We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cliff Railway Cafe

10 Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LF, England
+44 1803 324025
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (46 reviews)
“cakes” (46 reviews)
“panini” (11 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 17:00All hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
10 Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LF, England
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (408)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 408 reviews

Reviewed 3 September 2017

Stopped as always for breakfast at our favourite venue. Arrived just as they opened. Not the usual friendly greeting but anyway we sat down and then asked for the bacon on the 2 large breakfasts to be extra crispy, When they arrived, it looked barely...More

Thank FunkyDiamond
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Great cakes and view in this very well run café. On a very wet Sunday packed out no one was kept waiting service was swift and order arrived to your table correctly, cakes homemade outstanding. Thank you your service shone and so did your cakes.

Thank florida1Cheshire
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely cafe situated at the top of the downs overlooking Oddicombe beach. Helpful and friendly service and the food arrived very quickly. We had tea/coffee, a cake and a cheese scone. Everything was good but the cheese scone wasn't very cheesy and was a little...More

Thank MHTQ1
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Visited with my family. Sat outside lovely views out to sea. Service excellent. Food very good. Can't fault.

Thank Dazbooter
Reviewed 23 August 2017

I took my good friend here today for a birthday treat as she had never been before. We were made to feel welcome from the moment we entered the cafe. I had the home made coronation chicken sandwich with salad and crisps as well as...More

Thank Deborah H
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Friend took me here for lunch for my birthday. Had a lovely lunch followed by a piece of beautiful Victoria sponge which melted in the mouth. Will definitely return.

Thank AnnH59
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Took a friend for light lunch, very busy cafe especially as raining, ordered and recieved drinks with in 5mins tea pot of and 7 up. Recieved in about 10 /15 mins I had toasted granery sandwich , cheese onion. It came with salad garnish and...More

Thank Stickeystuckey
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Just visited this cafe which comes highly recommended but had a horrible experience. Went in near closing time and was made to feel very unwelcome. Staff stood around staring at us and whispering about still having customers. They clearly wanted to go home. Worse still...More

3  Thank Pinklaus
Reviewed 6 August 2017

You must pay this wonderful cafe a visit. The food is of an excellent standard. I have never had a fresh crab sandwich so full, with salad & super crisps. Their ice cream is yummy. There are lots of tables both inside & out,also downstairs...More

Thank Cowperstowe
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We are locals and my daughter wanted to try the cafe as it was her birthday, we went in and sat down, ordered over £30 of food, ordered 2 pots of tea and sat down for a while, my daughter who is anorexic asked her...More

Thank Ptredmonds
Nearby Restaurants
Hanbury’s Famous Fish & Chips
1,515 reviews
.36 km away
843 reviews
.37 km away
The Buccaneer Inn
429 reviews
.35 km away
Nearby Attractions
Babbacombe Model Village
2,992 reviews
.29 km away
Babbacombe Theatre
700 reviews
.45 km away
1,188 reviews
.47 km away
1,373 reviews
.29 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
sunny o
22 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Grockledevon | Property representative |
We open from 9am to 5pm every day. Hope to see you there.
Improve this listing

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, Child-friendly, Kids, 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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing