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Cliff Railway Cafe

10 Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LF, England
+44 1803 324025
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (44 reviews)
“cakes” (60 reviews)
“panini” (10 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 17:00All hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10 Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LF, England
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Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped here to have a cream tea and soak in the beautiful atmosphere however this has been soured slightly by the customer service shown to my family. Having ordered an ice cream two teas and two scones for my family coming to a total...More

2  Thank Hayley J
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Always like to have a coffee here and a piece of homemade cake, It's a really nice setting with outdoor seating. Meals looked nice and always very busy. Just located at the top of the cliff railway which is £2.50 return.

Thank mandUk
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Happen to stumble upon this place to get out of the rain, friendly staff & wonderful cream tea. A shame that the weather was bad as the outlook was fantastic.

Thank richiejg
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Perfect cafe with stunning views of Oddicombe beach and the best cream tea! Great customer service even though it was very busy we still got a seat outside which was lovely.

Thank leahmayg22
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Today we enjoyed a very warm welcome, and a delicious meal of homemade quiche, homemade coleslaw with salad - the quiche was very tasty (normally I can't eat pastry, but this pastry was so light it melted in the mouth) followed by simply the most...More

Thank Lily12312
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Visited here on Saturday 29th April 2017 for lunch. The sun was sparkling and the view over the bay was beautiful. Food was to a good standard and great value for money, staff a little in experienced on this visit but they maybe new for...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We had lunch here and were impressed with the quality (and quantity) of the food and the staff and service. The position of the café is wonderful with spectacular views and there is a terrace and a balcony for when the weather is warm. We...More

Thank DJF710
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Great little cafe at the top of the railway overlooking the bay in Babbacombe. Very friendly staff & good portions of food, so excellent value for money. You can sit outside or in depending on the weather, but if you are just passing, you must...More

Thank Sonrichard
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

I recently visited here for breakfast and I left feeling very disappointed. We arrived and sat down on a used table and the previous dishes took around 10 minutes to be cleared but I appreciate it was busy, I asked for the table to be...More

1  Thank LouRed123
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

This is the third time I've visited this great cafe. Had a fabulous crab salad. Such good value and wonderful friendly staff with amazing views.

Thank Trumpton_8
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 324025
Open 364 days a year serving freshly cooked breakfast, lunch, homemade cakes and scones. Ice cream kiosk open all year with 22 flavours of icecream and milkshakes available. Uninterrupted views over Lyme Bay from floor to ceiling windows and a panoaramic view from our outside terrace. All meals are cooked to order and we use fresh locally sourced ingredients.
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