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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: $6 - $10
Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: Bar, Café, Soups, Sandwiches
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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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Northerner down South
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We visited Swell Cafe for lunch, following a bracing coastal walk from Whitby. We stay in the area at least a couple of times a year and always make sure we visit RHB and Swell on each occasion where invariably we enjoy the soup and sandwich combo. I was relieved to be escaping the cold when we entered and so... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Good to see that Swell is ranked 3 out of 14 in RHB restaurants, but it's not really a restaurant. More of a coffee shop that sells snacks. Visited on January 3rd, with the wife. Ordered two Cappucinos, and a Bacon, Sausage, and Mushroom Sandwich, that came on a Roll. The coffees COULD have been hotter, but boy, the Roll... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Excellent little coffee shop with a sea view. The coffee - Americano - and the tiffins (white and milk chocolate) were great. They display art works within the cafe which you can buy.

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Nottingham
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Always have a coffee and cake at Swell Cafe when at Robin Hood's Bay. Great views when sitting on the patio.

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Let's get the negatives out the way first. None of the staff have attended charm school. They all looked miserable and the one who had a face like a dropped meat pie was downright rude. It is by no means obvious that you can't smoke on there lovely outside terrace but when the lady who transgressed apologized they had a... More 

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Lancashire
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162 reviews 162 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I only popped in here for a pot of tea, but I was served promptly with a smile. I was given a pot of hot water to accompany the tea, something that is not often offered these days. There is an area to sit outside front and back of the café and dogs are allowed.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Its well positioned on a hill.so you can sit outside at the front & look over the road from a nice vantage point looking down on the road leading down to Robin Hoods Bay. At the rear is another outside seating so you can view the Bay. The seating was a little basic with plastic chairs, but the coffee &... More 

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doncaster
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10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Called in at swell during our recent 3 nite visit to Robin Hoods Bay. Lovely views out to sea. Between us we had the soup of the day, toasted teacake, cake and tea it was all very tasty. Would definitely return next we are in RHB. An enjoyable snack with great views.

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Selby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We have just had our wedding here at the Swell, it was absolutely amazing, the staff are brilliant, everything went smoothly, the weather was great, and the views are amazing. If you are looking for a venue for any function check this out, you won't be disappointed.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We were invited to a wedding here. The venue was gorgeous and the food was excellent. The views from the terrace were lovely. Next time in Robin Hoods Bay we will definitely be revisiting.

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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 - 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
Average Prices: USD 6 - 10
Cuisine: Bar, Café, Soups, Sandwiches

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