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Cafe Alf Resco

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Lower Street, Dartmouth TQ6 9AN, England
+44 (0)1803 835880
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Its supposed to be the place to go but I didnt understand the hype from lonely planet. It was chaos with no clear indication of if you have to be taken to a table, how to go about placing your order etc. The food took a while to arrive and you felt very cramped in with pushchairs, dogs etc. The... More 

Thank Holly768
Watford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The ideal place for breakfast (or lunch). Lovely atmosphere created by both the staff and the customers, and very good strong black coffee!

Thank Geoff W
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Offer a great breakfast menu with plenty of options. Good value and really friendly staff! Can get busy really quickly so get there early!

Thank Stephanie B
Congleton, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took the ferry from Torquay to Dartmouth which is superb and ate here during our two hour dock. The platters are amazing-we had the crab and the cheese ones-excellent for both value and quality. The Pimms was well mixed and presented beautifully.People were queueing so that speaks for itself.Do the ferry and eat here-a fantastic day out !

Thank juliewhittingham
Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We returned after many years and found the place looking pretty well the same. The place was buzzing but perhaps not to the same extent as we remembered. There used to be an older guy, not old, who seemed to be the life and sole of the party. Was he Alf? As before there was a chopped up sausage for... More 

Thank Alan W
Brough, United Kingdom
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286 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have a dog and I love it but this place is too compact to have them. One was next to us and it got up scratted itself, loads of hair flying everywhere, disgusting around food. Dog was well behaved but what do you expect dogs to do around food? They are dirty smelly things and should not be in... More 

1 Thank Novak2011
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended to us, superb service by the front of house (courtyard) colleague Kate, we were made to feel welcome, it was busy, bustling and a great atmosphere. The breakfast was very good, great selection for those not wantingthe ordinary full English. Great food made even better by Kate's service.

1 Thank DoryLongLegs
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely coffee, Deliciousness on the food front. Great friendly staff. Has a street front take away coffee stand. Handy for the parents with kids that want to go crabbing!

Thank tvuvv
Studley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cafe Alf Resco is a really lovely place to go and have breakfast. The waiting staff are really friendly and are more than happy to help with any special requests. I recommend that you go early on the weekend as it gets super busy very quickly. We took our dog here as well, and they even cooked a sausage for... More 

1 Thank CharlD10
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had two breakfasts at this place , great menu great value , the food and service was amazing . Very friendly staff and a great atmosphere , lots of family's around us which was fine

Thank Mike I

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $13
Cafe, British, Gluten Free
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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 (0)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?