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Cliff Railway Cafe

10 Babbacombe Downs Rd, Torquay, England
+44 1803 324025
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Ranked #41 of 253 restaurants in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Very reasonable and great views was very busy but meals came out quicker than expected. Would recommend.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great view, friendly staff & cracking ice-cream! Good menu of snacks & light bites. Views are fantastic

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We paid a visit here after a walk along the beach, originally for drink but when we saw the amazing display of cakes we could not resist them. They certainly tasted as good as they looked, so this is definitely on the revisit list.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

we visited here on a very hot day. Staff were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble, even though they were extremely busy. Delicious ice cream yum yum

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I stayed with my family above the Cafe and had breakfast, lunch and snacks during our holiday here. The Cafe is always clean, the staff were very helpful and pleasant when we visited, the food was lovely and the views FANTASTIC! We have been visiting the area for many years and always end up back here even if only for... More

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Visited here for a change for some breakfast. Food was good and the service was friendly and fast. The staff didn't bother us while we ate which is a plus in my book! Recommended

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Haven’t been here for a while so decided to stop in for lunch as a treat, have eaten here previously & have always been impressed with the food etc but as it’s a little pricey it’s only an occasional treat. Ordered our food & drinks at the counter & sat back with the morning papers (provided by the café) &... More

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London, United Kingdom
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176 reviews 176 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This cafe sells a fairly standard selection of dishes but they are very tasty, the service is good and there are some great views to be had both from the outdoor terrace and indoors of the surrounding cliffs and bays. A good spot to stop for a drink or a bit to eat.

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Dawlish, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Lovely place to sit, and enjoy views. Coffee could be stronger but still OK. Ginger cake was superb. Shall return to try some of the other scrummy looking cakes. Big shame you don't offer soya milk for customers who can't have dairy products as a result my daughter had no coffee.

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Langley City, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

A delightful place to have a bite to eat either on your way to or after returning from a trip on the Babbacombe Cliff Railway. The food at this small establishment is really good, homemade, and the staff is very friendly and helpful. Quite a large seating area.

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