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Cliff Railway Cafe

10 Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LF, England
+44 1803 324025
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“ice cream” (47 reviews)
“cakes” (46 reviews)
“panini” (11 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
10 Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LF, England
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

....the renovations & extension - which has given a few tables on the new balcony a superb view. There is always a frendly welcome here & the staff are extremely efficient, However - we visited for breakfast - no omelettes - not on the menu...More

Thank sue c
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Love this place ! A visit to Babbacombe isn't complete without a coffee or tea and cake in the sunshine

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Called in Sunday morning for breakfast. We were very impressed as soon as we walked through the door. The cafe is very clean, well decorated and modern. The view is fantastic. We only had toast and coffee but the menu looked very nice and the...More

Thank cds5
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

This little cafe has amazing views. Seating inside and out. The food is lovely and filling and plenty of choice. The ice cream counter offers delicious ice creams too.

Thank Colette C
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for a hot drink today but stayed for a sandwich, scone,cake and ice cream. Lovely friendly polite staff and very tasty food with a truly spectacular view

Thank ktf77
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Set with beautiful views over looking babbacombe beach its a shame this cafe reminds me of a works canteen inside, not very modern, average standard of food and drink and nothing really to shout about

Thank B3449CBdianec
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Stopped as always for breakfast at our favourite venue. Arrived just as they opened. Not the usual friendly greeting but anyway we sat down and then asked for the bacon on the 2 large breakfasts to be extra crispy, When they arrived, it looked barely...More

Thank FunkyDiamond
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Great cakes and view in this very well run café. On a very wet Sunday packed out no one was kept waiting service was swift and order arrived to your table correctly, cakes homemade outstanding. Thank you your service shone and so did your cakes.

Thank florida1Cheshire
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely cafe situated at the top of the downs overlooking Oddicombe beach. Helpful and friendly service and the food arrived very quickly. We had tea/coffee, a cake and a cheese scone. Everything was good but the cheese scone wasn't very cheesy and was a little...More

Thank MHTQ1
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Visited with my family. Sat outside lovely views out to sea. Service excellent. Food very good. Can't fault.

Thank Dazbooter
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Questions & Answers
Brian Sharland S
4 February 2018|
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Response from Mo H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry rather late with my reply. They are open most days as the answer above states and well worth a visit!
sunny o
22 July 2017|
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Response from Grockledevon | Property representative |
We open from 9am to 5pm every day. Hope to see you there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$11
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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
Open all 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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