A former professional rugby player who followed his love of food to take over Philleigh Way Cookery School, has announced his latest venture.

Nestled within the cliffs above Riviere Towans beach in Hayle, Rupert Cooper will be opening Cove Café tomorrow (May 3).

Commenting on the opening, Cooper, who continues to run Philleigh Way Cookery School, said: “Taking on Cove Café is actually something I’ve wanted to do for over five years – the timing was never right, so now everything has aligned, I’m really excited to get started.

“My vision is for Cove to become a near-enough 12-month beach café with a simple offering, welcoming both locals, and visitors to enjoy wholesome food, incredible scenery and great hospitality. Aside from the daytime offering, we’re looking to continue and expand the legacy of evening events, which promises to be exciting.”

Cove Café opens on Wednesday May 3 and will then be open Wednesday – Sunday from 9.30am to 3.30pm with no booking needed.