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“If it weren't for the sausage...”

Americano Jazz Caffe
Ranked #199 of 643 Restaurants in Swansea
Cuisines: Bar, Spanish, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“If it weren't for the sausage...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Was an amazing atmosphere with outdoor seating, glorious sunshine, atmosphere and it was really busy ( a good busy). The cocktail selection was wonderful, the toilet facilities were fab, the view was amazing. And then we ordered food. The tapas was actually really nice. However service was slow. We ordered food as a group of friends, and the dishes came out in dribs and drabs which interfered with our day out and conversation time as it was a reunion. Then they had left a metal clip/ wire wrapped around a piece of chorizo. My friend was about to eat it before his girlfriend spotted it. After seeing the carelessness of leaving metal in food we stopped eating and were paranoid we had all swallowed something too. The lady
Did seem flabbergasted at what had happened but thought giving someone a free pint was appropriate. I was extremely disappointed only because we had spent £150 there and it was completely ruined. They didn't seem to care about the metal and shook it off very quickly. We probably won't go bk now which is a pity.

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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Swansea, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great little café on waterfront always lively & buzzing”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Swansea
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Awful service”
1 of 5 bubbles 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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wales
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Quality service”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Fantastic vibe”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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