A LEGENDARY Cowes cafe is set to close its doors after 30 years of trading – but there could be hope yet for the institution.

Eegons of Cowes cafe in High Street is ranked 12 out of 43 restaurants in the town according to Trip Advisor, it's gut-busting English breakfasts have been hailed as a hangover cure for decades.

But yesterday (Tuesday), the cafe's owners Rod and Jenny wished their patrons well as they announced the closure of the establishment.

Taking to Facebook, the owners wrote: "Sorry to be so formal... Sadly our lease has come to an end and our landlord wishes to sell the property. So after some 30 years or more, Eegons will close its doors by mid-April for the last time.

"It’s perhaps the end of an era, where we have met so many lovely people and had so many laughs as well a very few serious moments.

"The whole team are extremely upset about this outcome and we all thank you for your loyalty in the past. However, should we find suitable alternative premises and investment who knows, just like Phoenix we may just arise again!"

Staff at the store said they are exploring every avenue and any suggestions or comments on new premises are appreciated.