Java Independent Coffee House - Swanage

Having seen their signs a couple of times, Saturday lunchtime provided a good chance to see what Java is all about. A family affair, Trina (alter ego Tasty of Purbeck) cooks and bakes the food on offer with brother Darren in charge of the coffee.

Java Independent Coffee House - Swanage

The cafe itself is an intimate place with local art for sale on the walls, quirky furniture and a delightful little wooden box for a till. On a sunny day there are tables outside as well to enjoy your coffee at.

Java Independent Coffee House - Swanage

Rumour is that Java has the best coffee in Swanage and it may well be true. The beans are from Exporters Coffee and my black Americano was excellent – rich, bitter, smokey flavours without being overpowering. As with the food, the coffee is lovingly prepared and it shows.

There is a short, attractive food menu that changes daily. We chose from curried lentil and coconut soup, vegetable shepherd’s pie, courgette, tomato and basil tart and a sourdough cheese toastie. The tart and toastie came with a crisp, light coleslaw and a bright, fresh salad with interesting leaves and a sharp dressing with nuts and seeds. The tart itself had lovely roasted vegetables and a well cooked pastry case. The cheese toastie was spruced up with tomatoes, rocket and a piquant homemade pesto. All very good.

Java Independent Coffee House - Swanage

Java Independent Coffee House - Swanage

The cake selection is excellent – we shared a cream and cherry roulade which had an amazingly light sponge with lovely cherries and just enough cream. Perfect. We’ll be back again for the brownies I expect!

Java Independent Coffee House - Swanage

Java Independent Coffee House
Tilly Mead Arcade
Commercial Road
Swanage

w: www.facebook.com/javaindependentcoffeehouse

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Java Independent Coffee House - Swanage

Java Independent Coffee House - Swanage

Java Independent Coffee House - Swanage

Java Independent Coffee House - Swanage

Java Independent Coffee House - Swanage

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Was the meal complimentary from the restaurant? No
Any complimentary items provided by restaurant/outlet? No
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  1. A great review of great food and drink.

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