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my message photoHi, and welcome to Smugglers - or Dydh da, Dynnargh dhis, as a handful of people might say.  (We won't, don't worry.)

I'm Chrissie, owner of Smugglers Cafe and guilty of the five-year-old's handwriting that occasionally creeps onto the chalkboards.
Smugglers is my first venture into working for myself full-time, and I like my boss. 

She doesn't complain when I'm late, she advocates lunchtime sunbathing,  and she is happy to admit that we would all rather be at the beach.

Smugglers Cafe is designed to be a small breath of fresh, Cornish air in the midst of London life.  We take the best produce Cornwall (and a few other places) have to offer; Origin coffee, Tregothnan tea, Cornish Orchards juices, St Endellion brie, Cornish yarg, naturally leavened bread, very Cornish crepes, Roskillys ice cream and jam, Roddas clotted cream, St Ives Raw Choc Pie...  and experiment with our own combinations; Crab, avocado and sea spaghetti salad, or strawberry, sea salt and chocolate cake.

But the person who wanted nutella, lemon, honey, sugar, banana, maple syrup and bacon all on one crepe was going a bit far, even for us.

We hope that you will enjoy these creations in our relaxed atmosphere; at a 'rustic' table, with chilled music, and surrounded by seascape artwork and dubious Cornish signs.

We are new and evolving, so we love feedback - please do get in touch with anything you think we should add or change, or if you are interested in holding meetings, events, parties etc at our cafe, or would like to use any of our products elsewhere; some of our party and delivery options are shown in the links above.

Our piece of Cornwall is your piece of Cornwall.  Yeghes da! (Cheers!)

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When we were 12, my best friend and I decided we were going to run away to Falmouth.

I'm not sure what we thought we'd do when we got there, but we started saving our pocket money each week towards the train fare, dreaming of days spent sitting on the quay, dangling our feet in the water without a care in the world.

Unfortunately, buyung crop tops and bracelets got in the way of our ability to save very much, and the idea - and in fact the friendship - died long before we had enough to get us past Exeter.

first view of the beach at FistralThis just about sums up my relationship with Cornwall. 

I love being there, and whenever it's time to leave, I have to really force myself back on the train to Paddington. 

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Coffee and Tea

Check out our full Coffee and Tea menu, we serve luxury Origin Coffee, freshly roasted to order in Helston, Cornwall. See Menu

Origin Coffee

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afternoon tea

Afternoon Tea

Tregothnan puts the English into English tea for the first time in history.
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Tregothnan Tea

Cornwall in London

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Fun for the kids while you relax in the Cafe

Children can make beautiful Sand Art pictures whilst you're relaxing in the cafe, and we also offer Sand Art activities for children's parties, on site or at your own venue

Sand Art

is great fun

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Drawing at Smugglers

We also have colouring books and games to enjoy whilst in the cafe. Feel free to tear your page out of your book to take home!

Our Artists work

A kids pictures gallery

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Party Bookings

We take bookings for parties: Whether a group meal or early evening drinks - we can help you celebrate

Contact Us

We do all the work!

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book club bookings


Fancy setting up a regular meeting or group?  Smugglers is a cosy space for a book club, planning session, or as a meeting point before or after sporty-ness.

We make you comfortable

Pop in and say Hi!

Email or Call

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Organic, Gluten-free and Sugar-free products

We have a wide and varying range of healthy snacks, including raw chocolate - gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, guilt-free, yay!
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Cornish Orchards

sold here!

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organic raw smoothies

Organic juices and smoothies

Raw Smoothies by Nosh, organic juices from Cornish Orchards, as well as our own freshly made Super Juices and Smoothies.
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Raw Smoothies

are great!

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Orders & Deliveries

We can take orders for sandwiches, crepes, pasties, cakes, smoothies, etc, for collection or local delivery: 020 8780 2093

We also have online orders via Deliveroo:

Order from the Smugglers Cafe menu on their website for home or office deliveries in Putney, Fulham or Barnes!

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of our Menu

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Try your own Cornish Pasty or Fish Pie at home, with our recipe collection

Try it in Cafe

Then make it yourself!

Recipe Page


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Cherie D'Avino @CherieCoco  ·
Thank you @smugglerscafe for the most delicious scrambled eggs & smoked salmon & fragrant earl grey, I'll be back ??

Charlotte Oom @Charlotteoom  ·
Cornish pasties in London, I kid you not! @smugglerscafe Putney. Family-friendly, a little bit of Cornwall.

Daniel Francis @dancfrancis  ·
New favourite cafe @smugglerscafe Putney! Reminds a little of Plymouth. Still miss it a bit

Tots In Action @TotsInAction  ·
@smugglerscafe lovely smooth flat white and healthy carrot cake today. Well earned after a 80min mt bike ride.

Putney Chiropractic @PutneyChiro  ·
Glad to say our first #coffee at @smugglerscafe was delicious !!! Also loving the mint tea