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Hoe Road, Plymouth, England
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PLYMOUTH DEVON
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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47 reviews 47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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121 reviews 121 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
184 helpful votes 184 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
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89 reviews 89 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
215 helpful votes 215 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
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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19 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Great location but attitude of staff very poor. When ordering food & drinks staff don't even look you in the eye and only interested in getting your money. When leaving staff completely ignored us! Customer service skills non existent apart from the waitress who was pleasant! The guys behind counter zero social skills! Wouldn't return in a hurry.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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41 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Caught a sunny hour in between deluges of rain and had a great all day breakfast at El Café. Great views and friendly service from the young chap who was all on his own keeping all the balls in the air!

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

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