When was the last time you visited Western Rocks Café at Land’s End Airport? It’s had a makeover – and a total menu overhaul – and we think it’s better than ever.
The café, which has incredible views, now has a growing reputation among locals as well as from people flying from the airport.
This is mostly due to the efforts of supervisor Rohan Wingham, who, with 10 years’ experience in hospitality, took over the running of the café last October.
When Rohan joined the café everything was brought in, but he wanted to ensure quality and freshness – and to grow trade – so now the cafe champion’s homemade and Cornish produce where possible.
To utilise the café team’s skills, they make things like sandwiches, soups and nachos with fresh local ingredients, and use local supplies such as Paul’s bread, which is delivered daily, and a local bakery called Lavender’s for pasties and pastries.
Different dietary requirements, including vegan, dairy free and gluten free, are catered for, and the cafe now sells alcohol after gaining a licence in January.
The location makes it really unique. Not only are there views of the sea and the coastline but the busy airfield too.
As well as the new menu, the café gift shop now stocks Skybus branded merchandise, including mugs, keyrings, magnets and pencils, and has introduced a “Scilly Showcase”, with work from a different island artist/maker each month.
Western Rocks Café is open from 07:15 to 17:00 six days a week.