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Earthlights Cafe

36 High Street, Swanage BH19 2NU, England
+44 1929 422266
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“panini” (16 reviews)
“scones” (21 reviews)
“cream and jam” (3 reviews)
Open Now
9:30 AM - 8:30 PM Hours
Cafe, British, International, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
36 High Street, Swanage BH19 2NU, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I came here a drink and lunch. Good menu, pleasant and tasty food. Unfortunately it was slow and it was only when I was about to leave that I realised it was cash only. I think really needs more quick service and it would be...More

Thank Stumpy12345
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Should have known something wasn’t quite right when the menu had a lot of crossings out.... The food, you got what you ordered, a sandwich was a sandwich not even a bit of salad or a few crisps to jazz it up. Now the sandwich...More

Thank Bluegin_13
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were looking for an early lunch before hitting the beach and didn’t fancy any of the beachfront tourist traps. This place had a friendly greeting, a nice relaxed vibe and some quirky decor. Two huge, delicious panini and a couple of soft drinks for...More

Thank Sussexmuncher
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With every other venue packed, we found this one near-empty and assumed we’d got lucky. But oh no........ There’s no individual thing that’s dreadful, but the unique combo of everything being at best deliberately mediocre surely makes this place uniquely awful. You would be disappointed...More

Thank Rob W
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

We decided to stop by Earthlights having eaten there before some years ago. The waitress kindly mentioned that the food available was limited to breakfasts, panini and cream teas, and we almost opted to try elsewhere, but Dad enjoyed a meal he'd had there previously...More

Thank Angela W
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

Came here because the coffee shop next door was full. Now we see why! Staff disinterested and someone who looked like the owner just sat at a table on his lap top. The coffee I ordered was dreadful, the cafe was dirty and the decor...More

1  Thank CG1965
Reviewed April 7, 2018

A little out of the way but serves some of the best coffee in Swanage. Cream tea was also delicious. Friendly staff

1  Thank Olly C
Reviewed March 15, 2018

My husband and I went for breakfast here on the last day of our long weekend in Swanage and we weren't disappointed. The cafe is dog friendly, which is a must for us and has a relaxed atmosphere where you can browse the local books...More

1  Thank mindymoo44
Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

Me boyfriend and I love the cream teas in here so much that we visit every Sunday! The staff are so friendly and the scones are huge!! They’re always warm and fresh and so is the cream and jam provided. Every item on their menu...More

1  Thank Becky C
Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

Great coffee & friendly service. If your fussy about your coffee like I am then this warm friendly cafe is the place to go!.

1  Thank greenlj
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $13
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 8:30 PM
9:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 High Street, Swanage BH19 2NU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Purbeck  >  Swanage
  • Phone Number: +44 1929 422266
  • E-mail
Earthlights Café is a Stunning Family run Café in heart of Swanage offering simple things like Dorset Cream Teas and Cakes, Pizza, Panini's, Jackets, Baguettes, Salads, Soups right through to Main Meals. We have a massive selection of Teas with over 30 to choose from and Great Fresh Ground Coffee for Latte, Cappuccino, Espresso or as you like it. Sit and relax in a great atmosphere while food is freshly prepared, Children and Dog friendly
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