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Baboo café


7 days a week,
Sunday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 10pm


19 Institute Rd, Swanage BH19 1BT

Our first café, on Institute Road, sells ice creams, sundaes, thick gelato milkshakes, smoothies, croffles, toasties, cocktails & really good coffee. We have 20 seats indoors but also offer everything for takeaway.  Dogs are most welcome (and we have our own special Doggy Doggy Yum Yum frozen treat for them).

Swanage is a charming town with the most beautiful beach.  Enjoy a stroll on the beach at any time of the year, and then reward yourself with a treat at Baboo, whether a refreshing ice cream or a warming hot chocolate.

Our ice cream and sorbet is made near Bridport using locally sourced Dorset fruit and other ingredients. The milk is organic and comes from just over the border in Somerset.   

All of our ice creams are suitable for vegetarians. All our sorbets are suitable for vegans. Please ask for the allergens list if you need.

We also sell a great Sumatran Bourbon blend of coffee from Reads Coffee in Sherborne, and have delicious Italian hot chocolate.

And for your beloved hound, fear not, we have our own dairy free Doggy Doggy Yum Yum, a frozen treat made especially for your best friend. It is made with bananas, coconut milk, agave syrup and pure peanut butter. Dogs love it. We need to look after dogs tummies so we only use 100% natural ingredients, and Doggy Doggy Yum Yum contains no milk and no animal products and no artificial colours or additives. It is vegan friendly.  And we give 5p of every tub sold to dog charities.   


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