A 1930’s French barge (LA PENICHE) lovingly restored and sailed over from Burgundy (Chalon-sur-Saone) by owners Tony & Kate Elliott-Cannon
La Péniche is Falmouth’s floating vintage café & bistro, where every seat has a harbour view. Our prime location and unusual premises provide our customers with a unique dining experience, but for us that’s not enough! We believe that quality food and beverages from locally sourced produce, cleanliness and fantastic service are paramount. Our hope is that our customers leave La Péniche looking forward to their next visit and eager to tell their friends and family all about us. The best of food sourced from the land and the sea. We can justifiably say that some of our fish has never touched land!
During the day the licensed café provides you with a light, bright experience and great views out across the harbour and quays. Serving light bites, brunch & chef’s specials during the day. Try our desserts with great coffee from local roasters or quench your thirst with a taste bud tingling selection of cold drinks. I’ll have a side of fries & aoli with mine thank you!. By night the mood changes; elegant, sophisticated and yes, very French, romantic and chilled.
Check out our Facebook page to see what’s new! Opening times and days vary according to the season and the weather.
Advisory: Whilst we have a safe, wide enclosed gangway we do go up and down with the tide and the ramp may be steeper when you leave than when you came on board!
Please note that we welcome well behaved dogs aboard La Péniche.