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Swale Rock Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Canadian
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5328 Argyle St, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 1T8, Canada
+1 250-723-0777
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Port Alberni, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Consistently good! Fresh ingredients, great salads and awesome "fisherman's bread". Very friendly service and outside tables in the summer

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Thank captainpete2016
Port Alberni, Canada
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Wonderful flavourful baked seafood crepes with cheese. Fried fisherman's bread with homemade jam. Fantastic.

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Thank Marilyn H
Cape Meares, Oregon
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123 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

You can tell if a place is owner managed! Great Staff, really good food, breakfast all day, attentive service and unlimited good coffee. what more can you ask for? oh, outdoor tables - yep, they have tables on the sidewalk. great place.

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Thank obankestrel
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 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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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

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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Thank Funnymommy74
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125 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 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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Thank Tciwater
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 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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106 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

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 bubbles 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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233 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank 145elite123145

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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: +1 250-723-0777

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