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Swale Rock Cafe

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5328 Argyle St, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 1T8, Canada
250.723.0777
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an amazing experience. Food is plentiful and delicious. Good thing, because it's scrumptious. Their bread is homemade, yummy with homemade mixed berry yam. Fisherman's bread is to die for too!

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Thank carol s
Vicotoria, BC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love their fried bread and jam to go. We have eaten here several times the food is average. The staff is excellent and friendly. I love the fried bread and jam.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the train ride and wanted to grab a bite when we got back. The cafe is right behind the train station. We sat outside on the sidewalk tables, was a nice. Several of us enjoyed the fish and chips, cod. Was a good light batter and tasty!! The seafood crepe was delicious as well!! The Fishermans bread was... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Burnt toasts, burnt pancakes and raw eggs! That is the meal i was served when i went to Swale rock café! Definitely DO NOT recommend this place to anyone! Waitress was rude and this couple walked in after we had been waiting for 20 minutes and they got their food before us in less then 10 minutes . Not a... More 

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Thank Max S
Leominster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were going to go on the steam train and had a bit of time before the station opened and so we popped in here for a breakfast - it was very busy and we had to wait for a short time (I think it had a fair few local regulars in there!) Service was friendly and fairly quick (they... More 

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Thank Fmwoody
Port Alberni, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Ate breakfast here recently. Enjoyed it more than breakfast at another restaurant in town that we recently had. Service was quick, everything was delicious. And they fixed an error on our bill with no argument. Will go back. Tried the fishermans bread today and it was great.

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Thank Keisha W
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Home made food and very tasty, at a reasonable price and a good portion. Service good and friendly staff

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Dropped into there June 25th/16 on visit to Port Alberni on a outing. Had never seen this place before on other trips there, so we went to try it out. The food is good, even though my order was some what wrong, It's a casual place with a variety of items to choice from and all reasonably priced. Portion size... More 

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Thank 145elite123145
Victoria BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We stopped in for breakfast. They have a couple of excellent choices for vegetarians. I had the Veggie Benny which was so yummy and the pan fries were some of the best I have ever had. Perfect small pieces, not over cooked, fried so there were little crispy bits. I am a pan fries snob if there is such a... More 

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Thank GordonHeadFamily
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

I had the traditional eggs benny with home made hollandaise. The pan fries were very good and while we didn't try it, the fisherman's bread looked great and it was clearly a favorite as lots of others were having it. Very homey feel, everything homemade and generous servings for a very reasonable price!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5328 Argyle St, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 1T8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Port Alberni
  • Phone Number: 250.723.0777

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