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Reviewed 3 days ago

The menu choice is amazing and caters for gluten free and vegan which is a plus. The food we had was very good. The only thing I would say is the service was slow and could be quicker. This would not stop me returning.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I love to eat at Babbacombe Bay, they cater for gluten free, meals, cakes etc. the fish of the day today was Hake, beautifully moist, cooked in lovely batter, a perfect place to meet up ,

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 19 February 2024

Back in the middle of January, I enquired as to whether they were doing a special valentines afternoon tea, and was assured they were, so booked it, without going into why I needed it, I wanted it to be a special afternoon tea this year…had...I been told that what I was assured, wouldn’t be, then I would of booked somewhere else. The food was ok tbf, but valentines special afternoon tea it wasn’t.. The excuse given, was that they ran out of time to plan one,and had a chef down, a courtesy message or call would of been appreciated on this occasion..More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 15 January 2024

Such a warm and friendly atmosphere. Proper loose leaf tea, served with a smile. Very popular establishment, go and you will see why.

Date of visit: January 2024
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The Team at Babbacombe Bay Cafe, Owner at The Babbacombe Bay Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2024

Thank you so very much for taking time to share this review with us & for encouraging other people to visit . We really appreciate your kind words!

Reviewed 28 December 2023

My husband and I and our huge 8 month old puppy found this place by a stroke of sheer good luck on Christmas Eve. We were made to feel so welcome by all of the staff and the cream tea and cakes were amazing that...we decided to go back for lunch with our friends on Boxing Day. Once again, nothing was too much trouble for the lovely staff - not everyone welcomes a huge puppy - but we were welcomed with open arms. The food was fantastic, the atmosphere was welcoming and fun and all of the lovely girls who work there were a delight. We plan to come back to Babbacome soon anyway but even if we weren't I think this place is worth the 3 hour drive just on its own. Thank you so much and we wish you all a Very Happy New Year. xxMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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The Team at Babbacombe Bay Cafe, Owner at The Babbacombe Bay Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2024

Thank you so very much Lynne, for such a very positive review . We are so pleased that you had such an enjoyable dining experience or should we say dining experiences! We are blessed to have a dedicated team who strive to provide the best...More

Reviewed 26 December 2023

What a find! Our friends had discovered this cafe on Christmas Eve and raved about their cream tea. So we all went for a Boxing Day lunch Two of us had a huge bowl of ‘Festive Fries’. Perfectly cooked fries with chopped up pigs in...blankets and cranberry sauce. Delicious. My husband had the biggest ploughman’s I have ever seen! Even he could not manage it all but, no problem, a doggy box was produced and we brought it home. The last meal was squid. Cooked to perfection and a very large potion. The staff were delightful, friendly and efficient. And happy to produce a bowl of water for our very large canine companion. Forget all the other eating places in Babbacombe, this is the one you MUST go toMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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The Team at Babbacombe Bay Cafe, Owner at The Babbacombe Bay Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2024

Thank you so very much for this fantastic review which is much appreciated. It is our aim to ensure that our customers have such an enjoyable dining experience and our team strive to ensure this happens . It’s so uplifting for the team to receive...More

Reviewed 4 November 2023 via mobile

Visited a week ago today to enjoy the advertised ScreamTea with family . Babbacombe Bay Cafe, you most certainly have got this “right” … The food was delicious and service with a smile was enjoyed . The staff are friendly and very professional. Our pet...dog even got to enjoy a puppy-chino ! Happy Days & highly recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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The Team at Babbacombe Bay Cafe, Owner at The Babbacombe Bay Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2023

Thank you so very much for taking time to write this review . It’s great for staff morale when we share such reviews with them and we are really pleased that you had a great time …

Reviewed 27 October 2023

What a start to our Wedding Anniversary ! This little gem is set in a perfect location with a beautiful sea view . We opted to sit inside due to the fact that Storm Babet was on her way … This didn’t dampen our spirits...or the spirts of the staff who were happy & smiling . The service is second to none and the premises is perfectly clean and tidy . What about the food ??? Absolutely scrumptious! Food was delicious , well presented & well worth the money !More

Date of visit: October 2023
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The Team at Babbacombe Bay Cafe, Owner at The Babbacombe Bay Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2023

Thank you so very much for sharing this positive review with us & the wider community. It’s great to know that you had such an enjoyable experience especially on your wedding anniversary! Best Wishes…

