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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” (47 reviews)
“steak” (82 reviews)
“scallops” (67 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 22:00 Hours
Cafe, Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
7 Buccaneer Drive | Buccaneer Drive, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I had the traditional bacon and eggs and after some coaxing by me, the waitress offered it with sour dough toast, as it noted toast of your liking on the menu. Coffee was nice and when you ask for extra hot, it is for a...More

Thank Roger K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We’ve eaten here numerous times over the years, never had a bad meal. Nice setting on the marina, broad menu, tasty meals of generous proportions. Does get quite busy and some times slow. Always one of our highlights when in the bay. Give it a...More

Thank Harlstrom
Reviewed 3 days ago

Seafood chowder was yum. Steak was the best. Everything ordered was good. Service was top notch. A must place to eat at if in the area.

Thank Barb M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were visitors to Hervey bay and we're told by our hotel to visit the restaurant we were very dissapointed. On arriving at very full restaurant we were told we would have a hour wait know our meals so we ordered entree bread and dips...More

Thank didgey
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I ate at this restaurant twice during our recent stay in Urangan. I was initially tempted by the sign advertising Kangaroo steaks. We booked a table and turned up a little ahead of time. Taken to a nice table right near the...More

Thank jeff_motueka
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great breakfast, terrific lunch and pleasant afternoon drinks. No need to leave the marina. Great friendly service and an interesting, quality menu backed up with well prepared, real quality cafe food. It’s nearly a restaurant but it doesn’t need to be, because...More

Thank Shawn K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We passed them by at 6.30pm as they were fully booked, but returned for a table at 7.30 as arranged. So glad we did we enjoyed a most excellent meal Taking the order did take some time, were told that there may be a delay...More

Thank Oldtable
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived for our 6:30 booking. We had to wait 15 mis for a waiter to come take our order then proceeded to wait over an hour and a half for our meals. In the mean time other parties were seated, ordered, served and finished...More

Thank Sam I
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us went to Balaena a couple of saturday evenings ago. When we walked in we were very warmly greeted, and seated where we chose. The service was excellent and so was the meal. My partner who usually asks for a salad dressing was...More

Thank amylofts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Next door to the Mantra were we were staying so very convenient for breakfast and evening meal. Excellent choice of dishes, something to suit everyone. We booked a table for evening meal as the place gets very busy and they stop taking food orders around...More

Thank welshdragonWales
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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$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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View
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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