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Tides Cafe & Restaurant

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Cafe, Australian
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Shop 3 2 Belmont St, Swansea, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2281, Australia
+61 2 4971 5152
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Swansea, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful day and view . Very inexperienced service staff really had no ideas of importance of meals being served hot. Meals left waiting to be collected by staff when meals arrived they were awful salad not fresh and very cheap product. Use to be one of our favourite places keep giving them a chance but they just get worse. Won't... More 

Thank carolynholden4
Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped off here for Brunch on a Saturday morning while passing by. The view was great of the Swansea Bridge and the ocean. It was an open air cafe with seating inside and outside. It was busy and popular. You collect the menu on the way in and then order at the counter. Our drinks came out straight away... More 

Thank Juli G
Blacksmiths, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

upon arrival great view of the Swansea channel and that's about it, cafe was very hot inside and fans had dust all over them, meal arrived quick but could not cut through the ham rind on the eggs Benedict with the poached eggs hard, coffee arrived warm and restaurant full of flys. The female waitress ( maybe the manager) had... More 

Thank Stan1011
Vacy, Australia
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Food was well presented and tasty. Generous serves. In my opinion to call something a restaurant, someone should take your order, not order at the counter even though the man behind the counter was very friendly.

1 Thank Ross I
Level Contributor
20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This place is terrible. The food was rubbery and worse than flavourless, it tasted horrible. We sat at our table for 20 minutes with the mess of the last customer before they brought our food over and realised they couldn't put it down (after I had stacked the previous customers' plates myself). They forgot parts of the order the took... More 

1 Thank thomasofaus
Whangaparaoa, Auckland, New Zealand
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped for coffee first thing in morning. Great coffee and very friendly service. Also lovely view over water.

Thank Helen H
Newcastle, Australia
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295 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Great place for some brekky or lunch. They do good coffee too, which is very important. Food is nice too, but the view over the channel sets it apart.

Thank RLNR
Wamberal, Australia
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215 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Our experience overall on this occasion was good+ We were warmly greeted and overall served well. The coffees were ok, without being spectacular. The breakky food was well presented, and of good quality. Served at the table, but queue up and order at the bar / cashier.. Overall a 3.5 rating. Would go again when in the area.

Thank Marc D
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 November 2016

This restaurant is in a great location but when 4 of us came in for breakfast we noticed a lot of half eaten meals so we just got takeaway coffee and banana milkshakes. Coffee was average but the milkshakes were a joke and handed to us in small coffee cups. We were in a bit of disbelief when the takeaway... More 

1 Thank Kirsty A
Newcastle, Australia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Food is ok, but for the price it's not worth it. The coffee is poor. On my breakfast they forgot the sausage and they must of microwaved it as the skin on the sausage was not cooked and it was still cold in the middle.

Thank Scradley3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 3 2 Belmont St, Swansea, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2281, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Lake Macquarie  >  Swansea
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4971 5152

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