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Driftwood bar

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Cafe, Australian
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1/98 Terrigal Esplanade, Terrigal, New South Wales 2260 , Australia
4339 7617
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Newcastle, Australia
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a great potential to do great things. What's letting itself down is the team of customer service "superstars". The waitering team is not strong enough to handle such a heavy flow of customers especially on the 2nd of January. The entire team was made up of teenage girls who looked as if this was their first job.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the outside it would look like a nice cafe but the owner/server is outrageous. After the waitress failed to hear my request for gluten free bread I was served the wrong thing. He complained to me about the inconvenience and that he would have to make it again. I explained it was less of an inconvenience than having coeliac... More 

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Thank JohnAnne12
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking arounf for a place to get some breakfast and found this place. Great food and drinks! Very friendly and helpful staff.will definitely be back!

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Thank arthur w
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an oldie but a goody. Great coffee and food and the view is not bad either. Have never been dissapointed.

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Thank Rosemary S
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got there early on a public holiday. They were out of alot of things on the menu. Coffee was quick to come out and good. Food took a while to come out and was decent (nothing exciting). Staff were either very rude (bloke with sunnies on behind the counter was arrogant) or very fresh and in training. Overall average experience,... More 

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Thank Jorge O
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Though the food is pretty good at Driftwood, you may die of starvation waiting for it to arrive. But by far the worst thing about this place is the incredibly rude and arrogant sun glasses-wearing owner. I have witnessed him yelling at his staff and at diners. He treats everyone he meets like absolute crap and I will never go... More 

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Thank Paige A
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Was walking along looking for a place to have a coffee amongst plenty of options when we spotted Driftwood and thought opposite the beach and looked comfortable. The coffee was really good and the Devonshire Tea was just what we needed to finish off a great day at the beach.the staff are really good. They have a great menu during... More 

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Thank Andrejq
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Awesome coffee and food. Right across the road from the beach. Delicious deserts menu on point. Delicious!

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Thank Phillip R
Sydney, Australia
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185 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Good location on the main drag across from the beach.Alfresco dining on the footpath is pleasant and not too noisy despite the passing traffic. Coffee not very memorable. Meals a bit pricy.(eg $20 for a steak sandwich and chips)..but it was a large serve. Service a bit slow. Think I would try somewhere else next time

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Thank Martin D
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

45 minute wait for food. Junior wait staff rude and unhelpful. No apologies given. Food served to other tables who arrived after us. Wouldn't recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1/98 Terrigal Esplanade, Terrigal, New South Wales 2260, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Terrigal
  • Phone Number: 4339 7617

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