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Chapel Street, Robin Hoods Bay, North York Moors National Park YO22 4SQ, England
+44 1947 880180
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $11
Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: Bar, Café, Soups, Sandwiches
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Delivery
Description: Swell Cafe Bar has a prominent position in the old village of Robin Hood’s Bay, with seating terraces overlooking the village and beck to one side and sea to the other. Forget the "high street coffee chains" Swell is a little independent trying to provide the best coffee together with fresh simple food! Open daily from 10am to 4.30pm.

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Nottingham
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Always have a coffee and cake at Swell Cafe when at Robin Hood's Bay. Great views when sitting on the patio.

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Let's get the negatives out the way first. None of the staff have attended charm school. They all looked miserable and the one who had a face like a dropped meat pie was downright rude. It is by no means obvious that you can't smoke on there lovely outside terrace but when the lady who transgressed apologized they had a... More 

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Lancashire
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157 reviews 157 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I only popped in here for a pot of tea, but I was served promptly with a smile. I was given a pot of hot water to accompany the tea, something that is not often offered these days. There is an area to sit outside front and back of the café and dogs are allowed.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Its well positioned on a hill.so you can sit outside at the front & look over the road from a nice vantage point looking down on the road leading down to Robin Hoods Bay. At the rear is another outside seating so you can view the Bay. The seating was a little basic with plastic chairs, but the coffee &... More 

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doncaster
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10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Called in at swell during our recent 3 nite visit to Robin Hoods Bay. Lovely views out to sea. Between us we had the soup of the day, toasted teacake, cake and tea it was all very tasty. Would definitely return next we are in RHB. An enjoyable snack with great views.

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Selby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We have just had our wedding here at the Swell, it was absolutely amazing, the staff are brilliant, everything went smoothly, the weather was great, and the views are amazing. If you are looking for a venue for any function check this out, you won't be disappointed.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We were invited to a wedding here. The venue was gorgeous and the food was excellent. The views from the terrace were lovely. Next time in Robin Hoods Bay we will definitely be revisiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Lovely welcome great staff friendly and helpful to us. Loved the cakes and coffee overlooking the sea and at reasonable prices . Try the hot chocolate with marshmallows apparently with baileys is best too I overheard it said

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Have been to the Swell many times over the last few years. It serves the best coffee in Robin Hoods Bay. The balcony is lovely with views over the bay. However the staff aren't the friendliest compared to other coffee shops around the bay. I think the owners may need to go back on the shop floor to work some... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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167 reviews 167 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This cafe is very clean, has tables inside and out (looking out either over the sea or the village side), cakes were good but I did have a scary experience with the teapot for the loose leaf tea (the tea was also excellent). Admittedly I guess I wasn't fully listening when the server explained it but why would you need... More 

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Additional Information about Swell Cafe Bar

Address: Chapel Street, Robin Hoods Bay, North York Moors National Park YO22 4SQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1947 880180
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  North York Moors National Park  >  Robin Hoods Bay
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 11
Cuisine: Bar, Café, Soups, Sandwiches

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