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SmallWorld Cafe

#170 of 1,087 Restaurants in Marbella
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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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Sheffield
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438 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We managed to find this great cafe, which is tucked away on the Istan road, after spotting it on TA. We went for dinner first, not an enormous menu, but as the name suggests, they have a bit of everything from around the world, Italian, Thai, Mediterranean and American, so really something for everyone. Both meals we had were good.... More 

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Marbella, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good food. good service and Reasonable prices Excellent to go with friends. Easy parking as well. Will come back soon

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

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear your positive comments. Our free parking is the best in Marbella! Regards Mike Owner More 

Fully, Switzerland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We eat here on a regular basis and have never been disappointed. High value meals : good quality food and more than reasonable prices. Staff is always very friendly and helpful

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Thank Edwin O
Michael T, Owner at SmallWorld Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. What do we need to do to get a 5 Edwin? Regards Mike Owner More 

Marbella, Spain
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been told about this place and it didn't disappoint. Had the lamb. It just fell off the bone. Not much atmosphere in the evening but very polite and courteous staff.

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Thank Ian B
Michael T, Owner at SmallWorld Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed the lamb. Marbella is a quiet place this time of the year but the atmosphere will get better every month. Regards Mike Owner More 

London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming here for a few years and it continues to improve all the time. Great atmosphere with let's say relaxed service. I had the pumpkin tower on my wife's recommendation and it was really delicious and surprisingly filling. Thomas had the tuna and he ate it all, so that can only be a good thing. Really very... More 

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

Thank yoo for taking the time to review us. We hope to see you again sometime soon. Regards Mike Owner More 

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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We reserved a table for Sunday lunch at 4pm. When making the reservation we were told that Sunday lunch was served until 5.30pm. Once seated we both chose roast beef. The waitress returned to inform us that the beef was finished. We were asked if we wanted to choose something from the normal menu, this we did. I chose lamb... More 

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

Thank you for you review and we are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the experience. We have built up an excellent reputation for Sunday Lunch with live music and feedback has been fantastic. On this occasion it would appear that we didn't achieve our high standards so please accept my apologies. Sunday was extremely busy and everyone wanted beef... More 

La Cala de Mijas, Spain
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was our first visit here on a Cooldeals offer. We went with our daughter and boyfriend who were visiting from England. What a meal, what a welcome. The whole team here are really turned on to customer service, so friendly and efficient. We all chose different first and mains but what stood out above all of them was the... More 

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

Thank you so much for your 5 star review! We are pleased to hear you really enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. Regards Mike Owner More 

Malaga, Spain
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

I've eaten many times here in the past two years and was happy with the food and atmosphere. However something has changed, I booked my birthday lunch and asked for Cava to be served to my guests on arrival. When I arrived my guests were sitting in a huddle and had been ignored. Whoever has taken over should perhaps teach... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We have consulted with the Shift Manager, shift staff and CCTV regarding your visit. Firstly we would like to point out we had no record of a booking. Your guests arrived before you and we sat them promptly. They were asked whether they would like a drink but declined. We believe you arrived shortly afterwards... More 

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 29 November 2016

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

Thank you for your comments. It's good to read all of your positive comments and we will look forward to seeing you soon! Regards Mike Owner More 

Abingdon
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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

Thank you for your review and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your Sunday lunch. Pop in soon! Regards Mike Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$21
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Cafe, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
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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