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Gardenia Cafe

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Cafe, Australian
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381 Hillsborough Rd, Warners Bay, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2282, Australia
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Newcastle, Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Once a month I meet with a group for breakfast at this restaurant. We have been doing this for some time and find it a great place to meet and eat. The service is good and the food is great.

Thank CKeithEdwards
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Coffee's great, small meal menu offers something for most tastes. It's a little pricy but the customers don't seem to mind and really the atmosphere is worth the slightly elevated costs.

Thank Tracey F
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

For something a little different I highly recommend this little hidden treasure, within the Lee Rowan gardening centre. The coffee was very nice as were the morning tea goodies. Definitely try.

Thank Wazup7
Newcastle, Australia
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105 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016

Words could not explain how bad our breakfast was at Gardenia Cafe .Three of us went this morning for what we thought would be a nice breakfast ............ I ordered poached eggs with English spinach on sourdough ..well when my plate arrived two large slices of sour dough toasted on one side only (strange ) two poached eggs (I'm sure... More 

1 Thank phillipk8
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Two fantastic fresh salads for lunch. Salt and pepper squid special of the day and a chicken and walnut salad with pickled onion. Nice atmosphere, decent service. A bit on the expensive side but worth every penny.

1 Thank JayGee22
Newcastle, Australia
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97 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2015

My wife and I have lunch here 2 or 3 times each year. The cafe is set inside a garden nursery business, so it doesn't collect passing foot traffic. You kinda have to know it's there. Food is always fresh and the premises clean.

Thank drdrdr17
Warners Bay, Australia
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

We visit this cafe very regularly and then wander through the plant nursery. Parking is easy and although reservations are taken, it is not necessary.

Thank Lozz17
newcastle nsw
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126 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

Lunch a couple of times with standard fare. Coffee and cake was on the pricey side and he cake was dry. Nice ambience but I think there are better options

Thank happydaze-7
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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257 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2014

This is the second time we have been here in a fortnight. The cafe seating is amongst the decor that the garden nursery sells. A lovely atmosphere, especially sitting outside where all the plants are for sale. It appears that the cafe is mostly run by one man and he seems to be run off his feet. However , in... More 

Thank warners1
Newcastle, Australia
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2014

Had a lovely lunch at the Gardenia Cafe today lovely fresh Turkish bread and salad and THE EVER MANGO AND PINEAPPLE FRAPPE WOW so very yummy cold and fresh will be going again to this lovely cafe

Thank reaone12

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Restaurant Details

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Cafe, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 381 Hillsborough Rd, Warners Bay, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2282, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Lake Macquarie  >  Warners Bay

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?