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“Quirky but good food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Earthlights Cafe

Earthlights Cafe
Ranked #30 of 81 Restaurants in Swanage
Price range: $3 - $13
Cuisines: Cafe, British, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: 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
London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Quirky but good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

We went here because they accept dogs (so many places don't) and were pleasantly surprised with good coffee and lovely soup. A great stopping point for relaxed dining

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Not enough jam or cream!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

Proportions need sorting. Jam and cream came in those little pots - always a bad sign. Anyway needless to say this resulted in a mere scraping of jam and a little less than a dollop of cream. What can I say? It is meant to be indulgent. That is the point of a cream tea, isn't not? Toilet facilities afford interesting views. Amazed we had never been here before despite many years of visiting Swanage, but won't be going again!

Visited August 2012
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Thank Fabclarke
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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“pleasant place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

Nice place for a cup of tea. That is all i had so cannot comment on the food. However, the service was good and waitress was friendly enough. Tea was fine as well.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Ian B
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Hertfordshire
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“outside or out of sight?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

I visited this cafe on a recent trip to Swanage and sat outside for a quick drink and snack. When our order arrived, there were no serviettes, no sugar for the tea and the smallest pot of milk that was meant to be shared between the two of us. The teacake was over cooked and so dry that the small amount of butter hardly touched it. As we never saw the waitress again, we had to go in and ask for sugar etc. I was quite disappointed as it looked a good place to eat - so was it a case of sitting outside, or were we just out of sight?

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank L B
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fab little place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

I eat at Earthlights regularly and will continue to do so. The food is consistently fresh and tasty, especially the jacket with veggie chilli. A great menu too for a smallish place and very reasonably priced. The staff are always very friendly and bubbly, always welcoming to us and our dog :-)
Very highly recommended.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kate A
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