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“Needs to be better.”
Review of Devil's Point Cafe

Devil's Point Cafe
Ranked #546 of 754 Restaurants in Plymouth
Description: Tripadvisor already lists the interesting Artillery Tower restaurant built into a fourteenth century gun fort close to the entrance to Devonport dockyard still the largest naval base in western Europe. It is usually open only evenings. But just alongside with it's own car park, a fantastic view of the frequent close passing warships and close to the local tennis and croquet courts as well as the outer perimeter wall of the stylish Georgian Royal William Yard. The cafe does a no stop trade in snacks sandwiches rolls and hot and cold drinks. Recently extended to provide more seating inside this is a constant daytime meeting point for people using he Coastal footpath sportsmen and women and lots of walkers. The view across this inner corner of Plymouth Sound into the Mount Edgecombe country park makes for an attractive and restful experience. Well deserves a listing.
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Description: Tripadvisor already lists the interesting Artillery Tower restaurant built into a fourteenth century gun fort close to the entrance to Devonport dockyard still the largest naval base in western Europe. It is usually open only evenings. But just alongside with it's own car park, a fantastic view of the frequent close passing warships and close to the local tennis and croquet courts as well as the outer perimeter wall of the stylish Georgian Royal William Yard. The cafe does a no stop trade in snacks sandwiches rolls and hot and cold drinks. Recently extended to provide more seating inside this is a constant daytime meeting point for people using he Coastal footpath sportsmen and women and lots of walkers. The view across this inner corner of Plymouth Sound into the Mount Edgecombe country park makes for an attractive and restful experience. Well deserves a listing.
Reviewed August 13, 2012

We walk past here every week or so. It is a few matures from the water and fantastic views. The old 1960s counter seems to have been extended recently to include a small dark indoor eating room. I don't know whether there are planning or capital complications but this place ought to be so much better. There is a huge unmet need and demand. Lots of people walk by and linger here. There is a very popular small sea beach and pool just down the steps. BUT the snack bar is one huge let down. The newly apparent fancily sign written van suggests a friendly idyllic and useful cafe but for whatever reason the reverse is the reality. In an unaccountable determination to restrict the options the counter sells mostly routing wrapped ices, tea and coffee, a small selection of filled rolls and iced buns. There are a very few hot meals including mundane pasties. Others have commented on the indifferent unsmiling approach of the counter staff. Why so sad. On a brighter note the man in the cooks blue stripe apron who sometimes brings food out to pensioners in their cars has a lighter touch and is friendly. This cafe could be a gold mine but seems intent on being a begrudging business. Time for a major rethink! Could and should be so good.

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6  Thank Cr0wM
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

Worst cafe ever, the lady behind the counter is so rude she could turn milk sour just by looking at it

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7  Thank plymgir
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

Many local people know the delights of the Devils Point free 24 hour conveniently gently sloping big public car park and the delightful walk around the corner with the best views of the Sound and the entrance to the river and dockyard. Just park your car and gaze at the fantastic view or get out and walk in either direction. But the little cafe by the Artillery Tower and the corner of the RWY wall is a serious lost opportunity. The food even the Walls etc ice cream is very expensive. It is not noticeably friendly and there are problems with the lockable car park which is jealously guarded from anyone who wants to eat at the adjacent restaurant, walk the dog(or granny), take a look over the wall at the small beach and swimming pond, or just draw breath.We have seen and keep hearing of people, including pensioners, having their cars locked in if they are not out at 5 o'clock. The problem could be easily solved and the Devil's Point experience made even better if the council would just grant a licence for a good old fashioned ice cream van or even a snack/burger van up in the main car park. Take note, Devil's Point Cafe, inertia and indifferent pricey service is not the way to draw and keep customers, or protect yourselves from viable alternatives.

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10  Thank DougalM_12
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Reviewed June 1, 2012

staff always friendly
my grandson loves the ice cream

3  Thank helen m
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Reviewed May 23, 2012

Slightly odd set up but in a very useful position overlooking one of the more interesting views across the western Sound and entrance to the dockyard. Particularly good spot to watch the British and visiting warships pass in or out. Snack bar sells small cooked meals but mostly ice creams, hot and cold drinks and various baps. But the staff are so cold and indifferent. A few evident regulars who often stand close by with what look to be their own mugs sometimes inject a bit of happiness but the snack bar itself is one of the most uninviting that I have encountered. Pity, it's a good spot especially for walking the path in either direction along the edge of the sea. Limited parking, beware the threatening signs and the risk of your car being locked in overnight.

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12  Thank JoeS424
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