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Swale Rock Cafe

$$ - $$$
Canadian, American, Cafe
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5328 Argyle St, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 1T8, Canada
+1 250-723-0777
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Victoria, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Reminds me of dining on a budget but on awesome diner food when I was in Uni. Excellent breakfast, big portions. Loved the soft hash browns made of real potato and tasted hand made. Yum!

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Thank Victoriarulz
Vancouver Island
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is great! We stopped in for breakfast and enjoyed a simple bacon and egg plate! But the bread is homemade and the jam is as well. A great combination.

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Thank mema98
British Columbia
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113 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Had the daily breakfast special which was an excellent omelette. Choice of breads offered but opted for the Fisherman's bread - wise choice. Service & food were both excellent. Rather than make the customer wait while they brewed a fresh pot of decaf coffee they brought out a "french press" to hold me over. Would eat there again in a... More 

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Thank MacBritishColumbia
Port Alberni, Canada
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I live in Port Albeni have only lived here 6 months. My husband and I are slowly making our way through the places to eat here. The Swale Rock Café is a nice little place to stop for lunch. I'll first talk about the Fisherman's Bread OMG when this bread was first brought to the table the smell was soooo... More 

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Thank jan y
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

The Fisherman's bread served warm with Raspberry jam is worth the trip on it's own, Good breakfasts. Friendly service. A nice bench by the window to look out.

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Thank Debbie J
Port Alberni, Canada
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

The food is excellent and the staff is great, this is a great place for breakfast, We have eaten here often and always been happy.

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Thank islandboy50
Courtenay, Canada
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

We've been eating at this establishment several times over the years but our latest experience means we'll never go again. The seafood chowder was a write off. No seafood, a few vegetables, too much flour, too thick, tasteless. The oyster was overcooked and dry in the oyster burger.

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Port Alberni, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Consistently good! Fresh ingredients, great salads and awesome "fisherman's bread". Very friendly service and outside tables in the summer

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Thank captainpete2016
Port Alberni, Canada
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Wonderful flavourful baked seafood crepes with cheese. Fried fisherman's bread with homemade jam. Fantastic.

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Thank Marilyn H
Cape Meares, Oregon
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125 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

You can tell if a place is owner managed! Great Staff, really good food, breakfast all day, attentive service and unlimited good coffee. what more can you ask for? oh, outdoor tables - yep, they have tables on the sidewalk. great place.

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Thank obankestrel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Canadian, American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5328 Argyle St, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 1T8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Port Alberni
  • Phone Number: +1 250-723-0777

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