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The Ugly Duck Out - CLOSED

2 Franklin St, Swansea, Tasmania 7190, Australia
+61 3 6257 8850
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible8%
17 Sep 2015
“Good pitstop”
5 Sep 2015
“No lack of choice”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
2 Franklin St, Swansea, Tasmania 7190, Australia
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Reviewed 18 September 2015

This cafe was the only one open after 3.30 in Swansea as we were passing through and we were recommended it by the ladies in Vinnies up the road. It turned out to be a surprise hit with great coffee, excellent green tea (I do...More

Thank Kristinanna
Reviewed 6 September 2015

The range of fare offered here is amazing. They don't just have a menu, they have several walls of menu, ranging from fish to salads to burgers to curries to desserts. I chose old fashioned fish and chips, takeaway so the meal could be enjoyed...More

Thank SMTas
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Very tasty breakfast with thick bacon and eggs poached to our liking. Exceptional service and the whole place looks exceptionally clean.

Thank Karyn W
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

So friendly and knowledgeable. We stopped for a coffee and ice cream but it looks like a lovely place to eat a meal. The view is amazing too!

Thank Katie Q
Reviewed 20 July 2015

The best ice cream is here...this place has a great vibe, I notice theres a room for kids with toys, great idea.

Thank Ruth H
Reviewed 26 June 2015

Friendly owner and waitress. Anxious to accommodate any dietary needs. Tasty meal but a bit of a wait which was surprising as we were the only dining customers.

Thank Liz T
Reviewed 3 June 2015

This dinner was a lovely surprise. Everytime we asked someone about this place, they would say, "Eh, it's interesting, right?" This response didnt exactly build confidence, but the experience was LOVELY. They grow and serve their own vegetables. We had the fried local catch that...More

Thank 607christinab
Reviewed 25 May 2015

This bright restaurant is highly recommended for its friendly atmosphere and relaxed atmosphere. By the time we left we felt like old friends. The choices on the menu are extensive and varied. Our choices were all enjoyed by us and will certainly visit again.

Thank Allan M
Reviewed 17 May 2015

Just off the main road and close to the beach, this weirdly-named cafe is definitely worth a visit. The owners are committed to fresh, local, sustainable, fairtrade, natural ingredients. Even the packaging for takeaways is biodegradable. Interesting and comprehensive menu, plenty of vegetarian choices but...More

Thank Neil R
Robyn K, Owner at The Ugly Duck Out, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2015

Thank you for your response to your dining experience at The Ugly Duck Out. You have a very clear understanding of what we are achieving in our eating house. As you say, "fresh, local, sustainable, fairtrade and natural". Yes, the name is a bit weird,...More

Reviewed 3 May 2015

The interior of this cafe had a dreadful odour of stale cooking oil, so we chose to sit for lunch in the courtyard, which was very pleasant on a warm, sunny autumn day. The waitress (owner?) was helpful in discussing the menu options. The menu...More

Thank Glynis031
Robyn K, Owner at The Ugly Duck Out, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2015

Thank you for writing your review. I have taken some time to respond as I needed to talk to all staff involved on that day and the other regular guests. On the day you visited I was not here due to a short notice appointment...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 4 - USD 22
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Franklin St, Swansea, Tasmania 7190, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Swansea
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6257 8850
  • E-mail
After 11 1/2 years The Ugly Duck Out has CLOSED. This cheerful diner catered for dietary requirements and for those that wished to reduce their environmental footprint. The "ecotarian" menu promoted the benefits of this style of dining, exploring the link between the food we eat and its source. Ethically and environmentally sustainable produce was the foundation for honest, award winning preparations that were in harmony with the season. Gluten-free, low FODMAP and vegetarian diets were easily catered for. Our onsite produce garden ensured fresh produce and the kids play room was fun for both children and parents. The Ugly Duck Out was an awesome experience.
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