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The Barracks Cafe

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Cafe, Australian
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5 a Settlement Gaze Road | Far North WA, Christmas Island 6798, Australia
+61 8 9164 7555
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Melbourne, Australia
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

For quick snack and coffee the place to be. If you are in the area visiting those shops in the neighborhood this is probably the only place you can have something.

Thank Manoj D
Chicago, Illinois
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

Obviously, the island has limited resources, so the fresh produce is flown in. The menu reflects this and sometimes it's hard to get everything. No biggie. Trying to find a proper coffee on the island is near impossible, so if their machine is working, it's the only place to get one. Along with some shops neighboring, this is a cute... More 

Thank laxboy
Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

Wanted to try their pizza and curry after reading the reviews on trip advisor. I was at Christmas island first week of july 2015, to my disappointment this cafe is either closed down or the owner was away for holiday. I went twice and it wasn't open.

Thank MazzzyStarr
Greater Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

Visited this place (two years ago now in June 2013) and was excited about the list of milkshake flavours on the wall - oh so many! But after my third choice was unavailable (caramel) I copped a lecture about how there was no caramel anywhere on the island (the rec centre had some) and it put me off coming back... More 

1 Thank Skye M
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2014

Pizza night on tuesday night was great, as was the beef curry i had for lunch -thanks Tricia. A great place to cool off, great milkshakes, and every body i spoke to told me the burgers were brilliant! Centrally located in Settlement.

1 Thank divedivaAustralia
Trish O, Owner at The Barracks Cafe, responded to this review

HELLO my name is Trish O'Donnell and I am the owner Manager of the Barracks Cafe. Until recently, I have had a few customers saying have you looked on Trip Advisor and I said not usually but I do like to see what other eating houses are doing on the island, I couldn't believe all the incredible comments that were... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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969 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2014

Eating options on Christmas Island are not great, so we were pleased that the owners of the large Chinese supermarket directed us to Barracks Cafe (close to the police station) or we would have missed it as we were driving and the signage is minimal. We ended up having brunch here every day for the rest of our time on... More 

Thank poleinahole1
Kurrajong Heights, Australia
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

The Barracks cafe is a gem of a place to eat on an island that has a dearth of dining options. It is a homely little cafe set in tropical gardens just off the main Settlement road. The fare is pretty standard stuff comprising of toasties, fries, burgers and wraps but the friendly, welcoming manner of the staff is what... More 

1 Thank coljanford
Canberra, Australia
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

A highlight of any visit to CI - the burgers are traditional, awesome and an event to eat. Yes they're not cheap but nothing on CI is cheap and you can guarantee that these burgers are the genuine article. Service is great and the wait staff cheerful and friendly. All in all a great little place to savour island life,... More 

1 Thank Sal2904
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183 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

Probably the best hamburger in town, but very dependent on fresh salad being available. Service is very good and great hosts. Coffee is via a dispenser so you can forgo the coffee. Nice chilled water and lovely milk shakes. You can sit inside or outside, excellent second hand books available to purchase and comfortable reading nook for the extended stay.

Thank african_aussie
Brisbane, Australia
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86 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

We went here a few times and had a variety of dishes, mainly pizzas and burgers, though other dishes are available such as lasagne, fish & chips etc. Everything was delicious and homemade, fresh to order, albeit differing from day to day depending on what was available; if you liked the meat-lovers pizza today don't expect it to be identical... More 

Thank Elizabeth H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$19
Cafe, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 a Settlement Gaze Road | Far North WA, Christmas Island 6798, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Christmas Island
  • Phone Number: +61 8 9164 7555
A roadside cafe serving high-quality burgers and fresh foods in season. We also have a pizza delivery service starting soon. Best iced coffee in town along with a good hearty plunger coffee.

Brekkies consist of fruit smoothies eggs benny or big brekky
Lunches fast takeaway fresh sandwiches or rolls, home made burgers, fish and chips or Pizza
Dinner fish and chips, lasagne burgers or pizza

We are open 7 days a week

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