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Swell Cafe Bar

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: $7 - $11
Cuisines: Bar, Café, Soups, Sandwiches
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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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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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Lovely place to eat & wedding chapel upstairs which is delightful, the views from the upstairs chapel & garden were simply stunning, the staff were delightful & the girls on the day helping us take pictures of the wedding were lovely, lovely atmosphere & as for the views I can't wait to go back.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Fabulous coffee in a modern clean cafe perched at the top of robin hoods bay. Superb views over the bay with inside and outdoor seating

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South Yorkshire, England
Top Contributor
178 reviews 178 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We called in first for coffee and then later for a light lunch. What we enjoyed most was the general spaciousness and relaxed nature of the place. Food was good, very good coffee - but most of all, somewhere to enjoy the comfort. Agree that the balcony would be improved by replacing the picket fence.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I really liked Swell. Bright, clean, attentive staff, well thought out menu choices. It's the small details that so often count, and the staff at Swell have them all covered, from GF Panini's to Affogatto Coffee. Small luxury's that make the difference.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A pleasant spot for a cuppa or snack.Lovely balcony rather spoiled by picket fencing when clear reinforced glass would have made a big improvement.

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Robin Hoods Bay, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Great place to eat chat and view the sea. Coffee is wonderful and the staff are wonderful. Located towards the bottom of Robin Hoods Bay its well worth a visit - boy its a swell place to eat !

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Nottingham
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We wanted to sit out and look at the lovely view across robin hoods bay while we ate! When the food came it was obvious that they used really nice fresh ingredients! The tea was top quality and the milkshake was yummy! We had paninis which were really nice and came with a nice fresh salads! The gift shop was... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Visited here again this summer and were pleased that the food and service were up to the usual standard. Their wraps and paninis were tasty and served with a fresh side salad. My children enjoyed their soup and my husband was very impressed by the affogato (ice cream with espresso). I shared a big piece of carrot cake with my... More

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Essex, UK
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89 reviews 89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Just stopped here for a morning coffee. The sea facing, outside terrace is a perfect sun trap. Good coffee, pleasant service and a nice range of greeting cards and art work.

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Southport, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Jane the owner very helpful and friendly. were getting married their next June, I cant wait. The views are amazing from the cafe gardens and the coffee lovely! food looks great and they cater for gluten free which is good to see!

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