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Swallow Cafe

172-176 Argyll Street, Dunoon PA23 7HA, Scotland
+44 1369 707942
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
“ice cream” (12 reviews)
“pancakes” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
172-176 Argyll Street, Dunoon PA23 7HA, Scotland
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Reviewed today via mobile

Went here for breakfast with a group of friends. Food was ok but the lady who served us was extremely rude and unprofessional. The way she spoke to me was not acceptable. Accusing one of us for not paying for our food when the mistake...More

Thank sbrown8426
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went in here for a late lunch and it was really nice. Food good and staff very friendly. Looking forward to trying the amazing sounding menu.

Thank Joanne C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything is perfect here. The people are friendly great staff and if your dog needs a drink they will oblige your canine friends.

Thank Alan L
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Really lovely place, the staff were all super nice and the food was cheap and cheerful. Would love to visit again one day.

Thank ChrisSmith93
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Stopped here whilst passing through. Pie Chips and beans were ordered. Simple enough although the one thing that does not microwave well (i know as i have done it myself) is a scotch pie and thats what they did here. It completely ruined it and...More

1  Thank yorkshirebhoy
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Nipped in for a coffee and a cake very friendly staff food was lovely. Very busy when we called in, Managed to get a table didnt have to wait to long for service

Thank numptiedavies
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

The Swallow Cafe is a Dunoon institution. Great value for money, top quality ingredients and a menu that even even the fussiest eater could pick from.

Thank heatherlP959KX
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Eat in here regularly. Small cafe but well attended by public. Food is good and really interesting. Table service is excellent and all staff are so friendly.

Thank Margaret P
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Had coffee here twice and a wonderful bowl of home-made celery and potato soup. Oh, and a great fruit square as well. The staff are very friendly. And did I say the food was good? !!

Thank AMC3050
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and service from the staff at Swallow Cafe. We ate there a few times during the week, from breakfast to lunch and the place is simply first rate. We have a small Cavalier King Charles and he was readily accepted and nothing was...More

Thank Andrew M
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9 September 2015|
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Response from HARRY172 | Property representative |
Thank you for your query. We apologise for taking so long to answer. Generally, our staff are a minimum of 17 years old.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 172-176 Argyll Street, Dunoon PA23 7HA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Cowal Peninsula  >  Dunoon
  • Phone Number: +44 1369 707942
A traditional cafe in the centre of Dunoon. We are well known for being the only cafe in the area making our own delicious Italian ice-cream on the premises. We also offer home baking (try our Key Lime Pie!) And home made soups - fresh every day. Lots of our savoury dishes are home made and we have been told that our macaroni cheese, cottage pie and fish pie are probably the best around. We have our own brand of coffee - freshly ground, and a range of herbal and fruit teas. We also serve fresh fruit smoothies and milkshakes. We are open 7 days a week and look forward to seeing you!
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