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Swell Cafe Bar

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Chapel Street, Robin Hoods Bay, North York Moors National Park YO22 4SQ, England
+44 1947 880180
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10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Swell Cafe Bar has a prominent position in the old village of Robin Hood's...
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 4.00pm (seasonal).
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  • 21
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice lunch

Lovely sandwiches and Ringtons tea for lunch....we sat inside which was clean and tidy with plenty of choice. You can also sit outside on a nice day. Staff were really nice!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
stevenperkins5
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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English first
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Lovely sandwiches and Ringtons tea for lunch....we sat inside which was clean and tidy with plenty of choice. You can also sit outside on a nice day. Staff were really nice!

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

On a high season sunny late lunch time visit our family party of eight were expertly and considerately served food prepared to a very high standard. In particular we had a vinaigrette which any West End restaurant would be happy with. Well done!

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The best coffee this side of Italy! And a great choice of delicious foods, all served by friendly and efficient staff. Always a real treat.

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Popped in for a light lunch as we were planning a large dinner later. Chose soup of the day - sweet pepper. It was wonderful: full-bodied, hot in both senses and very tasty. Served with a delicious locally baked slice of white bloomer. Just what we needed. We were inside as it was pouring. It's quite spartanly furnished but with... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

As we wee in Robin Hoods bay early we were in need of a cofee, but didn't fancy the cafe halfway down the steps. I am glad we waited a little to get to this place as it is lovely. An amazing view over the bay, and an excellent array of drinks and snacks. We had coffee and homemade cakes,... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

lovely cafe, very well presented meals and snacks. clean and fresh decor. staff were excellent all round.

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Driebergen, The Netherlands
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Great choice of delicious coffee, hot chocolate also great and not too sweet. The food is all fresh and tasty, good value for money

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

A pleasant little place for sandwiches, snacks, cakes and tea. Also caters to those who need gluten-free food. The staff were very accommodating. Excellent view of the Bay, too.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

very friendly service and excellent location! Coffee and milk shake was the best ever!!! We went with 2 little kids and even our 5 year old son raved about the milk shake!

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Good cafe with airy eating area and two terraces one overlooking the sea. We only had coffee but the food looked fresh and appetising.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Chapel Street, Robin Hoods Bay, North York Moors National Park YO22 4SQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  North York Moors National Park  >  Robin Hoods Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1947 880180

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 12
  • Cuisine: Bar, Cafe, Sandwiches, Soups

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 4.00pm (seasonal).
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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