Cheese Tea The Cook Book St. Just's Cafe Bookshop

4 Cape Cornwall Street, St. Just, Cornwall TR19 7JZ
Tel: 01736 787266 or Email:

A warm, welcoming and unusual café-bookshop…

The Cook Book

The bar at the Cook Book

.. home-made cakes; delicious cream teas; soups that vary with the season and the ingenuity of the cook; cheese tea with three Cornish cheeses, home-made apple & walnut and cheese scones, home-made red onion jam and a side salad; baguettes, breakfasts and home-baked ham, “the best coffee in Cornwall”.

Our café-bookshop is children and dog friendly.

There are friendly staff, daily papers to read and books … about 5,000 second-hand books in three rooms upstairs, on the stairs and in the café as Bosorne Books spreads out. Please read more about our café on our Cook Book page.

Next to The Cook Book is Banjo Cottage, a delightful and beautifully restored cottage with a secluded and sunny garden. If you would like to book it for your Cornish holiday, please go to the Banjo Cottage website.

St. Just’s café-bookshop feeding the body and mind!

Take Away Baking

We’re very pleased to present our new Take Away Baking Menu. Whether you would like to order a scone (with optional jam and clotted cream!) or a whole cake, take a look at our tempting Cook Book Take Away Baking Menu.

Story Time at the Cook Book

Home-made cookies and squash for every child! Sunday Mornings at the Cook Book, 10.30-11.00 for children aged six and under. The price is £1.50.

Please book by email ( or phone (01736 787266) and let us know if you child has special dietary needs.



The Cook Book was awarded the prestigious CHEFS Gold Award in February 2011 & 2012

Our CHEFS Award was upgraded to Platinum in November 2013 – see the full story in our news section.

We’re also very proud to have been awarded top rating, 5 stars for our standards of food hygeine every year since 2012.

Bosorne Books

We love our bookshop which offers a large selection of second-hand books.

We have about 5000 second-hand books, sorted by genre, in three rooms upstairs, and an eclectic selection downstairs.

Books everywhere!

Read further about our book shop on our Bosorne Books page and then come and visit us.

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A bumper newsletter covering the beginning of 2016 right up to March!

The annual January refit has been completed, family visits, story telling at the Cook Book and much more...

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Christmas Newsletter 2015

A Very Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year to One and All!

A thank you to all our guests and our suppliers for your continuing support and encouragement over the years.

In the latest newsletter another visit to London by David and Sanne to uncover further details of the Battle of Boulogne, the arrival of the Grandbaby Plum and much more!

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November Newsletter 2015

The latest newsletter comes to you through the gales, rain and fog!

Over the last month St Just has welcomed our new parish priest, the Reverend Karsten Wedgewood. The Perspectives of War evening at Cape Cornwall School was a success, raising £300 for Combat Stress.

At the Cook Book, the kitchen is working flat out baking Christmas cakes, Dundee cakes, puddings, mince pies and much much more.

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September - October Newsletter 2015

A bumper newsletter covering the September and October happenings in the Cook Book and St Just.

A quick note about Christmas baking: Orders are now flowing in – please let Della know what you would like as soon as possible. There are order forms in The Cook Book, or email Della on

Perspectives of War was first performed in the Cook Book in 2005, this revised production is being staged as a community project with Cape Cornwall School.

Readings include diary entries from Gallipoli, Ypres and the Somme read by the son, granddaughter and grandson of the diarists.

Wednesday 11 November at Cape Cornwall School, doors open at 6.00pm and entry is free. Donation go to Combat Stress.

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