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Cliff Railway Cafe

10 Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LF, England
+44 1803 324025
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“ice cream” (45 reviews)
“cakes” (47 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
10 Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LF, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice view of sea however steep prices, £2.10 for a can of Pepsi, £10 for fish and chips that came straight from a Birdseye frozen packet. 2 hairs found in friends food, wouldn’t return for food.

Thank shellyfereday
Reviewed 4 days ago

Revisited after a couple of years for coffee/breakfast with a friend. Had to request additional pot of water with tea twice again. Glasses of tap water never did arrive at all. Bacon and Egg sandwich was nice but not excellent. Granary bread was fresh but...More

Thank Lynne P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very nice morning breakfast great views over the bay, if you're lucky enough to get a window table. Pleasant staff, if I had gripe ( and it may have changed) you had to order at the counter and pay up front, its a 'me' thing...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A great cafe with a decent menu of panini, sandwiches and baked potato’s with a range of toppings. Soya milk available on request. Food arrived swiftly and was tasty and fresh. Beautiful views and lots of seating available outside to enjoy.

Thank FaeryMoor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cream teas here are lovely, you get a well made scone with a generous pot of cream and an adequate serving of jam, the coffee is always nice too, however on my most recent visit the lovely atmosphere of the cafe was ruined by...More

2  Thank LLNerdJ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading so many positives on here for food and service . I'm afraid to say I was very disappointed . The crab sandwich was very dry bread and the steak sandwich was very chewy . Yes we finished what we ordered and didn't say...More

Thank rvgh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All 4 of us had lunch here and it was very nice and served very quickly considering it was busy and raining. The staff that i saw were very friendly and there is more seating and a toilet downstairs. The business is very clean wish...More

Thank maxwellrm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a busy Saturday for morning coffee and very impressed, so returned for lunch. After a shaky start, very bloody steak when well done requested, our meals were delivered with apologies and were excellent. Food is of a good quality with lots of choice,...More

Thank Hulajune
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Babbacombe for the first time in a long time. Had a bit of time to kill so visited the cafe. The staff were really friendly, prices were reasonable, portions generous and the view was great. Well worth a visit.

Thank fishing1230
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic owners and staff. As they are members of the Torbay Holiday Helpers Network this allowed us to have a complementary meal via the charity. The lunch was very enjoyable and the food was very good.

Thank titchjames
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Brian Sharland S
February 3, 2018|
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Response from Mo H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry rather late with my reply. They are open most days as the answer above states and well worth a visit!
sunny o
July 22, 2017|
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Response from Grockledevon | Property representative |
We open from 9am to 5pm every day. Hope to see you there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $11
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 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
Open all 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. Our icecream kiosk is open every day and until 9pm from whitsun until the end of August
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