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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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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“seafood chowder” (43 reviews)
“steak” (82 reviews)
“scallops” (67 reviews)
Closes in 25 min
06:00 - 22:00All 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 via mobile

I have dined here on numerous occasions when staying nearby for business. I have thoroughly enjoyed my meals every single time. My latest visit for dinner was no exception. Delicious meal, friendly staff and a gorgeous view. I had breakfast here for the first time...More

Thank Joshane615
Reviewed 1 week ago

This a lovely spot over looking the Marina in Hervey Bay. One of the family members booked a table for breakfast, when we got there it looked like there was a bit of panic where we would be seated. It took a while for the...More

Thank advisormattaust
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location beside Mantra, good food selection though service is a bit slow. Beautiful way to start the day overlooking the marina. Could not get soft eggs right!

Thank MR-Bne
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed in the Mantra Hotel, so every day I came have my breaky here, amazing! And also lunch! Everything is very well prepared! Totally recommend!

Thank Thais V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had breakfast here for a one night away from our own business. We ordered coffee and juice which we got in good time! We also ordered the omelet with no onions or sun dried toms and two poached eggs and a...More

Thank Chris A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friends recommended the place - and we had been there some years ago we decided to give it a try. Good location overlooking the marina. Menu is quite broad. Drinks menu is OK - and even had interstate beers. Service wasn't that quick. Food was...More

Thank awpursey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent location, superb service, nice atmosphere - food a bit disappointing. My wife had chowder which she loved - largely cos it did not contain the dreaded potato that fills American chowders to the exclusion of seafood. I had a seafood pasta. Huge bowl but...More

Thank kenbpfell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a meal here during a stay in Hervey Bay. The restaurant was close to our hotel. We must have waited 30-40 minutes for the food to come after ordering which is quite a long wait. The food was nice enough, I had mango &...More

Thank Neill2407
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't bother. This "chowder" was a thin tasteless yellow soup with a cheap supermarket seafood mix though it with a couple of very small prawns and a couple of very small mussels. Chowder is meant to be a hearty, thick, flavoursome soup with quality seafood....More

Thank Elaine W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant overlooking the boat harbour, great, friendly staff, big menu full of tempting things. We had scallops and bread for starters, which were nice, if not brilliant. Mains were the steak burger, which was lovely, and trout and chips, which was a different flavour...More

Thank RondoNarko
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Anton C
27 September 2015|
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Response from ausdavo | Reviewed this property |
I and my friends have never experienced what you describe. it seems a friendly staff there as to the owner I don't think I know who he is.
Michele R
12 April 2015|
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Response from Reebee1974 | Reviewed this property |
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$16 - US$28
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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining
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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