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Swell Cafe Bar

The Old Chapel Chapel Street, North York Moors National Park, Robin Hood's Bay YO22 4SQ, England
+44 1947 880180
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“panini” (30 reviews)
“cakes” (80 reviews)
“wraps” (10 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Old Chapel Chapel Street, North York Moors National Park, Robin Hood's Bay YO22 4SQ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Although I only stopped off for coffee I was really pleased I chose this place. The staff are welcoming and polite, the service speedy and the coffee very decent. The view from the terrace is stunning. Had I been wanting to eat the menu would...More

1  Thank Pamela H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Stopped for a cup of coffee sat outside enjoying the sunshine. Staff were very friendly and although we only had a drink the menu looked good and not overpriced.

2  Thank dave01962
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have been coming to Swell for years and, for years, its been very good. Great, and huge, toasted tea-cake, good coffee, very good sandwiches. But the terrace is the bit to die for. A fabulous arena in which you can look out to Ravenscar...More

1  Thank DavidHV3640CD
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wow. What a place! Views exceptional and food is beautiful! We visited on an extremely busy day and staff were attentive and quick considering it was rammed! We will be back Swell cafe! Having a tasty lunch watching everyone on the beach! A lovely day!!

1  Thank clarekz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Robin Hood's bay is a lovely old village & finding the Swell cafe was an ideal way to finish the visit off. We sat outside over looking the beach, I had a fruit scone with jam & cream with a pot of tea. Good selection...More

2  Thank Michael W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an outstanding breakfast here sat on the terrace, admiting the view. Great food and excellent coffee

1  Thank iainmic
Reviewed 1 week ago

visited Robins Hoods Bay (one of my favourite places) on Friday 11th August 2017 - my birthday. Went into Swel l about 3pm. Wanted cakes, scones & tea. Lovely place in lovely position. When the member of staff came to take our order I asked...More

Thank GrimsbyLou
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

(14/8) I am currently sat outside another small establishment wondering how Swell train their staff. We sat outside Swell with our dog after looking at the menu. A customer exited the premises saying someone would be out to take orders. My wife went inside to...More

2  Thank Robert F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the swell cafe on Sunday 6th August just after midday. The food looked good so we placed a food order as well as drinks. We received the drinks in good time but after about 25 minutes we still hadn't received our food. It...More

Thank Janet T
sscottoe54321, Owner at Swell Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I can only apologise for the service you received. Unfortunately our manager was taken over ill over the weekend and we were running with new staff on their first day. Hence why there was confusion over your ticket. We are not making excuses but occasionally...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely snack followed by cake on the verandah where there is a great view out to sea. Very relaxing. Great service and very friendly. This was for lunch. On our last day in the bay we went back for more tea and...More

Thank Suemerrypip
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts American Express, Digital Payments
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 16:00
09:30 - 15:30
09:30 - 15:30
09:30 - 15:30
09:30 - 15:30
09:30 - 15:30
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
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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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