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Cafe Balaena

€€ - €€€Cafe, Seafood,
7 Buccaneer Drive | Buccaneer Drive, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
+61 7 4125 4799
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“seafood chowder” (48 reviews)
“steak” (88 reviews)
“scallops” (67 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 22:00 Hours
Cafe, Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
7 Buccaneer Drive | Buccaneer Drive, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Despite the fact that this restaurant was full to capacity, we only had to wait 15 minutes max for a table. Whilst waiting we were invited to take a seat at the bar, order a drink and place our order for food as this would...More

Thank Salsaway
Reviewed 3 days ago

been a few times for dinner and afternoon tea, delicious cakes and cheesecakes. Lots of choices when it comes to mains as my partner is not a pasta eater.

Thank boho3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very near our lodging at the Mantra Hervey Bay Hotel you will find Cafe Baelena conveniently located on the waterfront and open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. After two dinners and one breakfast there, we came to the conclusion that we would never go back....More

Thank navajodali
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredible seafood and fun vibe. Get on it. Not much else to say but have to fill a hundred characters because brevity is antiquated apparently.

Thank Pete K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband had steak and chips. He was very happy with both. Lovely juicy steak and chunky chips. I ordered whiting which was tasteless and probably frozen. I got thin chips so felt the steak option was definitely the best. The fresh juices were very...More

Thank marionlars
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Reviewed this establishment about two years ago when I thought it had gone downhill. What a difference! Great attentive service coupled with much improved food! What’s there not to like? Well done Balaena we will be back.

Thank EuanF_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The big Breakfast was nice, the bacon was limited but well cooked, the bread was white toast not sour dough:( My husband had the Salmon beni and his meal was small with very little salmon, and again it was on one piece of white toast...More

Thank Micheala F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at a hotel nearby and ate at Café Balaena four times - two breakfasts and two dinners. All were good quality and delivered by cheery staff even though at dinnertimes the restaurant was busy.

Thank Janet C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owner Dean James,makes everyone welcome, he has personality PLUS, YOUR RIGHT ON THE marina, & is great looking @ all the boats in the harbour while having breakfast as well.

Thank garybright45
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended by the Mantra, so we thought it must be the place to go. Well we were bitterly disappointed, the service was ok, but the food was as if it had been sitting in a warmer all afternoon. I had to pay...More

Thank Robyn F
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Do they have gift vouchers?
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It can take awhile for them to put the reviews up worst luck. I know I have waited for up to a week.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$26
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
06:30 - 16:30
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Buccaneer Drive | Buccaneer Drive, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Fraser Coast  >  Hervey Bay  >  Urangan
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4125 4799
  • E-mail
What other Hervey Bay cafe can offer you the stunning views over the Marina to Fraser Island? At night you can enjoy the beauty as the moon rise over the water or see the raw power of nature as storms light up the sky over Fraser Island. Whether you choose to come for breakfast, lunch or dinner you will be able to choose from an extensive menu that showcases the freshest and finest ingredients that Hervey Bay and the Fraser Coast has to offer. We cater for all tastes and all dietary requirements. No matter what time you choose to visit Cafe Balaena you will always find the atmosphere to be relaxed and easy going. Soft music in the background ... warm sun and gentle breezes in summer ... cozy warmth on our cool winter nights ... and the very best that Hervey Bay has to offer ... you simply won't find a cafe with a better atmosphere in Hervey Bay.
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