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Salt Shaker Cafe & Restaurant

11A Franklin St, Swansea, Tasmania 7190, Australia
+61 3 6257 8488
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“seafood chowder” (59 reviews)
“bruschetta” (10 reviews)
“salmon” (27 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11A Franklin St, Swansea, Tasmania 7190, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wonderful meal and service. Gluten free catered for with no fuss. We would be happy to return to either the of the restaurants.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank DavidM24389
Reviewed 6 days ago

we had dinner in the resteraunt and the food was amazing. The staff were friendly and very helpful good wine list too

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank W7353DUinfo
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

早上駕車由Hobart 北上Launceston 時, 中途經過Swansea 小鎮,找到這家餐廳, 有開揚靚景! 周打魚湯 Seafood Chowder 足料好味, Eggs Benedict 也不錯! 服務員態度也很親切😄

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MinaCLM
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Please don’t waste your time or money here. The restaurant does not allow any changes to the menu whatsoever. The food is overpriced, and the portions tiny. Which wouldn’t be too huge a problem if the quality was good. Which it is not. We sent...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JDRomancewriter
Louise L, Manager at Salt Shaker Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

thank you for your review, clarifying a couple of things, we do permit small changes to menu however each dish is made and presented a certain way. portions depend on if you are selecting a main meal or a light meal and priced accordingly. we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We read a couple of Luke warm reviews - but decided to give this little hot spot a go last night for dinner. Happy! Great oysters, salmon main, seafood linguini & hot meat lovers pizza! Great service - personal help with wine selection. Local, attentive...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank thedarlings1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had to go here as the other seafood place was closed, signs misleading as to which part was open-ended restaurant wasn't but could get pizza. Got a seafood marinara pizza, which stated heaps of toppings for $25. Reason for so much food was it was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank t_p_a_s1994
Louise L, Manager at Salt Shaker Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

just to let you know we appreciate your feedback, however seafood is unable to be sourced locally. all seafood must be purchased through a wholesaler. we don't seem to have one of those in Swansea...……good opportunity for someone to perhaps open one….we use mozzarella cheddar...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This seems to be a fairly busy little restaurant/pizzeria, we saw people having to be turned away as every table was booked. They are only open until 8pm. We came for a quick bite, the seafood chowder was outstanding and the marinara pizza was great...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank TimTolbin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This would be one of the worst places to get a coffee, almost as bad as the town supermarket for customer no-service. Coffee was offered as large but provided in a small cup, coffee was lukewarm despite asking for extra hot, and I was charged...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Michael James G
Louise L, Manager at Salt Shaker Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thankyou for your input michael. However there are a couple of points incorrect. Both takeaway coffee cup sizes were shown to you to select from. One is 8 oz the other is 10 oz. You were asked exactly how hot you would like your coffee...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered two salmons ($36.90 each) and was a small portion for the price paid. The plate had maybe 200grams of fish , 3 asparagus, and some tomato and mango chutney. Very disappointed for the dish. We ordered a bruschetta and was average. At the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MrJuan1
Louise L, Manager at Salt Shaker Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

thankyou for your review, please if you are not satisfied at any time we would like to know. this will be passed on to the chef, portion sizes are able to be changed so we will look into this. we value feedback and can only...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were welcomed on arrival during a busy time of the year even though we did not have a reservation we were seated without any fuss. From there the service went up, they were very response on food and drink orders and the food was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank davidamcevoy
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23 November 2015|
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Response from Coulda | Reviewed this property |
Sorry who is Louise?
Ching yee L
26 May 2015|
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Response from Louise L | Property representative |
Hi Saltshaker is open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We open at nine in the morning till three in the afternoon. Then reopen at five thirty for dinner. Thank you for your enquiry
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 28
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11A Franklin St, Swansea, Tasmania 7190, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Glamorgan-Spring Bay  >  Swansea
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6257 8488
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At Saltshaker Café and Restaurant we cater for breakfast/lunch and dinner dining in our restaurant ... .To compliment our offerings, enjoy your meal or drinks on the deck overlooking the bay towards Freycinet and The Hazards.On a calm sunny day, watch the fisherman launch and retrieve their boats - a popular and sometimes a very entertaining experience.On a full moon night, the reflections on the water are stunning.Both the Restaurant and Café are fully licensed so enjoy a selection from our beverage or wine list while you take in the view.If you're planning to enjoy our dining experience, be sure to reserve a table. we have now expanded our deck to take another level, offering seating outside for around 60 people. we also specialise in gourmet and regular pizza's open till late for take aways, or during meal times. If nothing else, be sure to do some "Decktime" at Saltshaker .... you won't be disappointed.
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