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“Wonderful dinner” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Source Cafe

The Source Cafe
Ranked #214 of 554 Restaurants in Newcastle
Price range: US$15 - US$25
Cuisines: Cafe, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Newcastle, Australia
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Wonderful dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2013 via mobile

Despite the some of the reviews on here, my fiance and I have always had great experiences at source cafe.

The $50 3 course set menu for dinner can not be faulted... The staff are always helpful and attentive. it is surprising to see the complaints on here.. Someone complained of bacon that was too crispy... Bcon can never be too crispy.

Don't let those on here sway you from dining at Source Cafe, you and your wallet will be pleasantly surprised!

Visited August 2013
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English first
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Rude staff!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013 via mobile

Rude staff. Unfriendly towards mothers with prams. Will not be going back. Coffee was very average also!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Coffeeelova
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Newcastle, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“highly do not recommend”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

Went to the café this morning for breakfast ordered a coffee and BLT WITHOUT THYME CREAM CHEESE when I received the item it had thyme cream cheese and the bacon was crispy. The staff are very incompetent and while having my meal you could hear them mucking around obviously not working very hard. The front of staff house were rude, rushed customers and kept giving you dirty looks to you left and spoke low to their customers. My friends family and I will not return as we did not feel welcome and did not enjoy our experience it was very dear for what it is

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank cathy k
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Newcastle, Australia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Terrible service”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013 via mobile

Dropped into Sauce today for a coffee with my family and a friend whilst on a bike ride. I cannot believe we stayed and paid for service so terrible. We were immediately made to feel as an inconvenience. My daughter is a coeliac and when asked if menu items were gluten free the waitresses responses were less than confidence inspiring and again an inconvenience. A less than standard coffee can become very expensive. Have a mug and add $1, decaf add $1, soy add $1. I cannot see myself ever returning. Looking at past reviews there is clear trend here.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank ozant
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NSW, Australia
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Something for everyone”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013

We recently had a large family breakfast here and all thoroughly enjoyed our meals, coffee and juices. The waitress was friendly and service was efficient. The location of the cafe near the water's edge adds to the experience. It's a popular cafe for breakfast and so can get quite noisy.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank seashells5
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