The Best Cafes and Coffee Shops in Swansea, Wales

Tea. Credit: congerdesign/Pixabay
Tea. Credit: congerdesign/Pixabay
Poppy Jacob

Swansea’s cafes and coffee shops have amazing seaside views, delicious cakes, skilled baristas and, yes, even great coffee.

1. Beach Hut Café

Cafe, Restaurant, Coffee, British, Vegetarian

Among the many reasons Beach Hut Café is popular with locals are the amazing panoramic views across Swansea Bay. There are plenty of original features and a real traditional British beach holiday vibe. The café does breakfast, lunch and dinner, and they even have their own ice cream parlour.

2. Square Peg Coffee House

Cafe, Coffee Shop, Contemporary, Tea

Square Peg is a lovely and cosy non-profit venture (the profits benefit local charities) that does a really good cup of coffee. They serve good-quality, wholesome food, and those who are vegan or gluten-free have praised their flexibility.

3. No6hundred

Cafe, Coffee Shop, Coffee, British

You’ll find a shabby-chic interior, an elaborate afternoon tea and a delicious array of cakes at No6hundred. Plus, they know how to do a good cuppa.

4. Gershwins Coffee House

Cafe, British, Vegetarian, Vegan

This family-run business serves tasty traditional food. You’ll find Gershwins next to the largest indoor market in the country, where they find the fresh produce used in all of their home-cooked dishes.

5. Coast Café

Cafe, Coffee, British, Vegetarian

A welcoming space with views of the water and everything from delicious crab to simple wraps to the usual café trappings on the menu. Coast also serves something stronger, if that’s what you fancy—be sure to try the wine of the month.

6. Café 93

Cafe, Italian, Contemporary, British, Coffee

Family-run and praised for its welcoming atmosphere, the food at Café 93 consists of stone-oven pizzas, tasty salads and more, all with an emphasis on local produce. Perfect for a coffee, a cake and a catch up, or a big meal out.

7. Chai Deli and Tea Room

Cafe, Tea , Coffee, British

Chai. Credit: Kris Krüg

The perfect café for tea fiends, Chai has a huge selection of specialty options—including many you’ve probably never heard of—and it’s always served in proper china. Have some lovely fresh bread, homemade cakes or a light meal to accompany your new favourite tea.

8. Dilly's Kitchen

Cafe, British, Coffee, Vegetarian

Dilly’s has a home-away-from-home feel and serves an array of tasty food, including a selection of delicious pies, as well as lasagne and cheesecakes.

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