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Wholly Cow Cafe

2/39 First Ave, Sawtell, New South Wales 2452, Australia
+61 2 6658 2682
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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“burgers” (33 reviews)
“caesar salad” (2 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 17:00All hours
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
2/39 First Ave, Sawtell, New South Wales 2452, Australia
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1 - 10 of 112 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ducked in on a Sunday morning just for a couple of coffees. Took 20 minutes just to get 2 take away coffees. Come on guys!!! The coffees were good but seriously...20 minutes!!! Get your act together!

Thank licster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a return visit. Food was once again very good with friendly service. Can recommend the caesar salad!

Thank Lorraine B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

12 bucks for a burger about the size of a macas burger, with not much flavour at all. There are definitely bigger tastier cheaper burgers around!

Thank Rosscoz
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We have had the brekkie deal a number of times now each time we stay in Sawtell. It has been great every time. Lovely tomato fresh tomato chutney. Very nice rolls. I am coeliac and their GF rolls are excellent. Wife said the normal rolls...More

Thank J2379DWchrisj
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Staying in Sawtell for the weekend my mum and i went back to our favorite cafe for brekkie. I had the vegetarian brekkie,my mum chose the gluten free option of scrambled eggs bacon & toast. Service was good and meals very nice

Thank Alicia B
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Dropped in for lunch while we were driving down the coast. Very impressed with the freshness and taste of the sandwiches and burgers we ordered. Coffee was good as well. Highly recommended.

Thank Ian F
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Food was quite tasty but completely overpriced for what it was. Ordered a Classic Burger for $9.50 and the bun was about the same size as a McDonalds cheeseburger bun and came out with a beef pattie, slice of cheese, lettuce, tomato and sauce. Also...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Love the burgers (try the spicy bird burger), good coffee too !!! Friendly service! Will be back again for sure!

Thank Willsummers G
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

I was so impressed with the amount of gf options available. And the fact that some menu items were coded as "not safe for Coeliac's" demonstrated their knowledge of the disease. The burger I had was absolutely delicious and filled with fresh ingredients. Really enjoyed...More

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Just stopped in for takeaway coffees and found the service friendly (immediately redoing a cup to which sugar had been mistakenly added) and fast. The cafe seemed rather old fashioned and lacking in charm but the fabulous coffee makes up for it.

Thank Bartonbears
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2/39 First Ave, Sawtell, New South Wales 2452, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sawtell
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6658 2682
  • E-mail
Wholly Cow is located at 2/39 First Avenue in sunny Sawtell NSW. We are open every day, serving great coffee and fresh burgers. Our coffee is fair trade and organic, roasted by the wonderful Amelia Franklin in Bellingen.All the burgers are made to order, using delicious homemade tomato relish and mayo, local veggies and meat. The burger buns are organic sourdough from the talented team at k’pane Artisan Bakery. We also have a daily selection of pastries and sweet treats from k’pane.Come in and try our coffee and burgers – we have many delicious choices from good old fashioned burgers with the lot (and of course beetroot) as well as great vegetarian burgers.
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