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Cliff Railway Cafe

10 Babbacombe Downs Rd, Torquay, England
+44 1803 324025
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Ranked #36 of 251 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
London, United Kingdom
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173 reviews 173 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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 NEW 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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Torquay, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We live local and from time to time have a Saturday morning breakfast here. There is always a friendly greeting and the food is good. Occasionally we will call in and have a coffee and slice of cake. The greeting and service is always good. The sea views are really nice, sitting inside or outside on the patio. Always a... More

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Epsom, England, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The family and I stopped by here last week, along with my Guide Dog. We were warmly welcomed and, despite the fact that there had been a downpour and the place had quickly filled up, we were served in good time and our food and drinks were delivered piping hot, and without undue delay. I've visited Babbacombe dozens of times... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A great location with beautiful sea views where we were warmly greeted & quickly served by Lindsay & his friendly staff. The menu provided a wide choice of hot & cold dishes together with a tempting display of home made cakes & a range of specialist ice creams. We thoroughly enjoyed the food & our whole visit & will certainly... More

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Very plesant place to have tea and cakes after a trudge up the hill, chairs are a bit small for the larger amongst us and the jibber jabber upstairs can get loud at times. Fortunatly they have a down stairs which is great and peacefull and an outside when the sun shines!

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22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is fantastic place with incredible views. All the staff were really friendly and helpful. We went as a family of four 2 adults and 2 children and all four meals were brilliant I would highly recommend the crab salad. These guys are also apart of the THHN children's charity which they should be very proud of

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Stumbled across this beautiful cafe after having a great time at the model village. It was fairly busy when we came in, full of happy faces with stunning plates of food sat in front of them. We had a cream tea, might I add the choice of scones and the fact they were HOMEMADE! The tea was lovely and the... More

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Torquay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We go time and time again and can never fault the freshly prepared food. We are always made to feel comfortable and nothing is to much trouble, even with two five year olds in tow!! They are even provided with an array of colouring sets to entertain. We hope everyone enjoys the cafe as much as our family does. Highly... More

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