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The Waterfront Cafe

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U 1 2 Merimbula Dr, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
+61 2 6495 2211
07:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 22:00
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Although the location looked very tempting we were disappointed by the bland overpriced food and bad coffee. This was made worse by the bad mannered waitresses that were to busy yelling at each other to clear plates from tables or even check if we need more drinks. Needless to say we will not be going back!

Thank Sarah H
Young, Australia
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there for lunch. Food and drinks came out quickly and looked great but tasted a little bland. Table service was OK albeit a little standoffish. Not a bad view but slightly over priced for my liking.

Thank BDD89
Kiama, Australia
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you had long enough legs you could sit on the edge of the boardwalk with your coffee in your hand and dangle your feet in the water of the picturesque harbour. Even with a room full of people having a feast from the breakfast menu, table service was very quick. And don't overlook the EAT festival in March 2017... More 

Thank Mossbaron
Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Australia
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped in for a light breakfast/ brunch, and were greeted by the friendly staff, great coffee, excellent location and very good food which was well priced compared with most others we had visited on our two week trip. Thoroughly recommend this cafe to others. It was packed when we arrived so can be very busy, it is obvious this... More 

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222 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had breakfast here and while the food and service were good the cost was I bit high for what was served.

Thank Robert M
Merimbula, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great friendly service in a relaxed and recently redecorated interior. Food and snacks range from good to very good with a surprisingly reasonable price.

Thank _rrrgee54
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast at this cafe. It was delicious and the staff were very friendly. There was a wide range of food to choose from. The waffles were to die for.

Thank KatieR1980
Newcastle, Australia
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great breakfast and service is great. View is lovely seems to get very busy on the weekend. Coffee is ok not great.

Thank travellingbeggs
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a very lovely little cafe by the water but it didn't quite hit the spot for me. The food was a 3/5 and so was the service.

Thank Talia J
Wangaratta, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was very busy, waiters were friendly and still quick service despite there was no free tables, nice meal, plus a nice view , can't complain

Thank briannagrassi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$22
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Groups
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: U 1 2 Merimbula Dr, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Merimbula
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6495 2211
Award winning breakfasts, idyllic location!

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?