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The Old Chapel Chapel Street, Robin Hood's Bay, North York Moors National Park YO22 4SQ, England
+44 1947 880180
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09:30 - 15:30
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Mon - Fri 09:30 - 15:30
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 16:00
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derbyshire
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fantastic hot chocolate. Really good service. Food looked really nice what I saw others have. We had just popped mid morning so still full from breakfast. They do wide choice of snacks. Very clean. Also free wifi available

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Thank crookedspire1
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the most fantastic day celebrating our friends wedding. The location was gorgeous with fantastic views of the bay. Staff were friendly & the food lovely.

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Thank Louise K
Bakewell, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came across this by accident and were pleasantly surprised. The coffee was excellent and reasonably priced the staff were very friendly. It had tables to sit outside but it was too cold. The only downside was that while we were there they were playing the most awful jazz in the cafe. There is also a small shop selling "seasidy"... More 

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Thank AlanNowill
Norwich, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stumbled across here as a half way stop back up the climb to the car! I think it may have been there closing time but they didn't turn us away and we had a lovely coffee and cake. Friendly staff and very clean. The bakewell cake was to die for!!! Gutted I only shared a slice... More 

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1 Thank jody_lee1
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Visited 'swell' the first week of November with my wife and a couple of friends. The cafe was surprisingly busy for a grim November day, however that's probably because it was the only place open in the village. Even though it was chilly we sat on the balcony over looking the sea to embrace the beautiful views. We all had... More 

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1 Thank grahamc46graham
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Nice food and drinks. Lovely outside seating area overlooking the beach. Modern cafe with a lovely shop inside

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1 Thank Kepworth
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Visited last week as a family of five. Only tables of four available, so moved two together, to have the male waiter (owner/manager I think) come thundering over saying dont do that or you'll cause thousands of pounds of damage to the floor. We hadnt dragged the table and hadn't done any damage. It was a complete over reaction. As... More 

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3 Thank Mum-of-three-u10s
Jason B, Owner at Swell Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Mum of Three, we are happy to re-arrange tables/chairs etc. at Swell to accommodate our customers needs we just hope our customers have the courtesy to ask any one of our staff members and we will then take responsibility for re-arranging the heavy granite tables without inconveniencing or knocking into our other customers or causing any damage. Perhaps you are... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Called in the Swell today with some friends and family 6 adults so needed to push two small tables together. We were greeted by a waitress saying you can't pull tables together and then said oh ok I'll let you!! Quite aggressive without any humour and as they were Mable we weren't going to move then far. Not a great... More 

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1 Thank Joan I
Jason B, Owner at Swell Cafe Bar, responded to this review

I am really sorry your were upset by your experience at Swell. You may have seen from some of our other responses we are very happy to move furniture around to accommodate our customers requirements but we would hope that as a group of 6 adults you would have had the courtesy to ask any member of staff first. We... More 

Nottingham UK
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

lovely fish n chips at the wedding breakfast with a really nice chocolate cake for desert. staff very pleasant and attentive

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Thank Familie-Thompson
bedford
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Wonderful place with friendly staff with a great view and tasty food at reasonable prices with great art for all to see and buy.

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1 Thank wellsvolvo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 16:00
Monday
09:30 - 15:30
Tuesday
09:30 - 15:30
Wednesday
09:30 - 15:30
Thursday
09:30 - 15:30
Friday
09:30 - 15:30
Saturday
09:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Old Chapel Chapel Street, Robin Hood's Bay, North York Moors National Park 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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?