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Cafe Balaena

) #1 of 15 Restaurants in Urangan €€ - €€€ Cafe, Seafood, Australian
7 Buccaneer Drive | Buccaneer Drive, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
+61 7 4125 4799
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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Cafe, Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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7 Buccaneer Drive | Buccaneer Drive, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Came here for lunch with a mate!! The view is nice. We were seated very quickly and given our menus. Such a large selection, I ended up choosing the wagyu beef pie with caramelised onions with chips and salad. I did expect a whole pie...More

Thank Nicole M
Reviewed 4 days ago

I had lunch with coffee and cake and it was very nice sitting outside overlooking the harbour watching boats going past on a beautiful sunny day.The service was good and the staff are friendly, overall it's a great spot to relax !

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful setting on the Marina. Meals are consistently a very high standard. Staff are attentive and very friendly and helpful. Great restaurant on a warm balmy evening.

Thank bevcol43
Reviewed 6 days ago

Cafe Balena is a very simple cafe with good quality food. The coffee is ok and the staff are very friendly. They even deliver to the rooms at the Breakfree Sandy Straits. Open very early in the morning until late at night makes it a...More

Thank JavierPavier
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Booked and went there on a Saturday night. The cafe was packed and not much room to navigate around the tables. The ambience was ok and background music playing. The staff were very good, efficient and friendly. The entree was a mix of Asian fast...More

Thank Gopies2010
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at the Mantra, so the next morning decided to have breakfast here as the menu is advertised in the hotel room. Sunday morning was a very busy time with a large table of about 30 people. The lady told us there would...More

Thank Just-Julie-Cairns
Reviewed 1 week ago

When visiting HB we decided a dinner of fresh seafood was a must. We chose Balaena from TA reviews but when we finally found the place - it's not easy and not well signposted - we found SOME seafood on the menu. We begrudgingly settled...More

Thank SteveandDD
Reviewed 1 week ago

I first came here for afternoon tea with family & thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere, the friendly service & the tasty treats. Then with friends we visited for dinner where again the food, friendly & helpful staff & the views made dining out so rewarding.

Thank Anne G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this delightful restaurant for a family/friends reunion .waited an hour for the food to arrive but when it came every meal was excellent. The staff were friendly and helpful too

Thank Denny H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two nights in a row we were here & both times we were very very satisfied - food was fantastic, waitress was excellent, really went out her way to serve us and make sure we enjoyed the experience. She knew the menu and made great...More

Thank Fiona L
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Anton C
Why does your owner feel that calling people boring is funny or in his words it was a joke sir? Why does he feel he has the right to touch people with out first introducing himself is his right? Why does he offer hostile justification for poor judgement and appalling customer interaction? Your owner needs to re think his role in a customer focused industry. Not everyone see's you as you see yourself
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
Where os my review?
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$15 - US$26
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner
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
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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.