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Swingin' Anchor Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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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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43 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We choose to have lunch here! The food is good for lunch. Good serving sizes. Service is alright. Lolly shop next door

Thank Skye H
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Six of us for lunch. The scallop/mornay pie with chips and coleslaw was absolutely amazing. Value for $15. Calamari, fish and chips, wedges. All great meals at great value. Milk shake big enough for three. Friendly prompt service. Highly recommend.

Thank Scotan
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this delightful cafe when looking for breakfast. The food was very fresh even the toast. The staff were lovely and made every effort to make sure our visit was enjoyable! A small breakfast menu but cooked and presented to perfection. The coffee was good too!

1 Thank Jules J
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great milkshakes, awesome coffee, lovely staff, we even came back the next day for more milkshakes and chocolates!

Thank Veronica S
Melbourne, Australia
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very basic menu they don't go out of their way even though a tourist destination. limited eats available

Thank KITTEN0072014
Melbourne, Australia
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189 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

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 28 December 2016

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 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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163 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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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168 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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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

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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, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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?