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The Pool Cafe

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94 Marine Pde, Maroubra, Randwick, New South Wales 2035, Australia
+61 2 9314 0364
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07:00 - 15:00
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Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is situated right across the road from Mahon Pool at Maroubra beach. They have very good smoothies and freshly baked muffin. The service however is very slow and frankly poor. I went to order at the counter and the waitress asked me to take a seat and someone would take my order. I waited for 10 minutes and... More 

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Thank Fran H
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Initially went for lunch and then tried breakfast. Been back quite a few times. Always cooked very well, especially the seafood. Would have got 5 stars if the coffee was better (not bad, just not great)

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Thank DrSpaldo
Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can't comment on the other food but the home made granola was just that, pieces of sultana, dried fruit, raspberry, yoghurt etc all flung together to make this hump of food. It just did not work.

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Thank Oktay T
Bondi, Australia
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have not been there for a while, and it used to be fabulous but now very ordinary. Service was poor and the quality of the food my partner and I had was well below what we had been used to in the past. Poached eggs on toast ? 2 overdone eggs on one extremely thin slice of toast cut in... More 

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Thank Les F
Australia
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91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

To the unprepared finding a restaurant in this part of Sydney on a Sunday is near impossible. Not to mention parking. Having said that the pool cafe was busy but big. No we didn't get the ocean view that would have been nice but the food was good and staff helpful and friendly

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Thank 274kelly
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The Nutella thick shake is a must. Get in early for a very good breakfast. The pancakes and avocado stack are grouse

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Thank Matthew H
Syd
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is one of my favourite places - usually go there at least once a week on the weekend, for their seared salmon and asparagus spaghetti dish that is still great value even at $22. It's usually busy but always friendly and keen to help and up until this weekend, has been totally worth the wait. And so I arrived... More 

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Thank marcradom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Expensive for what you receive and I've been twice now hoping it'd be different. 17.50 for a quinoa salad - a bag of spinach, a few pits of cut up capsicum and literally a sprinkle of quinoa..I was asked if i'd like to add anything and I said avocado.. they charged me a 5 dollars extra for 1/5 of an... More 

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Thank Stephanie W
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We had a healthy and tasty breakfast overlooking the cliffs and pool of Maroubra beach. Nicely appointed cafe. Friendly staff. Quick service. Great coffee and a good menu selection. Really nice way to start the day

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Thank Tuspi
Australia
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87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

My husband and I went there at the time they opened last Sunday. The lady behind the counter making the coffee, didn't even look at us, no thankyou, had her phone in her hand and basically wasn't even interested in the people who contribute to her wages. To be honest, it felt we were an inconvenience to her. She was... More 

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Thank Kiwiteen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 15:00
Thursday
07:00 - 15:00
Friday
07:00 - 15:00
Saturday
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 Marine Pde, Maroubra, Randwick, New South Wales 2035, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Randwick  >  Maroubra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9314 0364

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?