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 Chef Patron Jack Clements, Caffè Rojano is a flexible, fun and relaxed restaurant.

We are open seven days a week, serving breakfast from 8:30-11am, 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

Jack Clements

Chef Patron

Jack began his culinary career a decade ago working as a kitchen porter at Hix Oyster & Fish House in Lyme Regis. After moving to the Alps to hone his skills as a pizza chef, Jack joined the Ainsworth family in 2013, and in 2017 was promoted to Head Chef at Rojano’s in the Square.

Jack has proved himself to be a natural in the kitchen – his hunger, flair and ambition have been instrumental in Rojano’s earning its second AA rosette in 2018 – and in 2019 he was a winner at The Caterer Magazine’s prestigious Acorn awards.

Leading his dedicated and driven team, Jack is an incredible mentor – developing and supporting every member of the Rojano’s team to achieve the excellence that he so passionately strives for.

Jack Clements

Chef Patron

Jack began his culinary career a decade ago working as a kitchen porter at Hix Oyster & Fish House in Lyme Regis. After moving to the Alps to hone his skills as a pizza chef, Jack joined the Ainsworth family in 2013, and in 2017 was promoted to Head Chef at Rojano’s in the Square.

Jack has proved himself to be a natural in the kitchen – his hunger, flair and ambition have been instrumental in Rojano’s earning its second AA rosette in 2018 – and in 2019 he was a winner at The Caterer Magazine’s prestigious Acorn awards.

Leading his dedicated and driven team, Jack is an incredible mentor – developing and supporting every member of the Rojano’s team to achieve the excellence that he so passionately strives for.

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.