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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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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, 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 4.30Pm (seasonal).
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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
lovely view

sort-of dog friendly café- you have to walk dog around the back, not allowed through café, but the terrace out the back overlooks the coast, it is lovely spot in good weather. food was good, but quite limited selection, and was charged extra for an additional slice of bread...

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

sort-of dog friendly café- you have to walk dog around the back, not allowed through café, but the terrace out the back overlooks the coast, it is lovely spot in good weather. food was good, but quite limited selection, and was charged extra for an additional slice of bread...

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Visited Swell and was quite disappointed. Service was good and the food ok - the down point being that the sandwich is just that - no crisps / chips to go with (you have to buy a packet).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Lovely little cafe, with great selection of sandwiches and homemade cakes. Brilliant venue for enjoying a nice coffee while admiring the view from the balcony. Very nice gift shop too.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Has a nice terrace to sit outside with a sea view, cute little shop selling Robin Hoods Bay mugs and things, also sells a limited number of Sea Salt & Joules clothing.

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Only had tea and cake, but it was of a very high standard. Lovely to sit and watch the world go by, we sat at the back looking at the people toiling up the hill. Understand there was a nice balcony the other side, but that was full. The food that was coming out looked very nice

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I really love this place & make a point of going there every time I visit Robin Hoods Bay. We usually try to sit on the balcony (weather permitting). Lovely views. Great food. Only downside is they stop serving food at 3pm but drinks & cakes still available. Serve great coffee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Had a swell hot chocolate one of the best I've had...and the chocolate tiffin and cherry bake well was gorgeous. Very friendly staff would definitely call again

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Stopped here on a walk over from Ravenscar. Great coffee, lovely view. Very friendly staff. Sat outside with the view, but there was plenty more space inside for if the weather was less good

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Very homely little coffee shop, great customer service! Staff very helpful and quick to serve your choice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Very nice cafe bar where we stopped for lunch on a day trip during our holiday. A good menu with plenty of choice. The food was very nice with a lovely fresh side salad. We sat on the terrace with excellent views of the bay.

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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 - 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
Average Prices: USD 6 to 12
Cuisine: Bar, Cafe, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pub, Soups

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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 to 12
  • Cuisine: Bar, Cafe, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pub, 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 4.30Pm (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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?