Our business is for sale

Our goal when starting The Cornish Vegan in 2016 was to become the best vegan eatery in Cornwall within 5 years.  Little did we expect that to happen so quickly, especially the awards and TripAdvisor rankings, obviously achieved with the support of our loyal customers.  Even now as the business thrives, customers often mention the potential of adding breakfasts, evenings, Sundays and franchising.

However, as our motto reads: “Nothing is as certain as the unforeseen.”  Having been full on for nearly 4 years now, all this effort has left us extremely tired.  So now we would like to take a step back to enjoy a quieter life in Cornwall.

Therefore, we have decided to put the business on the market.  Hopefully someone will want to take over The Cornish Vegan as a going concern and build on our success.  We would even help the new owner during the handover in order to make the transition as seamless as possible for our customers.  Perhaps you or someone you know might be interested in running a successful vegan business?

In the meantime, we do intend to stay open as usual until a buyer can be found.

Enquiries can be sent to us via Facebook Messenger or via email to dawn@thecornishvegan.com.

Again, a big thanks for all your continued support.

Dawn and Paul xx


About us

Our story began in the summer of 1996 as two pen pals.  Paul was living in London and Dawn in Atlanta, Georgia.  Within less than three months, we knew that we were destined to be together and just like the film Sleepless in Seattle, met for the first time atop the Empire State Building in November of that year and married six months later.

We spent our first few years together in London before moving to Florida where we started a successful embroidery business providing embroidered apparel for the largest uniform company in the US and digitizing logos for customers in over 25 states. As sunny and as warm as the Florida Gulf Coast may be, we decided to return to the UK after suffering too many hurricanes for our liking. We sold the business to some close friends who are still running it over 15 years later.

Back in the UK, Dawn’s work as an environmental officer at a leading university opened our eyes to the impact the meat industry was having on the environment, farm animals and our health. We made the decision to go vegetarian in 2011 and then vegan two years later.

With a desire to work together again and a passion to move to Cornwall (especially Paul after 40+ years of holidays in Hayle), we decided to quit our jobs and move west.

The idea to start a vegan café/restaurant was a result of our passion for great vegan food and a lack of vegan places to eat. And not just any café/restaurant. Our aim has always been to provide good quality home-made food that both vegans and non-vegans alike will enjoy.


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