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Swale Rock Cafe

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5328 Argyle St, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 1T8, Canada
+1 250-723-0777
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Port Alberni, Canada
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live in Port Albeni have only lived here 6 months. My husband and I are slowly making our way through the places to eat here. The Swale Rock Café is a nice little place to stop for lunch. I'll first talk about the Fisherman's Bread OMG when this bread was first brought to the table the smell was soooo... More 

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Thank jan y
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Fisherman's bread served warm with Raspberry jam is worth the trip on it's own, Good breakfasts. Friendly service. A nice bench by the window to look out.

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Thank Debbie J
Port Alberni, Canada
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is excellent and the staff is great, this is a great place for breakfast, We have eaten here often and always been happy.

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Thank islandboy50
Courtenay, Canada
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We've been eating at this establishment several times over the years but our latest experience means we'll never go again. The seafood chowder was a write off. No seafood, a few vegetables, too much flour, too thick, tasteless. The oyster was overcooked and dry in the oyster burger.

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Port Alberni, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Consistently good! Fresh ingredients, great salads and awesome "fisherman's bread". Very friendly service and outside tables in the summer

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Thank captainpete2016
Port Alberni, Canada
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Wonderful flavourful baked seafood crepes with cheese. Fried fisherman's bread with homemade jam. Fantastic.

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Thank Marilyn H
Cape Meares, Oregon
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123 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

You can tell if a place is owner managed! Great Staff, really good food, breakfast all day, attentive service and unlimited good coffee. what more can you ask for? oh, outdoor tables - yep, they have tables on the sidewalk. great place.

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Thank obankestrel
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

This is an amazing experience. Food is plentiful and delicious. Good thing, because it's scrumptious. Their bread is homemade, yummy with homemade mixed berry yam. Fisherman's bread is to die for too!

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Thank carol s
Vicotoria, BC
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

I love their fried bread and jam to go. We have eaten here several times the food is average. The staff is excellent and friendly. I love the fried bread and jam.

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Thank Funnymommy74
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129 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We did the train ride and wanted to grab a bite when we got back. The cafe is right behind the train station. We sat outside on the sidewalk tables, was a nice. Several of us enjoyed the fish and chips, cod. Was a good light batter and tasty!! The seafood crepe was delicious as well!! The Fishermans bread was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Canadian, American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5328 Argyle St, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 1T8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Port Alberni
  • Phone Number: +1 250-723-0777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?