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“It's good because of where it is!” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cliff Railway Cafe

Cliff Railway Cafe
Ranked #1 of 6 Dessert in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $10
Cuisines: Cafe, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
England, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
“It's good because of where it is!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

Having walked up from the beach below, finding a cafe at the top was ideal.
A good selection of cakes, snacks and drinks. Be prepared for a long wait when they are busy!
Atmosphere not great, although if you can get a seat by the window there are some great views. It was spoilt for me by noisy inconsiderate families, but maybe in the summer when you can sit outside it is a better experience.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
England
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70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere, views and food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

A cafe used all year round by locals which surely says it all. Not cheap but always well presented meals served by friendly staff. The views of the sea and the coastline are superb and the setting of Babbacombe is Torquay at its finest.

Visited March 2013
Helpful?
Thank Huntingdonshire1
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Lincoln UK
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Brunch at the cafe - great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

This is a gem of a cafe - wonderful views, rivaling anywhere in the world, simple but stylish interior, excellent food and wonderful service. The other cafes/restaurants in the area should take note. We visit regularly on Sundays for brunch and to read the newspapers before taking a healthy walk down past the cliff railway, along the beach, up past the Carey Arms and back along the road to the cafe.The cafe is open all year round which is a bonus and street parking is free from the end of September to the end of May. Not to be missed.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jenny_1LincolnUK
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Truro, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“not to be missed after a walk on the downs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

We recently visited Babbacombe again and after a lovely stroll on the Downs we called into
the cafe as usual for an excellent snack, more like a meal you get real value for your money
and their baked potatoes with prawns and salad are always the best you can buy.You are always made most welcome by the staff, well worth a visit

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rita h
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Woolacombe, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good food great views.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

Visited with my 4 young boys and wife, high chairs were provided and staff very helpful. Excellent views and good service even tho it was busy.
Recommend to anyone.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank wikidslippers
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