Not only does it serve fantastic coffee, home made cakes, delicious sharing platters and out of this world Cornish ice cream…. it also doubles as a gallery space supporting a number of local artist as well as showcasing the work of local artist, coursework tutor and owner Lesa Welch. Lesa’s vision is of a creative community hub inspiring everyone to find their inner artists and support other artist in their work. 

There are free art activities available for our younger visitor during the day allowing parents the opportunity to enjoy a well deserved coffee in peace . Evenings during the week you can attend one of the very popular art classes and create your own Cornish holiday souvenir. 

Art classes run in the space at least 2 nights a week from April to October and are tailored for absolute beginners. Tuition is supportive but allows you to develop at your own pass. Classes range from a few hours to the occasional full day class. Class availability can be found on the board outside the shop, on our Facebook page or by calling the shop. 

‘Ridiculously Good Fun’

The most popular class ‘Abstract wave painting ‘ has been described as ‘ridiculously good fun’ where you are ‘encouraged to play with paint’. Needle felting, Lino print, wreath making, sculpture and life drawing are just a few examples of the classes on offer. None participants may sit on the comfy sofas and still be part of the fun. 

You can attend one if the scheduled class or book a private group as family, friends, work colleagues ( private group 6-16persons) 

All classes are designed so that you complete a task and have something to take home and show off! 

Our 2023 Workshops


Further Information

A list of classes can be found outside the coffeeshop, on our Facebook page or on Instagram. You can also view examples from classes and mini videos. 

We had such a brilliant evening with Lesa. This was our first introduction to Polperro as a whole and it couldn’t have been any better; can’t recommend this enough just book it and get stuck in, you’ll be surprised at what you can achieve and (most importantly) in great company. Cheers! – Ashley , Tripadvisor Nov 2021

OMG this is the most amazing experience I’ve ever had! This is a must book and do experience, with fantastic hosts in a beautiful location with an awesome Art teacher who can bring everything to life!. Do not look past this adventure or you will regret not doing it! – Claire, Airbnb review Sept 2021

Coffee Cake Create – Polperro

Coffee Cake Create 
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