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SmallWorld Cafe

#174 of 1,080 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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La Cala de Mijas, Spain
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

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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Malaga, Spain
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank PH399
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 

malaga
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

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

Thank you for all your kind words. We hope to see you again soon. Regards Mike Owner More 

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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

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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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

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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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Thank Harry T
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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$21
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Cafe, International
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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?