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£6 - £11
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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

Called in this morning for coffee with our two small daschunds and what a welcome they got, well we did aswell for that matter. They brought a pet bed, water and treats a fantastic place to visit with your fur babies. Coffee and food first...class. Highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: April 2024
Helpful?3  
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Gary Salter, Owner at Lighthouse Cafe and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for sharing your experience with us much appreciated and enjoy the rest of your holiday in the bay.

Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great café on the harbourside in Torquay. The food is excellent with a great choice and the setting is lovely with outdoor seating, if the weather is good enough! The staff are really superb and make you welcome. Lots of tatty places...in Torquay these days, but this is not one of them, and is definitely well worth a visit if you are in town.More

Date of visit: April 2024
Helpful?3  
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Gary Salter, Owner at Lighthouse Cafe and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for visiting us and much appreciated your lovely comments thank you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely welcome, especially for our Labrador who was given a rug to lie on, water and fresh chicken! Food delicious- the biggest milkshakes I’ve ever seen!! Fab way to spend an hour or so.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Gary Salter, Owner at Lighthouse Cafe and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

That’s why we call it a shipwreck shake thank you for your review much appreciated.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a cold and windy April mornimg we were welcomed by both the warmth of the surroundings and the friendliness of the hosts. The storm overnight had left us with a healthy hunger and we relaxed with hot toasted crumpets with butter, accompanied by the...continental meats selection. A couple of hot drinks make the perfect repast. Many thanks to the Lighthouse's accomodating and very friendly owners. Oh. And not forfegging the loving attention for our fluffy pooch who was given a comfy basket, a bowl of fresh water and a bit of chicken breast to boot. Many thanks!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Gary Salter, Owner at Lighthouse Cafe and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you fryer t for visiting us today and your review on this platform much appreciated enjoy your time in the bay.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food (garlic mushrooms), great milkshakes and tea and friendly staff in a great location overlooking the harbour.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Gary Salter, Owner at Lighthouse Cafe and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review much appreciated and hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here today with my partner as we both fancied some lunch. Very laid back atmosphere inside, dogs welcome and mats, bowls and treats provided. Good choice of food on the menu from a breakfast selection served until 12 which included stacked pancakes to an...after 12 menu which had plenty of choice. I had the salmon salad with sweet chilli and the other half had the BLT with fries. The salad was £14.95 but it was well worth that price because everything looked and tasted fresh. We both had a pint of cider too and the thing for me was that the glasses were fresh out of the freezer. On a hot summers day this would be amazing, not that it wasn’t today but you know what I mean. Decor is great and the staff are friendly and very welcoming. All in all a lovely experience and I would definitely return just to try out the seafood platter off the specials board. You will not be disappointed visiting here as all food is made to order and fresh.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Gary Salter, Owner at Lighthouse Cafe and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your rating on trip advisor and much appreciated enjoy your visit to the bay!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great find in the harbour, very welcoming, we sat in the comfy high back chairs, easy listening background music, good choice of cakes (the carrot cake was yummy) and drinks, would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Gary Salter, Owner at Lighthouse Cafe and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for you kind words and rating us on trip advisor

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fabulous friendly service. Lovely food and surrounding! Amazing freshly made milkshake, the best by far, a must!! We will be back 😀

Date of visit: March 2024
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Gary Salter, Owner at Lighthouse Cafe and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely message on trip advisor and much appreciated.

Reviewed 19 March 2024

Stopped here for lunch. We just wanted old-school sandwiches on ordinary bread. Not panini/ciabatta/wrap. Delicious cheese & onion chutney between 2 large chunks of sliced bread.Salad & nachos.Delicious Earl Grey Tea too. This all sounds incredibly gushing as a review for a simple sarnie &...cuppa,but boy it's worth it I think !! About half the customers are returners from up country visiting again.Lovely. A lovely clean cafe with WiFi. Thank you !!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Gary Salter, Owner at Lighthouse Cafe and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

So pleased you enjoyed your sandwich’s And your lovely comments on your review much appreciated thank you.

Reviewed 11 March 2024

On arriving Torquay we walked along the front looking for somewhere for lunch. We glad we went walked all the way to the end and found here…… one of the most dog friendly cafes we’ve been too! The dog got his own little rug and...water bowl while we had the soup of the day and a lovely cup of tea 😋. We are here for the week and if we find ourselves that way again we will definitely stop off again for lunch or a drink and some cake 😊More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Gary Salter, Owner at Lighthouse Cafe and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2024

Much appreciated thank you hope to see you again soon and have a wonderful holiday.

Reviewed 10 March 2024

I love this cafe/bistro amazing views, great atmosphere, value for money, very dog friendly, they have a new team and considering it's early season everything was as good as last year. IV tried lunch, breakfast and afternoon tea all amazing.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Gary Salter, Owner at Lighthouse Cafe and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2024

Thank you for your lovely words much appreciated and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 10 March 2024 via mobile

Having just spent a lovely Mothers Day lunch with my two daughters I can say the food, service and drinks were excellent. The decor and ambiance just added to the experience. Will definitely be retuning and hopefully use the outside seating are in the warmer...weather taking in the views of Torquay Harbour.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Gary Salter, Owner at Lighthouse Cafe and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2024

Thank you for your review and choosing us for Mother’s Day much appreciated.

Reviewed 10 March 2024

Situated in a wonderful location on the harbourside, the Lighthouse is a fabulous place to have breakfast, brunch, lunch or just a coffee. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and Ceri and Lizzie and of course Gary greet us with a warm welcome and always...serve us with a smile. The food is presented beautifully and is delicious. We leave feeling satisfied and looking forward to our next visit. See you soon.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Gary Salter, Owner at Lighthouse Cafe and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2024

Always a pleasure seeing regulars coming back much appreciate you support thank you.

Reviewed 9 March 2024

The welcome we received with our dog was second to none. The owners were so attentive to that they provided a bed for the dog to lie in, water and treats. The food was excellent and the price was very reasonable. Would not hesitate to...recommend and will return when in the area again.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Gary Salter, Owner at Lighthouse Cafe and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2024

Thank you for your review it’s very much appreciated and pleased you enjoyed your visit to the lighthouse.

Reviewed 27 February 2024

We were looking for a decent cream tea in February-and we found one! Large warm scones with plenty of cream and jam. Lovely cafe with quirky decor and we loved it.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Gary Salter, Owner at Lighthouse Cafe and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2024

So pleased you found us for your cream tea On a visit to the bay much appreciated and for rating us thank you so much enjoy the rest of your week.

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Lighthouse Cafe and Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5