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“Happy Days” 5 of 5 stars
Review of SmallWorld Cafe

SmallWorld Cafe
Ctra. de Istan, Km.1 | Centro Comercial Le Village 15, 29600 Marbella, Spain
+34 952 77 10 46
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Ranked #121 of 957 Restaurants in Marbella
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $28
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: SmallWorld Cafe won the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013 and then received an Award from the Mayor of Marbella, all of which we can only thank our amazing local and international clientele and last but certainly not least, our wonderful team, past and present. It is for the people of our pueblo and visitors alike that we created SWC and we thank you all for your continued support. SmallWorld Cafe opened it doors 5 years ago, in a sub-urban area of Marbella, between Marbella town and Puerto Banus. Located on the Ctra de Istan, next to the world famous Olivia Valere night club and the King of Saudi Arabia's Palace, it is also very close to the world renowned Swiss hotel management university, Les Roches. The Cafe/Restaurant was built in a Shoreditch, London or Manhattan, New York style, with brick walls, wooden floors and an exposed ceiling. SWC has 4 exterior terraces, one with park style benches, followed by a smarter outdoor terrace with Tuuci umbrellas, a wooden pergola covered terrace with chandeliers and another covered terrace with a retractable roof, with chill out sofa's. There is plenty space for private functions or birthdays. The inside has a raised section with TV for those special sporting events. There are sofas to chill out on and Wifi incase you need to get some work done or simply surf the net (or review us on TripAdvisor).The menu, well, simples...big portions, small prices, nuf said! Apart from delicious of course!We aim to please, so you shouldn't be disappointed...Again, thanks to all our lovely customers, SWC Team
Kingstown Upon Hull
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“Happy Days”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Let me just begin by saying that our memories of Small World Bar and Restaurant, were nothing but Happy and Enjoyable, we were fortunate to have been able to call Small World our local, we lived at Jardines de las Lomas, which is about as local as you can get, and although we have been back in the UK for just over 2 years, it seems like only yesterday, that we were enjoying an extremely large Tanquery, or Hendricks and tonic, the food was always superb, and seved by an extremely friendly, attentive, and proffessional team, and Alistair if you read this, we will call back for some of that Les Roches hospitality, many thanks, John & Jackie (Rented Fransisco Leria"s House)

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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AlistairIm, Owner at SmallWorld Cafe, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Dear John & Jackie,
What a lovely lovely surprise, it really is a Small World (sorry to use the pun) since you came up in conversation a few weeks ago. We miss you guys but are extremely happy to hear from you. We're all fine here, just about to expand the kitchen and the back terrace which we have also smartened up a lot with chandeliers etc...I must update the photos on tripadvisor.
Thank you for the kind review and getting in touch, it's made my day!
All our love to the two of you. You must pay us a visit!!
Alistair
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Delicious food and excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Smallworld is a little out of the way, off the Golden Mile past Olivia's, but well worth making the trip. It has a really nice, shabby-chic vibe and gets a mix of business people, ladies that lunch, couples, families and retirees.

The service is excellent and very friendly and efficient.

All the food is delicious but the menu highlight is the seared tuna, absolutely delicious. The wraps are also delicious, especially the jerk chicken, and the portions are very good indeed.

The house white should be avoided, but overall an excellent establishment and one to be visited again and again.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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AlistairIm, Owner at SmallWorld Cafe, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Dear Max,
Thank you very much for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. It is always very handy to have feedback. So so sorry about the white wine, we have changed it a few times now trying to find a wine which suits all tastes. Hopefully we now have a suitable one.
Again, thank you very much. Hope all is well.
Alistair
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Marbella, Spain
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Fab and friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

I go back to Small world café often and ea h time I fell like ordering every single item on the menu.
International tasty resonably priced combination of food selection.
Friendly and efficient staff, good mixed clientele.
Perfect place for a friendly meal or coffee at any time. Opens on sundays.
I just cannot wait to go back again.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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AlistairIm, Owner at SmallWorld Cafe, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Hiya Fgtosca...thank you for commenting on us. We love to hear back from our customers, whether good or bad, so thanks again. Much appreciated! All our best, SWC Team
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“Eclectic, cool cafe to eat, drink and use WiFi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Love this cafe! It has everything you need for a casual meal. Great international staff. English is spoken here.
The prices are low, quality of the food, high. Great coffee, liquor, music.
Small World Cafe is owned by three young entrepreneurs, who have the right idea.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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AlistairIm, Owner at SmallWorld Cafe, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Dear Dustyrz, we love you too for reviewing!!! We hope you still love us having replied so late.... SWC Team
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“YUM YUM!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

I'm not sure how long this place is open, as I'd never heard of it until a few weeks ago. The food is absolutely delicious! This is definitely firmly on my list of 'go to' restaurants in Marbella now.

Great service, relaxed vibe, fantastic ingredients and good value. What more can you ask for. The only v slight (and unfair!) criticism is it's not in the nicest location (ie not on the beach etc etc) but either way this is most certainly worth the trip.. And from what i hear they have a lovely terrace in the high season also. Looking forward to going back on my next trip at Easter. Keep up the good work :)

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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AlistairIm, Owner at SmallWorld Cafe, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Dear Sheena,
A big thank you from our team and myself for taking the time to review us. We're coming up to 5th anniversary in a few weeks but won't be celebrating it for another month or two unfortunately. We will be expanding our kitchen and creating another terrace in the next few weeks, hence postponing our anniversary.
We look forward to meeting you on your next visit to Marbella.
Many regards,
Alistair
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