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“Give the Big Coffee chains a miss, Go to the Cove!”
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The Cove
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed March 6, 2014

This friendly and welcoming coffee shop is a real gem. The quality coffee they serve is excellent, the staff are always friendly and the food is fresh and tasty. I recommend the Brie and cranberry baguette which is delicious!
The homemade soup is also a good option served piping hot with lovely bread on the side.
A relaxing and unique venue with local artists work on who available for purchase, this is a little oasis in the Busy shopping area overlooking Castle square.

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Thank N0mad77
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Reviewed February 12, 2014

Went on liv social offer. V friendly staff, relaxed quirky place! Spot on with soups, minestrone and chick chowder. Pet hate is foul processed bread. It was brown which i prefer, but homemade bread from any old cheap breadmaker wouldve been a real plus! Cappucino nice too. Def recommend this place, good to support local! Am def going back as got another voucher! Yummy xx joy

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Thank rockySouthWales
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

I have been a customer if The Cove for some months now and can say that the Quality, Service, and Atmosphere is most certainly consistent and excellent.
Forget your big chains for a coffee, the coffee beans used in The Cove are used nowhere else in Swansea and also ethical as it supports another private business.
The speed and efficiency of the service knocks socks of your average Starbucks or Costa what's more, you can enjoy a coffee with some decent music, local art work, and a comfy seat.
The food is equally excellent, all home made and fresh.
The Cove is most certainly the No.1 coffee shop in Swansea! Did I mention the free wifi and price? Not only can you relax, catch up on your emails while taking in the atmosphere, you can also no worry about breaking the bank when you pay!
I would highly recommend The Cove, you'd be foolish to go anywhere else for a coffee in Swansea.

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Thank ReviewMS
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Reviewed February 5, 2014

This is a lovely little cafe in a good location, just slightly up from castle square and opposite cosmos. I only discovered this place after purchasing a Livingsocial deal and I was really impressed.

The deal was for soup and a bread roll and a hot drink. The soup we tried (parsnip and chilli) was amazing! Really fresh, thick and tasty. We also had hot chocolate which was one of the nicest hot chocolates I've ever had. I'll certainly be going here again. Really funky decor, lovely staff and reasonably priced lovely food. What more could you want?

Thank Ciara19
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Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

Warm cosy atmosphere, good coffee and comforting home cooked baguettes. A real gem for a quick snack or simple lunchtime comfort food, lovely place to eat or sit and watch the world go by.

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