The Shelley Cafe is now open from 10.30am until 3pm.
The cafe is part of the theatre in the Shelley Park clifftop mansion.
Brownies, biscuits and flapjacks were on the counter this morning.
This will be the heritage place to stop off and have refreshment on the coast path at Boscombe once lunches and longer opening hours are introduced later this summer.
Shelley Park was the home of the son of poet Percy Shelley and writer Mary Shelley. Sir Percy Shelley and his wife Jane kept PB Shelley’s heart, snatched from cremation on Viareggio beach, in the north-east upstairs room.