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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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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We wanted a crab sandwich. On the menu it said brown meat and white. We are used to real brown meat, I guess due to the sandstone the dark meat is redder. We both agreed it was the best crab sandwich we have ever had, no salad just lovely bread and real crab meat. Thank you to this place, and... More 

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Thank edm236
Grockledevon, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this review

Crab is always popular and I strongly believe it shouldn't be messed with too much. Fresh crab has plenty of flavour and that is why we serve it using just buttered locally baked granary bread. Come and visit us again soon please. More 

Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great coffee stop,friendly staff,good views of the sea. Lovely and clean ,nice enviroment. Lovely decor and very clean facilities

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Thank Friendofjersey
Grockledevon, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Its always nice to get such positive feedback. We are here slaving away all winter so please come and see us again. More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Such a pleasant place to have a cup of coffee, lunch or even just an ice cream. Whatever you're having the staff are friendly and the service is fast. The view is stunning, it's worth sitting in to eat/drink just for that alone, but it helps that the food is pretty darn good too. The coffee is great, one of... More 

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Thank LOUISA H
Grockledevon, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great review. Come in and see us again, we are open all winter. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Great views. Great coffee, Great cakes You can sit outside or inside on street level or downstairs by the path to the cliff railway.

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Thank YVONNE G
Grockledevon, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are about to expand the indoor seating with a new extension (as long as the planners allow it). Do come and see us again. More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Called in here after a trip down to the beach, and found a great table right by the window [there are seats outside also weather permitting]. I had jacket potato and prawns and my daughter had jacket potato with cheese and beans. Follwed by lemon cake and cream tea... the food was excellent, and the scones were massive and really... More 

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Thank Lorna ჱܓ W
Grockledevon, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our Jackets are baked in an oven (never a microwave!) and prove very popular. Do come and see us again. More 

Cornwall, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed this little cafe at top of cliff. Food was served quickly and efficiently staff were friendly. Really good range of food and cakes on offer. Also u go an amazing view to look at wile your eating. Will visit this cafe again

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1 Thank lisacowburn
Grockledevon, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this review

I won't tell the staff they were efficient as they may slow down. Thank you for such a lovely review. More 

Thornbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Overlooking the sea next to Babbacombe Cliff Railway, wonderful view across the bay complemented by a good selection of cakes. Have sampled their cooked meals in the past, which have been well prepared and served. Prices are slightly higher than in similar cafes, but well worth it for the view.

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Thank Stan M
Grockledevon, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this review

We never tire of the view. Even in the depths of winter it still looks good. Please come and see us again soon. More 

Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Whenever we have the time and opportunity for breakfast then this is our choice. Well cooked high quality breakfast with the best view in South Devon. Recommended

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Thank Peter G
Grockledevon, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this review

Breakfast is very popular. Our sausages come from a local award winning sausage maker, bread from the local bakery every day and everything is made to order for you. Do come and see us again. We are open all year. More 

San Diego, California
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108 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This is a casual restaurant with good sandwiches, deserts and ice cream. It is a stones throw from the cliff railway and well worth a visit for coffee or a lights lunch.

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Thank m p
Grockledevon, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review from San Diego. Although this is a handy spot to hang out, you must realise that it never rains in Babbacombe. More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Called in for lunch, it was just warm enough to sit outside, which was fortunate as inside was full! We ordered hot chicken and bacon salad, and ham and cheese panini. Both served quickly, and absolutely delicious. The only thing I would change would be to reduce the portion size as I felt bad about leaving any Would recommend to... More 

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Thank karenberry13
Grockledevon, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely review. We do often get told our salads are large but personally would not want to be known for a small portion. Come and see us again. More 

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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
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
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, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Cheap Eats
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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