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Cable Car Cafe

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Next To Cable Car | Monte, Funchal, Madeira 9000-900, Portugal
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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197 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a pleasant ride to the summit, we had lunch in this busy, vibrant café that gave excellent views over Funchal. We had cheeseburgers and soft drinks and thoroughly enjoyed them. All the food looked delightful and the café was clean and well managed. The staff came across as a little curt and abrupt, but maybe that's because we were... More 

Thank Ingleborough1359
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31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The sitting place is wel organised. The place is clean. Good quality coffee, good cakes (even if the choice is not big). Friendly service. What more do you want? It also has a good view to Funchal, there is a paying far viewer on the balcony. Beware if you visit this cafe after a visit to the Botanical Garden, you... More 

Thank Budhy A
Bebington, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a stunning cable car ride to the top and a look at the gardens I wish we had returned to town as this place was awful,it could be so good nice building great view but that's where it ends,the staff were so rude from what I saw to everyone they served including myself I ordered a jug of sangria... More 

Thank Bebs53
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Took a coffee here after the cable car ride before toboggan sled ride, the coffee very good, the food looked delicious although we didn't try it, it's a very nice place to take in the views

Thank mac26Lancs
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This snack bar is ok but sadly the food isn't very tasty and the staff is not very serviceminded or nice. Almost rude. We felt like they didn't want us there.

Thank Lovisa R
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Poor service with dirty utensils. I would not want to recommend this place to anyone and I think they are more concerned with profit than genuinely wanting to help customers. Very costly.

Thank victorQ4909FO
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129 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

A coffee and a really nice cake, friendly service and a great view. It gets busy, so you may need to wait to get a seat. But Def worth it for the views

Thank ChrisBoston
Darmstadt, Germany
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162 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 299 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Very disappointed by the cafe. First to note is that it is a self-service establishment, so you have to stand in line. Ok fair enough but unusual for any continental cafe. Then the system is that the same person who takes the order, also prepares it and takes the money. This is totally inefficient since some people in line just... More 

1 Thank simmondsi
East Sussex, United Kingdom
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237 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Stopped for a coffee, sat outside looking down at the amazing view, before visiting the Tropical Gardens. Coffee more expensive than Funchal cafes.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped at the cafe today and was blown away by the list of hot and cold drinks all at good prices. Had a cold latte and my daughter had a milk shake. Both were gorgeous. The view down the mountain to Funchal was fabulous.

Thank Doddsu

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Restaurant Details

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Cafe, European
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Next To Cable Car | Monte, Funchal, Madeira 9000-900, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
Right next to the cable car in Monte, Funchal, Madeira

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?