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Earthlights Cafe

36 High Street, Swanage BH19 2NU, England
+44 1929 422266
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“panini” (20 reviews)
“crisps” (4 reviews)
Open Now
09:30 - 17:00All hours
Cafe, British, International, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
36 High Street, Swanage BH19 2NU, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I feel bad. This cafe should be nice: it is a lovely building and the staff were very sweet and tried to help. But the room was cold. The staff kept us waiting for ages, then got the order wrong, and then a longer wait...More

Thank rupes_Bath
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a welcoming experience - the owner was grumpy and very abrupt. The food (lunch in our case) was OK but over-priced. You can get better at Pret or numerous coffee shops for less. The coffee was weak. The premises looked shambolic and in need...More

Thank LordSnotty61
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Stopped for a dog friendly lunch on a very soggy Saturday. Very relaxed and welcoming. Food speedy, tasty and plentiful. Extra tickles, dog treat and water bowl provided with pleasure. Will come again.

Thank Ema F
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Very well cooked, reasonably priced breakfast (15 quid for two full english breakfasts and a pot of tea for two), the eggs were especially well cooked which was nice as i'm pretty fussy about them. Only criticism would be that proper sauces would be a...More

Thank Adam D
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Excellent visit twice during our holiday and to Swanage:- First holiday for us as a family with a new dog for four years. We travelled to several beaches and twice in five days we visited Swanage and to EarthLights. What a lovely place who allowed...More

Thank Nikola B
Reviewed 27 October 2017

We visit here every year but I think it's the interesting building that draws us back. The prices are reasonable but I'm not sure there is much excuse for serving up a burnt toasted tea cake. We didn't complain, we scraped it.

Thank Liz B
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Starting with a positive. The owner had stopped selling food at 4pm. At ten past four, he agreed to serve us some soup. We were the only ones in the cafe. We ordered a couple of pots of tea also which came in old stainless...More

1  Thank Linda H
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We fancied a cream tea & the price seemed to be about right for what other establishments would charge. One of the tables was taken up by what I'm guessing was the owners laptop left out, clearly indicating that the table wasn't for use by...More

Thank Pete S
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

A group of us visited this interesting little cafe last September and after a short discussion We headed straight for it again this year. We ordered several panini's, tuna sandwich (a little plain) and homemade apple cake. The panini's are a lot bigger than your...More

Thank Gannel66
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Having been tempted by the Google and TripAdvisor ratings for this venue, we took a table here. A few things were noticeable as soon as we took our seats. First, the temperature of the venue was almost unbearable, as it was already a hot day...More

1  Thank lisboa186
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$13
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 20:30
09:30 - 20:30
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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