Strong Adolfo's

An ideal stopping place on the A39 for scrummy brunches and super coffee

Strong Adolfo’s isn’t your typical roadside cafe. Situated just off the A39 near Wadebridge, it’s a striking wooden building with panoramic glass windows and inside, the stripped-back interior has a clean, industrial feel.

At the heart of Strong Adolfo’s is Mathilda, originally from Sweden, and her husband John who has lived in Cornwall since the age of 12. Mathilda brought the Swedish tradition of “fika” – coffee with something sweet to accompany it – to the cafe. And this is certainly a great spot for fika, with speciality coffee sourced from Origin and a daily selection of delicious homemade cakes.

It’s a great place to stop for breakfast or lunch too, with influences taken from around the world.

Insider’s tips

John’s side project of customising motorcycles and shaping surfboards adds a unique flavour to the cafe.

As featured in the South West Independent Coffee Guide 2015. Get the guide here.

Coffee notes

Key roaster: Origin
Brewing methods: Espresso and Clever dripper
Machine: La Marzocco
Grinder: Mazzer

Hawksfield, A39, Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 7LR

01208 816949

Opening hours

Monday-Friday 8.30am-5pm Saturday-Sunday 9am-5pm. Check website for winter opening hours. Evening openings for special events

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