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Cliff Railway Cafe

10 Babbacombe Downs Rd, Torquay, England
+44 1803 324025
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Ranked #31 of 242 restaurants in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Torquay, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We stopped to have a coffee and a slice of cake, mmm very nice, very nice in deed...! We Can recommend this place, the coffee is good, and the views are lovely, well worth a visit.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Cafe looks out over Babbacombe Bay (inside and outside terrace) and the views are superlative. Good range of coffee and other hot drinks with light snacks served. Extensive range of local ice creams of all flavours - be tempted! Highly recommended for morning coffee and bacon roll. Good service; dog friendly on outside terrace only.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

A nice, modern, cafe with friendly staff, simple menu and a great view of the Cliff railway and surrounding stunning scenery. Ordered a couple of very nice jacket potatoes - the waitress was thoughtful enough to volunteer different knives more appropriate to the dish. New large outside terrace and I believe a downstairs section (not personally used as yet). Another... More

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Torquay
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This is a great cafe with lovely views over Babbacombe, good for a coffee or lunch. Nice kids menu and very child friendly.

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UK
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73 reviews 73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Recently enjoyed a very pleasant visit with my wife and son. Food was good, lovely views and friendly staff. My only criticism would be the food was a little overpriced, but overall very good.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This is a lovely cafe that I have visited many times, both in the summer and the winter. Unlike other local cafés it has a modern decor and menu. There are excellent views both inside the cafe and at the outdoor seating area. The menu has a good selection of food, with good vegetarian options. There are also freshly baked... More

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leeds
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

first visit to this café, meal was good. The service was good, even though it was out of season, it was worth the visit. There is a varied menu and varius cakes to choose from.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Location, location, but also quality of food. At the head of the Cliff Railway the Café enjoys superb views - enough to command a visit. If you are also after a Panini, jacket potato, baguette, home-made soup or the like you'll get one carefully prepared and presented. "It may never be popular because it's so crowded". We visited off peak,... More

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Exeter
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We went here for breakfast on a clear sunny day. The views are spectacular to sat the least and we were fortunate enough to get a table by the window. The breakfast itself was a good old fashioned full English and it did not disappoint but for what it was, it was not the cheapest I have had. The only... More

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Having climbed up from the south west coastal path through some treacherous conditions came upon this busy but very welcome cafe. Just managed to get a seat by the window so as the sun came out we had a spectacular view of the whole of Babbacombe Bay. Excellent coffee with a choice of homemade cakes gave us the stamina to... More

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