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“Lovely had view with a nice slice of cheesecake”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hoopers

Hoopers
Ranked #108 of 336 Restaurants in Torquay
Cuisines: Cafe, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
southern
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Lovely had view with a nice slice of cheesecake”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

I came to this cafe by accident after browsing around the department store.

The selection of cakes was good but slices were sizeable.

I tried the vanilla cheesecake with berries and a black americano. The cheesecake was smooth and the biscuit base light and crunchy.

The panoramic view of the harbour and Torquay eye was nice after a long afternoon stroll.

Would recommend here for afternoon tea.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank travel168southern
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English first
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A costly mistake !”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

Have just spent 6pounds,85pence
On a piece of cake and orange juice!!Feel ripped off.For a start
The price of the Luscombe drink
Was well over what I pay in other
Restaurants,also the price ticket
Had been moved around,so I thought was paying 2.50,,when in
Fact it was 3.85!Also read the small print on the cakes,you could
Be mistakenly thinking they are two pounds,fifty pence,when in
Fact they are three pounds,eighty
Five pence.,with tea or coffee,
Which I didn't have !! How can they justify these prices?Are we
Paying for the view?? Incidentally,
The photo shown is not of Hoopers !

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank sylviakuszmlder
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Gone downhill”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

I am local to the area and going to Hoopers for a spot of lunch was always "its expensive but its worth it" now I must say it is still expensive but not worth it. Coffee is nice but the food is far too expensive for what you get.

  • Visited April 2013
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2 Thank RoundWorldin246days
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Tewkesbury
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204 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
“Not worth the trip upstairs”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

Called in for breakfast over the Easter weekend. This busy dept store cafe used to be good but now its grubby and the food not as it was - it's counter service with pleasant staff but it all a bit muddled. On exiting the place I read in the local paper that the cafe area is to be revamped - it needs ir

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank foodlover079
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Torquay, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“the best coffee and a wonderful view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

Maybe I am wrong but I always think 'going for a coffee' should be a relaxing experience, and so often nowadays it isn't. However at Hoopers, this isn't the case. There are always plenty of staff to keep the tables clean. The layout is good, and the tables are well spaced so that you have plenty of room to relax and enjoy the spectacular view of Torquay Harbour. The coffee is wonderful and no more expensive than other coffee shops. The cakes are fresh and delicious, and although ,in my opinion, a tad expensive are very good value in the 'cake and a hot drink' offer. My last visit was for morning coffee on a crystal clear morning when the sun was streaming through the windows . I watched the waiters in the harbour restaurants setting up their outside tables , I felt the sun on my face , and for ten minutes of this horrible rainy winter I was transported to a different place. Wonderful!

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Meldred
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