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Swell Cafe Bar

Chapel Street, Robin Hoods Bay YO22 4SQ, England
+44 1947 880180
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $12
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
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
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
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I have not eaten a meal here, but the coffee is consistently excellent and the cakes are pretty good too.Pleasant staff and setting. Worth traveling to if you like good coffee. Recommended.

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Widnes, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Lovely bacon butty and coffee interesting gift shop cafe a lot bigger than it looks from the outside with outside seating overlooking the interesting roof lines of the higgledy piggledy buildings

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My wife and I were staying in Robin Hood's Bay, and gave this place a try for lunch. We weren't disappointed. We both had panini, and there was a good choice. I had chicken and red onion with sweet chilli sauce, my wife had tuna and cheese. Both were nicely presented, with a side salad and dressing. I had latte,... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Lovely little place that sells light snacks and delicious cakes. It's a great place to stop when you need a break from climbing back up the hill. Coffee was rich and smooth and the cakes were lovely. Service was with a smile and the place was nice and clean. Might have been nice to have a sign showing where the... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We have visited Swell Cafe Bar several times over the last couple of years when holidaying in the area. Beautiful views over Robin Hood's Bay if you're fortunate enough to get a seat outside. Good food and choice and friendly staff. The service can be a little slow when they're very busy but the beauty of the location means that... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The espresso was seriously good and served straight away at the counter whilst my very nice panini was prepared and brought to the table in about 10min. The small terrace is a sun trap and has superb views of the sea. The interior is stylishly contemporary and very clean, and the staff look very good in their Swell T-shirts. I... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We visited Swell for a family late lunch, it was 2pm and the cafe was less than half full. We found the menu to be quite limited, especially for kids and a bit pricey. It cost £28 for 2 paninis, 2 half wraps for the kids and 4 drinks. We also were told when ordering that there would be at... More

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