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“Great little café on waterfront always lively & buzzing”

Americano Jazz Caffe
Ranked #206 of 653 Restaurants in Swansea
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Swansea, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great little café on waterfront always lively & buzzing”
Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

This is a very friendly lively café with a pleasant ambience & great music, It can get overcrowded especially in the evenings because it is small & very popular. The food is excellent & the service very good - my only disappointment was they'd run out of several popular tapas dishes & our visit was in the afternoon so hope they will try to avoid this happening in future

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Swansea
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Awful service”
Reviewed June 8, 2014

Visited here for the first time and was looking forward to a night somewhere that has been raved about. However, myself and others in my group were highly disappointed and left after one drink. We were able to get a table outside which was nice overlooking the dock and was warm with the help of outside heaters. When I went to the loo, I realised men & women use the same ones which put me off.
They were not very clean despite the toilets being checked apparently every 2 hours. Maybe the checks need to be every 60 or 90 minutes?

Also, when ordering our drinks, the service was dismal. One bar person turned his back on us and busied himself tidying bottles, even though we had waited about 10 minutes at this point and had a queue of people behind us. When we were eventually served and ordered drinks, the bar lady disappeared for 5 minutes into the kitchen area then eventually returned after we wondered where she'd gone and she was eating! Had she washed her hands between munching on food and then serving drinks and proceeding to add lemon and limes to our drinks using her bare fingers even though there was a perfectly good pair of tongs in the bowl of orange slices in front of her?! I pointed this out to her and her reply was "sorry". Needless to say, we were highly disappointed with our visit here and fail to see why so many people rave about it. I will not be visiting again.

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank lizxxx
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wales
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Quality service”
Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

We were a party of ten and the staff went out of their way to make us comfortable, as always a great atmosphere. We will return

  • Visited May 2014
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Fantastic vibe”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Absolutely brilliant spot- outstanding live music acts and when the weather is slightly cooler- they have heaters and blankets on offer for those outside.
Wonderful atmosphere and always full of people out to have a good time.
They offer a very good tapas type menu and the food is good without being ostentatious- I highly recommend the place.

Visited May 2014
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Swansea, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“What A Night”
Reviewed April 12, 2014

This is a fun venue with great live bands and fantastic atmosphere. If you are warm blooded the outside sitting area is lovely and right on the water front, staff give blankets if you are feeling nippy!!

Visited December 2013
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2 Thank InspectorAndy
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