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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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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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Cafe, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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 weeks ago

This has been a lovely place to eat over the years. It has changed hands and my latest visit left me disappointed. Unfortunately the staff were not very engaged as other reviewers have mentioned. I ordered decaf cappucino which arrived in a very small cup...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank z0wie45
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I called in for a light bite before embarking on a long walk. I had the sultana scone which was as big as a saucer and my wife had the bacon roll which was full of several rashers. Both were delicious and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Stephen R
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Went in on a November afternoon. Didn't notice the sign on the door stating that it was only take away coffees and cakes on that day. So sat down and was made to feel incredibly bad for doing so. Got shouted at by a lady...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Shona M
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

2 slices of thick cut supermarket bread and a small cup of crisps ! £6 , hope the owner has a nice car .... Tea was nice though ! We stood at the counter deciding , with a young waitress watching us , turned to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank The_Hulk_2011
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Initial request for information on lactose intolerance availability was met with a puzzled look. Another person came with information and a very delicious sweet was brought. Coffee was very good. View from the sea view balcony is stunning.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Maeve W
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

We regularly gibyo robin hood's bay and on our most recent occasion we're looking for a coffee and a cafe. This place is hidden away and does not stand out from the front. Once inside there is a small gift shop and reasonable sized cafe....More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank James H
Reviewed 19 October 2018

We we’re staying at a cottage at the end of the same road as the swell cafe bar. We popped in Wednesday for a coffee. Outside it seemed steady and we stood and waited for a few minutes before a staff member said it was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank hollyaxworthy
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

The scones here were excellent and the drinks were good too, it’s in a great location with a sea view but the service lets it down. Our waitress barely spoke, spilled coffee into saucers with no word of apology and got the order wrong. We...More

Date of visit: August 2018
3  Thank kinderlass
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

My family and I visited this cafe both days during our stay in the bay. The view outside is spectacular!! The first day we just had coffees which were very good indeed. The staff were very friendly. This morning all 6 of us wanted to...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Blansh76
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

A must visit even if only a for the fantastic views of the bay from the rear terrace - we only had a drink here but staff were friendly and efficient

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank Fran G
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Pete R
20 April 2018|
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Response from sscottoe54321 | Property representative |
Hello, We have outside seating overlooking the sea or seats on the street entrance. Plus a number of tables indoors reserved for dogs. Look forward to seeing you. Regards Secret Seaview Team
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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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