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The Cook Book, St Just

A warm welcoming and unusual café-bookshop

The Cook Book – St Just’s Café-Bookshop

Feeding the Body and Mind!

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.

To tempt you while you browse our books are home-made cakes, delicious cream teas, seasonal soups, cheese teas with three Cornish cheeses, baguettes, breakfasts and “the best coffee in Cornwall”.

We have been awarded the top rating, 5 stars, for our standards of food hygiene every year since 2012.

Please note the Cook Book is a mobile phone-free café. There is no wifi.

Meetings and Social Events

The Cook Book is a great place for a meeting or social event, with catering ranging from nibbles to a full buffet.

Are you an artist?

Would you like an exhibition here with an evening preview?

Are you an author or a poet?

Would you like to hold a book launch or poetry reading here?

Pop in and speak to Della to discuss what you would like.

News from the Cook Book

  • Cook Book News 4/16

    July & August Newsletter 2016. The Cook Book has had a very busy July and August. In fact, West Cornwall and St Just seem to have been extra busy this year. Lafrowda Day was in July and was another fantastic success. The Man Engine paid St Just a visit …

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  • Cook Book News 3/16

    July Newsletter 2016. While the editor is away, David writes about an inspiring story of a couple from St. Just helping a family in Kenya. To read the latest Cook Book newsletter, click on the following link: The Cook Book July 2016 Newsletter (1.3MB, …

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Along the top of the Valley of Dead Bones to The Cook Book

Mike King, Roger Murray and 36 others like this

The Cook Book St JustHave also heard it referred to as Valley of Lost Souls.

7 hours ago

Mamamia ThomasNever knew it was named that! Why? Is it because of that terrible flood?

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Jen MarksNever heard it called that either

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Noble Cape

Vivianne Kay Trevithick Bradley, Jill Harrison and 84 others like this

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Lynette FitzellBrilliant lighting! X

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Nicky FossA view I will never tire of ...

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Maria CurnowNo place like home

19 hours ago   ·  2

Ron BarnesAwesome!!!!!

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Craig WeatherhillCape Cornwall was first so named by an English chartmaker in 1597. Prior to that, it had the wonderfully descriptive Cornish name of Kilgoodh Ust, "goose-back at St Just". The Brisons have a French name (probably another chartmaker), 'brisant', "breaker", perhaps after the breaker that often curls over the barely submerged reef connecting them to Gribba Pt. They were 'Bresand Insula' in 1584.

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Margaret Lewisstunning!

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Liz MarkerMiss it every day 😢😢

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Sue Heath-CaldwellFabulous photo

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Sylvia PrivetWe're so lucky to live here

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