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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” (44 reviews)
“cakes” (60 reviews)
“panini” (10 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10 Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LF, England
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

A good and busy cafe. Great food all freshly prepared and well served. Wide range of meals and drinks.

Thank Raykay
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Very friendly- delicious coffee and homemade cakes - Victoria sponge was so light. Lots of people eating in there, including regulars, so it must be good

Thank Chesterfrench
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Just enjoyed the most delicious breakfasts - large £7.25, small £5.75.Cooked to perfection, scrupulously clean and pleasant service. They do other meals throughout the day and the cream teas look very reasonably priced. Situated by the Cliff Railway that runs down to the beach the...More

Thank Pauline S
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Lovely outdoor seating, good choice of tea time treats, scones, cakes, sandwiches and variety of teas and cold drinks.

Thank vimcintyre
Reviewed 2 June 2017

I had a coffee and cake here as a couple. The atmosphere was quiet and easy to chat. Certainly no complaints on any account. Ate outside in the sun: now there's a bonus. Oh, the cake was great too, In fact, everything so nice, had...More

Thank charles h
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped here to have a cream tea and soak in the beautiful atmosphere however this has been soured slightly by the customer service shown to my family. Having ordered an ice cream two teas and two scones for my family coming to a total...More

2  Thank Hayley J
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Always like to have a coffee here and a piece of homemade cake, It's a really nice setting with outdoor seating. Meals looked nice and always very busy. Just located at the top of the cliff railway which is £2.50 return.

Thank mandUk
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Happen to stumble upon this place to get out of the rain, friendly staff & wonderful cream tea. A shame that the weather was bad as the outlook was fantastic.

Thank richiejg
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Perfect cafe with stunning views of Oddicombe beach and the best cream tea! Great customer service even though it was very busy we still got a seat outside which was lovely.

Thank leahmayg22
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Today we enjoyed a very warm welcome, and a delicious meal of homemade quiche, homemade coleslaw with salad - the quiche was very tasty (normally I can't eat pastry, but this pastry was so light it melted in the mouth) followed by simply the most...More

Thank Lily12312
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sunny o
22 July 2017|
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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$10
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
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
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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