Like most of England’s tourist destinations the Isle of Wight is famous for its cream teas and boasts a wealth of cafes and tea rooms. Queenies on Ventnor Esplanade boasts a superb sea view, and Chessell Pottery’s Courtyard Cafe are famous for their ‘Ultimate Island Cream Tea’.
However, cafes aren’t exclusively about cake and tea. Ryde, Newport and Cowes have a decent variety of cafés and bars where you can lounge on a comfy sofa and read the papers with a decent cuppa; the Island ground coffee at Caffe Isola is a particular delight. At The Forum Café in Brading you can enjoy home made dishes and stunning views of Sandown Bay after exploring the wonderful Brading Roman Villa, while local catch is on the menu at The Lifeboat View in Bembridge.
At The Garlic Farm delight your tastebuds with dishes inspired by garlic hand-picked on
the farm, or enjoy fabulous locally-grown food in a beautiful setting at Ventnor Botanic Gardens. The Quay Arts Centre in Newport has a riverside terrace which is a great place to sit and have lunch on a sunny day; you can even use their free wifi.