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Tides Cafe & Restaurant

) #15 of 17 Restaurants in Swansea €€ - €€€ Cafe, Australian
Shop 3 2 Belmont St, Swansea, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2281, Australia
+61 2 4971 5152
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good16%
  • Average20%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible33%
27 Feb 2017
“This is a good cafe”
19 Oct 2016
“Just Average”
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Cafe, Australian
€€ - €€€
Shop 3 2 Belmont St, Swansea, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2281, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Swansea's cafe & restaurant with the waterfront view called into Swansea on our trip around Australia had a walk around the foreshore and found the Tides Cafe across the road. Nice menu , excellent coffee and very friendly service.

Thank Waynedvh
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Beautiful day and view . Very inexperienced service staff really had no ideas of importance of meals being served hot. Meals left waiting to be collected by staff when meals arrived they were awful salad not fresh and very cheap product. Use to be one...More

Thank carolynholden4
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We stopped off here for Brunch on a Saturday morning while passing by. The view was great of the Swansea Bridge and the ocean. It was an open air cafe with seating inside and outside. It was busy and popular. You collect the menu on...More

Thank Juli G
Reviewed 26 March 2017

upon arrival great view of the Swansea channel and that's about it, cafe was very hot inside and fans had dust all over them, meal arrived quick but could not cut through the ham rind on the eggs Benedict with the poached eggs hard, coffee...More

Thank Stan1011
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Food was well presented and tasty. Generous serves. In my opinion to call something a restaurant, someone should take your order, not order at the counter even though the man behind the counter was very friendly.

1  Thank Ross I
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This place is terrible. The food was rubbery and worse than flavourless, it tasted horrible. We sat at our table for 20 minutes with the mess of the last customer before they brought our food over and realised they couldn't put it down (after I...More

1  Thank thomasofaus
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped for coffee first thing in morning. Great coffee and very friendly service. Also lovely view over water.

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Great place for some brekky or lunch. They do good coffee too, which is very important. Food is nice too, but the view over the channel sets it apart.

Thank RLNR
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Our experience overall on this occasion was good+ We were warmly greeted and overall served well. The coffees were ok, without being spectacular. The breakky food was well presented, and of good quality. Served at the table, but queue up and order at the bar...More

Thank Marc D
Reviewed 27 November 2016

This restaurant is in a great location but when 4 of us came in for breakfast we noticed a lot of half eaten meals so we just got takeaway coffee and banana milkshakes. Coffee was average but the milkshakes were a joke and handed to...More

1  Thank Kirsty A
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 3 2 Belmont St, Swansea, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2281, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Lake Macquarie  >  Swansea
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4971 5152
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