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Cafe Alf Resco

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Lower Street, Dartmouth TQ6 9AN, England
+44 1803 835880
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is always busy, it's unique format, popular with boating crowd, does superb breakfasts and has lovely friendly hard working lady owner and staff. Always nice flowers in season and Sunday music our favourite breakfast eateries!

1 Thank piney56
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a must visit venue for us every time we come to Dartmouth. Good food and great coffee with really lovely people running it.

Thank Simon P
London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place never loses its appeal. Ever since the day they opened, it never fails to deliver. We just keep coming back, time and time again.

Thank EnglishNomad02
Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone knows Alf Resco's, its the most friendly place to eat and have a good cup of coffee. Their breakfasts are to die for! We are lucky we are locals, so can visit often. Look out for Kate's special marmalade delicious.

Thank Lily299
Southampton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here a few times and it’s nice not to be disappointed. We expect it to be busy, it’s so popular. But the food and atmosphere is well worth the wait.

Thank Sean1960_10
Totnes, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best place IN THE WORLD for breakfast! All freshly cooked, easy relaxed atmosphere. It is a must before you die, wherever in the world you live!

1 Thank LordMayorCWorthy
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this little cafe today and was impressed. The atmosphere was good and there was plenty of space to sit down. Could easily sit outside with a pet as they had blankets and heaters readily available to make the stop more comfy especially in the cold weather. Service was fast and our drinks were up to a high quality. Would... More 

1 Thank j98p
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to have a nice birthday breakfast this morning, it was no busier than usual. Waiting 10mins for table (no problem with that), Ordered food, got coffees, waited 10minutes for pastries, just finishing hot drinks, waited 40minutes for TOAST, asked if our breakfast was coming so toast didnt go cold, ...told just coming, waited another 15minutes for breakfast, toast gone,... More 

1 Thank marco j
DartmouthDevon, Owner at Cafe Alf Resco, responded to this review

We’re very disappointed you did not enjoy your visit to Alf’s. We do get busy during the holidays, and this is shown by there sometimes being a wait for a table, as was the case when you visited. When you arrive and we sit you down we let you know if there is a wait for food and also let... More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A party of 18. Despite the size of the party, everything flowed. Very good service, varied menu which catered to all, excellent breakfasts and in a super atmosphere. Staff very obliging and helpful. Many thank to Kate and Peter and your team.

1 Thank stretebarton
East Allington, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quirky and special. This hidden gem in Dartmouth is a brilliant place for a long breakfast with great atmosphere and friendly staff. Snug inside or grab an outside table under the heat lamps. Either way the full English breakfast is amazing - particularly the Cinnamon toast. Highly recommended and well worth a visit - even if you have to queue... More 

1 Thank Marmaduke2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $12
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lower Street, Dartmouth TQ6 9AN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 835880
Alf's is an exciting fusion of delicious fresh food & drink, vibrant atmosphere, live music & ensuite accommodation in the heart of Dartmouth, Devon. Open 7am-2pm, 7 days a week, all year.We provide a relaxed stress-free environment in which to enjoy tasty, local, freshly cooked food, whilst chatting with family & friends, listening to live music at the weekends. Above Alf's we have a self-contained flat and two B&B rooms, so you can stay too.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?