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Java Independent Coffee House

Tilly Mead Commercial Road | Unit 3 Commercial Road, Swanage BH19 1DF, England
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“brownie” (15 reviews)
“cakes” (36 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Tilly Mead Commercial Road | Unit 3 Commercial Road, Swanage BH19 1DF, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Honestly the best coffee I have ever had. Lovely to sit outside in the courtyard in November. Food all looked nice too.

Thank 940jamesf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once in a while you come across somewhere that exceeds your expectations , yesterday in this little bijou coffee house that occurred, quirky little coffee house down a back alley tucked away is this little gem. Charming couple running it , the coffee was superb...More

Thank 268AndrewT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good coffee and great selection of cake choices. Also a very nice variety of healthy lunches sandwiches and soups. Highly recommended in my opinion this little gem is not to be missed

Thank TheUrbanExplorer77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's so cute in here and tucked away from the traffic. The coffee is excellent but what sets this place apart is all the bakes. On this particular visit, we sampled the brownie, the rock cake and the vegan banana bread. All were excellent. In...More

1  Thank FoxJT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't know that this is a vegetarian cafe when we stumbled upon the place. Great soup is easy to make with the right ingredients and this was really delicious and tasty and served with soda bread - again homemade. Steady stream of customers means this...More

1  Thank Harvey25
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my friends went here during a day visit to Swanage because of all the great Tripadvisor reviews and the name of the place implies these people know their coffee. I don't know the area very well so perhaps this place offers the best...More

1  Thank shochuandwhiskey
Reviewed 9 October 2018

We regularly went here while working in Swanage over the summer. The standard of service and quality of the coffee is second-to-none. They always have a great selection of cakes and pastries, as well as savoury snacks, and they cater to vegan needs too. This...More

1  Thank Escape A
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Lunch today fanastic quiche with great salad and amazing coffee. Loved the eclectic decor, old radios and vintage posters. Service and food were wonderful - tucked away in Swanage but well worth seeking out

1  Thank pwes2n59
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Great food, great coffee... Great people. The cakes are to die for... Try the chocolate brownie, it's gooey heaven. This place is a gem 😍

Thank saradw89
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

What a totally fabulous coffee shop. And it’s got so much more, they offer homemade quiches, toasted sourdough sandwiches, homemade soup and lots more. The food is fantastic and totally and utterly delicious. The service is great and the staff are lovely. It’s tucked off...More

1  Thank sarah g
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Questions & Answers
17 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from CiaronG3 | Property representative |
Yes, Dogs are more than welcome and we even have treats for them too! Thank you
Juliet W
19 July 2018|
Response from CiaronG3 | Property representative |
Hi, Yes we do have Wifi. Thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tilly Mead Commercial Road | Unit 3 Commercial Road, Swanage BH19 1DF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Purbeck  >  Swanage
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