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£2 - £10
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Cafe, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Breakfast whilst visiting Dartmouth. Food was lovely, staff welcoming and friendly. Good vegetarian options. Worth a visit

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in the Captain's Cabin for the weekend and it was absolutely fabulous. A truly quirky room but clean and comfortable. Value for money and a great location.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not been for a couple of years but it’s still very good for breakfast. Nicely cooked and staff alway polite. We went most days during our stay and both really enjoyed it.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow amazing scallops on toast with avacado and crab Simply amazing Great service with a smile Lovely setting and the weather was shining on us as well

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been going to Alfs since it opened. We visit Dartmouth regularly. Very disappointed that the prices seem to have shot up and the welcome and service has gone down. New people running it perhaps? No friendly welcome and sparky repartee any more. No music...either. What a shame. At least we have our good memories and will now patronise another of Dartmouths great selection of cafes. We are not the only ones either as friends who keep their boat there say the same.........More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Hello Sorry to hear you didn't have a great time! We did have some technical issues which stopped our music so please accept my apologies on that. Please could you email me at andy@cafealfresco.co.uk so l can find out more about your visit and try...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice brunch, sadly they had run out of salmon so we couldn’t order our first menu choice however decent selection of breakfast/brunch items on the menu. Coffee and fresh orange juice were lovely. Very busy and quite cramped initially. No table service but that...wasn’t an issue.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Katie for your review! Sorry we didn't have the salmon for you its been selling like crazy!

Reviewed 5 May 2024 via mobile

Disappointing, Ordered the lighter breakfast, and scrambled egg and salmon with toast. Both of our toast tasted of cinnamon care need with prep and cross contamination. Also, HP sauce, using HP bottle but there was no way it was HP. Didn’t say anything at the...time as did not want to cause a scene, especially re the sauce.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Management response:Responded 5 May 2024

Hello Tracey Sorry to hear you had a disappointing visit. This is not want we want and sounds like we have dropped the ball on this visit. Please could you send a message with your email address so l contact you to discuss this. Once...More

Reviewed 22 April 2024 via mobile

Another really good visit to Alfresco. Their standards are always good. I had an open toastie with Sharpham Rustic, ham and chilli jam, my wife had avacado, bacon and scallops. Both were good and the scallops were piled high! This place is well worth a...visit 😋More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Management response:Responded 2 May 2024

Thank you for the lovely review!

Reviewed 7 April 2024

Always our number one choice for breakfast when we’re visiting Dartmouth. Service is always great, lovely friendly staff. The breakfast was amazing, scallops on toast with bacon and avocado. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Management response:Responded 11 April 2024

Thank you for your lovely review. The scallop are a recent addition to the menu and have proved very popular!

Reviewed 3 April 2024

I have been coming here for years whenever I visit Dartmouth. Yesterday there were 14 of us, 11 Americans who are family and close friends. We caused mayhem for a few minutes ordering such a large takeaway order of hot drinks. Dan, Kelly and Floss...were slightly amused by how many drinks we needed but, as always, the drinks were delicious and they made us all so welcome. Thank you!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Management response:Responded 11 April 2024

What a lovely review and photo, thank you! I know Dan , Kelly and Floss had a great fun serving you!

Reviewed 30 March 2024

Whilst waiting for our harbour cruise we did a quick search around Dartmouth and found this excellent café. Café Alf Resco is open 7am to 2pm seven days a week – we just stopped for coffee and morning pastries (that were good) but many people...were having a late breakfast.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Management response:Responded 11 April 2024

Thank you for the lovely words!

Reviewed 22 March 2024

Sadly this once amazing cafe has lost something. I have visited Alfresco for years and always been blown away by the service and quality of food even at the busiest of times. A lively, heart of the town cafe. Sadly, this visit left me a...bit cold. The buzz has gone, the energy seems muted. Even more importantly the breakfast just wasn’t great. The bacon was lovely but the anaemic sausage was tasteless. And whilst this is purely a personal thing, the toast not coming out hot and oozing in butter (you will know what I mean if you’ve ever been before), but served cold on the side of the plate with a dish of bland butter made me sad.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Management response:Responded 23 March 2024

Hello Mark Sorry to hear we didn't hit the spot on your last visit. I would like to hear more about your visit if you would like to contact me andy@cafealfresco.co.uk. We take all customer feedback and reviews and discuss it with the team so...More

Reviewed 18 March 2024 via mobile

We loved this cafe. Bursting with character, it feels cosy and welcoming. The staff were great with us and they even gave our dog a sausage which she loved! We enjoyed a very tasty lunch and delicious coffees. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Management response:Responded 18 March 2024

Hello That's such a lovely review thank you!! Im looking forward to sharing this with the team they will be chuffed!

Reviewed 9 March 2024

New table service did not work for us, toast arrived ten minutes after ordering and coffee didn’t arrive. We asked a member of staff about our coffees after a twenty minute wait and she gave us a refund for our coffees. We are regular customers...and have told many friends about the virtues of Alf Rescos, we enjoy the atmosphere and the food. We felt sad that today our visit was spoilt and we ended up buying coffee by a fire in a local pub and it took four minutes to be served.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Management response:Responded 9 March 2024

Hello Sorry to hear you had a bad experience at the cafe today. Please accept my apologies on your experience we defiantly want you to keep enjoying the cafe and this is not our usual standard.. Please could you email me andy@cafealfresco.co.uk so l can...More

Reviewed 6 March 2024

Family of 6 for brunch. Good Vegan as well as meat options. Standard breakfast was great value as was Avocado and eggs on toast. Some checking need for dietary allergies but staff were very helpful. Excellent location.

Date of visit: March 2024
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contact them direct i would suggest
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Hi, we have an allergen friendly menu, which can be adapted to suit any tastes. We do have locally made gluten free bread available too.
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Yes, Cafe Alf Resco offers takeaway services.

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Cafe Alf Resco is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5