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Cliff Railway Cafe

10 Babbacombe Downs Rd, Torquay, England
+44 1803 324025
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Ranked #46 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
Paradise Valley, Arizona, United States
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Great coffee drink selections and excellent pastries along with incredible view of the water. Very friendly service. We 'd return next trip .

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is a great little cafe good food and service lovely service seating inside and out well worth a visit if you are near

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London, United Kingdom
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170 reviews 170 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Excellent views, lovely and clean. The best bit are the cakes. Tried the bakewell tart. Large slice, moist and very filling.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 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 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

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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 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

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