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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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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for a cup of tea and a cake this afternoon- as always, it was a pleasure to be there. The cakes are lovely, the place clean and inviting, the Staff very good and welcoming. They have refurbished recently and there is a new terrace outside the main eating area- sheltered from the wind I think and enclosed with glass.... More 

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Thank ewakh2014
Torquay, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Try the Crab sandwich absolutely delicious, although cakes are fabulous too, try the lovley icecream in the warmer weather.

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Thank Patricia665
Watford, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This cafe is a short walk from the cliff railway and the model village. Would definitely go back if we were in the area as the food we had was delicious. The cafe is a well run friendly establishment with a good selection of hot and cold foods on the menu. We sat by the window on an overcast day... More 

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Thank Ninip00
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a weekend in Devon and found this lovely café in a spectacular location. We were lucky enough to enjoy the fantastic sea view from the balcony. The place was very busy, it seems to be very popular with both locals and tourists, which is not surprising as it is a fantastic place with a great atmosphere. The coffee... More 

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Thank EnikoLondon
Torquay, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a really good breakfast on the new balcony which makes the views from this café even more spectacular. ~Friendly staff and having seen the scones on display will definitely be back for a cream tea!

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Thank Jeanette S
Leeds, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for a coffee stop. Decent cappuccino. Lovely selection of ice cream and a fantastic scones with a generous pot of clothed cream and Jam. Lovely friendly staff even when we confused the man on the till with our ice cream order!! All the meals coming from the kitchen looked yummy we might visit again for a spot of... More 

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Thank Chrisg1979
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cliff railway cafe is a great place for lunch very welcoming nice decor we sat outside and tested the very effective heaters The portions are generous and very tasty the prices are sensible Hope to come back soon

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Thank Marc M
Torquay, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely extension added, great views. My favourite is always a crab roll, whilst mum had a jacket potato. Very clean, staff friendly and helpful.

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Thank Melli60
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in just for hot drinks and cake. The cafe is friendly clean and welcoming. The Mocha and Cappuccino were delicious and the shared Lemon Sponge was moist and flavoursome. The location is awesome. Near the cliff railway and with awesome cliff top views. I recommend this cafe.

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Thank Martin G
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my mom here after a walk along the downs for a cuppa and a cake , we shared a chocolate sponge with cream in the middle it was scrummy , the people who worked there were very helpful will take mom again

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Kids
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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