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Cafe, Australian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 30 June 2019

Have enjoyed here previously but food was inedible today & coffee so weak it only tasted of milk. Something was obviously amiss today although service was excellent. I have never written a bad review before for any business but today’s food warranted this poor review....I was charged full amount although when first meal was returned & I handed back & said to forget it, they insisted on trying again for a discount but the 2nd attempt didn’t fair any better. Looking at other reviews I must have just been unlucky?More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 20 April 2019 via mobile

This is a great Cafe in Avalon. The service is impeccable! If Barry & Damon know you, your coffee is on the table virtually before your have settled down! I cannot speak highly enough of this great little cafe. Very popular, food is great and...everyone is very friendly. Well done everyone.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Owner calm,friendly and nice staff. Food is great as is the coffee. Wraps are good and highly recommend the curry when it is on. Breakfast also delicious Always reliable. L & K

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

We had today lunch at the Swell Cafe. Very delicious salads and freshly made smoothie. The service was absolutely supportive and professional. All in all a great location. We will be back again!!!

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We have been going to swell for years Great service and food You can take your dog in the outside area which is good Great coffee

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

Busy and popular. The best coffees in Av and the food is great too. Friendly staff that remember your order after only going there once.

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Best coffee in Avalon and open all hours. Meeting place for lots of characters and always bright and friendly service.

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Look for the locals usually serves you well when picking a dining option, and this little gem is no exception. Attentive service, great coffee and a well presented and tasty breakfast wrap. If I was local this would probably be my regular!

Date of visit: December 2016
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

Breakfast and lunch always good plus a small range of cakes that they make onsite. Only slight downside is service can be a bit erratic when busy but always good humoured. Great atmosphere.

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

Great little cafe with yummy coffee and super healthy food. There is a takeaway area and courtyard at the back and it catches the morning sun perfectly.

Date of visit: January 2016
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Reviewed 14 January 2016

We visited Swell after going to Avalon beach for a swim. We had the chicken, coconut and kaffir lime roll and a burger. Both were great - especially the chicken, coconut and lime number!! I specifically ordered coffee to come after the food. Of course...(grrrrr - why do cafes do this) it came before the food. I asked for it to be brought out in the order I asked for. this was done with an apology and a smile. Great food and charming service. And the coffee was very good. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: January 2016
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Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

As the heading suggests. Ordered smashed avo and poached egg on rye with coriander, and it was perfect.

Date of visit: September 2015
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Reviewed 21 September 2015

We visited Palm Beach today (including walking up to Barrenjoey Lighthouse) and after reading the reviews about expensive food in Palm & Whale Beach we drove back to Avalon which has lots of eateries. Swell was busy, welcoming and had food and prices written so...we could easily see (and you can sit inside or outside). And yes we had food envy, watching generous portions of avocado on bread, avocado in salads, burgers being brought to tables around us. Unfortunately no pies available today but WOW, after chosing something different, my taste buds were totally treated. I ordered a Kaffir Lime and Coconut Chicken Wrap with Peanuts and Mint which was served with a soft warm wrap and the most delicious filling - chicken breast, peanuts, coconut and mint. It was so yummy and only $10. Amazing fresh flavours for amazing value. Plus, we were also served chilled tap water which was perfect for the warm day. Lots of free parking - timed but free - in the streets nearby plus the carpark outside Woolies.More

Date of visit: September 2015
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Reviewed 4 September 2015

Havent actually eaten here as always passing at the wrong time however the food always looks beautiful and the presentation is fantastic however they do make great coffee and owners Barry & Nat lovely

Date of visit: June 2015
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Reviewed 8 August 2015

Delicious chicken pies , assorted salads , quiche , frittata's . Full breakfast's ... alway's fresh and yum. x

Date of visit: April 2015
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Yes, Swell Cafe offers takeaway services.

Swell Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5