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Swell Cafe Bar

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Bar, Café, Sandwiches, Soups
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Chapel Street, Robin Hoods Bay, North York Moors National Park YO22 4SQ, England
+44 1947 880180
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Today
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 131
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  • 38
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 7
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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
CAKE !!!

Paid a visit after talking to a friend (owelly b) who has frequented this fine establishment on NUMEROUS occasions-will b going again, the Orange & Cranberry cake is heaven.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Steve L
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Whitby, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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English first
Whitby, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Paid a visit after talking to a friend (owelly b) who has frequented this fine establishment on NUMEROUS occasions-will b going again, the Orange & Cranberry cake is heaven.

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We popped in on a foggy morning as we were wandering around Robin Hoods Bay. We have been a few times in the past and always been pleased with the service and choices on offer. This time was no different. Given the weather, I opted for a hot chocolate, which was delicious, and a scone which I shared. This was... More 

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Bingley, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Very good place for lunch or coffee break. They have soy milk latte and vegan wraps, sandwich and panini. It's always nice to find a place like this in Yorkshire :)

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 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
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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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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