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Swallow Cafe

172-176 Argyll Street, Dunoon PA23 7HA, Scotland
+44 1369 707942
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (14 reviews)
“cakes” (17 reviews)
“soup” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
172-176 Argyll Street, Dunoon PA23 7HA, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the folks at the Swallow cafe - they really take care of their customers. They could see I was in such a tizzy that I needed reminding what the date was (see the photo) - I went home with a big smile on my...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank julieForrester
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This cafe was lovely the food was home cooked with beautiful baking. The staff were excellent and so friendly. Enjoyed everything about this place another lovely place to eat in Dunoon thanks Swallow Cafe

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank andreaoM2432ZZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for breakfast, food was average; some bits overcooked and normal breakfast items (beans and mushrooms) cost extra. They forgot the beans and hash browns and had to bring them out separately. Didn't tell us that tea was included so we ordered additional drinks. We...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Entertainer1989
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Great lunches. Soups are amazing. Varied menu. Good service. Nice staff. Very central for workers & visitors alike.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Myra C
Reviewed 19 October 2018

A superb little cafe. They went out of their way to pull tables together to accommodate ten of us, including children & dog. Very friendly staff and so obliging. Good portions of food and fabulous cakes and ice cream. We went twice and both times...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank HazelNorthamptonuk
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Happened upon this by accident. Had nice display of cakes which I could not resist choosing one from to have with my coffee. Also do nice lunchtime snacks.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank eillenp2015
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Used this cafe on many occasions visiting Dunoon but I am afraid this year it has went very downhill. Still attentive staff but food is now mundane, sparse and noe expensive. I dont think I wiil come again soon. Go to the Lorne just around...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank goldwinger1
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Visited this cafe with friends on three occasions for lunch. Food is excellent and the staff engage with you rather than just serve you.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ronnie L
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

We went in for coffee after a long journey and asked if we could use the loos first, we were told yes as long as we bought a drink after, the lady didn't take her eyes off my friend while she was waiting at the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
3  Thank 70ish
Reviewed 6 September 2018

This cafe is dog friendly and has water and dog biscuits as well as fuss and cuddles ( dogs only) the food was good although it was very busy and space was tight. Can’t wait to go back to sample the cakes.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank joannec732
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28 June 2018|
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Response from Donna J | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure - but they definitely open on a Sunday.
8 September 2015|
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Response from HARRY172 | Property representative |
Thank you for your query. We apologise for taking so long to answer. Generally, our staff are a minimum of 17 years old.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 172-176 Argyll Street, Dunoon PA23 7HA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Cowal Peninsula  >  Dunoon
  • Phone Number: +44 1369 707942
A traditional cafe in the centre of Dunoon. We are well known for being the only cafe in the area making our own delicious Italian ice-cream on the premises. We also offer home baking (try our Key Lime Pie!) And home made soups - fresh every day. Lots of our savoury dishes are home made and we have been told that our macaroni cheese, cottage pie and fish pie are probably the best around. We have our own brand of coffee - freshly ground, and a range of herbal and fruit teas. We also serve fresh fruit smoothies and milkshakes. We are open 7 days a week and look forward to seeing you!
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