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The Social

££ - £££Cafe, , Vegetarian Friendly
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre | 32 Burrelli St, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
+(61)4224 5932
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good23%
  • Average50%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
19 Aug 2017
“A quick meal (sometimes)”
22 May 2017
“Nice !”
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre | 32 Burrelli St, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

The social is attached to the Illawarrra Performing Arts Centre and is a good place to get a meal or coffee before the show. Overall the food is OK but don't come with a tight time line for the performance as the restaurant can become...More

Thank Dodger52
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere before shows at the IPAC , just make sure you leave heaps of time to eat and book a table if you remember because it gets REALLY busy ! Staff are nice enough, and food is nice , just a little on the...More

Thank EliseHallinan
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We recently attended a performance at the IPAC. As time was an after work issue we decided to eat near the theater. For pure convenience we choose The Social. The tables and chairs were pretty plain looking as was the restaurant itself. The staff were...More

Thank Michael_edn
Reviewed 25 April 2017

How disappointing to attend The Theatre and be served second rate food. The barramundi was only average (Call it Fish and Chips), over cooked and not worth the money.The Aranchini was TERRIBLE. No taste, poorly presented and no value for money. The only thing which...More

Thank bretthiltonjones
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Came here for breakfast with my partner. I had bacon and fried eggs, my partner had yogurt and berries. The food was fine, but we were halfway through eating before the coffee arrived. There were also no napkins with our meals and none to be...More

Thank Craig R
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Service was good, lovely staff Coffee was nice, food was nice but I don't think you get much for what you pay for (extra avocado is $4.00, and you get half - I thought smashed avocado was mixed with feta?) Would I go back? Maybe...More

Thank maybemaybemel
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Definitely the best coffee in town! The girls are so friendly as well! Plenty of seating. I enjoyed the house made cheese cake!

Thank mrscakechef
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Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

The Social had a nice outdoor area with plenty of tables. Really good coffee with a fantastic almond croissant. Staff were friendly and service was quick.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

The Social pretty busy over the last weekend given that it was adjacent to the main venue for the Honk! festival (pictured)! The staff did a great job, keeping adults and kids fed and watered. The food is tasty and good value (calamari + chips...More

Thank Gavin D
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Very slow service from kitchen. Plenty of Wait Staff doing little. Not really geared to cope with pre show numbers esp. 6.30 show. Need to be able to serve main course and coffee within the hour. Not everyone can get there before 5.00 which at...More

Thank HarryVictor
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Illawarra Performing Arts Centre | 32 Burrelli St, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Wollongong
  • Phone Number: +(61)4224 5932
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The Social @ IPAC is a new café and bar operated by the Trippas White Group at the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, home of Merrigong Theatre Company, in the heart of Wollongong’s vibrant Arts Precinct.The Social @ IPAC provides a relaxed urban setting to meet with friends and family. Enjoy all day dining with indoor and outdoor seating from 8am until late (9am on weekends).
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