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Hoe Road, Plymouth, England
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I took some friends for a coffee. The weather was good and the view superb. It is as some of the other reviews said a little pricey the staff are V. Busy and the space is restricted. However it is always busy with locals so take from that what you will.

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Thank Steven B
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

It's okay here coffee okay and food okay but no real sparkle. Staff vary a lot some very friendly and chatty and others not. Why in such a good position do these cafes cut the customer service and hike the prices. Disappointing. Us Plymouthians drink coffee year-round.

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Thank SSonTour
Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Lovely views BUT very over priced. We had classic burger, which was £9.50. It was small, had a few green leaves and 2 small segments of tomato with a few crisps. Really !!!! I advise getting a burger from elsewhere and eat it on the promenade above this place .... same views. Come on...... you are seriously letting Plymouth '... More 

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Thank Mary B
Bath, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

I've been reviewing for Trip Advisor for a while now and I always read the comments posted before i put my 10 pence worth up of what I think, Ive read a few on this little cafe and just wonder if its the same place. Stopped off with three mates for coffee and tea and soft drinks last week in... More 

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Thank Cargillcrew
Brixham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Overpriced, vulgar food, rude staff and extremely unclean.... Avoid avoid avoid!!! Have no suggestions for improvement, needs to be closed down and start again.

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Thank Luke D
Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

lovely coffee, amazing views BUT, very pricey 2 coffees and 1 packet (consisting of 2 shortbread fingers) cost £7.54. staff are not very friendly, and the tables are very close together, difficult manouvering chairs when trying to seat at the tables.

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Thank Sharon G
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Nice ambience and visit often but could the assistant (lady) be careful with preparing food The bacon baps were had more fat than bacon, Hand processed. The Greek salad was hand prepared, in other words every piece of food was picked up using her fingers including the cut up small pieces of feta cheese and even the olives were placed... More 

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Thank Mike K
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Popped in here for lunch on my day off. The tuna melt sandwich was lovely and lots of it. Service was quick. I'm not sure if they've changed name now but the location is superb with lovely views over Plymouth. The outdoor seating area has waist high Perspex shielding to protect you from any breeze and there is also a... More 

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Thank Oellph
Taunton, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

Sat in this small cafe on the edge of the water on the Hoe in October, it was actually hard to believe we weren't in Croatia. Really relaxing and I'm sure would still be very pleasant even in poor weather. I had a great burger and although not cheap the over all experience was great.

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Thank 104t
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Waited over 45mins for two sandwiches and two burgers, kids menu unsuitable for children under 8, false advertising as burgers don't come with what is pictured, but staff are friendly and gave full refund as wrong food came out.

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Thank Mike D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hoe Road, Plymouth, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Plymouth

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