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Swell Cafe Bar

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The Old Chapel Chapel Street, North York Moors National Park, Robin Hood's Bay YO22 4SQ, England
+44 1947 880180
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09:30 - 15:30
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Mon - Fri 09:30 - 15:30
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 16:00
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Nice clean and airy cafe in a central location. Food is good but not exceptional. The daily wifi code is given with the order receipt so if they are behind on taking orders you have to wait for wifi. Drinks are good and include great hot chocolates and milk shakes. Lovely gift shop adjacent to the cafe has tempted me... More 

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Thank Kate S
Tomintoul
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful coffee and homemade scones would definitely recommend this cafe to anyone visiting Robin Hoods Bay

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Thank ValerieRan
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Went to the counter to be told it was waitress service & "I will be over in a minute", 5 minutes later we ask again to be told the same thing, 5 minutes later we left - very busy but plenty of staff just seemingly disorganised, try The Fish Box instead

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Thank Neil B
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We popped in here as it seemed to be the only place open and still serving food. The food was nice. I had the hummus pannini and my husband had the ploughman's with Wednselydale cheese (it's veggie cheese, we asked). I noticed a customer asking for the toilet to which the waitress pointed vaugly and said "it's down the corridor"... More 

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Thank Schmall
derbyshire
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Fantastic hot chocolate. Really good service. Food looked really nice what I saw others have. We had just popped mid morning so still full from breakfast. They do wide choice of snacks. Very clean. Also free wifi available

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Thank crookedspire1
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We had the most fantastic day celebrating our friends wedding. The location was gorgeous with fantastic views of the bay. Staff were friendly & the food lovely.

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Thank Louise K
Bakewell, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We came across this by accident and were pleasantly surprised. The coffee was excellent and reasonably priced the staff were very friendly. It had tables to sit outside but it was too cold. The only downside was that while we were there they were playing the most awful jazz in the cafe. There is also a small shop selling "seasidy"... More 

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Thank AlanNowill
Norwich, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stumbled across here as a half way stop back up the climb to the car! I think it may have been there closing time but they didn't turn us away and we had a lovely coffee and cake. Friendly staff and very clean. The bakewell cake was to die for!!! Gutted I only shared a slice... More 

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1 Thank jody_lee1
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Visited 'swell' the first week of November with my wife and a couple of friends. The cafe was surprisingly busy for a grim November day, however that's probably because it was the only place open in the village. Even though it was chilly we sat on the balcony over looking the sea to embrace the beautiful views. We all had... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Nice food and drinks. Lovely outside seating area overlooking the beach. Modern cafe with a lovely shop inside

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, View
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 16:00
Monday
09:30 - 15:30
Tuesday
09:30 - 15:30
Wednesday
09:30 - 15:30
Thursday
09:30 - 15:30
Friday
09:30 - 15:30
Saturday
09:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Old Chapel Chapel Street, North York Moors National Park, Robin Hood's Bay YO22 4SQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  North York Moors National Park  >  Robin Hood's Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1947 880180
Description
Swell Cafe Bar has a prominent position in the old village of Robin Hood's Bay, with seating terraces overlooking the village and beck to one side and sea to the other. Forget the "high street coffee chains" Swell is a little independent trying to provide the best coffee together with fresh simple food! Open daily from 10am to 4.00pm (seasonal).

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?