Best places to go for lunch in Truro

Being the heart of Cornwall, Truro has a lot of lunch spots on offer and believe us when we say we have sampled a fair few. From doorstop sandwiches to flavours from the Middle East, there is something for everyone.

Sandwiches- Blend 71

Location: Truro, Lemon Street next door to the Cinema

If you are looking for a classic sandwich lunch but want something extra, then you must try Blend 71. Blend 71 is a staple for us at The Treatment Centre, we order it for our meetings most months and it’s one of Dr Anna Taylor’s go-to’s. Blend offers a variety of sandwich flavours from classic chicken club to a hearty new york deli. Not only do they have scrumptious sandwiches and toasties, but they make delicious cakes with our favourite being their Nutella banana cake (psst, get it quick it sells out every time they have it!) With their handy online ordering system, you can preorder in the comfort of your home or office and know lunch is taken care of, that’s one thing off the to-do list! With plenty of options for both meat eaters and veggies, we would highly recommend grabbing your lunch at Blend 71.

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Salads- Sabzi

Location: Truro, Walsingham Place

Think salads, think Sabzi! Sabzi is one of our favourite places in Truro, especially in the summer as their salads are so fresh and colourful. With their menu changing every day, you will be able to experience so many different ingredients and flavours in just the space of a week! Kate, the owner, and founder of Sabzi, has taken her Iranian heritage and infused this in her cooking to creating beautiful and delicious dishes. She showcases her culinary talents at food festivals around Cornwall, so make sure you check her out! Not only do they create stunning salads, but they also have their signature red lentil dahl which is a huge hit with Holly our receptionist at the practice. If you want something to warm you up, then this is it! With spice and warmth, you cannot go wrong! Why not add a flatbread for dipping or a chocolate chip cookie for that sweet treat to finish! (Eat the cookies responsibly, we are a dentist after all 😉) Sabzi now have 4 locations all over Cornwall with their newest café opening in Nansledan. With all of this on offer it’s no wonder Sabzi is a hit with everyone here at the practice!

Sabzi – delis in Truro, Falmouth, Padstow & Nansledan (

Pancakes! – Bread and Butter

Location: Truro, River Street

Now, I know what you’re thinking, pancakes for lunch? Yes, you heard us right and we love it! Now to get these pancakes you do have to be speedy as once their gone, they are gone! They are available from 8:30am on weekdays and 10am on the weekend so you must be quick! Bread and Butter are renowned for their fluffy American-style pancakes, and we completely see why. With a variety of toppings from yogurt and berries to caramel and banana, there is no wonder these pancakes are such a hit. Bread and Butter have 2 cafes on opposites sides of River Street in Truro: one for takeout/bakery and the other for their café. They not only make the most delicious pancakes, but they also have colourful salads and freshly baked breads on offer. Fiona our receptionist is a big advocate for this Truro staple, and you will often find her there having a coffee and Alpine Potatoes.

Bread & Butter | cafe in Truro (

Pasty’s- Rowes

Location: Truro, Lemon Quay

It wouldn’t be a Cornwall food blog without mentioning the golden wonder that is a pasty. Us Cornish folk cannot go without a pasty occasionally and we are no exception. With lots of pasty shops and bakeries to choose from, our top pick would be Rowes. Molli, one of our trainee dental nurses, is very popular with the team at Rowes bakery as you will often find her in their ordering her usual hazelnut latte and sausage roll (fun fact: they called her Hazelnut latte girl for a while and will usually have her order ready when they see her walk in the door. Yes, that’s how often she goes there!). Rowes bakery have been making Cornish pasties since 1949, so they know what they are doing. From the staple steak pasties to unusual flavours such as red Thai curry there is something for everyone. Located just around the corner from our practice, there is usually one member of the team who has that iconic yellow bag in their hands, wafting the familiar smell of pasty through the practice (Sorry patients, if this makes you hungry in your treatment). You can also buy your pasty’s frozen so you can take them home to enjoy with all the family. Oggy Oggy Oggy, Oi, Oi, Oi!

Hand Crimped Cornish Pasties By Post | Rowes Bakers

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