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SmallWorld Cafe

#156 of 1,065 Restaurants in Marbella
Certificate of Excellence
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Ctra. de Istan, Km.1 | Centro Comercial Le Village 15, 29602, Marbella, Spain
+34 952 77 10 46
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been coming here for years and it has always, always been consistently excellent, great staff, great service, excellent food and incredible value for money, atmosphere always very buzzy, recommend that you definitely book during summer months for dinner as it's always a very popular place. The recent refurb of the outside dining area is a much welcomed addition... More 

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Abingdon
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Traditional English Sunday roast plenty of meat and veg served piping hot. The staff are so attentive and friendly nothing is too much trouble. Superb relaxing atmosphere.

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malaga
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Living here is great, walking the dogs along the beach its always a pleasure to stop off on the way home and enjoy a glass (or 2) of wine with a snack. One of us enjoys the Chardonnay whilst the other the Sauvignon, snacks like a quesadilla with prawns, vedg with guacamole, or plenty of other delights. Staff are young,... More 

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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a really pleasant family evening for eleven in this delightful restaurant during a short break in Marbella. The restaurant came recommended and it didn't disappoint - the quality of the food was first class as was the service. Had a selection of starters to share, the Quesadillas being my personal favourite. The Thai curry was a popular hit as... More 

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Michael T, Owner at SmallWorld Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your excellent review. We hope to see you all again soon. Regards Mike Owner More 

Marbella
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of our favorite restaurants, even though there is very little in the way of vegan food. All the pasta has egg in it, even Spaghetti, which is unusual. All the bread has egg or milk in it we are told, so unless my husband wants to have the same boring salad and a couple of portions of... More 

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Michael T, Owner at SmallWorld Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are reviewing our menu early next year and will be ensuring there are more vegan options. We are also opening a new natural food take away cafe in a few months a few doors up from SmallWorld Cafe. There will be a number of gluten free options here too. We hope to... More 

Loughborough, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The small world cafe has been refurbished and has increased its dining space by adding a terrace at the front , in addition to its pre existing outdoor extension area to the front. Much of the menus has been retained or tweaked. The food is always good. However the value for money of each dish is a bit hit and... More 

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Michael T, Owner at SmallWorld Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It's good to hear you enjoyed our Red Thai curry. This dish is time intensive to prepare and has a number of special ingredients. Both points are factored in to our very reasonable pricing structure. We hope to see you again soon. Regards Mike Owner More 

Littlehampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We have eaten here a few times now and are never disappointed. The menu has so many appetising choices and it always takes us a little time to decide! We have also eaten the Sunday lunch, the portions are very generous and very good value for money. Try and leave a room for the fudge brownie, it is beyond delicious!... More 

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Michael T, Owner at SmallWorld Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. Sunday Lunch is becoming very popular and we now have live music 2 or 3 times a month. We hope to see you again soon. Regards Mike Owner More 

Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The cafe was busy when we arrived for Sunday lunch. Had the roast beef with all the trimmings . Most certainly great value for money and excellent quick service as well On this Sunday there was a tribute singer which added to the atmosphere. Would come back.

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Michael T, Owner at SmallWorld Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We have live music 2 or 3 Sundays per month and hope to see you again soon. Regards Mike Owner More 

Guernsey, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

When we are not sure where to lunch we usually come here. The daily special or al a carte never fail to please. Although the cafe has recently changed ownerthey have invested in improved seating and facilities. It is the same chef for 4 years. We have eaten here twice this visit. The first meal was sole. It was stunning... More 

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Michael T, Owner at SmallWorld Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words. We are pleased to hear you like our refurbishment and food. We hope to see you again soon. Regards Mike Owner More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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217 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We try to eat at least once when we visit the area ~ never disappoints ~ staff are lovely ~ food superb ~ great menu! Nice to have a tried & tested that maintains standards. Well worth a visit ~ great for families ~ more of a bar/restaurante vibe in the evening.

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Michael T, Owner at SmallWorld Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. Come along on Sunday with the family for Sunday Roast and kids art & craft. We also have live music 2 or 3 times a month. Regards Mike Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$21
Cuisine
Cafe, Mediterranean, European, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 01:00
Monday
09:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 01:00
Thursday
09:00 - 01:00
Friday
09:00 - 01:00
Saturday
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ctra. de Istan, Km.1 | Centro Comercial Le Village 15, 29602, Marbella, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Marbella
  • Phone Number: +34 952 77 10 46
Description
SmallWorld Cafe has won the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013 - 2015 and has received several awards from the Mayor of Marbella. We thank our amazing local and international clientele and last but certainly not least, our wonderful team, past and present.

We opened our doors 8 years ago next to the world famous Olivia Valere night club and the Palace of the King of Saudi Arabia. We are also very close to the world renowned Swiss hotel management university, Les Roches.

We built it in a Shoreditch and Manhattan style, with brick walls, wooden floors and an exposed ceiling. SmallWorld has 4 terraces and there is plenty of space for private functions and birthdays. The inside has a raised podium dining area with sofas to chill out on and free wifi in case you need to get some work done or simply surf the net (or review us on TripAdvisor!).

The menu, well, simples... big portions, small prices and delicious, nuf said! We aim to please, so you shouldn't be disappointed...

Again, thanks to all our lovely customers and hope to see you soon.

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