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Cliff Railway Cafe

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10 Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LF, England
+44 1803 324025
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Thornbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Overlooking the sea next to Babbacombe Cliff Railway, wonderful view across the bay complemented by a good selection of cakes. Have sampled their cooked meals in the past, which have been well prepared and served. Prices are slightly higher than in similar cafes, but well worth it for the view.

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Thank Stan M
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Whenever we have the time and opportunity for breakfast then this is our choice. Well cooked high quality breakfast with the best view in South Devon. Recommended

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Thank Peter G
San Diego, California
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108 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a casual restaurant with good sandwiches, deserts and ice cream. It is a stones throw from the cliff railway and well worth a visit for coffee or a lights lunch.

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Thank m p
Grockledevon, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review from San Diego. Although this is a handy spot to hang out, you must realise that it never rains in Babbacombe. More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in for lunch, it was just warm enough to sit outside, which was fortunate as inside was full! We ordered hot chicken and bacon salad, and ham and cheese panini. Both served quickly, and absolutely delicious. The only thing I would change would be to reduce the portion size as I felt bad about leaving any Would recommend to... More 

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Thank karenberry13
Grockledevon, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely review. We do often get told our salads are large but personally would not want to be known for a small portion. Come and see us again. More 

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and 3 friends ate twice at this lovely, friendly cafe. I came here last March and couldn't resist the Brixham crab sandwich again.... Wonderful. Staff efficient, friendly and good fun. Special mention to "hot" Sally and the owner Lindsay who took time out to advise us on other places to eat in torquay.

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Thank Trumpton_8
Grockledevon, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I hope you enjoyed yourselves, and behaved yourselves! Come and see us again when you are back for your reunion in Torbay. Lindsay More 

Brixham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited a couple of years ago, just as good this time round, busy cafe, deserve to be as our lunch was very good, prawn sandwiches on the freshest bakers bread, lots of prawns, generous portion of chips. Lovely setting at the top of the Cliff Railway, you can watch the car making its way down to the beach, views out... More 

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Thank DevonDumpling34
Grockledevon, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this review

Fresh bread every day. We are lucky to have so many excellent local suppliers around us. Thank you for such a great review. More 

Warwick, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff were friendly and polite. They obviously have regular customers which is a good indication of a nice cafe. Prices are reasonable and food was appetising.

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Thank Lucya1912
Grockledevon, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this review

Yes we do have lots of regulars. Remembering all the names is the tricky bit! Come and see us again soon. More 

English Riviera, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Warm welcome, friendly service, good choice of freshly prepared food and, THANK YOU, a pot of tea served with HOT cups!! (Other establishments, please note!)

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Thank Steamboat P
Grockledevon, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this review

I agree with you about the hot cups. Thank you for such a great review. More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, stunning views just top off the fabulous lunch of my favourite, crab in a granary roll. Great choose of menu

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Thank Melli60
Grockledevon, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed the view and your granary Crab sandwich. Do come and see us again. More 

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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting the cliff railway so decided to have lunch at the cafe. My partner found out about it on the internet. The service was friendly and the food was of good quality. We enjoyed our paninis which we felt were averagely priced. The terrace is lovely to sit on for a sunny day. The staff are evidently very... More 

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Thank Chris S
Grockledevon, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your comments about the staff. I'm sure they will appreciate the feedback. Do come and visit us again soon, More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $10
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 324025
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 from floor to ceiling windows and a panoaramic view from our outside terrace. All meals are cooked to order and we use fresh locally sourced ingredients.

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