About

Caffè Rojano has an exciting and colourful history that has made it the Padstow institution that we all know and love.

From the family that brought you Paul Ainsworth at No.6, Caffè Rojano serves a menu of seasonal small plates, deli sandwiches, beautiful sourdough pizzas and fresh pasta dishes. Led by Head Chef Sam Smith, Caffè Rojano is a flexible, fun and relaxed restaurant.

We are open seven days a week, serving breakfast from 8:30-10.30am, our full menu from 12-10pm and tea, coffee and cakes all day. We also offer a selection of our pizzas and sides to takeaway.

Beginning life in 1905, our eighteenth century building was first home to Tonkin Bootmakers, local craftsmen who created hand-sewn boots for Padstow’s fishermen. Rojano’s was born in 1974, thanks to local businessman Stanley Rojano. A larger than life character, Stan put his own traditional dishes on the menu, sharing his family favourites with locals – who just couldn’t get enough of his hearty Italian and Spanish cooking. Although the restaurant may be a little quieter without him these days, we’re proud to continue Stan’s legacy in our family-run environment.

A warm welcome awaits you and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Meet the Team

Sam Smith

Head Chef

Southampton born and bred, Sam moved to Padstow to join our Caffè Rojano family as a Commis Chef in 2017. Since then he hasn’t looked back, becoming a stalwart of our kitchen team. Sam has risen through the ranks of our kitchen brigade, becoming Senior Sous Chef in 2019 and now Head Chef in 2020.