Reviewed 18 October 2023 via mobile

We booked a table for 10 of us and they made the table big enough for us all to sit together. Their was no hassle just great staff welcoming us as we all arrived nothing was too much trouble all our breakfast arrived at the...same time. When the food was out of this world so nice. We go here once a year on our way down to Torquay. We would all like to say a Big thank you to All of the staff. ( If your that way try it and see. ) 👍More

Date of visit: October 2023
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The Team at Babbacombe Bay Cafe, Owner at The Babbacombe Bay Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2023

Thank you so very much for taking time to share this very positive with us & the wider community. It’s so rewarding for all our team members to know that you had such an enjoyable experience and we will see you all in 2024 if...More

Reviewed 12 October 2023 via mobile

Superb cafe on the sea front. We had a late lunch. The bay burger and ocean breakfast, both were amazing. The home made onion rings were lovely and the chips were stunning. The food is all sourced local and had a good gluten free choice...too. The staff were lovely, very friendly and welcoming. Dogs are allowed and are given their own treats. Decor in cafe was beautiful with fresh roses on every table. Very worth the cost of £38 for the 2 substantial meals and 2 capacuinos.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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The Team at Babbacombe Bay Cafe, Owner at The Babbacombe Bay Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2023

WoW ! Thank you so very much for leaving this very positive review and for sharing it with us & the wider community. It’s good to know that you had an enjoyable experience and we look forward to welcoming you back soon !

Reviewed 3 October 2023 via mobile

Wonderful food. Great atmosphere. Friendly staff. Lovely location 👌 we come here often & it never disappoints

Date of visit: September 2023
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The Team at Babbacombe Bay Cafe, Owner at The Babbacombe Bay Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2023

Thank you so very much for this positive review ! It’s great to know that you enjoy your visits & we look forward to welcoming you back soon …

Reviewed 15 August 2023

Just looking for a tasty brunch and a sea view vibe and we found it!…just as the lovely owner said… a little slice of paradise!🏝️🌊🌊🍦 A fab location right on the beach, great coffee, great friendly service, tasty brunch and bacon cooked just how I...like it. AND rosemary salted chips!! What more could you ask for except perhaps an ice cream which we had!!🫣🍦💕 great little find, we hope to return again, you deserve to do well!🙏👌😍More

Date of visit: August 2023
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The Team at Babbacombe Bay Cafe, Owner at The Babbacombe Bay Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2023

We are so pleased that you enjoyed The Babbacombe Bay Cafe experience. It is undoubtedly our “little” slice of paradise and we are happy to share it with our customers and at the same time share our hospitality. We hope you come to visit again...More

Reviewed 13 August 2023 via mobile

LOVE this little gem! The food is delicious and the recently changed menus offer so much choice for everyone. The maple and sesame halloumi is out of this world - the coffee is tasty and freshly made properly rather than by pushing a button on...a machine and a delicious selection of cakes are available to enjoy too. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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The Team at Babbacombe Bay Cafe, Owner at The Babbacombe Bay Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2023

Thank you for such kind words Clare ! We are truly happy that you enjoyed your visit and more so enjoyed the food & beverages. We’ve worked hard to offer our customers the best experience & comments like these make it all worthwhile.

Reviewed 12 August 2023

Delicious French toast with berries and yoghurt. I wish I knew what yoghurt they use as it was so good. A quick pit stop to help socialise my young dog after a walk along the coastal path. The staff were really gentle and understanding with...the dog and brought her some little dog biscuits when I explained she is sometimes a bit nervous of people. Very friendly and efficient service. The view out to sea is very relaxing while you are eating.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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The Team at Babbacombe Bay Cafe, Owner at The Babbacombe Bay Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2023

We are so happily that you had a pleasant experience when you “dropped” by The Babbacombe Bay Cafe. We are so lucky that our location is perfect for that relaxing dining experience. We pride ourselves in the service we provide & the friendliness of the...More

Reviewed 9 August 2023 via mobile

Such friendly and welcoming staff, this also included the dog. We had breakfast very yum and they even provided a sausage for the dog. Will definitely go back.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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The Team at Babbacombe Bay Cafe, Owner at The Babbacombe Bay Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2023

Thank you for your feedback Donna . We are happy that you had an enjoyable experience… It is our aim to please , in the service we provide and also the quality of our food . Being “dog” friendly not only provides a positive experience...More

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The Babbacombe Bay Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5