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Swell Espresso Bar

1 Shortland Esp | Nobbys Beach, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4961 6425
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good60%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible20%
1 Apr 2018
“Rude Management, Overpriced food and Stingy Serves”
25 Dec 2017
“Overpriced, unfriendy & stingy serves.”
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Cafe, Australian, Seafood, Fast food
1 Shortland Esp | Nobbys Beach, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

This "expresso bar" is merely a kiosk in a very lucrative position. I've been to this place many times, and its gone downhill. The manager/server is extremely rude to customers in that he gets defensive and doesn't make efforts to improve his customer service when...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank D H
Reviewed 26 December 2017

Smallest portion of chips ever. Why does the NCC give leases of these iconic beach cafes to greedy, stingy owners. Very disappointing.

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank KatherineM1911
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Perfect food for the beach Great coffee and a delicious fish burger Just what you want when jumping in and out of the waves

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank JimmyW1978
Reviewed 19 January 2017

30 minute wait for a lamb and cheese burger whilst 3 people waiting. Upon asking how long it may be, the fellow at the till smiled smugly and handed me our food. No call outs... the lamb burger was cold, not luke warm but fridge...More

Date of visit: January 2017
1  Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Iced coffee is good here. Fish is sooooo good! Staff is friendly and they scream out your name when your order is ready.

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank SkyeOzzy
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This cafe is located in the end of the archaic building that is the surf pavillion at Nobby's and as such has 3 entrances which makes it quite confusing for customers coming in as it is unclear which way the queue should form. However, the...More

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank Cuddlefi5h
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Sunday morning walk, beautiful day, chips & drinks overlooking Nobby's beach😎 Swell have a limited hot food menu and you will have to wait; they do get quite busy. But they have hot& cold drinks and ice creams; all the essential food groups for a...More

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank Roger_Albury
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Have recently discovered this spot at Nobbys and have made it a regular stop after a brisk walk to grab a coffee and some food. They have a nice variety on the menu and a great view while you relax and enjoy.

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank spwer
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Heaps of variety reasonably priced. But if ordering hot food other than chips be prepared for a long wait around lunch time (20 to 30 minutes)

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank WazaHuis
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Great location inside a period building a Nobbys Beach. Friendly staff, complete with good natured banter between cooks in the back and barista staff. The interior could use some tidying (open boxes of cups, etc overhead) to bring a crisper and more professional look. Coffee...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank TwinsFanInOz
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Restaurant Details

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Cafe, Australian, Seafood, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Shortland Esp | Nobbys Beach, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4961 6425
Swell Espresso Bars @ Nobbys Beach & Bar Beach, Newcastle are proud to serve fresh, house made food & good quality coffee at our beautiful beach front locations.
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