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Next To Cable Car | Monte, Funchal, Madeira 9000-900, Portugal
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This snack bar is ok but sadly the food isn't very tasty and the staff is not very serviceminded or nice. Almost rude. We felt like they didn't want us there.

Thank Lovisa R
London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Poor service with dirty utensils. I would not want to recommend this place to anyone and I think they are more concerned with profit than genuinely wanting to help customers. Very costly.

Thank victorQ4909FO
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126 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

A coffee and a really nice cake, friendly service and a great view. It gets busy, so you may need to wait to get a seat. But Def worth it for the views

Thank ChrisBoston
Darmstadt, Germany
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Very disappointed by the cafe. First to note is that it is a self-service establishment, so you have to stand in line. Ok fair enough but unusual for any continental cafe. Then the system is that the same person who takes the order, also prepares it and takes the money. This is totally inefficient since some people in line just... More 

1 Thank simmondsi
East Sussex, United Kingdom
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222 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Stopped for a coffee, sat outside looking down at the amazing view, before visiting the Tropical Gardens. Coffee more expensive than Funchal cafes.

1 Thank Cags63
Chester, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped at the cafe today and was blown away by the list of hot and cold drinks all at good prices. Had a cold latte and my daughter had a milk shake. Both were gorgeous. The view down the mountain to Funchal was fabulous.

Thank Doddsu
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

We visited here after getting to the top of the cable car. We ordered some cold drinks to cool us down in the hot weather. They were all tasty but had some large chunks of ice in the bottom. There is a good view from the restaurant, if you ignore the top of the flat roof ring below the café.

Thank James A
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Fantastic location to catch tourists like us but they could take more advantage of their near monopoly and be a bit lighter; staff a bit abrupt as not enough of them and rushed off their feet, so service quite slow including paying Not a very wide choice of fairly average fare

Thank gordon w
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

After a hot and sticky afternoon in the palace gardens,we enjoyed a tasty meal,opting for a couple of the day's "specials". Service was quick and pleasant and the food tasty and reasonably priced.

Thank wearywanderers
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

You're encouraged to go to this cafe but we found the staff quite abrupt, and unable to modify the simplest of change. The food itself was average to poor, and there is definitely no non meat option.

Thank PLR59

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Next To Cable Car | Monte, Funchal, Madeira 9000-900, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
Right next to the cable car in Monte, Funchal, Madeira

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?