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Starvin' Jacks was born on 15th July 1998 in Swansea. We are a happy coffee shop and diner business based in Portland Street, Swansea City Centre. We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction, maximising choice, flexibility and healthy options in everything we do. We offer fresh salads and over thirty fillings for our traditional Oven Roasted Jacket Potatoes, Sandwiches, Baguettes and so much more. We also have a full barista service with the award winning Coaltown Coffee roasted locally. Established and run hands on by husband and wife team, Nigel and Kathryn Evans we have built the business around some core values and principles we aspire to in all our activities: Offering a large, innovative
US$4 - US$13
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Cafe, British, Healthy
Delivery, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews lunch jacket potato salad paninis couscous baguette excellent food and very friendly staff healthy food in swansea city centre quick coffee bite to eat cooked breakfast lovely atmosphere served quickly plenty of choice cheese fab
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Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Called in for a quick lunch, my order was taken at the counter and I sat down on table by counter, my coffee arrived and not long after my food arrived. The food was lovely, I was sat just finishing a phone call and staff...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank KarenFairweather
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

My family and I have been coming to this spectacular restaurant for years. I always visit when in the area. my mother always says they have the best scrambled eggs in Swansea. I am rather fond of the JACK SPECIAL it’s very filling and nutritious....More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Found this place while out shopping in Swansea, lovely and clean, good food and staff very friendly and helpful, would definitely visit again.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ails73
Reviewed 18 September 2018

What a wonderfully welcoming and friendly place to sit and eat breakfast with friends. The coffee is great and the food was good value. £5.50 for full cooked breakfast and a great cup of coffee. I'll give it five stars when it uses local Gower...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank 0nigelu
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Undoubtedly the best salad and jacket in Swansea. You will be sorely missed in Portland St.Great service, real old school manners and attitude. Superb food.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Dean W
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Dropped in by chance on a warm day, eating outside. Fantastic tuna salad, cous cous with mint dressing etc etc etc. Huge helping that my partner just couldn't get through.The nice man clearing the tables said they could have done 1/2 portion but would we...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank tim50stroud
StarvinJack, Owner at STARVIN JACKS, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. Hope you had a great day !

Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

There is nothing else to say JUST GO. There place doesn’t look much but it makes up with the food and the staff. Great value

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank suggss
StarvinJack, Owner at STARVIN JACKS, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you so much !

Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Disappointing. Downstairs still shut. Had a cheese panini but far too much cheese and slightly under cooked. On a positive Staff were lovely as was the coffee.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank C4449JZcharlottes
StarvinJack, Owner at STARVIN JACKS, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Sorry we didn't meet your expectations. We only open downstairs when the ground floor is full. Sorry we were too generous with our Colliers Cheese portions, cook gets a bit heavy handed at times !

Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

It is right in the heart of the city centre and the food was exceptional. The staff are very curteous; very honest business and although it gets busy you still don’t have to wait long for service or for your food to arrive. The food...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank ArunTummies
StarvinJack, Owner at STARVIN JACKS, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time for such a lovely review.

Reviewed 30 May 2018

Starvin Jacks is my go to place to eat lunchtime in Swansea town. All the food looks excellent, i have sampled a breakfast and scrambled eggs and i am spoiled now as the eggs were the best i have ever tasted and the brown toast...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank TurkHM
StarvinJack, Owner at STARVIN JACKS, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you for such a lovely review.

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Response from StarvinJack | Property representative |
Yes we're in Portland Street opposite HSBC Bank and next door to Barclays.
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