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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

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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Most recent review
Lazy Lunch

Been here before and the Coffee is excellent and the food is nice. The Staff could be happier they all seem do serious wish they would be less intense. Service was very quick.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 22, 2014
SBFRANKFORT
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PLYMOUTH DEVON
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ringwood, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We visited this place on Sunday morning for a late breakfast. Ok we were 8 people but we waited over 60 mins for our food, but we all only had bacon sandwiches or toast so hardly rocket science. How on earth does it take that long. We spent over £40 for the drinks and food which was expensive for what... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Poor service with no flexibility. Cleanliness was a little bit dodgy eg dirty crockery and the cook handled money then preparing food without washing his hands. We waited for food for a long time whilst new customers were served drinks which obviously takes president over food at this establishment. We will not return and would not recommend it. It is... More 

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PLYMOUTH DEVON
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Been here before and the Coffee is excellent and the food is nice. The Staff could be happier they all seem do serious wish they would be less intense. Service was very quick.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Having discovered this little gem, I'm not sure if I want to add a review to let all know how wonderful it is and then not be able to get a table at weekends! We go most weekends now and grab a coffee / hot chocolate or maybe two... Louise who seems to be one of the most regular ladies... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

stop here almost ever weekend for a coffee and a hot choc, fantastic staff that will take the time to have a joke with you

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Cheshire, UK
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Stopped here for a coffee and sandwich on a showery lunchtime. Tasty sandwich and good coffee served promptly. The cafe is sited on the sea wall and has covered areas to protect from the the rain and sea whilst still giving great views. Everywhere was clean, the service polite and friendly. We will definitely return.

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Paris, France
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Slow service, people queuing quite a while to place orders. The staff were miserable but working hard and as there were only two of them it took a very long time. The general upkeep of the place could be improved as it is tired and grubby. The prices are far too high for what you get, £3.50 for a very... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I think some of the reviews on here are spot on. There are a range of positives and negatives about this place. Good points are the view, the quality of food, but the negatives are the general upkeep, friendliness of the staff, price and the lack of table service. But as the name suggests, it is just a cafe... It... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I'm amazed at some of the poor reviews!!!! We go here on a regular basis and can't find anything to complain about - believe me if there was something I would find it!! We went last Sunday for coffee and toast/bacon bap - we always ask for butter on the side and this is what we get, the coffee is... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

El Cafe on the Hoe Road in Plymouth is about as average as you can describe. There's nothing especially wrong with it but it's just dull. The view and setting is spectacular on the front of Plymouth, but the food is standard stuff... burgers, sandwiches, paninis etc. Counter service and cheap furniture don't help either. If you just want a... More 

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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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