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Cliff Railway Cafe

10 Babbacombe Downs Rd, Torquay, England
+44 1803 324025
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Ranked #45 of 255 Restaurants in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: 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.
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Seldom can you find somewhere during the busy holiday season that still knocks out quality with a smile. Great views and very helpful staff. A proper English breakfast was well! Will come again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great service & beautifully prepared & presented food, with the best view in the Bay. The staff were all very friendly and the food delivered to us within 8 minutes of placing our order.... Nothing was too much trouble!

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I speak as I find and this family run café is undoubtedly the best on the Downs. The staff are always friendly and welcoming, the food is really good and you can enjoy your meal with panoramic views of the Bay.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We placed an original breakfast order for 3 cooked breakfasts and a jam & toast (the waitress agreed to replace sausage and bacon for eggs & tomatoes on one breakfast). When this arrived incorrectly via a male waiter, we clearly stated that one customer was vegetarian. When the waiter returned a 2nd time with a breakfast with extra sausages we... More

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Grockledevon, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this review

This is just more nonsense from the same people. Whilst I am happy to sort out any customers complaints, I will not lose sleep over totally inaccurate reviews. You did not order from a waitress, infact Sandra you didn't order at all. I have looked back on our CCTV and your husband ordered from me. We have never offered waitress... More

Torquay, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

went here for tea and cake both excellent staff pleasant and views amazing def will go back will try a meal next time as was very impressed

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Food was good..it also has a beautiful view of Babbacombe beach.. It has a quick service and helpful staff. It also has a space to eat outside and downstairs. Only downside is,it only has 1 toilet for the rest of the cafe.which means, a queue to use the toilet!

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Grockledevon, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review for the café. For future reference there are toilets for customers on both floors, not just the one. We hope to see you again soon. More

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

We came as a family to say goodbye to relatives who were flying back to Australia. Firstly there is no vegetarian breakfast option on the menu. I ordered a large breakfast minus the meat, and I had to return the breakfast back three times due to there being meat on it, despite the fact I clearly stated on my order... More

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LindsayY666, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this review

I was eagerly awaiting this! There are a couple of inaccuracies in your post. At no point did anyone order a breakfast without meat. The order was read back to you and agreed by you at the time it was taken. The order was delivered promptly and a small jam jar was missing. This was immediately brought to you. A... More

Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

We go here at least once a week. We have NEVER had anything that was not fresh and the food is always nicely presented.I have a crab sandwich quite often and can confirm the the meat is fresh equally white and brown (brown gives crab it's taste). The cake is the best in Torbay,being made by a lady working their.(I'd... More

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Grockledevon, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this review

I have spoken to the lady who makes the cakes and she is happy to enter into a shared arrangement More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A return visit, and I was not disappointed. Friendly staff, warm and inviting. meals where good, with seating inside and outside. It can be a busy café at times, The fresh cakes selection was nice. Great views can be seen from the café.

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Rustington, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Stopped for lunch between going to the model village and the beach nice menu with plenty of lunchtime choice although we only ordered Panini’s they were served with a salad garnish and potato crisps (as all lunchtime snacks / sandwiches should be) very tasty and appetising, followed by an enormous luscious ice cream for my son.

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