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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 - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Delivery
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.
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  • 129
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
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 cake and coffee

Nice place, the cakes were lush I could have eaten a whole cake not just a slice. The drinks were good, I had a hot chocolate and my partner had an Americano. They also do a great seated area outside with a great view.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Lee-Whalley
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Delivery
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English first
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Nice place, the cakes were lush I could have eaten a whole cake not just a slice. The drinks were good, I had a hot chocolate and my partner had an Americano. They also do a great seated area outside with a great view.

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We got married at Swell on 14.03.15. We first met Jane when she showed us round in November 2014 and we were impressed by her professionalism. We kept in touch by e-mail and found her to be very responsive and happy to help with any queries and questions that we had. On our wedding day again her professionalism shone through... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Offered a warm wecome on entering Advised to take a seat and our order would be taken Drinks served promptly Staff very polite Beautiful views over the harbour

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Stafford, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Excellent coffee shop with delicious Orange and Cranberry cake !! Service with a warm welcoming smile. Worth the effort to climb the hill to Chapel Street. Immaculate facilities. Delightful small gift shop attached.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Stopped here for a quick lunch, both had soup and sandwich offer. Soup was delicious and sandwiches very good. Service very good and staff very courteous and efficient . Would recommend to anyone for a good quick lunch.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Everything of the highest quality. Food and drink served swiftly. Pleasant ambiance. On a fine day the terrace at the back would be great.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Hi there - just to say this place really is Fabulous and it's claim to the best coffee in the bay is rightly deserved - I'd go so far as to say it's the best coffee in North Yorkshire ! as is the food ! all power to them, we will be going back.

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Leics, UK
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We picked this cafe at random whilst waling through RHB with friends. It was a bit of a slow spring afternoon. Clean, modern place to eat. Good sandwiches, tasty soup and cake. Ok prices for a sea front cafe. It's just a shame that the cafe staff seemed very disinterested in the idea of having customers. A smile or two... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We stopped off here for a quick coffee one afternoon and were delighted with what we found, lovely service from the staff who were welcoming and smiling. We sat on the outside seats to enjoy the lovely view while we drank our coffee and didn't want to leave! The cafe has a nice relaxed atmosphere, somewhere where you can sit... More 

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lincolnshire
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

Swell is halfway up the hill and has great views of the sea. There's a wedding venue although you can't see this from the cafe. The menu is spit on with something for everyone and the cakes looked fabulous so I had to have a huge slice which I couldn't finish. They also have a license so do lots of... More 

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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, Café, 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 4.30pm.
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?