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Swingin' Anchor Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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4 Church Street, Stanley, Tasmania 7331, Australia
+61 3 6458 1455
09:00 - 16:00
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Thu - Tue 09:00 - 16:00
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Defiantly would recommend to everyone!! Salt and pepper squid is a MUST get! Service was fantastic, didn't even have to wait very long for our lunch and they were very busy in there!😍

1 Thank Jazmin D
Cooloola Cove, Australia
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77 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

Ellie and all her staff were very warm and friendly, the food was amazing and the coffee was to die for. This is a must when in Stanley, have also heard her scallop pies are a must, by the reviews, well done Ellie..

1 Thank robjens
Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

We had a late lunch at this little cafe on the Esplanade ... the staff were welcoming and friendly. The tea was great as was the chicken wrap... yum! I would definitely recommend it was lunch or just an afternoon snack after a nice walk throughout the village.

1 Thank Alesia T
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful location and a lovely little cafe but the service was off putting when we got one meal and never got the second. That's fine, mistakes happen, but then we were told it was our fault for not speaking up and no apology from the waitress. When finally got it the fish was cold in the middle.

1 Thank John S
Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

The owner of this cafe Ellie was very friendly and welcoming. Family recommended the pies to us and we were impressed. There was abundant scallops and salmon in the seafood mornay pies, served with a delicious salad. Milkshakes were old style in the stainless steel canisters,and were a very generous serving. A gorgeous setting in the Main Street of Stanley... More 

Thank MeegS2013
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

I have a coffee every day and this has to be the best coffee I've ever had! Great taste, perfect temperature, great price and friendly service to top it off! I had to ask where they sourced their beans from and turns out its a local company that roasts in Devonport! perfect! I'll be purchasing some before I travel back... More 

1 Thank Razz02
Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Lunched having walked The Nut so a bit tired and hungry ... and then the kids. We all had freshly made rolls which were great. Plenty of salad and chicken and just what we needed. Service was great too, polite and patient. All this and not expensive. A great place to stop for lunch.

Thank antipodeanseacow
Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

What a gem this little cafe is. The walls are adorned with stunning artistic photographs of local spots and the staff are so friendly. The salt and pepper squid was fresh and tender although the accompanying garden salad had a bit too much dressing for my liking. My hubby had the chicken schnitzel burger which was tasty and huge. The... More 

Thank Michelle L
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Very pleased with our lunch and drinks. Scallop pie and homemade chips were especially good. Loose leaf tea would have been preferred over a teabag but apart from that, all good. Lovely and attentive staff.

Thank dnirek
Brisbane, Australia
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

Stopped in minor quews for a coffee and a bite to eat late morning. Staff were really good, friendly and helpful. sat outside with nice views and atmosphere. Main staff person came out to say hi and make sure the order was right as there was a small question about the menu. The bacon and egg muffins were good, coffee... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Church Street, Stanley, Tasmania 7331, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Stanley
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6458 1455

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?