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Cliff Railway Cafe

10 Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LF, England
+44 1803 324025
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (47 reviews)
“cakes” (46 reviews)
“panini” (11 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.All hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
10 Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LF, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

For a quick and easy lunch with great views and friendly service, this place is unbeatable. The crab sandwich was lovely, freshly made with both white and dark crab meat and the other food looked very good too. Even better - very reasonable prices. As...More

Thank monty m
Reviewed 6 December 2017

We popped in at the end of November before getting the railway down to the beach. I had a tuna Panini with a hot chocolate and my partner had a ham and cheese Panini with a beer. The staff were friendly and greeted us as...More

Thank Nat9ugh
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Nice café, elevated with great sea views. Good food and coffee including excellent specials and daily turnover of homemade soup. A regular lunch time coffee spot being within a short walk.

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Popped in for quick coffees a lovely friendly welcome, four flat white coffees promptly served at our table by a happy polite young man, hot and very fresh. The food looked amazing we shall return next time to eat! A lovely smiling friendly lady at...More

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 26 November 2017

After a busy,cold day shopping we needed hot tea and fresh cakes. We got both here, Victoria sponge was fresh and tea hot!! The views out over the bay are wonderful,and it was indeed a great break.

Thank Mo H
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This is my favourite view for breakfast in Torquay ! Coffee and cake are good too - lovely outside terrace for sunny mornings

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We had a really nice lunch here, managed to sit in the sun outside in November just amazing. its right near the cliff railway which was not working but lovely views from the top. look forward to our next visit.

Thank deepsky
Reviewed 16 October 2017

A really lovely spot for a relaxing lunch. Great views, choice of food, friendly and quick service too. I visited with my husband and 4 year old and we all really enjoyed our meals.

Thank Vicky Y
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Lovely breakfast and afternoon cream teas are lovely.Also the staff are helpfull and friendly.The Cafe is very clean and tidy.

Thank M S
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Had cake and coffee while walking on the downs. All delicious! Generous portion of cake. Great coffee. Superb view. The staff were friendly and efficient. I only wish this cafe was local to us!

Thank Sutton1990
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Brian Sharland S
3 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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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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