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Swingin' Anchor Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Cafe, Australian
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4 Church Street, Stanley, Tasmania 7331, Australia
+61 3 6458 1455
09:00 - 16:00
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Thu - Tue 09:00 - 16:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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169 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great meals and milkshakes, sausages and chips were good. Generous servings and reasonable prices, got busier towards lunchtime.

Thank Karen Y
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in here for an afternoon snack and returned the next day for breakfast, both meals were great and the coffee sensational. We just had some toasted sandwiches and the were great.Breakfast consisted of just good old poached eggs on beautiful toast, the eggs were bright orange inside and cooked to perfection. Absolutely beautiful. Its very nice to just... More 

Thank WEZ3
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After being here in 2012, we were so looking forward to having more of their curry scollop pies. What a bit of a disappointment. Although the pie was nice to eat, there was very few scallops in it. At $12 each it was overpriced for what we received.

2 Thank Judi R
Brisbane, Australia
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162 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We dropped in for lunch. The service was fast and friendly. The atmosphere was cosy and the prices reasonable. The food was delicious and the coffee great.This was where I first sampled a scallop pie. I had several more during our trip. Definitely a great place for lunch.

Thank DarylN294
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155 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

The Swinging' Anchor Cafe makes great scallop pies and servies good coffee. Great service. We dined at lunch mid-week and there wasn't a vacant table.

Thank Darghan
Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This was a very delightful cafe and we nearly missed it.So sweet inside. Clean and the food very tasty.Would highly recommend the scallop pie...made to order

1 Thank sharylar
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159 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Most of the other cafes in Stanley don't seem to open before 9:00. The swinging anchor was open and we stopped for coffee. The service was very friendly and we were soon joined by other locals having breakfast - always a good sign.

2 Thank mikeraus
Hobart, Australia
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82 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I fancied a cooked breakfast on our last morning in Stanley, so we chose this cafe. I ordered eggs benedict with bacon and a pot of tea, hubby had the big breakfast! Which was huge! My meal was fab, very tasy and no complaints from Tom, just that he couldnt finish it all :) The service was... More 

2 Thank oliver_2424
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

considering my last review was removed, but upon reading "other reviews" about your terrible service I guess mine was not far off! My friends and I visited back in August we were disgusted with the extremely rude customer service. The ice cream did make up for the poor hospitality. Will not be back.

3 Thank diggerchick81
Management response:

We were closed for Winter and did not reopen till September. Obviously you have the wrong Café. More 

Gold Coast, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Lovely friendly staff. Great meals, hot, fresh and tasty. View across the bay is Devine while enjoying a lovely meal. Generous serves of food and hospitality

Thank KGSparks

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Church Street, Stanley, Tasmania 7331, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Stanley
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6458 1455

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