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“The best beans on toast in the Blue Mountains!”

The Elephant Bean Cafe
Ranked #39 of 91 Restaurants in Katoomba
Cuisines: Australian
Description: In Aug 2011 had a hard time finding anyplace in Katoomba (Blue Mountains) open early for breakfast, excellent coffee/food and great source of local info.
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Description: In Aug 2011 had a hard time finding anyplace in Katoomba (Blue Mountains) open early for breakfast, excellent coffee/food and great source of local info.
UK
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“The best beans on toast in the Blue Mountains!”
Reviewed 18 January 2014

Friends and I visited for coffee one afternoon after reading a recommendation in our accommodation's welcome pack. There's no accounting for local knowledge - really good coffee and excellent home made food.

The abstract art on the walls amplifies the relaxed atmosphere and independent coffee shop feel. The staff are friendly and the service is excellent.

I really recommend the beans and chorizo on toast! Excellent! Busy with locals and tourists alike. Great find!

  • Visited December 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
87 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Good coffee”
Reviewed 5 January 2014

Once you make your way through the fug of smoke from the barefooted, aged male hippies smoking rollies at the tables outside, you'll find really well made coffee inside. There's a nice feel inside and happy, friendly staff. Just accept that unless you're a smoker, you won't be able to sit outside - actually, they sit one per table, talking to each other over coffee and another rollie, so you may not get an outside table anyway.

Visited January 2014
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Cleveland, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Delicious coffee and free WIFI”
Reviewed 11 December 2013

If you're looking for a Flat White (aka a latte to US folks) and some free WIFI on Katoombas Main Street - look no further!

Like most of Katoomba, the staff are warm to travelers.

Visited November 2013
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Medlow Bath, New South Wales, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“No pretentions here, just lovely people, good coffee, good food”
Reviewed 19 November 2013

Lovely, happy, relaxed staff. I can always be relaxed here. It is about having good coffee and a great simple menu. No need to worry about if it is the "place to be seen at" so lots of regulars feel comfortable to call in to sit and catch up or grab a takeaway. Can be very busy sometimes due to a small army of loyal customers. The customers are a great mix of interesting people who value friendship, arts, music and the environment. I can't recall seeing any anger here.

  • Visited November 2013
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“Best Coffee in the Blue Mountains. ”
Reviewed 6 October 2013 via mobile

This humble coffee shop not only has excellent coffee, but a a good light Italian based menu. The staff are friendly, kind and efficient. Frequented by a more honest crowd of colourful locals this cafe is a quiet oasis away from the tourist glitz. It truly is the best coffee in the Blue Mountains.

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Thank dnm247
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