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Cliff Railway Cafe

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10 Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LF, England
+44 1803 324025
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09:00 - 17:00
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way to the model visit. The views are spectacular from the cafe. We had a breakfast and the food was fresh and hot. The staff were very welcoming and helpful.

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Thank SarahHa9
Hereford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely cup of coffee cake very tasty fabulous views very polite staff can't think of a better way of passing half an hour or so

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Thank 1205VCJ
Grockledevon, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely review. Only three stars though? More 

Paignton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Met my cousin and his daughter for coffee after a morning stroll. Good coffee with excellent chocolate brownies. Light lunches and super looking breakfasts served (breakfast from 9 till 12) available. Superb sea views from the windows and a outside terrace in use during summer months. Good service and reasonable prices.

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Thank tuckercs
Torquay, United Kingdom
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256 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hadn't been here for a while so decided to try it again and we weren't disappointed. The place is much better now there is additional seating downstairs. Great sandwiches for lunch and a very nice coffee. All reasonable with young and friendly staff. A real gem with a great view of the cost and convenient parking nearby.

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Thank Sean C
Grockledevon, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your second review. The downstairs seating is due to be substantially extended this winter so please come and watch the progress. More 

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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last minute decision to eat at Cafe was a great one. It was Sunday lunch time when we went for a walk into babacombe, unfortunately we found nothing exciting in the main town. We decided to go to the cliff railway cafe as the options there were a lot better than other places. Luckly we found a table next to... More 

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Thank Rene H
Grockledevon, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great review. We are here all year and have some great winter specials coming up. We are also about to start building an extension with more sea facing seating. Come and see us again and you can watch the progress. More 

Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food. Great service. Brilliant value for money. Perfect for ice cream stop in the summer or a coffee stop in the winter. Views are amazing!

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Thank carsonjodie
Preston, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was very busy but we still managed to get a table. 1x soup and bread roll with a hot chocolate.A children's chicken and mayo sandwich with water and a cheese and pickle buttie with a pint of ale came to £22.32.

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Thank Gary_smithies
Grockledevon, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this review

All our soups are homemade and prove popular in the winter months. Looking outside this morning, I would imagine it will be a soup day. Come and see us again soon. More 

Bradford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

we sat outside and the view was amazing, staff were reasonably quick to tidy up after customers, toilets were clean but at the time were being re-tiled and spruced up

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Thank frodo260865
Grockledevon, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this review

We will work on "reasonably quick". I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. Come and see us again soon. The view is more dramatic in the winter months. More 

Fareham
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Well situated cafe and friendly staff. Reasonable prices , clean and prompt service. Nice views. Seating inside and out.Great crockery.

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Thank queen48
Grockledevon, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this review

The crockery is always mentioned. I think it makes the cafe a little more colourful. Thank you for you comments and do come and see us again. More 

Paignton
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is a great place to stop for tea, coffee, cake or a light lunch. Pleasant friendly staff. Very reasonable prices. Outstanding views across Lyme Bay.

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Thank ChrisMPaignton
Grockledevon, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this review

This time of year the view opens up even more as the trees on the hill lose their leaves. We hope to see you again soon, we are here every day. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$10
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 324025
Description
Open 364 days a year serving freshly cooked breakfast, lunch, homemade cakes and scones. Ice cream kiosk open all year with 22 flavours of icecream and milkshakes available. Uninterrupted views over Lyme Bay from floor to ceiling windows and a panoaramic view from our outside terrace. All meals are cooked to order and we use fresh locally sourced ingredients.

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