About Us

Swirls is not your typical high street café – step inside and you’ll notice the beautiful Italian inspired décor, smell the roasted coffee beans and be drawn to the remarkable and decadent display of authentic Gelato ice cream.

Swirls’ owner Clair adores the Italian way of life, the friendliness of its people, the wonderful aroma of roasted coffee and of course the amazing Gelato.  Her passion for Italy lead Clair to find a leading brand of Italian coffee, Kimbo, which perfectly complements the ambience offered by Swirls.  Unlike other local businesses our ice cream is hand crafted on the premises.  Made in small batches we use the traditional Italian slow churning process of ‘mantecazione’, which creates a creamier and velvety texture known as Gelato.

We’re not just about the ice cream though – our menu offers a range of freshly prepared food such as sandwiches, toasties, savoury crepes and ‘build your own waffles’.  We are open every day, five nights a week until 6pm with late night opening on Fridays and Saturdays.

We are sure you’ll want to take home our hand crafted Gelato.   We offer one-litre tubs that can be enjoyed at home – great for dinner parties.  Clair’s Gelato cakes are very popular for celebrations and special occasions and can be pre-ordered.