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Java Independent Coffee House

Tilly Mead Commercial Road | Unit 3 Commercial Road, Swanage BH19 1DF, England
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“brownie” (15 reviews)
“cakes” (32 reviews)
“roulade” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Tilly Mead Commercial Road | Unit 3 Commercial Road, Swanage BH19 1DF, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Fantastic place for excellent coffee and cakes/snacks. Good service and superb food. Worth a visit for coffee or light lunch and cakes are superb

Thank Philippa80
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We’d been staying at our friends’ place all weekend and this cafe had been highly recommended but... trip advisor said it was shut! This cafe is open on Mondays, despite what we saw on trip advisor!! Luckily we went to check it out anyway. I...More

1  Thank jamesreactive
Reviewed 6 days ago

We popped in here for lunch after following an intriguing board placed out on the main high street and I'm so glad we did. We found a wonderful cosy little cafe, the staff were brilliant and so friendly. We had soup of the day which...More

1  Thank Nicola S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and ambiance, get away from the hustle and bustle and find a quite corner amongst the interesting decor.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a delightful find tucked away down an alley of th3 main shopping street. Look for the A frame sign and keep walking, it will be well worth the effort. Plenty of outdoor and indoor seating. Lovely lunch menu. Just remember it’s a cash only...More

1  Thank David L
Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing little gem tucked away in Swanage. Home-made, delicious, fresh raspberry roulade and gorgeously scrummy double choc brownie, not to mention the superb coffee and friendly service. Quirkyily perfect. To find it is to love it!!

1  Thank Dreamer226293
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this place purely by chance on a trip to Swanage, and what a find! Deceiving amount of seating inside and out in the pretty courtyard area. Lovely choice of vegetarian and vegan foods. We had halloumi, green olive and tomato toasted sourdough sandwich, good...More

2  Thank Simon P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely find in Swanage! Avocado/tomato on garlic sourdough toast with a side salad - just what we were looking for! We will return....

3  Thank Ann W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Java a couple of times whilst in Swanage last week - it took a while to find it, but once there its like a little haven. Cosy and nicely quirkey. The coffee was gorgeous and the chocolate brownies . . . to die...More

4  Thank Loopyx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ciaran and his team go out of their way to ensure you have everything you need! Not a huge menu but what is served is in large portions and delicious! Quirky and cosy little cafe tucked away from the main street. Sit in or out...More

Thank DebbieD1762
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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, Local cuisine, Kids
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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