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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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“cakes” (78 reviews)
“panini” (26 reviews)
“wraps” (10 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
The Old Chapel Chapel Street, North York Moors National Park, Robin Hood's Bay YO22 4SQ, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I discovered this cafe by accident as I was exploring the winding streets of Robin Hood's Bay. The outside seating on the balcony is a wonderful spot to sit and watch the sea, and walkers approaching the Bay as part of the Cleveland Way. There's...More

Thank louisej856
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely place, sat outside on the terrace enjoying the beautiful sea view. Staff very polite & helpful, and food good. Lovely strong coffee too. They also serve alcohol, so we were able to enjoy a glass of wine taking in the view one afternoon. Seems...More

Thank spilsons
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fantastic family lunch. Soup & Panini for 5. Managed to get a table with stunning views over the sea. Excellent food. Great service. Generous Fillings in panini. Fresh salad & coleslaw with panini. Soup was very tasty. Milkshake was a hit with the kids, double...More

Thank paullumsden
sscottoe54321, Owner at Swell Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks Paul and really glad you all enjoyed ...the milkshakes go down well ! We are so lucky to have an amazing terrace and its great to share. Best the Swell team .

Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic views overlooking the bay, good service very friendly staff. Great coffee. Shame about the opening times, 09.30 is a little late for the walkers who want a bit of breakfast before setting off!!!

Thank woosfluff
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dropped into the Swell Cafe for breakfast and sat outside on the patio overlooking the North Shore in wonderful sunshine. We enjoyed it so much that we returned for afternoon tea and scones. All home cooking - very good.

Thank SkinnyJonny
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called in to Swell for a quick, light lunch. It's in a lovely position & we were lucky enough to get seats in the sunshine. However the service was very slow, I had eaten my slice of cake & we had both long since...More

Thank MQQ2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pot of tea for two on the outside garden balcony overlooking the beach in the sunshine. This is a very busy cafe with a lovely small shop selling clothes and various other goods. The staff were very accommodating and polite. The cuppa was good

Thank Margaret W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We called for a morning coffee and snack. As the weather was glorious we sat outside which was a lovely setting. It was quite busy but we werent rushed. The food was presented nicely and tasted great. I would come back again.

Thank YorkBonBon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

had a great scrambled egg breakfast on the sun terrace. staff very helpful in getting the order correct and the food was spot on.just a great experience with stunning views over the sea

Thank Dominic N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did not stay to eat as they were unwilling to push 2 table together for us to seat 8 people.We were made to feel a complete nuisance.They lost 8 guests for lunch but we went to the Old Bakehouse nearby & had a very enjoyable...More

2  Thank abaco980
sscottoe54321, Owner at Swell Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello as the owner I was disappointed to review your comments and I will look into further. Where possible we always accommodate large groups and have no issues in putting tables together. In addition we have a range of tables to accommodate larger parties This...More

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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
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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