If you are berthing at King Point Marina in Plymouth’s fast-evolving Millbay Quarter, you may well like to know about a great new café situated close by, just down from the Duke of Cornwall Hotel and opposite the Plymouth Pavilions on Millbay Road. 

Called ‘PICNIC Coffee & Kitchen’ (on Facebook ‘Picnic Studio 5-11’, after it’s address) the café is open for breakfast and lunch, and offers a range of delicious sweet & savoury baked goods made in-house, including gluten-free options. The menu changes regularly, based on seasonality and what’s at the market.

The PICNIC team, under owner Dan Lewis, works with some of the best producers in Plymouth and the South West, sourcing coffee roasted by Devon Coffee, dairy products from Langage Farm, vegetables from Tamar View Fruiterers, fish direct from Looe Fishmarket, and meat from Gibbins Butchers of Exeter.

PICNIC has a lovely ambience, with an interior style featuring artisan timber and vintage decoration. You can choose to perch on a stool at the window counter and watch the street life pass by, or find a comfy chair back inside; it’s a great place to meet and is very handy for many surrounding hotels and businesses. PICNIC also caters for take-away trade and you can easily pick up your fresh coffee and delicious sandwich and enjoy it on Plymouth Hoe, beside the newly redeveloped Millbay Dock residential area – or indeed back aboard your boat!


Dan and his team would also be delighted to discuss your particular requirements – or to organise a special ‘Sailor’s Lunch’ (why should Ploughmen have all the fun?!) for you to sail away with.

Pop in, say ‘Hallo’ – and enjoy the Picnic!