you!

To hire this vehicle see our contact details!

We can do all sorts of outside catering events, festivals, weddings and so much more!!

Look out for us at events and festivals this summer.   Exciting stuff!

Irie Friends

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Heres a list of friends we
just couldnt do without!
Thanks everyone!

Newquay Velo cycling  club

(Garys cycle club) - http://www.newquayvelo.co.uk/

British Bee keepers association

Because Jon keeps Bees and they are very, very important- www.britishbee.org.uk

Sideways Cornwall

These guys make amazing photo slideshows and videos of great places and people in our wonderful Cornwall. They very kindly made one about Irie.  See it at - www.sidewayscornwall .co.uk/guide/cafe-irie/                              

The Quirky guide 

They like us and we like them. Check out our review and so much more at - http://www.quirkyguide.com/ restaurant/cafe-irie-england

Aroha films    

Our very talented filmmaking friend Craig has helped us put together a little short on what makes Irie so special (watch this space) In the meantime, check out his site for all your promotional and event filming. http://www.arohafilms.com/                 


Patagonia clothing

They prove that technical clothing can be made with environmental integretity - www.patagonia.com

National trust

Trustees to some of the country finest historical buildings and our stunning coastlines - www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Surfers against sewage

Without these guys we would all still be surfing, swimming, snorkelling ....... in poop, big respect. - www.sas.org.uk


Besides the river up the road from us in Truro, a great Microbrewery producing traditional cask and bottle conditioned ales and beers. www.skinnerbrewery.com         

Mount pleasant Eco park

The Eco Park has been developed over the last 10 years as a unique community resource. It offers a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces for public use and private hire, plus a campsite, all set within 42 acres of organic farmland, in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the north Cornish coast. The Eco Park is a venue for local events including live music gigs & theatre shows, and is also a licensed wedding venue. It provides high quality workspace for local businesses, organic growing space for local people and training and education in traditional and sustainable skills.                                   See above for details on our involvemnt with this wonderful venue.                                               http://www.mpecopark.co.uk/


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When not in Cafe Irie, will probably be on some form of pushbike, or drinking tea.

Loves Surfing , outdoors & food. Constantly eating to maintain his 10st Cycle Weight!


Jon loves tending to his veggies and looking after his bees when not whistling tunes in Iries kitchen.

He also loves Cornwall's incredible coast and country and tries his hardest not to be indoors too much.

Gary's polaroid moment

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Get in touch!

Cafe Irie
38 Fore Street
tr7 1LP

01637 859200