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Hoe Road, Plymouth, England
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Views....Ideal Location

We were walking around Plymouth Hoe on a glorious SUmmers Afternoon and stopped off at El Cafe for a Cold Drink in the Summer Sunshine. We both had Smoothies...Red Berry and Mango were the choices. The drinks were freshly made....none of the "Out of a Bottle" stuff that some establishments... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The sun was shining, the wine was chilled and so were the glasses - nice touch. We didn't eat, with the wine at a reasonable £14 a bottle why bother? Great service, really friendly.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Lovely views, lovely food. We go here for breakfast sometimes for a weekend treat! Lunches are very good too, the paninis are really filling. It can get busy, but the staff are excellent and it's certainly worth any wait

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plymouth
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81 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We were walking around Plymouth Hoe on a glorious SUmmers Afternoon and stopped off at El Cafe for a Cold Drink in the Summer Sunshine. We both had Smoothies...Red Berry and Mango were the choices. The drinks were freshly made....none of the "Out of a Bottle" stuff that some establishments provide......and promptly delivered by a polite Waitress. Very nice and... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Nice location but the eggs were undercooked, the bacon tasteless and the sausages were cheap and full of gristle. Won't be returning unfortunately.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Having come to trip advisor to write this review, I can clearly see our experience was not a one off... here goes anyway. Ordered two full english all day breakfasts at 11.59am, with a couple of coffees. Sat down and waited, coffee was going cold well before 12:30pm, at which time we asked where the food was and were rudely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Great view of the Plymouth sound good food very good salad and lots of varieties of drinks and food amazing to sit up here when the suns out

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Wife and I had tea, coffee and cakes here mid afternoon, a delightful place to stop and ponder over the views of the harbour coffee was very good , cakes though pretty average most of them prepacked, staff were ok but not the friendliest. Would recommend for the views and the venue is quite pleasant, they do breakfasts and lunches... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Smashing cafe with a fantastic view, had the best Greek salad ever. It is right on the Plymouth sea front & I was suprised at how big the bowl was it was full to the top with lettuce, tomatoe, cucumber, sweetcorn, feta cheese, olives, red onion & a lovely dressing, the staff were very nice & friendly. I felt like... More 

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Devon
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Love it here, beautiful setting, nice staff, very helpful! Happy to find out they did soya milk coffee and even gluten free cakes. Will be going back soon I hope !

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

lovely breakfast, polite staff, really cleaver, and handsome boy, great view, frendly space, good music. most visit. one of best views in england.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hoe Road, Plymouth, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Plymouth

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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