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Cliff Railway Cafe

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10 Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LF, England
+44 1803 324025
09:00 - 17:00
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Watford, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This cafe is a short walk from the cliff railway and the model village. Would definitely go back if we were in the area as the food we had was delicious. The cafe is a well run friendly establishment with a good selection of hot and cold foods on the menu. We sat by the window on an overcast day... More 

Thank Ninip00
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We spent a weekend in Devon and found this lovely café in a spectacular location. We were lucky enough to enjoy the fantastic sea view from the balcony. The place was very busy, it seems to be very popular with both locals and tourists, which is not surprising as it is a fantastic place with a great atmosphere. The coffee... More 

Thank EnikoLondon
Torquay, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a really good breakfast on the new balcony which makes the views from this café even more spectacular. ~Friendly staff and having seen the scones on display will definitely be back for a cream tea!

Thank Jeanette S
Leeds, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for a coffee stop. Decent cappuccino. Lovely selection of ice cream and a fantastic scones with a generous pot of clothed cream and Jam. Lovely friendly staff even when we confused the man on the till with our ice cream order!! All the meals coming from the kitchen looked yummy we might visit again for a spot of... More 

Thank Chrisg1979
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cliff railway cafe is a great place for lunch very welcoming nice decor we sat outside and tested the very effective heaters The portions are generous and very tasty the prices are sensible Hope to come back soon

Thank Marc M
Torquay, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely extension added, great views. My favourite is always a crab roll, whilst mum had a jacket potato. Very clean, staff friendly and helpful.

Thank Melli60
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in just for hot drinks and cake. The cafe is friendly clean and welcoming. The Mocha and Cappuccino were delicious and the shared Lemon Sponge was moist and flavoursome. The location is awesome. Near the cliff railway and with awesome cliff top views. I recommend this cafe.

Thank Martin G
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my mom here after a walk along the downs for a cuppa and a cake , we shared a chocolate sponge with cream in the middle it was scrummy , the people who worked there were very helpful will take mom again

Thank juliessweetbox
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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214 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in here for a cup of tea and a cake and enjoyed looking at the view, although they are doing some work there at present, adding an outside balcony I think. Staff are friendly and helpful and the place is clean.

Thank Carol H
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Often meet here for coffee and a chat with friends. Always a lovely welcome. Food good and reasonable. View fantastic.

Thank kittykatsheila

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$10
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
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 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.

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