The kitchen here is working overtime to make amazing cakes, pastries, preserves and deli bits that you can’t get anywhere else. The woman wielding the oven gloves is Sarah Shaw and her creations have achieved quite a fanclub.
Already known around the Cornish foodie circuit due to the fact that she’s catered for the Auction House and Exchange Gallery in Penzance, and had regular stalls at St Ives, Pendeen and Penzance farmers’ markets, she has a band of regulars calling in for her red onion marmalade, ricotta and tomato tarts, chorizo sausage rolls, marinated olives, and swirly chocolate meringues.
Sandwich fillings come from the well-stocked deli counter, and use many of her own-made ingredients as well as Cornish beef, ham and cheese, freshly sliced in front of you. There’s also a huge range of fab food that Sarah’s brought in from home and abroad: Deli Farm Charcuterie, and amazing Spanish chorizo; Cornish Blue and St Endellion, manchego and vacherin; and bottles from Cornish Orchard and Luscombe, but also Italy, Spain and Portugal. With a couple of chairs on which to sit and watch the world go by while you enjoy a decent cup of coffee and a slice of lemon drizzle cake, this deli is a (very tasty) slice of home and away.
Click on the following link to see Sarah Shaw’s recipe for her lemon drizzle cake.